(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) - Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. (O-A-K), leading West Michigan commercial construction firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Stanek, PE, LEED AP, as Corporate President. Stanek will assume leadership on January 1, 2013.
O-A-K’s preceding Corporate President, Bill Schoonveld, said, “Frank understands the importance of trust and integrity when it comes to building relationships with clients. He also expects the very best from the employees and subcontractors he works with. I am confident that I’m leaving my position as President in very capable hands.”
Bill Schoonveld has been with O-A-K for 34 years and served as President for the past eight, from 2005-2012. Schoonveld will remain involved with the company as a Corporate Advisor.
“I am honored that the Board selected me to serve as President,” said Stanek. “Working with Bill Schoonveld for years, I have learned a lot about what it takes to be successful in an extremely competitive industry. O-A-K has a long history of success in West Michigan, and I see great things for our company ahead.”
Stanek came to O-A-K in 1996 after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is only the eighth president in the employee-owned company’s 122-year history.
With particular expertise in the K-12 school construction market, Stanek has overseen many of the firm’s most visible construction projects. His portfolio includes Byron Center’s Countryside Elementary School, the restoration of Burton Elementary and Middle School in Grand Rapids, the new Ottawa County Courthouse in Grand Haven, and the recent major additions and renovations to Kent County Correctional Facility.
Stanek’s previous positions with O-A-K have included Project Superintendent, Director of Operations, and most recently, Vice President. He also serves on the O-A-K Michigan Board of Directors, O-A-K Corporate Board of Directors, West Michigan Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors, and he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.
Born and raised in West Michigan, Frank is deeply committed to the local community. During his free time, Frank enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He and his wife, Dana, have four children.
O-A-K offers Construction Management, General Contracting and Design/Build services to clients throughout the State of Michigan and Southwest Florida. The company was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1891 and specializes in community-driven projects. Completing over 150 local projects each year, their clients include Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Van Andel Institute and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. They have also worked with over 30 Michigan school districts throughout the past 15 years.