Properties Magazine March 2017 : Page 52

BILLBOARD News about people, products, places & plans Prior to joining The PrivateBank, Dostal held the position of executive vice president and com-mercial real estate regional manager at FirstMerit Bank, where he managed a team serving Northern Ohio and chaired the bank’s regional manager committee. Prior to FirstMerit, Dostal spent five years each with Sky Bank and Citizens Republic Bank in the commercial real estate lending groups. The CES Hall of Fame Award is the highest award given to an individual by the society. It is presented to a design/construction industry professional for the purpose of honoring his or her outstand-ing achievements or career in the field of engineering, architecture, construction, or related areas for the better-ment of professional efforts beyond the day-to-day rou-tine of a candidate’s work and business with outstand-ing contributions to the profession, the public welfare and humankind. Thomas, who holds two Master of Science degrees in Water Resources Management and Agricultural Economics, is a longtime CES member and was selected because of his untiring service to, and lead-ership role in, the Cleveland Engineering Society. The Chas. E. Phipps Company, founded in 1921, was purchased by Thomas in 1979 with just six employees. Under his leadership, The Chas. E. Phipps Company has grown to include branch offices in Canton and Toledo. Phipps is among the larg-est U.S. distributors for Sika, BASF, Tremco, Euclid Chemical, Husqvarna and other manufacturers of con-crete accessories, sealants, and equipment. In addition to serving as a past member of CES’s Board of Directors, Thomas also served on the Board of Directors for Cleveland Builders’ Exchange and the David S. Thomas Cleveland Engineering Society Recognizes Chas. E. Phipps Owner The Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) recently announced David S. Thomas, owner of The Chas. E. Phipps Company, as recipient of the 2017 Hall of Fame Award, acknowledged during the luncheon program of the 65th Annual Design & Construction Conference and Trade Show on March 16 at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake. What’s New? Promote your company announcements and events here in the Billboard section of Properties . Best of all, it’s FREE! Add us to your mailing list: INDUSTRY LEADER SINCE 1946 Exclusive | Focused | Informative | Dependable | Connected 52 Properties | March 2017

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