T. Roderick Henkels

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc.

T. Roderick Henkels represents the third generation of commitment to the company his grandfather founded in 1923.

Professional Experience

Mr. Henkels joined Henkels & McCoy in 1986 as a Field Supervisor of the firm’s York, Pennsylvania, Division. In 1988, he became Manager of the firm’s newly formed New England Division, managing telecommunications operations in the six-state area. In 1991, Mr. Henkels became Manager of the firm’s Southwest Division, located in Lewisville, Texas. In four years, he restructured the organization into a growing and profitable operation for the company. In May 1995, Mr. Henkels took a special assignment as Major Projects Manager for the Portland, Oregon, office managing all major projects within the Northwest.

Mr. Henkels was appointed Assistant Chief Operating Officer in 1996 and relocated to the corporate office in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He assisted the Chief Operating Officer in the day-to-day field operations for the entire company, assuming responsibility for the improvement of productivity through all lines of business.

In 1998, Mr. Henkels was elected Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1999, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In October of 2003, Mr. Henkels was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of Henkels & McCoy and in 2009 was elected Chairman.

Industry & Civic Involvement

Mr. Henkels was former Chair of and currently serves on the OSHA Electrical, Transmission and Distribution Partnership Executive Committee, is the former Chair of the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts of America Board and serves on the COLBSA Strategic Planning Committee, is a Board member of Cristo Rey High School, Philadelphia, PA, is a Member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is a Board member and Chair of the Jr. Hockey Committee, Wissahickon Skating Club. Mr. Henkels was former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and former Chairman of the Diversity Committee of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia, PA. He is a former member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board, a former member of The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust Board and has served on the Liberty Mutual Advisory Board of Pennsylvania.


Mr. Henkels holds a Bachelor of Arts from Merrimack College.

David J. Cox

President of Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

David Cox has oversight and management responsibility for Henkels & McCoy, Inc.’s operations and strategic direction in the company’s three operating regions, East, Central, and West, as well as the Pipeline Division. He is responsible for implementing H&M’s market strategies for power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communications. David leads the company in its efforts to provide customer value, profitably expand the business, and further develop a safe and diverse workforce committed to continuous improvement.

Professional Experience

Mr. Cox has more than 30 years of progressive experience in construction operations, government contracting, and private business. He joined H&M in 1999 as Regional Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Throughout his 21-year tenure with the company, Mr. Cox has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and complexity, including Vice President of Operations and then Regional Vice President of H&M’s Central Region. In 2016, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Communications for Henkels & McCoy Group (HMG) and President of HMI Services, Inc., a subsidiary of HMG.


Mr. Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Radford University.


Executive Vice President of Operations 
Regional Vice President, East Region

As Executive Vice President of Operations for Henkels & McCoy, Inc., James (Jim) Duffy oversees business development, labor relations, and licensing for the Company. Mr. Duffy also leads the overall direction of H&M’s East Region, which has generated consistently strong operating results and leadership succession for the future under his guidance. Mr. Duffy is responsible for the direction, administration, and successful execution of all contractual obligations for utility infrastructure power, gas distribution, and communications projects throughout the East Region.

Professional Experience

Mr. Duffy joined H&M as Manager of Government Contracts in 1989 and has held numerous leadership positions throughout the company, including Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Operations of the East Region, Regional Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Gas for Henkels & McCoy Group (HMG). His skills have served as drivers for the growth of H&M’s customer base and a consistent record of bottom-line performance. 


Mr. Duffy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Holy Family University and a Master of Business Administration from LaSalle University, both in Pennsylvania. 

Robert A. Riess, Sr.

Vice President & Division Manager, Pipeline

Robert A. Riess, Sr., is Vice President & Division Manager of the Pipeline Division of Henkels & McCoy, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc.

 In this role, Mr. Riess is responsible for coordinating the development of the company’s pipeline business and project strategy, as well as management and oversight of all customer relationships.

Professional Experience

Mr. Riess joined Henkels & McCoy in 2016, bringing with him over 37 years of natural gas pipeline experience. He spent the first 12 years of his career with Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, holding various positions within the Construction Department, including Manager of Construction, and General Manager of Environmental Services.

Following his successful term at Texas Eastern, his career path traversed ever‑increasing roles over the next 25 years. He worked at Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, and after four years left to join ARB Inc. as Vice President of the company’s Underground and Directional Drilling Division and their international operations. He returned to Sheehan Pipe Line as President & Chief Executive Officer in 2004, and in 2006 became a partner in the firm.

Industry and Civic Involvement

Mr. Riess previously served as Chairman of the INGAA Foundation and continues to serve on the Executive Board as an Ex-officio member. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pipe Line Contractors Association.


Mr. Riess holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla. rd

Erol Ozkirbas

Regional Vice President - West Region of Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc.

Erol Ozkirbas serves as Regional Vice President - West Region of Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

In this role. Mr. Ozkirbas is responsible for ensuring continued competitive success throughout the West Region by developing and driving strategic plans and operational excellence for power, oil & gas, and communications utility infrastructure projects.

Professional Experience

Mr. Ozkirbas joined H&M in 2016 as Vice President of Power Transmission, Distribution, & Substations (TDS), bringing over 30 years of experience and proficiency in power construction and operations to the company. During his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager – Energy for Altran North America; Vice President, Engineering & Construction at Constellation Energy; Senior Vice President of Burns and Roe’s Generation, Transmission and Distribution Division; and VP - General Manager of WorleyParsons’ Reading Power Operations. Mr. Ozkirbas also has extensive expertise in union relations.


Mr. Ozkirbas holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville in Indiana.