A founding member of DVB, Donald V. Brown, Jr. brings nearly 30 years of experience to his position as president and CEO of the company. With a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College, Mr. Brown has held several management positions throughout his career, with a focus on sales, service, estimating and project management. Mr. Brown is an active member in several professional and community organizations. He is a board member of the American Society of Heating-Refrigerating-Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), where he also served as past president, past vice president, past secretary and past treasurer. Mr. Brown is on the Board of Trustees for both Villa Maria College and Local 22 Pension Health & Welfare Fund. He is also a board member and past president of the Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association (PMCA).
Omar J. Abdallah’s experience encompasses two decades in the mechanical contracting industry. He has served as vice president for the better part of his 16-year tenure with DVB. Mr. Abdallah is the current officer of the American Society of Heating-Refrigeration-Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and a member of Construction Exchange and the Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association (PMCA). He attended Niagara County Community College, earning mechanical and plumbing certifications, and completed a diverse range of mechanical technology courses. Mr. Abdallah also attended Medaille College, earning both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business.
With more than 18 years of experience in HVAC and mechanical contracting fields, Erik P. DeGlopper brings considerable expertise to DVB’s Service and Design Build Construction Departments. He has held numerous positions within the mechanical contracting field, including Design Build Construction Manager, Manager of Engineered Sales, and Director of Operations for several contracting firms throughout New York State and Pennsylvania State. Mr. Deglopper is a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society of Heating-Refrigerating-Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and a graduate of Canisius College.
Mark Paolucci leads DVB’s Construction Management Department, which includes project managers, CAD operators and designers, assistants and clerical personnel. With an MBA from Niagara University, Mr. Paolucci possesses the experience and training to ensure DVB delivers products and services on time, under budget and of the quality DVB customers have come to rely on.
As Chief Financial Officer, John Sabo, CPA, is responsible for overseeing all DVB financial operations, including the accounting department and treasury activity. Prior to joining DVB, Mr. Sabo gained considerable experience in finance and accounting as the Senior Accountant for Arcara & Borczynski, and the Audit Manager for Chiampou, Travis, Besaw & Kershner, LLP. Mr. Sabo earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University.
Robert A. Bianco was instrumental in establishing DVB’s Specialties Division. As Specialties Division Manager, Mr. Bianco is responsible for sales and estimating, consulting, project management, project coordination and scheduling. He has over 20 years of experience advising developers, general contractors, architects and others in the property industry. Mr. Bianco has an associate degree in business from Niagara County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business from Buffalo State College.
Chris Shadden joined DV Brown & Associates in June 2014, after almost 10 years of experience working in mechanical contracting, particularly in the plumbing industry. With a degree in Construction Management from Erie Community College, Chris handles all of the plumbing design-build construction for DVB. This includes bidding, estimated, purchasing of both materials and equipment, as well as contract negotiations.
Randy Ferrino joined DV Brown & Associates in November of 2016 as a director of Business Development. He brings with him over 35 years of experience in the boiler and mechanical services industry. Randy served in the United States Navy, where he gained his experience with boilers and mechanical systems, a skill he brought with him to civilian life after his service. Randy worked for many years and eventually purchased Unlimited Energy, Inc., a Commercial Industrial Equipment sales and service company. Randy will be working with our Design build and Negotiated sales team, and look forward to his many years’ experience complementing the existing DVB team.
Kevin Bitikofer of Grand Island, NY is responsible for overlooking the day-to-day service operations, ensuring customers are satisfied with services rendered, while overseeing customer relations. Bitikofer is an eight year U.S. Marines Corp Veteran, and additionally has several years of experience working with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), refrigeration rack systems, split systems, and rooftop unites, furnaces and boilers.
Craig Brodfuehrer joined DV Brown & Associates in February 2016, in conjunction with DV Brown's launch of DV Brown Sheet Metal. Craig is in charge of all sheet metal operations. This includes fabrication, duct work, specialty sheet metal, dust collection, and exhaust fume hoods. Craig has a bachelors in Business Administration from Buffalo State College, and joins DVB with seven years of sheet metal experience. His experience in sheet metal projects include DeVeaux Woods, the University at Buffalo Farber Hall renovations, as well as several other State and Federal jobs.