By Joshua Burd
Sordoni Construction Co. has named a new project executive after promoting a veteran member of its team.
The Bedminster-based firm said Michael Rodriguez assumes the new role after most recently serving as a project director. He does so with more than 20 years of experience within the construction industry, with a knowledge base that includes procurement, scheduling, cost management, project management and other areas.
“Michael has been an integral part of Sordoni’s success for over a decade,” said Matthew Lorenzo, Sordoni’s CEO and president. “I am excited to see him in this new role and I am highly confident he will thrive in it.”
Rodriguez, also a former project engineer, boasts experience in real estate sectors such as life sciences, commercial, retail, residential, higher education, sports facilities and corporate buildings, with additional knowledge of the New York City market, according to a news release. The New Jersey Institute of Technology graduate has a degree in architecture, having worked on $650 million worth of completed projects.
“Over the last 12 years I have worked with Mike Rodriguez successfully completing many challenging projects,” said Seth Levy, Sordoni’s chief operating officer and executive vice president. “Mike’s drive, leadership and ability to energize his project teams make him a great leader. I look forward to being a part of Mike’s continuing success with Sordoni Construction Company and look forward to his growth.”
For his part, Rodriguez cited the influence of Lorenzo and Levy in his career trajectory, as well as that of John Ernest and Brad Smith, noting that all four “have set great examples of how to succeed in the balancing work life verse family life.”
“As I move into my new position, I’m looking forward to helping shape the growth of Sordoni and challenging myself,” Rodriguez said. “While in my 12 years at Sordoni so many individuals have helped shape my experience and life. I would say learning balance between work and family was always the most important to me.”