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As a principal with FMI, Andy’s primary focus is on the evaluation, creation and implementation of training and development programs designed to improve individual and company performance. He works with clients to help them manage the professional development of their talent, their succession process, and the implementation of their strategic plan. Andy’s enthusiastic approach draws from his real-world experience, leading and managing people and improving work process.
Andy has worked over 30 years with private and public owners and contractors. He started his career as a management engineer, analyzing operations, studying work process flow and creating industrial engineering solutions for a national health care provider. Andy later went on to manage the planning, design and construction of its major medical facilities, acting on the owner’s behalf. He has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of a residential builder. So he has a practical understanding of the unique field challenges that exist within the construction industry as a contractor. Andy has been the executive director for a state agency in North Carolina, which gives him firsthand experience working in the public sector. He has also been a worldwide project manager for a Fortune 100 information technology company where he learned about the complexities of working across continents and cultures. He leverages this broad industry experience to collaborate with his clients to create and deliver relevant and practical solutions.
Andy is a sought-after consultant and presenter. He has authored and delivered hundreds of programs across the country and abroad. He shares a deep understanding of the construction industry with his audiences and uses humor and firsthand experiences to help make the results of his work meaningful and valuable to his clients. Andy has a Bachelor of Science in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has two grown sons and enjoys a number of risky hobbies.