The Team

Columbia Office

WECO Area Manager
Job Description

Responsible Sales and Operational Excellence of the West Columbia Area

Relevant Certifications & Training

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Industry Experience & Years

Solution Services – June 2018 to Present

Fun Facts

Retired Submarine Officer – US Navy

Project Manager
Job Description

As a project manager, I am responsible for helping to keep projects on a realistic timeline and budget. This involves selecting and leading a project team and ensuring I am aware of all details so you can keep a client up to date. I am also responsible for estimation, scope development, billing, and all day-to-day activities with the field crews.

Relevant Certifications & Training

OSHA 30, MSHA 48B, Equipment Operator, Rigger, Signal Person

Industry Experience & Years

27 years in Industrial Construction

Fun Facts

I love College Football and I am an avid Clemson Fan. I also enjoy boating and spending time with my family.

Office Manager / Inside Sales
Relevant Certifications & Training

Instructor of Industrial Maintenance – Technical College, Sandler Sales Training

Industry Experience & Years
  • 20+ years of Industrial Sales
  • 10+ years of Industrial Maintenance
Fun Facts
  • College football fan, especially Clemson.
  • Visited 5 continents and 5 island countries.
Account Manager / Sales
Job Description
  • Meet with new and existing customers to ensure an enjoyable experience has been delivered during and after projects.
  • Help with viewing projects with customers and quoting projects.
  • Help and assist with the customer interaction process.
  • Assist Project Managers with projects/customer experiences.
  • Establish customer satisfaction and long-term relationships.
Relevant Certifications & Training

MSHA, TAPPISafe

Industry Experience & Years

Construction and finance background with over 26 years of experience

Fun Facts
  • Love weightlifting and exercising.
  • Played competitive men’s softball and traveled around the US playing in high-level tournaments. Love anything outdoor and sports-related.
  • VERY fun fact: I have a 19-year-old daughter – and two sons; one is 2 years old and the other is 1 year old.
  • I think donkeys and fainting goats are hilarious and I hope to have some on my own mini farm one day.
Controller
Job Description

Maintain, manage, and analyze financial data

Relevant Certifications & Training

B.E. from SUNY Maritime

Industry Experience & Years

25 years of “on-the-job training” at Solution Services Inc.

Fun Facts

Started out as a Naval Architect at Newport News Shipbuilding in VA before Stone and I started Solution Services in 1998.

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Mary Caroline Giles

marycgiles@ss-mec.com

Job Description

Handles billing, invoicing, and collecting customer payments.

Industry Experience & Years

5 years

Fun Facts

5th Grade Hula Hooping Champion

Project Manager for Engineering
Job Description

Maintain schedule for Engineering and other projects, cost estimating and quotes, keep customers updated on project status, project engineer, provide safety oversight for construction, process engineering drawings

Relevant Certifications & Training

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Microsoft Projects Training

Industry Experience & Years
  • Milliken | Operations Team Leader – 2 years
  • PCS Phosphate | Production Engineer – 11 years
  • INVISTA | Operation Specialist / Project Specialist / Project Manager / Asset Availability Leader – 14 years
  • Shakespeare | Project/Process Engineer – 2.5 years
Fun Facts

I enjoy hiking and backpacking in the mountains, kayaking, and watching college football.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Jacob W. Hodges

jacobhodges@ss-mec.com

Job Description

Assist with the design and drafting of mechanical systems including piping, platforms, machined parts, and other customed designed solutions for different industrial clients

Relevant Certifications & Training

E.I.T. (Engineer in Training)

Industry Experience & Years

1+ year as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Solutions Services with a broad range of industries served including chemical plants, paper mills, automotive manufacturing plants

Fun Facts

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a 130 lb dog named Davy.

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Charlotte Rodriguez

charlotterodriguez@ss-mec.com

Industry Experience & Years

18 years

Fun Facts

2006 was a very lucky year for me! The year started with winning a brand-new
Lexus in a local raffle, then a vacation, and ended the year winning a 50/50 cash drawing.

Engineering Manager
Job Description

Provide engineering support to construction projects, project management, mechanical design services, and management of turnkey multi-discipline projects through sub-contractors

Relevant Certifications & Training

Professional Engineer

Industry Experience & Years

13 years

Fun Facts

Owner and driver of a 24 Hours of Lemons endurance car

Chief, People Department (HR Director)
Job Description

Responsible and accountable for all human resource-related functions, including (but not limited to): employee lifecycle process (recruiting, onboarding, termination, etc.), employee relations, training & development, employee engagement, and benefits management.

Relevant Certifications & Training

College degrees in Education and Leadership & Management; US Army Inspector General School; leadership training and experience through the Army

Industry Experience & Years

I’ve been doing HR work in the construction field since February 2022.

