Congratulations to Darren Vogel for his promotion to VP of Operations for our Lakeland, FL office, and also to John Weir for his promotion to Director of Field Operations in Florida.
Darren was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and represents the fifth generation of Vogel family members to provide leadership for the company. Darren earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida – Gainesville. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. Prior to joining Vogel Bros., Darren spent four years with a major design engineering firm working on the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater facilities. Darren has been around the construction industry his entire life and is following his father Dan’s footsteps in leading the Vogel Bros. Florida office. Active with community organizations, Darren is a member of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland South Rotary Club, and National Utility Contractors Association. He is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class 35. Darren resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife and their three children.
“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the legacy of servant leadership that has been passed to me by my grandfather, father and uncle,” said Darren. “Since childhood I have wanted to be an integral part of this company, and I look forward to helping guide the next generation through our continued development.”
John has over 35 years of supervisory experience and 23 years of water/waste water construction experience. Both of which will support his efforts in his new position of Director of Field Operations. He’s held supervisory positions such as mechanical superintendent, project superintendent and senior project superintendent. John worked for a private contractor on nuclear subs and aircraft carriers as a millwright/pipe fitter and also has experience in industrial HVAC systems. John has been a part of a number of award winning projects. The depth of his knowledge of the construction of water and wastewater treatment plant make him an excellent resource for our entire team.
“In line with our beliefs and values, my new position will enable me to better help Vogel Bros. become the employer of choice and our customer’s champion,” John commented enthusiastically.
The promotion of Darren and John was based on their dedication to Vogel Bros. Beliefs and Values. Their leadership will help support our mission and guide us towards our vision as we move forward in the coming years.