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Executive Team

Harold F. MacDowell

Chief Executive Officer

Harold MacDowell, Chief Executive Officer, began his career with TD in 1985 as an assistant project manager. Through the years, he has worked in nearly every corner of TD, including his assistance in the new business start-ups of Facilities Management and the Phoenix branch. On January 1, 2005, Harold became the third CEO of TD since its founding in 1946.

Harold was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, graduated from high school in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University in 1984. He currently serves on the SMU School of Engineering Advisory Board.  He is a former board member of the Parish Episcopal School, Greater Dallas Chamber, United Way of Greater Dallas, and QUOIN-AGC.  He served as Chairman of the Board for the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) that provides educational opportunities to construction craftspeople who want to be masters of their trades.

Michael J. Fitzpatrick

Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Fitzpatrick came to TD in 1988, and currently leads the Professional Services Team. A member of the Board of Directors, he has had a distinguished career that includes stints as senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, and assistant regional controller of Lifemark Corporation. At TD, he progressed to vice president and secretary-treasurer before being appointed as CFO.

Steve Canter, P.E.

Chief Technology Officer

Steve currently serves as TDIndustries Chief Technology Officer. He was promoted to this position after adding Information Technology to his areas of responsibility in 2011. Steve is also responsible for the Engineering, Coordination, Estimating, and Manufacturing areas. He began his career with TD in 1998 after eight years of consulting engineering experience. From 1990-2000, he worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer, then became the Manager of TD’s Engineering Group. In 2005, Steve earned the title of Vice President. The most recent change in his position was in 2009, when our Estimating and Manufacturing departments came under his leadership, after which he was appointed Senior Vice President. Steve received his BSME from the University of Texas at Austin and is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a Texas Fire Sprinkler RME. Steve is currently serving our industry as core group chair of the Lean Construction Institute – DFW Community of Practice.

Maureen Underwood, SPHR

Executive Vice President, People Department

Maureen Underwood came to TD in 2006 and is responsible for employment, training, benefits, safety and risk management.

Before joining TD, she was Director of Partner Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company, and prior to this, spent four years as Vice President of Metromedia Restaurant Group. She also had a distinguished 14-year career with McDonald’s Corporation, where she served as a Regional Construction Manager, Director of Diversity and Director of Executive Development for both the field and corporate functions.

Maureen lives in Krum, Texas, and in her free time she raises, trains and shows quarter horses.

Mike Kotubey

President, Dallas

Mike Kotubey joined TDIndustries in 2013 as President of the Dallas Office.  Prior to joining TD, Mike began his career with Carrier and Trane moving up to Service General Manager before moving over to construction.  Mike worked for many years in the Design / Build market designing, estimating and managing a variety of projects including hotels, medical facilities, commercial office buildings, energy conservation and co-generation.  He then oversaw construction operations for Limbach Company’s largest branch in Detroit before joining MMC Contractors in Kansas City. He spent 9 years as their President where he helped build them into a national healthcare construction leader. Mike brings a wealth of leadership experience to TD and is responsible for all construction and service efforts in the Dallas region.

Mike attended Drexel University, then transferred to Villanova where he switched majors. He achieved a bachelor's of science degree in Management with a minor in Marketing from Franklin Pierce University.

Mike is married to Susan and together they have three children.

Graham Moore

President, Houston

Graham Moore has been with TD since 1979, and he has held a number of positions. He came to TD as a Senior Project Manager, and over the years has held the titles of Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing, Regional Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President before being named President of TD's Houston operation in 2008.  He also has responsibility for TD's Phoenix operation.

A native Texan born in Killeen, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from Texas A&M University. Graham holds Air Conditioning and Plumbing licenses in Texas and several other states from California to Florida.

Bob Richards

President, Central Texas

Bob Richards came to TD in 1998 and has responsibility for the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding areas. He was hired to rebuild the Austin business and over time, integrated it with San Antonio to create one single operation that has met its goals of growth, reputation and financial performance. Prior to TD, he spent 18 years with Honeywell where he held various positions that ultimately lead him to Regional Management.

