Western Specialty Contractors Names New COO

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Tom Brooks will be responsible for day-to-day operations and implementing growth strategies.

Tom Brooks
Tom Brooks

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Tom Brooks as its new COO, replacing Jim Rechtin, who retired from Western after 46 years of service. In his previous role, Brooks acted as the the specialty contractor‘s senior vice president of operations.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brooks will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations, while also implementing strategies for continued bottom-line growth. Along with Jeff Kelley, president of Western Specialty Contractors, he will also focus on developing new programs.

“Tom has demonstrated strong business acumen, along with the ability to lead and mentor others,” said Kelley in a prepared statement. 

Brooks has a degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University – North Central Campus and an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is also a member of the Construction Management Association of America, Construction Users Round Table and U.S. Green Building Council.

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