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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.

Meet Our Leaders

Ronald H. Foster Jr.
Ronald H. Foster Jr.
Chairman

Ron began his career at Stellar more than 28 years ago on a construction job site. Since 2002, he has served as chief executive officer and president, with the responsibility to position Stellar as a worldwide leader in delivering superior professional architecture, engineering and construction services to diverse industries. His commitment to clients, employees and community is built upon effective planning and communication. Ron earned a Bachelor of Building Construction degree at the University of Florida and an MBA from Jacksonville University.

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/COO

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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Ron began his career at Stellar more than 28 years ago on a construction job site. Since 2002, he has served as chief executive officer and president, with the responsibility to position Stellar as a worldwide leader in delivering superior professional architecture, engineering and construction services to diverse industries. His commitment to clients, employees and community is built upon effective planning and communication. Ron earned a Bachelor of Building Construction degree at the University of Florida and an MBA from Jacksonville University.

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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.

Clint Pyle
Clint Pyle
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Clint is a licensed CPA with 20+ 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.

Michael Wodrich
Michael Wodrich
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Mike has 38+ years at Rogers Towers advising clients in complex legal matters and joined Stellar in 2018 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Mike is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He was recognized on Florida Trend Magazine's 2017 “Legal Elite” list and was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Business Organizations. Mike received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida.

Scott Mark
Scott Mark
Senior Vice President, Food Manufacturing & Logistics

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 Division 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 entire Food Manufacturing and Logistics group including the Distribution and Thermal divisions.

Richard Lovelace
Richard Lovelace
Senior Vice President, Commercial

Richard has more than 30 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of North Florida. He joined the Stellar team in 2003, and shortly after advanced to Divisional Vice President to oversee all design and construction efforts of Stellar’s Commercial business unit. In 2013, Richard was promoted to Senior Vice President. His responsibilities include setting performance precedents, ensuring adherence to performance initiatives, negotiating client contracts, and overseeing project execution.

Leadership Team

Todd Allsup
Todd Allsup
Divisional Vice President, Corporate Sales
Jason Duff
Jason Duff
Divisional Vice President, Design & Engineering, Food Group
Kevin Dufresne
Kevin Dufresne
Divisional Vice President, Building Envelope/Thermal
Luke Facemyer
Luke Facemyer
Divisional Vice President, Stellar Industrial Solutions
Michael D. Netting
Michael D. Netting
Divisional Vice President, Distribution Facility Services
Wyatt Payne
Wyatt Payne
Divisional Vice President, Field Services, Quality & Safety
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Vice-President, Operations, Mechanical & Refrigeration Services
Bob Hepp
Bob Hepp
Vice President, East Region, Refrigeration Services
Bob Owens
Bob Owens
Divisional Vice President, Organizational Development

Board Of Directors

  • Ronald H. Foster Jr.
  • Michael S. Santarone
  • Scott V. Witt
  • Michael Wodrich
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