“I enjoy the team atmosphere at Rhodey. Everyone contributes to the same common goal: over-delivering to the customer.”
David “Dave” Stokes joins Rhodey Construction as a Senior Project Manager after five years of working at Mallinckrodt’s St. Louis plant as a project manager. His specialties include project, construction, and maintenance management. Additionally, he brings with him expertise in design/build, bakery engineering, and process engineering – specifically those relating to petrochemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical.
At Rhodey, Dave is responsible for working alongside members of each project team to execute tasks and schedules to move a job forward. Every project has issues – Dave is there to come up with solutions. He enjoys problem solving, especially finding “out-of-the-box” ways to get clients and projects moving from point B to point C. In his words, “We can figure out how we got to point B later.” For Dave, seeing a completed project, and a satisfied client, are some of the most rewarding aspects of his career.
Dave’s experience also includes time spent working on projects in Mallinckrodt’s nuclear pharmacy labs. Prior to, he spent 17 years in the food and beverage industry – both in office and field project management. Some of his project accomplishments include overseeing the preliminary engineering and development as well as the evaluation, bidding, and management of contractors for several pet food and supply production lines. He has also helped with the design and build of lab expansions, commercial buildings, and facility renovations.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Dave went on to earn his Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Krannert Graduate School of Management. He’s an LEED® Accredited Professional and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.