Mac Carpenter has joined O’Neal as Executive Vice President. He brings 35 years of construction experience including serving as President of BE&K Building Group for the past six years. He was a key part of BE&K's selection as the general contractor for the Boeing 787 facility in North Charleston and produced a string of projects that led BE&K to achieve $1.1 billion in sales.
Carpenter began his career on a drafting board in 1984 and worked his way into project engineering and project management roles before assuming a Senior Project Manager/Director of Construction Role at Suitt Construction in 1996. From there, he served in executive roles with Suitt and its successor organization, BE&K Building Group. He was named President in 2014 and remained in that role until early this year.
Mac's relationship with O'Neal dates to his project management days at Suitt when the two companies produced a long string of design-build projects across the manufacturing spectrum. His experience includes a wide range of manufacturing and distribution projects including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, biopharma, food processing and storage/distribution, logistics, textiles, and heavy industrial.
At O'Neal, Carpenter's role will involve growing two key business units: Industrial Manufacturing and Advanced Facilities, as well as developing opportunities in new market segments that fit O'Neal's capabilities and culture. He will be engaged in selling and helping the organization build its capacity to grow.
O'Neal President and CEO Kevin Bean said that Carpenter's addition means one thing at O'Neal. "We are serious about growing the company and Mac will contribute greatly to our ability to grow. I am really pleased that he sees the potential of what can be done here. I am delighted he chose to join us."