Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction Co. recently made three key promotions.
The firm promoted Matt Barney to Vice President of Accounting. In this role, he will assume executive leadership for all accounting and finance functions across the company’s 10 regions.
Barney began his career with Messer as a co-op in 2005, and he was hired on full time in 2007 after graduating from the University of Dayton. He also earned an MBA from Xavier University in 2011 and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Barney’s experience includes a broad range of responsibilities in Messer’s Finance Department, including project, cost and corporate accounting; tax; financial and capital planning; and supporting our projects, administrative departments, customers and businesses through financial controls and insights.
His work has focused on Messer Construction Co., but also extends to several entities in the Messer family, including numerous joint ventures, TriVersity Construction, the Rental Division, ValuePath Insurance, EGC Construction, Omnia360 Facilities Solutions, and Messer’s benefits plans.
Messer also promoted Matt Schnelle from Operations Vice President to Vice President and Region Leader for the Dayton office. He will oversee all operations and administrative departments throughout the Dayton, Ohio, region.
Schnelle began his career with Messer in 1998 as a co-op while studying construction management at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduating in 2002, he was hired on full time as a project manager in the Dayton region.
Schnelle has provided leadership across a diverse portfolio of projects throughout the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus regions, including Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, Dayton International Airport, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Alkermes, Boy Scouts Scout Achievement Center and Boy Scouts Cricket Holler Training Center. He also served as the account lead for all of Messer’s projects at Miami University, overseeing nearly $200 million worth of construction projects.
Messer promoted Ryan Steinert from Operations Vice President to Vice President and Region Leader for the Indianapolis office. He will oversee all operations and administrative departments throughout the Indianapolis region.
Steinert joined Messer in 1998 as an intern while studying civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduating in 2001, he was hired on full time as a project engineer in the Cincinnati region.
Steinert has led projects across multiple regions, but his most extensive work has come in Indianapolis, where he relocated in 2006 as a project manager. His experience includes cost planning and estimating and operations roles on projects in the Higher Education, Health Care, Science and Technology, and Federal/Military sectors.
Notable clients include Indiana University, Covance, DePauw University, Butler, GSA and Ball State University.