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Why Hooper?

Team Leaders

FRED DAVIE - President

Fred graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Colorado State University.

Having nearly 40 years of industry experience with Hooper Corporation in both field and management has strongly influenced Fred's management style, his commitment to change, and his conviction to the continual improvement needed for the success of Hooper. He is active in all aspects of corporate management, including oversight of operations. Areas of key emphasis include safety, technology, and human resources.

Fred chairs the Hooper Board of Directors and is a member of General Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.'s Board of Directors, Hooper's Corporate Safety Committee, General's Corporate Safety Committee, the Corporate Personnel Committee, Voluntary Protection Program Committee, and Technology Committee.

Fred is past Governor of the Missouri Valley Line Constructors Chapter of NECA, past Trustee of the Line Construction Industry Health and Welfare Fund, past trustee of the Missouri Valley Apprenticeship Program, and currently sits on the Council of Industrial Relations in Washington, DC.


ROBERT SCHALLER - Secretary / Treasurer

Robert earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Wisconsin.

As Secretary / Treasurer, Robert is responsible for financial reporting, cash management, insurance, and human resources, among other duties. His more than 25 years of experience make him an expert in corporate management and overseeing company operations.

Robert serves on Hooper's Board of Directors and is a member of the Wisconsin CPA's and Construction Financial Management Association.


STEVE LINDLEY - Vice President Operations

Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from the University of Idaho - Moscow and subsequently obtained his CPA certification.

For nearly 20 years, Steve has managed all areas of outside line construction, including transmission, distribution, and substation construction, all contributing to his expertise in leading Hooper's Electric Power Division. He is active in all aspects of the division's functions, including operations, fleet management, and business development, as well as financial and administrative functions. Improved safety, operational efficiencies, and business relations are at the forefront of his pursuits.

Steve serves on Hooper's Corporate Safety Committee, Hooper's Voluntary Protection Program Committee, is a Trustee for the Northern Illinois ALBAT Apprentice Subcommittee, and is an Accredited Representative for NECA.


DAVID MILLER - Vice President / Overhead Line Department Head

David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Having more than 25 years of expertise in the electric power industry, David is responsible for all department operations, including financial performance, department workforce and supervision, labor relations, and business development. As a vice president of our Board of Directors, he oversees company health and operations.

David is an active member of the electric power industry, serving on both the Iowa Safety Committee and a Missouri Valley Apprenticeship sub-committee. He is also a member of Hooper's Corporate Safety Committee.


KEITH JUDENIS - Vice President / Substation and Underground Electric Construction Department Head

Keith received both his Bachelor of Science in Electric Power Engineering and his Masters of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering as a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

As a vice president on Hooper's Board of Directors, Keith oversees Hooper's company operations, performance, and strategy. His responsibilities include operational, financial, and administrative functions. Keith ensures his departments' safety goals, strategic objectives, budget, policies, and performance align with those of Hooper. In addition to his vice presidential and department head positions, he is actively involved in various safety committees within and outside Hooper and is involved with apprenticeship and union committees.


STEVE MILLMANN - Process Piping, Fire Protection, and Custom Metals Fabrication Departments Co-Head

Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.

With more than two decades of experience as an estimator and project manager, Steve specializes in stainless steel pharmaceutical and food grade plants, power plants, refineries, paper mills, and ASME Code work, including 240 MW and 535 MW cogeneration power plants. As Department Co-Head, Steve is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of each of the departments and fabrication facilities.

Steve is an active member within Hooper's safety committees, including its Corporate and Mechanical Safety Committees and the Voluntary Protection Program Committee. He is also a Quality Control Manager for ASME Code Fabrications and a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin - Specialty Contractor Board.


DOUG SMITHBACK - Process Piping, Fire Protection, and Custom Metals Fabrication Department Co-Head

Doug is a steamfitter by trade with more than a decade of field experience prior to becoming a project manager and department head, and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Notable projects he has overseen throughout his career include the construction of the SAFC/Tetrionics Pharmaceutical laboratory addition and expansion, the Capitol Heat & Power - Fuel & Ash Handling upgrade, and the Riverside Energy Center 540 MW Power Plant in Beloit, WI.

At Hooper, Doug serves on the Mechanical Division Safety Committee. Outside of Hooper, he is a technical representative for the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau Technical Committee - Wisconsin Chapter, a management representative on the Madison Joint Apprentice Steamfitting Committee, and also serves on the State of Wisconsin Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Advisory Council and the MATC Welding Program Advisory Committee.


RANDY THOMPSON- Manager of Safety Services

Randy earned his Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and his Masters in Occupational Safety from the University of Wisconsin - Stout.

As Manager of Safety Services, Randy is responsible for the development, supervision, and execution of Hooper's safety programs and policies. Randy's background in occupational safety serves as a well-rounded balance of real world experience and education that he applies to the day-to-day operations and functions within Hooper's Safety Department. He also leads the majority of risk management initiatives within the company.

Randy serves on various safety committees within and outside of Hooper, and is a member of several trade associations and councils.


MICHAEL BLASCHKA - Director of Information Technology

Michael earned his dual major Associate in Arts Degree in Accounting/Information Technology from Madison Business College and his dual major Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management from Upper Iowa University - Madison.

As Director of Information Technology, Michael develops specific objectives, strategies, and action plans to maintain an effective corporate management information system to facilitate operations as well as serve specific needs of our valued customers. Michael leads development of various new technology initiatives of significant scope and works closely with corporate management and appointed project committees. Michael supervises a talented and experienced staff dedicated to providing leading edge technology solutions to our end users and customers.

Michael serves on Hooper's Technology Committee.


PAUL MICHOR - Fleet Operations Manager

Paul is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

An employee with Hooper since 1992, Paul began his career in the Custom Metals Fabrication Department as an estimator and business manager. He currently oversees Hooper's fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks, trailers, and other pieces of off-road equipment, and is responsible for acquisitions, maintenance, and regulatory compliance.

Paul is active in Hooper's Corporate Safety Committee.