Antis Roofing Announces Two Executive Promotions

Susan DeGrassi, formerly Director of Cause, will take on expanded responsibilities with her promotion to Vice President, Administration and Cause and Aaron Antis, formerly Director of Sales for Antis Roofing has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Field Operations.  The announcements were made by Charles Antis, Chief Executive Officer, of Orange County-based Antis Roofing and Waterproofing.

Susan DeGrassi, a veteran of the community management industry, spent twenty-seven years with Merit Property Management (now First Service Residential,) the last seven as Executive Vice President. In 2017, she joined Antis as Director of Cause to lead the company’s philanthropic effort, primarily providing no-cost roofing to non-profits with buildings in need of repair. In 2019, Susan was recognized by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce with its Inaugural Women of Influence award. She currently serves on the Board of National Women in Roofing.

Aaron Antis will continue to lead the Antis Sales Team, and also oversee the Field Operations Team. In this role he has responsibility for all client-facing work, including onsite operations, quality control and project management. Susan DeGrassi, well known in the Orange County Community as Antis’ philanthropy representative, will assume added responsibility for Antis’ internal operations, including customer service and support, HR, IT and other administrative functions.

Aaron Antis, nephew of founder and CEO, Charles Antis, joined the company in 2007 as a trainee roofer and has trained and worked in all the company’s core business departments since then. In 2018, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) selected Aaron as one of thirty-six emerging leaders in the roofing industry to attend Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management for the NRCA University’s Future Executive Institute.

“Both Susan and Aaron have proven invaluable players on the Antis team and I am delighted to announce their well-deserved promotion to vice president,” says Charles Antis. “This year Antis is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. With the added bench strength that Aaron and Susan bring to our leadership team, we are well poised for this next decade. Our goal remains to be successful in our business so that we can continue to give back and support some of the wonderful non-profits that work so hard in the communities that have given so much to us.”

For more information, visit www.antisroofing.com

BLUEFIN Announces New CEO, President and Five Staff Promotions

BLUEFIN, LLC, announces two internal executives assume roles of president and chief executive officer (CEO) and the following five staff promotions effective immediately.

Jeremiah “Miah” Dancy becomes president of BLUEFIN and Richard Rast moves from president into the newly created role of the CEO.

As president, Dancy takes on overall responsibility for day-to-day operations of BLUEFIN. Dancy formerly served as the chief operating officer and joined BLUEFIN in November 2011. This move builds on his extraordinary achievements, proven success in managing BLUEFIN’s largest client over the years, and more than 20 years of experience in construction and facility asset management. 

Rast will focus on strategy, potential new acquisitions, and relationship management with key clients and partnerships in the industry as CEO. He has more than 35 years of experience as an owner and manager of several firms providing facility asset and energy management, consulting, and technology expertise to the facilities industry. Rast started BLUEFIN almost 15 years ago and began planning this succession to support the continued growth of the company well into the future.

“Miah’s new role as president is a move we’ve been planning for a while, and now is the right time to make this change. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve built in these nearly 15 years,” said Rast. “I’m excited to have Miah as president, and I’m confident BLUEFIN is in good hands for many years to come.”

BLUEFIN is a leader in facility asset management for commercial roofs, pavement and building envelope. Though sales earnings are proprietary, according to Rast, BLUEFIN had its best year in company history in 2018 with record revenue and profits. The company also completed the acquisition of PRSI, its second acquisition in as many years, opened two new offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Olympia, Wash., and added dozens of new people in 2018 to support that growth. According to Rast, BLUEFIN is on track for an even better 2019.

In addition to these leadership changes, BLUEFIN is pleased to recognize the following staff promotions.

Dave Greene, REWO, RRO has been promoted to senior project manager. Greene joined BLUEFIN in June 2014 and implemented significant improvements to some of BLUEFIN’s most significant projects, including creating and leading a safety program that resulted in an improved EMR score of 0.85. 

Victor Espitia has been promoted to project coordinator. Espitia joined BLUEFIN in November 2015 as a survey technician and has worked tirelessly as part of BLUEFIN’s field team. Through his project management and people management skills, Espitia has improved the value BLUEFIN provides to clients.

Chris Stanek has been promoted to the senior project support specialist. Stanek joined BLUEFIN in September 2014. Stanek will now manage the project support team, help develop BLUEFIN’s computer-aided design capabilities, and support automated mapping for BLUEFIN’s proprietary roof management software, Roof Express.

Sean Stranger-Thorsen has been promoted to senior survey technician. Stranger-Thorsen joined BLUEFIN in May 2016. He takes a committed approach to training and teaching new employees the assessment process and how to work safely. His leadership in the field has been a strong asset to numerous field projects.

Lidiya Aman has been promoted to project support specialist. She began working on a part-time basis as a data entry specialist for BLUEFIN in June 2017. Aman takes increasing levels of responsibility through this new role including ownership of two projects and ensuring data is reviewed and cleaned to satisfactory condition for client review.

“I’m very proud of the whole team’s achievements, and it is a privilege to continue supporting the work each person at BLUEFIN is doing day in and day out,” said Dancy. “I’m looking forward to taking on these new responsibilities and watching and supporting BLUEFIN and our people grow.” 

For more information, visit bluefinllc.com.