Power Generation Max Morton joined Phillips & Jordan (P&J) in 1994. Prior to assuming his current role as Senior Vice President of P&J’s Power Generation, Max served as an Estimator and Project Manager. He is responsible for the full life cycle of projects including business development, planning, and construction. His primary focus is projects related to site grading of power plants, coal ash management including new landfill construction and landfill closure, ash placement, and other associated work. Before joining P&J, Max worked as an Estimator, Office Engineer, and Project Engineer for a major highway construction contractor where he gained experience related to surveying, project controls, and project management. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering – Construction Option.
Power Delivery Morgan Pierce joined Phillips & Jordan in 2004 and is the Senior Vice President of Phillips & Jordan’s Power Delivery Group. Morgan has served as the Estimator, Project Manager, and Executive Sponsor for transmission line and substation projects for regulated utility customers across the United States. Morgan has managed relationships between Phillips & Jordan and regulated utility customers/line contractors over the past 12 years, and has substantial knowledge regarding civil and matting access solutions, vegetation management, SWPPP best practices measures, and substation sitework and physical protection. Morgan is responsible for leading P&J’s Power Delivery market sector and associated business capture; client management; strategic planning; and operational oversight of major transmission, substation, and related program work. Morgan is a graduate of North Carolina Central University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree – Suma Cum Laude.
Oil Field Services Eric Hedrick joined P&J 1981 immediately after graduating from high school. Prior to assuming his current role as Vice President of P&J’s Oilfield Services Group, he began as a field mechanic performing repairs on all types of heavy equipment and worked his way up to lead mechanic within P&J’s Clearing Division. In 1991 Eric was given the opportunity to run one of P&J’s clearing crews as a Project Foreman. His knowledge of clearing operations, combined with his personal approach to interacting with clients and owners, led to his promotion to Project Superintendent in 1996 followed by a promotion to Project Manager in 2001. In 2005, he managed the largest contract in P&J’s history and was elevated to Assistant Vice President in 2007 prior to being promoted to Vice President in 2013. Over the course of his career, Eric has also served as an Operations Manager for several of the nation’s largest disaster recovery projects, and managed operations for levee reconstruction projects.
Water Resources Gerry Arvidson joined P&J in 2014, bringing with him 17 years of construction experience. As the Vice President of P&J’s Water Resources Group, Gerry is responsible for identifying viable water resource projects for P&J. He has spent the majority of his career working on large dam and reservoir projects ranging in size from less than $1 million to projects in excess of $600 million. He has been involved with complex water resource projects throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia, and has participated in alternate delivery contracts such as construction manager at risk, public private partnerships, early contractor involvement, and design-build. Gerry graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology.
Industrial/Commercial Dudley Orr started with P&J part time while in high school and college, and began working full time for the company in 1996. Raised in a construction family, Dudley brings a lifetime of experience in the construction industry. He is the Vice President of P&J’s Industrial & Commercial Group. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as an Assistant Vice President and Estimator, and was on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014. His responsibilities include business capture, client management, strategic planning, and operational oversight of large scale industrial and commercial projects. Dudley received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Disaster Response Tommy Webster joined Phillips & Jordan in 2014 and oversees the company’s disaster response operations. He has 15 years of hands-on experience in emergency management planning, disaster response and recovery, and environmental health hazards associated with natural disasters. Tommy was the general contractor in charge of the first Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation program in the United States. He has also managed response and recovery projects, including debris removal management, associated with hurricanes, ice storms, flood events, and wildfires. Tommy has worked directly with FEMA, state and local governments, and departments of transportation during disaster events to provide post-event debris management services, as well as to develop pre-disaster preparedness plans and administer response and recovery training.