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Who We Are

Our Leadership

At ĢƵ, we attribute our remarkable growth and success to the inspired leadership provided by our visionary teams. Their unwavering dedication and forward-thinking approach have cemented our position as a global leader, while inspiring us to continuously strive for excellence in everything we do.

Brian Kappele
Brian Kappele
Chief Executive Officer
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Brian Kappele
Chief Executive Officer

Brian's journey at ĢƵ began as an intern, a role that greatly influenced his career by providing him with a deep understanding of the company's operations. What sets Brian's story apart is his dedication to ĢƵ for over 25 years since his time as an intern. He has remained committed to the company and has held various roles, starting from a field engineer to a senior project manager, leveraging both field-related operations and corporate-style insights. Brian, who holds a Bachelor of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida, now serves as the Chief Executive Officer. In his leadership role, Brian excels at establishing strong business relationships, leading project development, and ensuring successful project execution across various sectors of the food and beverage industry, including refrigeration, prepared foods, sliced meats, poultry, dairy, and beverages.

Scott Mark
Scott Mark
Chief Operations Officer
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Scott Mark
Chief Operations Officer

Scott embarked on his ĢƵ journey in 1997 as an intern after completing his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of North Florida. In 2011, Scott's leadership capabilities led to his promotion to Division Vice President, significantly contributing to the remarkable year-over-year growth of the Food & Beverage Division. Over the past four years, he served as the Executive Vice President of the consolidated Food Group, overseeing various critical aspects such as industrial cold storage, thermal, manufacturing, engineering, and construction efforts.

Now, as COO, Scott's expanded role includes executive oversight of the Industrial and Commercial groups. He also spearheads initiatives in Field Services, Quality, and Safety (FQS) while continuing to drive excellence and innovation within ĢƵ.

Clint Pyle
Clint Pyle
Chief Financial Officer
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Clint Pyle
Chief Financial Officer

Clint's journey at ĢƵ began over 14 years ago, starting as Director of Finance and progressing through pivotal roles such as Divisional Vice President and now to his current position of Senior Vice President/CFO. Clint is a licensed CPA with over 22 years of extensive accounting and finance expertise in construction, development, and real estate across commercial, hospitality, institutional, and residential sectors. With a bachelor's degree in finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida. 

Stacey King
Stacey King
Chief Human ĢƵ Officer
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Stacey King
Chief Human ĢƵ Officer

Stacey brings over 20 years of experience in talent management, training, development, corporate recruiting, and strategic human resources planning to her new leadership role. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University and working as a reporter, she discovered her true calling in Human ĢƵ within the hospitality industry. 

Joining ĢƵ in 2019 as a Human ĢƵ Manager, Stacey's dedication and expertise quickly drove her to Vice President of Human ĢƵ in 2020. As the Chief Human ĢƵ Officer (CHRO) of ĢƵ, Stacey now oversees all aspects of Human ĢƵ, including retention and recruiting, training and career development, and employee engagement initiatives. This demonstrates her commitment to nurturing a thriving and engaged workforce at ĢƵ.

Brian Ellison
Brian Ellison
Chief Information Officer
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Brian Ellison
Chief Information Officer

Brian is an inspirational and results-driven IT solutions and security professional with over 20 years of applied experience across various sectors, including government, retail, real estate, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. Throughout his 37-year industry journey, which includes seven years with ĢƵ, Brian has demonstrated expertise in leading teams to deliver innovative solutions such as new digital marketing platforms, business process engineering, data center migrations, cloud transitions, and converged communications.

His strengths are adapting swiftly to evolving business needs, creatively applying technology solutions to tackle challenges, and effectively communicating complex technical concepts to executives and customers. Brian is an innovative thought leader who leverages business architecture and technology to achieve short- and long-term strategic business objectives.

Gabe Grafton
Gabe Crafton
Chief Legal Officer
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Gabe Crafton
Chief Legal Officer

Gabe brings a wealth of legal expertise to ĢƵ, having achieved board certification in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and being recognized as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Prior to joining ĢƵ in April 2020, Gabe honed his skills as an attorney in the Construction and Litigation departments at the Rogers Towers law firm for over a decade. He holds a J.D. from the Florida State University School of Law and is an alumnus of the University of North Florida.

Senior Officers

Richard Lovelace
Richard Lovelace
Executive Vice President Operations
Todd Allsup
Todd Allsup
Senior Vice President Business Development
Jason Duff
Jason Duff
Senior Vice President Engineering
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Senior Vice President Industrial
Wyatt Payne
Wyatt Payne
Senior Vice President Cold Storage
Rob Brodsky
Rob Brodsky
Senior Vice President Thermal Building Envelope
Micheal Davis Jr
Mike Davis
Senior Vice President Food & Beverage
Kurt Warzynski
Kurt Warzynksi
Senior Vice President Process Engineering
Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins
Senior Vice President Commercial
Rob Roberson
Rob Roberson
Senior Vice President Aftermarket Services
Peter Wu
Peter Wu
Senior Vice President Field, Quality & Safety