Ed White

Senior Vice President, Phoenix

Ed White has worked at TD since 2001. His responsibilities include the overall business functions in the three profit centers in Arizona (construction, special projects and service).

Ed’s background prior to TD includes service and construction from a family-owned business, as well as a large Arizona-based mechanical contractor. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and moved to the Phoenix area in 1965. Ed is currently the Vice President of the Arizona Builder Alliance (AGC/ABC of Arizona), and an active member for more than 15 years, having served on the Apprenticeship Committee, the Legislative Committee and the Mechanical Council.

Tim McNew

Senior Vice President, Fort Worth

Tim McNew has been with TD since 1995 and is responsible for all construction and service performed in the Fort Worth area serving Tarrant and surrounding counties throughout West Texas.

Tim was one of the first LEED certified professionals at TD, carries an AC license and is also a certified building inspector. He started with TD’s Major Projects Group and was involved with significant projects such as Cisco Richardson Development Campus, Grapevine Mills Mall and the AT&T Toll Building. Prior to his current position, Tim was responsible for TD's MEP Group and led such electrical projects as Fed-Ex Ground Distribution Center and Teasley Lane High School. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M, and an MBA with a concentration in MIS from the University of Texas at Dallas. Tim hails from Brackettville, Texas.

Phil Claybrooke

Vice President, Business Development

Phil brings more than 30 years of mechanical construction leadership experience to TD. He began his career with spending 12 years in Honeywell, Inc.'s Industrial Division specializing in process control and automation systems and services. He spent an additional three years in Honeywell’s Home & Buildings business which provides products and services to building owners and managers. 

During his career, Phil has owned and sold his own business; managed the successful financial turnaround of a family-owned business; and most recently, was employed by Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI). Just prior to joining TDIndustries, Phil was the Regional Sales Manager for JCI North America Services’ business in the western United States.

Jason Cinek

Senior Vice President, Technology

Jason Cinek joined TD in 1994, and became Vice President, Technology in March, 2007. The Technology team provides our customers with construction, maintenance and system upgrades within complex production environments throughout North Texas and Austin.

During Jason’s tenure at TD, he has led many successful projects at Texas Instruments—most recently, the Requested Services contract for over 5 million square feet in their North Texas facilities. He is currently leading projects at TriQuint Semiconductor, Samsung in Austin, and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Jason is a graduate of the University of North Texas and earned his MBA degree in 2006 from the University of Texas at Dallas. He and his family live in Lucas, Texas.

Dave Youden

Senior Vice President, Major Projects-Dallas

Dave joined TD in 1982 as a plumber. Since that time he has held a number of positions in TD including Project Manager, Vice President of Sports & Entertainment and Vice President of Healthcare. He now leads the Major Projects group in Dallas. 

During his time with TD, Dave has worked on a number of very high profile jobs. He was the Project Executive over Cowboys Stadium, the Vice President responsible for Cardinals Stadium, and the Senior Project Manager of the American Airlines Center. 

Dave holds a Master Plumbers license along with many other certifications and is very active in Texas construction trade organizations. He is a former chair of the ABC Education Committee, AGC, Texo, and is a member of ASPE. 

Dave resides in Rowlett, TX with his wife Dianne. He is the proud father of two sons, T.J. a graduate of UT Tyler, and Brock a graduate from the University of Houston.

Nikki Morgan

Senior Vice President, Houston

Nikki Joined TD In 1997 and in 2005 was promoted to Senior Vice President over the Houston Service and Building Systems Integration groups.  Her responsibilities now include leading the Houston Service, Building System Integration, and Professional Services teams.

Nikki is LEED AP, O&M certified and is a member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contactors (PHCC), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Nikki was promoted to the Executive team in 2011.  She is originally from New Jersey and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing from Stockton State College of New Jersey.  She currently lives in Northwest Houston with her family and is an avid cyclist and runner.

Robert G. Wilken

Executive Vice President

Bob Wilken is currently responsible for the Dallas Service, Building Systems Integration (BSI), Fire-Life-Safety and Solutions teams. 

