Hal Lerch, P.E.
74 Shrawder Avenue
Middleburg PA 17842
October 7, 2009
Dear Sir or Madame:
I am delighted to submit my resume for your consideration. I represent a lifetime of management experience in New Construction, Remodeling, Building Maintenance, Distribution Engineering, and Plant Engineering.
My work ethic, integrity, and commitment are second to no one.
Thank you for your consideration. Professional and personal references are available upon request.
Harold A. Lerch, Sr. P.E.
Hal Lerch, P.E.
74 Shrawder Avenue
Middleburg PA 17832
ObjectiveAn enriching and challenging position in an area related to Construction Management, Facilities Engineering, or a new administrative/managerial challenge.
Experience20082009Weis Markets, Inc.Sunbury, PADirector, ConstructionReported to Vice President of Development and indirectly to the Chairman.Key facilitator of the corporations $80 million Capital Budget.Member of planning committee that sustained 5-year Plan for new stores, expansions, and remodels.Fully responsible for $50 million annual budget to build and equip new supermarkets and expansions/remodels. Completed one new store, 15 enlargements/remodels, and one new pet store.Selected bidders, oversaw bid process, selected low bidder, negotiated contracts.Supervised staff of 3 general construction project managers, each handling several projects concurrently.Directed one civil project manager who managed all excavation, paving, and utilities projects.Fully supervised the in-house carpentry shop, which installed fixtures at construction projects, built specialty wooden displays, made repairs at stores, and other related work as needed.Directed the administrative personnel who prepared contracts, tracked project finances, change orders, and all communications related to construction projects.Key facilitator in development of $80 million Cap Ex and Five-year Plan
20002008Weis Markets, Inc.Sunbury, PAAssistant Director of Property and ConstructionReported to Director of Property & Construction and indirectly to the Chairman.Handled all administrative, contractual, and personnel matters for the Department which included construction project managers and clerical staff.Supervised maintenance of all retail facilities, which was managed by the Construction Maintenance Manager and clerical staff.Completed 15 new stores, and 18 expansions/remodels, and two pet stores.Promoted to Director, February 2008.
Experience, Contd19872000Weis Markets, Inc.Sunbury, PAAssistant Director of Property and ConstructionReported to Director of Property & Construction.As a construction project manager, completed 25 new stores, 41 enlargements/remodels, and six distribution center projects.Handled all details with Weis acting as a general contractor for an additional 37 new stores, 22 expansions/remodels, and other projects.Earned increasing supervisory responsibility as department tripled in size.Promoted in January 2000, to position of same title but increased responsibilities.
19771987Weis Markets, Inc.Sunbury, PASpecial Projects ManagerReported to Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing.Key player for distribution center planning, equipment purchasing, and construction.Managed special projects, e.g. a new salad kitchen within the meat plant.Provided technical training to stores, e.g. electronic ordering systems and front ends.Promoted to Assistant Director, Property and Construction, December 1987.
19711977Weis Markets, Inc.Sunbury, PASpecial Projects ManagerReported to Director of EngineeringReported warehouse productivity to senior management.Selected and purchased equipment for distribution centers.Designed unitized unloading docks for stores. Followed construction and purchased material handling equipment.Provided technical training to stores, e.g. electronic ordering systems and front ends.Promoted to Special Projects Manager, July 1977.
Education19681971Penn State UniversityUniversity Park, PAA.S., College of Engineering.Professional Engineer, PA and MD.Past President, Central Pennsylvania chapter, Institute of Industrial Engineers.
InterestsPublished author: Religion, Apologetics, and Christian Values. Grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and canoeing. Formerly, amateur baseball and softball as player, coach, and umpire.