Star Building Systems Operating Committee

Pete Viens

Pete joined Star in February 2019.   Before Star, Pete was President & COO for Dayton Superior Corporation.  Prior to Dayton, Peter was President for Morgan Advanced Materials and held other senior roles in building material and industrial product companies.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science & Technology from Thomas Edison State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.  He has a certification in Lean, a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Doug Clark
Vice President of Sales

Doug Clark began his career in the metal building industry when he joined Star Building Systems as an authorized Star Builder in 1986. He worked with Star as a Builder until 1999, when he accepted a position with Star as District Sales Manager for the Pittsburgh District. He excelled in this position and developed a strong Builder base in his District, utilizing his extensive product knowledge and technical skills to recruit, train and service. Doug accepted the position of Region Manager for Star’s Northern Region in January 2013 and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in October 2015.
Bryan Arlington, P.E.
Vice President of Operations

Bryan Arlington, P.E., started at Star in 1996 as a Design Engineer. In 1999, he moved to the Estimating Department as a Sales Engineer. After achieving Senior Sales Engineer, he was promoted to Chief Sales Engineer and then Manager of Estimating. In 2009, he was appointed Director of Estimating and World Class Service Manager for the Central Region. After also serving as Director of Customer Service for four years, Bryan accepted the Vice President of Operations position in 2017. Bryan has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shalmarie, and his two children, Jessica and Jake.
Gabe Savely
Director of Components, Purchasing and Delivery Coordination

Gabe Savely first joined Star in 1999 as a programmer analyst after receiving his degree in Computer Science & Management. In 2001, Gabe was promoted to Manager of SBS and was instrumental in the continual development of SBS as the industry leading software it is today. In 2004, Gabe accepted the challenge of the Corporate IT Director position supporting software development for all of the RCC & NCI buildings divisions. Gabe became Director of Product Management-Customer Solutions in 2008 as part of the IT Technical Services group. In 2011, Gabe re-joined Star Building Systems as the Director of Customer Service and in 2014 accepted the position of Director of Components. Added responsibilities for Purchasing and Delivery Coordination began in 2017. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and their two daughters, Sarah and Shelby.

Dan DeKalb, P.E.
Director of Drafting

Dan DeKalb began his career with Star Building Systems in 1987 as an estimating intern while finishing his engineering degree at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating the following year, Dan accepted a full-time position as a design engineer. Since that time, he has spent his entire professional career with Star holding positions in engineering, estimating, field sales, quality, product development, and drafting while also earning a professional engineering license in 20 states and completing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

When not at work, Dan spends most of his time with Lori, his wife of 29 years, and their two adult children. As a recent empty nester, Dan is making the most of his extra time. Dan is a long distance Randonneur cyclist, gardener, home brewer and Civil War lecturer.

Allen Hurtz, P.E.
Director of Engineering

Allen Hurtz, P.E., began his career at Star in January 1989 as a Design Engineer I. He was promoted to Design Engineer II and then to Engineering Manager in 1997. He accepted the position as Director of Engineering in 2012. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. Allen and his wife, Trish, have two daughters, Rachel and Hannah, and enjoy family time and attending the girls’ activities.
Ron Welch, C.P.A.

Ron Welch joined Star in 2008 as Controller. He is a graduate of the University Center – Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Star, Ron spent nine years in Assurance and Advisory Services with Ernst & Young, LLP and ten years as Controller/Chief Financial Officer for a large regional distribution concern with over 130 retail outlets throughout the Midwest. Ron has served as Trustee over large estates and was appointed Debtor-in-Possession by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. When not at work, he enjoys any outdoor activity and spends most of his time involved in sports and activities with his two boys.
Chad O’Neal
Director of Customer Service

Chad O’Neal started his career at Star in 2000 as a Drafter and left in 2001 for business ownership and activities as a Staff Sergeant in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He returned in late 2002 and joined Star’s Customer Service Department. Over the years, he has worked in Customer Service and Field Service and was promoted to Customer Service Manager in 2011. In 2018, he was made Director of the Customer Service Department. Chad has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and his two children, Rand and Kori.