After working for Honeywell for 17 years, Bob joined TD in 1993 as a Business Development Manager. In 1995, he became a Regional Manager providing leadership for our San Antonio and Austin operations, as well as Performance Contracting, Building Automation and Phoenix businesses.

He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. He is also a licensed journeyman electrician and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Ronell Peters

Senior Vice President, Houston Special Projects

Ronell Peters joined TDIndustries in 1988 as a project coordinator, and over the course of 26 years has progressed through a number of roles within the organization. In 2013 he was promoted to Senior Vice President over the Houston Special Projects Team as well as Senior Manager at TD.

Ronell is heavily invested in his community and serves in the following positions for organizations in the Houston area: Volunteer Chaplain at the Harris County Jail, Board Member of Spaulding for Children, Board Member of ASA (America Subcontractors Association), and AGC Specialty Contractor Council committee member.

Ronell received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and lives in the Houston are with his wife Felecia and their 3 children.

Ben Simmons

Executive Vice President, Multifamily

Ben Simmons came to TD in 1991 as a Project Manager and now leads the Multifamily Team, with projects in Dallas, Denver, Austin and Washington, D.C. He began his career in construction in 1972 as a laborer and worked his way up to owning his own company in 1976. He also served as a project manager for the Boadmoor Group in St. Louis, Missouri, and Trammell Crow Residential in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tom Brimer

Senior Vice President, Central Texas

Tom Brimer joined TDIndustries in 2010 as a business development manager. In 2013 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and is currently responsible for TD operations in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley as well as the Energy Solutions and Automation and Controls teams for all of Central Texas.

Tom is currently active in the following organizations: San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I-Lincp (Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects), San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and is Chairman of Gruene United Methodist Church Building Committee.

Tom received his Business Management Degree from California Coast University and is a certified trainer and coach for the Sandler Sales System, Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, Miller Heiman Strategic Selling, Conceptual Selling and Large Account Management, and Achieve Global Leadership.

Tom is married to Joanie, they have 2 children and live in New Braunfels.

Scott Burrows

Senior Vice President, Dallas Service Group

Scott Burrows, Senior Vice President of Dallas Service, is responsible for all aspects of the Service Division in the Dallas region. In this role, Burrows oversees the operations of the Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Restaurant Service teams as well as the contact center and business development team.

Prior to joining TDIndustries, Burrows worked his way up the ranks in a number of companies from a plumbing technician up to Service manager over multiple trades. Burrows joined TDIndustries in 2005 as a Senior Service Manager responsible for the Plumbing team. He was promoted to his current position of Senior Vice President of Dallas Service in 2011.

Burrows currently serves as a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of American (ACCA), North Texas Chapter. He is also a current member of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) and Apartment Association of Tarrant County (AATC). Burrows serves on various committees within each of those organizations.

Scott and his wife Cathy have 3 children and they love to travel to places that offer great music venues and scuba diving.

Chuck Swallow

Senior Vice President, Central Texas

Chuck Swallow joined TDIndustries as a Business Development Manager in 2005, he quickly worked his way up to Director of Business Development and Vice President. In 2013 he was promoted to Senior Vice President over the Central Texas Region.

Chuck is actively involved in Texas construction trade organizations as a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Leadership in Capital Projects (LinCP), Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), and the Institute of Real Estate Managers (IREM). He was also the 2009 Board Chairman of the Associated Builders & Contractors Central Texas Chapter (ABC), and a Board member from 2007-2013.   

Chuck received his B.A. in 1988 from Indiana University. He currently lives in Austin with his wife Elizabeth and their 3 children.

Randee Herrin

Senior Vice President, New Construction - Houston

Randee joined TD in 1995 as an Assistant Project Manager after she graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.  She was promoted through the years up to Senior Vice President.

Randee is a native of the Houston area and has been heavily involved with the business community for years.  She served the Women Contractor Association as a Vice President and member of the board.  She is also currently serving on the board of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston.

Randee has LEED AP, BD+C accreditation.  In 2011 she was promoted the Executive team.