September 15, 2015

Dear Friends, Clients, and Associates—

We’re looking to a bright future with continued growth for our customers, potential customers and Speer Mechanical. In that spirit, we are proud to announce two, new, officer appointments. The moves come as part of our company’s strategic and succession plans to move our company and our customers successfully forward into the next decade.

Effective immediately, John Harper is the new President of Speer Mechanical. Phil McEvoy is the new Vice President, Operations. John has diligently fulfilled numerous capacities within Speer Mechanical over the last 25 years to prepare him for his duties as President. John started as a Construction Sales Engineer and moved upward to Vice President, Preconstruction Services and Vice President, Business Development.

His dedicated customer service and sales orientation including estimating, pricing and problem solving for complex mechanical projects, coupled with his engineering knowledge and expertise, guarantees the same outstanding service and building solutions you’ve come to expect from Speer Mechanical.

Phil has worked in a number of service capacities in his 17-year tenure with Speer Mechanical, including his initiation into the company as a Service Division Customer Service Representative, moving upward to Customer Service Manager, then to Service Division Operations Manager.

His many years successfully running the operations of our service division have enabled him to develop a very process-oriented approach to operational excellence and quality delivery of our services. Phil brings this orientation to our entire operation activities, service, construction, and special projects.

Dennis will continue to serve in his current role of President and CEO of Speer Industries, Inc., the holding company for Speer Mechanical and Schmid Mechanical, our Wooster, Ohio, Speer Mechanical subsidiary.

Mike will continue as Vice President of Speer Mechanical, responsible for construction project management and construction division operations.

Please feel free to reach out to John and Phil as they assume their day-to-day management responsibilities in their new roles. We hope you will wish them as much success in their new endeavors as we do. Thank you for sharing in our joint futures.


Dennis Shuman, President
Speer Industries, Inc.

Mike Shuman, Vice President
Speer Mechanical


John Harper

John has proudly been with Speer Mechanical since 1990 and welcomes his new role as President with great enthusiasm. A 1985 graduate of Franklin University, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, John’s education did not stop there. He is a 2005 graduate of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s Advanced Leadership Institute, Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts. In 2011 he completed the Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio Executive Leadership Experience.

John has served the industry-at-large as a 2008-2010 Builders Exchange IX Group Leader. He also served on the Simon Kenton Council and Boy Scouts of America Committees.

John’s educational background, leadership qualities and previous experience as Speer Mechanical Construction Sales Engineer; Vice President, Preconstruction Services; and Vice President, Business Development will serve John well in his new responsibilities.

Phil McEvoy

Phil has proudly served Speer Mechanical and its customers since 1998 and looks forward to serving as Vice President, Operations. Phil is a 2001 graduate, Mechanical Service Contractors Association of America Executive Leadership Program, Southern Methodist University. He is a 2009 graduate of Mechanical Contractors Association of America Advanced Leadership Institute, Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts, and completed the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Executive Leadership Experience in 2013.

Phil has served the industry-at-large as a Mechanical Contractors Association of Central Ohio Service Apprenticeship Trustee, since 2006, and was appointed by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ohio to the statewide Labor Management Committee in 2013.

Phil’s education, leadership qualities and previous Speer Mechanical positions including Service Division Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Manager and Service Division Operations Manager make him an excellent choice for his new role.

Speer Mechanical
5255 Sinclair Road
Columbus, OH 43229

Phone: 614.261.6331
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