Fun Facts

Homeschooling family, like to cook, and seemingly own a small petting zoo.

HR Coordinator

Becca Weatherstone

beccaweatherstone@ss-mec.com

Job Description

As an HR Coordinator, I help with recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, benefit tracking, employee development, and offboarding. Bottom line, I love helping people.

Relevant Certifications & Training

I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human Resource Management through Charleston Southern University.

Industry Experience & Years

1 year with Solution Services

Fun Facts
  • I speak three languages: English, French, Spanish.
  • I lived for sixteen years in Central and West Africa.
  • I enjoy hiking, camping, and good coffee.
Corporate Safety & Compliance Manager

John Stephen Von Roue, CSHO (aka Ol’ Safety John)

johnvonroue@ss-mec.com

Job Description

Overseeing daily project operations’ safety and compliance. Development, delivery, and implementation of safety management programs and site-specific safety operational procedures. Job Safety Assessments and task hazard identification and abatement. Building teams to yield higher production that is accident, injury, and incident-free. Facilitation of all training and new hire orientation. Customer relations and business development. Risk management and reduction of overhead throughout multisite projects and subcontractors.

Relevant Certifications & Training
  • DOL OSHA Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) for both Construction and General Industries
  • National OSHA 500/502 and 501/503 Outreach Trainer
  • American Heart Association and American Red Cross National BLS, CPR, AED, First Aid, BBP Instructor and Emergency Responder
  • United Academy Core 4 Industrial Equipment Authorized Trainer
  • MSHA Unlimited Instructor: Surface Mine – Coal, Metal, Nonmetal
Industry Experience & Years

Focused on Managing by Walking Around, hands-on in the trenches cultivating behavior-based safety and best practices in Construction, Mechanical, Civil, Surface Mine, and General Industries for over 35 years.

Fun Facts
  • Passionate about environmental safety and health; people in our work line family. Doing the right things even when nobody is around.
  • Mountain hiking, zip lining, white-water rapids rafting, and walking in the trenches over 10-15,000 steps a day.
  • Landscaping and home restoration – and of course, nothing better than God, the spouse, the house, and the puppy babies.

Gaffney Office

Founder/Owner — Gaffney Branch Manager

B. Stone Crider

stonecrider@ss-mec.com

Job Description

Lead the sales and customer fulfillment effort of the local team

Industry Experience & Years

38 years

Fun Facts

Grew up sailboat racing and enjoyed it so much I decided to attend the Maritime College in NY and later worked on oil tankers that traveled between Valdez, Alaska, and California.

Site Supervisor NEG Shelby
Job Description

Manage on-site contract maintenance operations supporting NEG maintenance and production activities

Relevant Certifications & Training
  • LEAN Six Sigma green belt certification from Villanova University
  • MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) certification from the University of Tenn
  • Universal refrigerant certification, AutoCAD, and OSHA-30
Industry Experience & Years

Aerospace Maintenance – 28 years
Director of Facilities and Campus Security – 8 years
Air Force instructor – 7 years

Fun Facts
  • I served nearly 28 years in the US Air Force and reached the rank that only 2% of enlisted personnel reach.
  • I have played in several world series of poker events.
  • One of nine children, I have 8 children and 8 grandchildren.
Project Manager

Michael Shane Shires

shaneshires@ss-mec.com

Job Description
  • Upstate Mechanical Project Manager over multiple discipline projects in chemical, paper, automotive, and fiberglass plants
  • Manage maintenance service agreements and contracts
  • Estimate, provide budgets, and deal directly with customers to provide solutions to their needs
Relevant Certifications & Training

Started as a certified pipe welder, I have experience in pipefitting, rigging, millwright, steel erection, and maintenance.

Industry Experience & Years

33+ years in heavy industrial construction

Fun Facts
  • Married 23 years, I have 2 kids; one in college and one a senior in high school.
  • I’m an avid trophy deer hunter and outdoorsman.
  • I enjoy skydiving when time allows.
  • I collect custom handmade turkey calls and antique Browning shotguns.
Business Development

James “Jim” Fortner

jimfortner@ss-mec.com

Job Description

To bridge the gap between Sales and Operations to enhance our relationship with our current and future customers to ultimately increase the bottom line

Relevant Certifications & Training

OSHA Certified, Notary, BS Business Management, Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics

Industry Experience & Years

35 years in Sales for companies specializing in Construction, Engineering, Automation, and Electrical Distribution

Fun Facts
  • Father of 3 girls, 5 grandchildren
  • I enjoy mountain biking, running, and spending time with family
  • Grandfather had 3 girls, my father had 3 boys, I had 3 girls, my daughter had 3 boys…