W&W Structural adds VP of operations, project manager

W&W Structural, Inc., a woman-owned structural steel subcontractor, has added a vice president of operations and project manager to its growing team in its Tempe, Ariz., office.

President/owner Jodi Malenfant announced the hiring of Les McCauley as vice president of operations and Beth Ehrhardt as project manager.

McCauley joins W&W Structural after a stint of 16 years at Agate Steel.  A native of Walla Walla, Wash., McCauley will assist, direct, and coordinate all aspects of operations to improve performance, productivity, efficiency, and company profitability.

McCauley moved to Phoenix in 1984 and began a career as a structural steel laborer. Over the next 33 years he worked as a welder, fitter, equipment operator, shop foreman, project manager, and general manager.

“Les possesses a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that makes him a key addition to the W&W Structural family,” Malenfant said. “We are fortunate to add Beth as project manager. As the construction and commercial real estate industries continue to grow again we’re thrilled to see our company grow as well.”

Ehrhardt, a native of Chicago who was raised in Miami, Fla., joins W&W from Schuff Steel, where she spent 15 years as a project manager. Her work experience includes stints at Dick Corporation of Puerto Rico and Kiewit.

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