Industrial Division Manager
Master of Science in Building Construction Management, Purdue University
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University Park
Terry Spaeder has been the industrial division manager since 1995. He has 35 years of experience managing the largest and most challenging industrial projects undertaken by the company in refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, and food manufacturers to name a few. He is committed to lean construction techniques, quality control, safety, best-in-business practices and continuous improvement.
President and Service Division Manager
L.U. 449 and L.U. 47 – General Foreman Pipefitter (1983-2014)
Jay Spaeder has been president since 2016 and manager of the service division since 2007. The division has expanded greatly under his leadership and its staff of 40 technicians offers emergency repairs and maintenance services to industrial, commercial and residential customers. Jay has 38 years of experience consisting of 10 years of field experience, 19 years of managing HVAC and industrial projects, and nine years of divisional management. Jay is committed to the education and development of young tradesmen, has served on the Apprenticeship Committee for L.U. 47 and 449, and was instrumental in the development of the apprentice and journeyman training facility in Erie.
Commercial Division Manager
Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
LEED AP Certified
As commercial division manager since 2008 Steve oversees the estimating and management of all plumbing and HVAC projects. His experience includes both large and small projects for schools, hospitals, hotels and retail customers. Steve has seven years of experience in the field and 11 years in project management.
Virtual Design and Construction Division Manager
Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design
Certified Plumbing Designer – American Society of Professional Engineers
As the division manager for virtual design and construction Jon is responsible for design detailing, trade coordination, integrated building information modeling, the production and coordination of 4D scheduling, and the phased installation of fabricated assemblies. Jon manages the CADD operators who provide design and engineering support to field technicians. Jon joined the company in 2008 after working for 10 years as an engineering technician and CADD manager.
Fire Protection Division Manager
Associate Degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design
NICET Level III in Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Layout
Since joining the Fire Protection Division in 1995, Jerry has progressed from the lone system designer to division manager. He currently oversees three designers/project managers, a state-of-the-art fabrication shop and a service department that offers 24/7 emergency service. As the division manager, Jerry is responsible for estimating projects as well as managing the design and installation of all types of automatic fire sprinkler systems in residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, educational and warehousing facilities. Prior to joining Spaeder, Jerry worked for nine years as an engineering technician designing HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems.
Corporate Director, Safety and Resource Development
Bachelor of Science Degree from York College of Pennsylvania
Mike has over 30 years of experience in key roles in manufacturing environments. For over 25 of those years, he has been instrumental in developing highly effective teams as a Human Resource Professional, often with multiple plant responsibilities. He also has extensive experience in Project Coaching, exceeding customer expectations, behavior-based interviewing, and diversity. Mike's experience at Wm. T. Spaeder began in 2013 where, among many achievements, he has established standardized safety protocols which have decreased recordable injuries by 50%, and is instrumental in a strategic action plan to attract and retain talent and clients to grow the business through key acquisitions.