Cherry Welcomes New Management Team Member and Promotes From Within
HOUSTON, TX Cherry Cos. welcomes Ivan Svec in joining their management team as one of their Vice Presidents. Svec has extensive experience in the construction industry and will serve to strengthen the continued growth in the organization, as well as execute key business strategies.
"It is very exciting to have the opportunity to join Cherry Companies," said Svec. "Their strong market presence, emphasis on safety and reputation for quality and performance is impressive. I am looking forward to being part of this dynamic team."
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Svec's construction career started with Brown and Root in Houston, where he worked from 1991 to 1997. During his stint with B&R, he worked in Project Controls and as a Project Engineer in several divisions including Heavy Civil, Marine, Oil and Gas, Paper and Pulp, and Power.
Upon leaving B&R, Svec joined Webber for more than 19 years from 1997 to 2016. During his career at Webber he has worked as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Area Manager and Regional Vice President in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry primarily constructing roads, bridges and airports.
Cherry Companies has also recently announced the promotion of Emmanuel "Manny" Merino as Division Manager over their Safety Department. Merino has been with Cherry for 2 years and has diligently worked to educate Cherry's field personnel in areas of safety culture practices and teamwork principles.
"I am honored to be a part of the Cherry team and look forward to expanding my knowledge of safe working practices while applying it throughout the company," said Merino. "I believe safety is a continual learning endeavor to be the best for myself and my team."