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Leadership

Vision and performance

Stellar’s leadership team provides the vision that has propelled us from a small construction company to a worldwide diversified leader in a remarkably short period of time.

Leadership Team

Michael S. Santarone
Michael S. Santarone
Chief Executive Officer

With more than 30+ years of construction management experience, Mike oversees the operations of all Stellar divisions. He ensures customer satisfaction by promoting a team atmosphere between Stellar’s clients and associates. Mike establishes goal planning for administration, financial security, insurance and training by integrating efficient technologies with the finest people, adhering to Stellar’s core values. Mike holds a Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida and has an MBA from Jacksonville University.

Brian E. Kappele
Brian E. Kappele
President / Chief Operations Officer

Brian has over 20+ years experience with Stellar in the food & beverage industry and holds a Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida. He has held the positions of field engineer, superintendent, project manager, senior project manager and project developer. Brian’s responsibilities include overseeing all business relationships, project development and execution of projects in the refrigeration, prepared foods, sliced meats, poultry, dairy and beverage industries.

Clint E. Pyle
Clint E. Pyle
Chief Financial Officer

Clint is a licensed CPA with 22+ years of accounting and finance experience in construction, development and real estate throughout the commercial, hospitality, institutional and residential marketplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida and has been with Stellar for more than 14 years.

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With more than 30+ years of construction management experience, Mike oversees the operations of all Stellar divisions. He ensures customer satisfaction by promoting a team atmosphere between Stellar’s clients and associates. Mike establishes goal planning for administration, financial security, insurance and training by integrating efficient technologies with the finest people, adhering to Stellar’s core values. Mike holds a Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida and has an MBA from Jacksonville University.

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Brian has over 20+ years experience with Stellar in the food & beverage industry and holds a Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida. He has held the positions of field engineer, superintendent, project manager, senior project manager and project developer. Brian’s responsibilities include overseeing all business relationships, project development and execution of projects in the refrigeration, prepared foods, sliced meats, poultry, dairy and beverage industries.

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Clint is a licensed CPA with 22+ years of accounting and finance experience in construction, development and real estate throughout the commercial, hospitality, institutional and residential marketplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida and has been with Stellar for more than 14 years.

Gabe Crafton
Gabe Crafton
Chief Legal Officer

Gabe is board certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Before joining Stellar in April 2020, he was an attorney in the Construction and Litigation departments at the Rogers Towers law firm for more than a decade. Crafton earned his J.D. from the Florida State University School of Law and is a graduate of the University of North Florida.

Scott M. Mark
Scott M. Mark
Executive Vice President
Operations

Scott is a graduate of the University of North Florida’s Building Construction program. He joined Stellar in December of 1997 as an intern. He advanced through the operational ranks in the Food and Beverage group, becoming Vice President of Food Operations in October 2011. He was subsequently named Divisional Vice President of the Food & Beverage group in September of 2012, assuming responsibility for both Operations as well as Engineering at that time. As Senior Vice President, Scott is responsible for the Food Manufacturing and Logistics group including our Distribution and Thermal divisions.

Randy Theen
Randy Theen
Executive Vice President
Industrial

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Senior Officers

Richard Lovelace
Richard Lovelace
Senior Vice President
Commercial & Military
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Senior Vice President
HVAC & Mechanical Services
Rob Brodsky
Rob Brodsky
Senior Vice President
Thermal Building Envelope
Wyatt Payne
Wyatt Payne
Senior Vice President
Cold Storage Facilities
Todd Allsup
Todd Allsup
Senior Vice President
Business Development
Jason Duff
Jason Duff
Senior Vice President
Engineering
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
Senior Vice President
Food & Beverage Facilities

Officers

Neil Ross
Neil Ross
Vice President
Safety
Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins
Vice President
Institutional
Joe Mark
Joe Mark
Vice President
Military
John Bowles Jr.
John Bowles Jr.
Vice President
Healthcare
Tom Boll
Tom Boll
Vice President
Business Development
Derek Bickerton
Derek Bickerton
Vice President
Business Development
Kurt Warzynski
Kurt Warzynski
Vice President
Process Engineering
Stacey King
Stacey King
Vice President
Human Resources
Justin Bridegan
Justin Bridegan
Vice President
Marketing
Brian Ellison
Brian Ellison
Vice President
Information Services
Rex Smith
Rex Smith
Vice President
Architecture
Joe Bove
Joe Bove
Vice President
Design
Peter Wu
Peter Wu
Vice President
Engineering
Ryan Foster
Ryan Foster
Vice President
HQ Facilities
Brian Reeves
Brian Reeves
Vice President
NH3 Startup & Commissioning

Board Of Directors

  • Ronald H. Foster Jr.
  • Michael S. Santarone
  • Michael Wodrich
  • Robert (Bob) Owens
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