Team Members

Rick Sheppard:

Sodexo | Roth Division Vice President 

Rick Sheppard is the Vice President of Business Operations for Sodexo | Roth. He leads the management, operations, and business development conversions. Rick’s primary work experience has been in the supply chain management of operations, engineering, procurement, technical services, PMO and provided an enterprise-wide approach to identifying, prioritizing, resourcing, and executing a portfolio of projects and programs. Rick also plays an important role as a core member of Sodexo | Roth’s FM Platform executive team.

Barb McHale:

Director of Human Resources

Barb McHale is the Director of Human Resources and Benefits for Sodexo | Roth. Barb plays a lead role in the design, implementation and management of HR Programs, ensures compliance of all HR policies and procedures and local, state, and federal requirements. She is responsible for all aspects of HR administration including benefits, EEO compliance, staffing/recruitment, compensation, workers’ compensation, performance management, training/development, employee relations and provides consultation to management. Barb’s door is always open and acts as a liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and/or regulations.

Kevin Callahan:

Vice President Facilities Automation and HVAC Construction

Kevin Callahan manages the Sodexo | Roth Facilities Automation and HVAC Construction Divisions of the Sodexo | Roth Corporate Headquarters.  Kevin oversees all facets of controls engineering, project management, installation, and the programming of Energy Management Systems. Facilities Automation performs various building controls, Card Access System, Digital Video Recorder Projects, and several Building Energy Analytic offerings on a National basis providing the customer with an enterprise solution to view all of their properties from one integrated platform. Kevin also manages all departmental HR, A/R, and P&L for the divisions.

Ryan Siege:

Safety Manager 

Ryan Siege joined Sodexo | Roth in May 2011 as a Safety Coordinator and in August 2014 he became the Safety Manager. Mr. Siege’s responsibilities include; developing programs and policies to enhance safety and environmental compliance within the corporation, new hire orientations and completing jobsite inspections to keep compliant with state, federal and local laws. He is also responsible for providing training to shop and field employees to give them the knowledge needed to protect themselves from injury. Ryan is responsible for the development, organization and the administration of the Sodexo | Roth Corporate Safety Program, Drug Free Workplace Program, and the Sodexo | Roth Corporate Fleet Safety Program. He is a licensed Asbestos Evaluation Specialist in the state of Ohio, an Authorized OSHA construction outreach training, Authorized NRCA CERTA trainer, Certified by DBI/SALA Capital Safety as competent person in fall protection and Certified by the National Safety Council as a Certified Powered Industrial Truck Trainer.

Jeff Podlogar:

Senior Director of IT

Jeff Podlogar serves as Director of Information Technology at Sodexo | Roth. IT supports all aspects of Sodexo | Roth’s businesses by building and supporting flexible systems that give Sodexo | Roth a competitive advantage in the industry. Jeff’s areas of expertise include technical leadership, application architecture, project management, and cost estimation. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, Mr. Podlogar is also competent in strategic planning, coaching, mentoring, budgeting and staffing.

Barry Wardle:

Vice President of Sales and Business Development 

Barry Wardle is responsible for leading the Sales and Business Development group at Sodexo | Roth.  This includes sales for all National Facility Services including: HVAC/R, Mechanical, Roofing, Plumbing, Handyman, and more.  This also includes the sales efforts for additional professional services such as HVAC Construction and Building Automation Systems. Barry is responsible for providing these technical sales resources across Sodexo, local and national client portfolios.  His responsibilities include building and sustaining customer relationships, sales team training and development, developing mobile service solutions, sales performance and even offering new products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers.

Dan Peacock:

Sr. Executive Director, Building Envelope and Roof Asset Management

Dan Peacock is responsible for all operational aspects of the National Roof Asset Management Program including design with a focus on solutions, integration and long term strategic planning. Mr. Peacock’s areas of expertise lend themselves to executive management, roofing, general contracting, construction project management, architectural design, estimating and budgeting, real estate development, and facilities management. With over 30 years of construction, design and development experience, Mr. Peacock is an Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional.

Mike Wardle:

Executive Vice President of Energy Efficiency Administration 

Mike Wardle’s leadership helped grow the HVAC Service division into the leader of National HVAC accounts management. He developed the Utility Energy Efficiency division for Sodexo | Roth. Mike now leads the Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Division across the United States. He is responsible for ensuring that his group provides full service management and implantation commercial and industrial Energy Efficiency programs for utilities. These services include development of program websites for application enrollment, marketing collateral to promote customer participation, detailed program design of energy conservation measures such as lighting, HVAC and industrial customer processes and specialized outreach by our energy specialists. Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the facilities service industry. His areas of expertise include business development and sales management as well as executive, marketing and operations management and product development.

Sean Wardle:

Senior Director of National Services

Sean Wardle is responsible for overseeing the operations of the National Services Division.  This includes the management of the Vendor Affiliate Network, which entails 6,000+ vendors providing IFM services nationally.  This also includes managing the Account Mangement Teams that support large National Accounts.  Sean’s expertise lends itself to workflow enhancement to ensure that clients are fully supported and that expectations are met.  This is done by embracing technology while offsetting the challenges associated with market commoditization.  Employee engagement, team-building, training, and process development areas of strength for Sean as he works diligently to grow his team.

Tom Kerpelis:

Executive Director of Command Center

Tom Kerpelis has eight years’ experience in the Mechanical Engineering field, over twenty years’ experience in the Energy Management / Building Automation industry and 12 years’ experience in Call Center and Service Deployment industry. He currently oversees the Service Response Center and EMS Monitoring Response Center for Sodexo | Roth NORAM Command Center. Responsibilities include but not limited to; expanding customer base, developing service operation offerings, implementation and rollouts of new customer contracts, reviewing and expanding internal operations / software applications as related to customer offering, management and training of all personnel in all facets related to service offering. His unique approach was instrumental in the growth of the EMS Monitoring Response Center which currently services over 2800 sites, covering twelve different energy management systems and the creation and deployment of the Service Response Center which provides services to over 15,000 facilities.


John Schuler:

Director of Marketing and Communications

John Schuler is responsible for developing strategic marketing campaigns to support the Business Development Group in the realm of National Facility Services, as well as all Professional Services.  These services include, but are not limited to: HVAC/R Service, Roofing, HVAC Construction, Building Automation Systems, and Utility Incentive Administration. With extensive real-estate operations experience, John is a Sales and Marketing expert.  With a firm understanding in Market Research, Social Media Management, SEO Strategy, Email Marketing Campaigns, and Graphic Design, John offers expertise to many aspects of revenue generating and branding campaigns.  As a co-chair of the Sodexo | Roth Corporate Responsibilites Team,  John is a key element of employee and community engagement activities.




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