Mr. Dennis A. Spors

Spors Co., Inc.

3031 Iroquois St.
Detroit MI, 48214

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35 years of experience in Construction Management of industrial and commercial projects.
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Extensive management background and expertise in facilities and procurement
Claims Preparation and Negotiation. Expert Witness. Conceptual estimating and budget preparation for major capital projects, building and Engineering.
Senior supervisory experience with professional, technical and support staffs
Proven problem solving and project execution skills
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Primavera, Power Point and Prolog Manager


Detroit, MI April 2003 – present

 Organization of all planning, and execution of construction operations
 Project financial set-up (WBS) and review
 Management and quality consulting
 Claims and disputes consultant
 Expert Witness, project forensics and conceptual estimating


Operations Manager (Assist. Vice President) – Automotive Division
 Master program planning for five-year GM SEMP: design, procurement, construction and commissioning
 Conceptual estimating of $250 million complex, $1.1 billion program
 Presentations to senior General Motors management
 Budget/Cost control for 28 integrated building and site infrastructure projects
 Implementation of Design/Build and Program Management Projects
 Headed Value Engineering Team which saved $100 million
 Program Manager for Demolition, Remediation, Utility Terminations and Asset Sales of Delphi Saginaw Steering
 Negotiated tax relief for Delphi Automotive
 Manager for assessments of acquisition and underperforming sites
 Marketing and Presentations to prospective clients
 Leader for all “at risk “ work and utility savings projects with PB Power

WALSH CONSTRUCTON CO., Detroit, MI April 1997 – Sept. 1998

Manager of Industrial Construction
 Senior project manager for new construction and renovations (University and Hospitals)
 Negotiated labor, equipment and material buys
 Conceptual estimating of capital programs to support proposals and competitive bids
 Negotiated contract changes (owner and subcontractor)
 Estimating for Water and Waste Treatment Projects (City of Detroit)

ALBERT KAHN ASSOCIATES, INC., Architects & Engineers, Detroit, MI Sept. 1992 - April 1997

Estimating Group Manager / Associate
 Prepared conceptual and detailed estimates for a variety of large manufacturing, health care and university projects
 Reviewed all AKA-prepared cost estimates to establish realistic budget
 Negotiated vendor claims on behalf of Fortune 500 companies
 Department head and supervisor to staff of seven in a company of 345 employees
 Reviewed and approved progress billings for manufacturing projects (Mercedes Benz and BMW)
 Marketed to European OEMs (Audi, Porsche, ZF, Bosch)

EUROSTAR (Chrysler Austria), Graz, Austria August 1990 - August 1992

Purchasing Manager
 Purchased all required equipment and commodities for $300 million greenfield assembly plant
 Purchased all first fill liquids
 Prepared and managed project (area) budgets, schedules and cost estimates
 Planned and execute primary utility construction ( Gas, Water, Electric)
 Initiated procedures to maximize local content purchases per government mandate
 Established complete purchasing procedures and documentation at this start-up company
 Trained 10 Austrian personnel in business procedures and purchasing strategies
 Established and improved supply base

CHRYSLER MOTORS CORPORATION, Highland Park, MI December 1986 - July 1990

Senior Buyer/Value Analyst
 Purchased construction and process services for 8 manufacturing and warehousing plants
 Corporation’s principal negotiator for complex claims and change orders
 Prepared capital plans and negotiated yearly budgets
 Estimated cost of various projects involving all trades
 Supervised a staff of up to 50
 Directed on-going facility upgrades
 Managed corporate utility upgrades and savings initiatives
 Winner of the corporation's Director's Award and several employee awards

ALBERT KAHN ASSOCIATES INC., Architects and Engineers, Detroit, MI Jan. 1985 - Nov. 1986

Estimating Supervisor
 Principal value analyst to Chrysler Motors Corporation
 Prepared, reviewed and negotiated fair cost estimates for new work and rehabilitation
 Supervised 15 estimators and engineers during construction & equipment installation
 Negotiated contractor requests for extras, reducing construction cost by $45 million

ROBERT McMULLAN & SON INC., San Diego, CA June 1980 - December 1984

Chief Estimator/Senior Project Manager
 Estimated & managed complex projects for Corps of Engineers & Naval Facilities Engineering Command
 Supervised 13 superintendents and estimators
 Reviewed and negotiated all purchase orders and subcontracts
 Strong expertise in DOD claim preparation and negotiations (FAR and DAR)
 Managed installation of utility projects including upgrades to sewer, gas, power and water

ALASKA Constructors (Brown and Root), Bakersfield, Ca June 1977 – May 1980
Field Superintendent for site works – Elk Hills Petroleum Reserve
 Installation of all utility and underground process lines
 Managed and executed, excavation and backfill operations for all pipe lines
 Responsible for installation of all concrete structures and radiographic testing
 7 day per week, 10 hour per day, two shifts – Gas Compressor Plant

RANDLE & ASSOCIATES, CONSTRUCTION, San Diego, CA July 1975 - May 1977

Division Manager
 Estimating and project management of DOD projects
 Supervised four field superintendents
 Profit and Loss Responsibility


Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, MS Industrial Technology
Graduated with Honors
Governors State University, University Park, IL, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Certificate in Construction Practices


Adjunct Professor, Construction Management, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Teaching Credential, State of California -- Instructor of Beginning and Advanced Construction Estimating at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
Engineer Contractors License No. 402448, State of California
PB Corporate Quality Team Award Winner (2001)
Certified Project Manager and Instructor
Certified Expert Witness
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