Coreworx Board of Directors
Allen Boudreaux is the retired Executive Vice President of the MMR Group, Inc. Prior to joining MMR Group, Inc., he was involved in directing some 20 acquisition and completion agreements between contractors, sureties, and banks, involving more than 200 projects and several hundred million in costs to complete. As a member of the American Bar Association during that time, Allen was licensed at the Federal and State Courts of Louisiana and Texas Federal Courts. He was also active in the legal community, specifically in the realm of the construction industry. He was part of the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Public Contract Law Section, Fidelity & Surety Committee and the American Arbitration Association and has published several articles specifically focused on contractor arbitration.
As CEO of Gosco Valves, Tom Gosling has dedicated his professional career to successfully growing a small actuator distribution company into an internationally recognized valve manufacturer for demanding applications under extreme conditions. Since assuming the CEO role in 2006, sales at Gosco Valves increased fourfold to over $20,000,000. In addition, through the establishment of key international business relationships, Gosco Valves now has major accounts in North America, Australia, China, and Europe. Key customers include Exxon, Sinopec ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, DuPont & NASA. Key partnerships include Tyco Valves Ltd (now Pentair) to brand name Gosco Valves under the KTM brand.
With experience in all aspects of international project management in industry sectors ranging from petrochemicals to pharmaceuticals, Melissa Herkt is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on project management. Herkt started her career as a project engineer for Exxon and her standout performance quickly saw many promotions from construction engineer on a $30 million project in Denmark, to project engineer on a successful $3 billion project in the US, to Exxon’s first-ever woman construction manager on a European project in the early 1990s. After two decades in petrochemicals, Melissa became project director for a pharmaceutical facility that was two years behind and only half-built. Her reputation was cemented as she put its problems right, then helped present a court case recouping millions in delay-triggered losses. In 2000, Melissa became vice-president of global project management at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and was assigned to develop a world-class best practices system for their capital investment program (£2 billion annually). Melissa exploited advances in project management to create a multicultural, multidisciplinary team, instituting seamless processes at GSK sites worldwide.
Melissa received the Construction Industry Institute’s 2004 Outstanding Implementer Award, recognizing her leadership at GSK. Former chair of CII’s research committee, she served on its executive committee, and received the prestigious Richard L. Tucker Leadership & Service award in 2011. Melissa also gives her time and knowledge, serving on the Auburn University Alumni Engineering Council, advising the civil engineering faculty, and travels with the college’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She received outstanding alumna awards from Gadsden State, AU, and the Chancellor of Alabama’s college system. She was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2008 and the National Academy of Construction (USA) in 2009.
Baxter R. “Buck” McElroy
Mr. McElroy is the VP and General Manager of Operations at Jacobs Engineering S.A. and brings over 45 years of experience in engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and government contingency operations. He has held other key responsibilities and roles at companies such as Fluor and Arabian American Oil Company, including positions on the executive, program & project management, construction, and the operations and maintenance of industrial and commercial facilities. In addition, Buck has managed supporting manpower, logistics development, and training. Mr. McElroy also brings experience in facilities design and specification, as design manager and coordinator, client representative and operability and maintainability consultant. Buck also served many roles in the United States Navy, including staff civil engineer and design engineer.
Keith Wettlaufer, B.Econ, CPA/CA, is the former CFO and EVP of Commercial Services at Bruce Power and brings more than 37 years of experience in finance and administration. At Bruce Power, Keith was responsible for finance, power marketing, supply chain, IT, and business planning, as well as being management lead for the Board’s Audit and Pension Committees. Prior to his time at Bruce Power, Mr. Wetlauffer served as CFO and EVP of Strategic Development at Linamar Corporation as well as President and CEO of A.G. Simpson Limited, a metal fabrication company in the automotive industry. In addition to these roles, Keith was President of InterTAN Inc., Treasurer of Magna International, and Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration for Cosma International. Keith was also Director of Internal Audit at The Oshawa Group and worked at Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants for six years.
Mr. Wettlaufer is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a diploma in accounting.