H.J. Martin and Son names new Vice President of Field Operations
H.J. Martin and Son promoted Ryan Foley from fixture crew manager to vice president of field operations.
In his new role, Foley will oversee the continued development of the company’s installation teams across all divisions and throughout the nation.
Foley will also manage the hiring of new installers and apprentices, as well as leveraging the strengths of the most experienced installers by working with crew managers to help improve productivity and cross-training opportunities.
Foley will act as a resource for both the divisional leaders and lead superintendents to help the company remain an industry leader through further training, education and safety initiatives.
“Ryan will focus on ensuring that we have the most prepared, professional and productive installers on our customers’ job sites,” Edward Martin, H.J. Martin and Son president and CEO said. “Leading this way will improve crew productivity and cross training opportunities.”
During his time with H.J. Martin and Son, Foley has traveled to many job sites and worked closely with project managers, crew leaders and installers monitoring safety awareness and troubleshooting unique site-specific safety challenges.
“In our national Retail Solutions division we provide skilled installation services, not a product, so the employees we have on site are a reflection of the entire company,” Foley said.
Foley aided in the progress of a safety program that, through foreman buy-in, resulted in an EMR rate of .86, the lowest in company history.
In August of 2009, Foley achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, LEED AP status which allowed the organization to participate in LEED registered construction projects. In August of 2013, he took on the additional title of LEED AP, BD+C.
Foley earned a BS degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point and additionally his MBA in Business Management from Concordia University.