Each of our leaders has decades of hard-won industry experience. Combined, our collective experience exceeds 200 years.
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Joel brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience to his role driving the strategic vision for Artera and identifying ways to increase value for our people, customers, and shareholders.
Before joining the Artera team in November 2022, Joel was the CEO of Dayco and a member of the company’s Board of Managers. Previously, he spent 18 years with BorgWarner and Dana in leadership positions with increasing responsibility, including roles in Mexico and China. His extensive automotive industry experience spans aftermarket, engine, drivetrain, and electrification products.
Joel earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton (Ill.) College, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an Executive MBA from Bowling Green State University.
Joel will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.[close]
Dale has more than 34 years of experience in the utility construction industry. He began his career as a laborer and rose through the ranks to become President and COO of MRM Network of Companies and later SVP for Quanta Services. Dale joined Miller Pipeline in 2009 as an EVP and became president and COO in June 2020. Dale has completed several prestigious leadership programs with MRM, Marquette University and Harvard’s School of Key Executives. Dale was appointed to his current role as president of Artera’s Gas Distribution Division in January 2022.[close]
Sean has over 30 years of experience in design and construction and oversees all operations of the North Gas Division at Artera as President. Sean started the DDS Companies in 2001 and assumed his current role in 2023. Sean is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania and holds a dual degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.[close]
Kyle Ormsby serves as President of the South Gas Division at Artera, overseeing Southeast Connections, Versiv Solutions, Hydro-X, and Hydro-X II. Kyle has over 20 years of experience in the utility industry, spending 16 years with a major utility provider and then previously as the President of Southeast Connections. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.[close]
Billy founded Southeast Connections in 1995, growing it into an industry-leading gas utility services company. In 2019, he started Hydro-X and expanded into Hydro-X II in the north. In 2021, Versiv Solutions was created, leading Billy to have a new role as South Gas Division President, overseeing all companies. Billy assumed his current role in 2023 as Chief Strategic Operations Officer to harness the expertise and experience within the entire Artera organization to streamline processes and increase operational efficiency.[close]
Michelle brings over 20 years of human resources experience, driving the development and implementation of innovative people strategies across private and public sectors.
Before joining the Artera team in October 2020, Michelle came from Keurig Dr Pepper, HD Supply, and Georgia Power Company with a proven track record of building effective teams and influencing culture change.
Michelle graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Marketing Communications and from the University of West Florida with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Org. Development Leadership.
Michelle is based in Atlanta, Georgia.[close]
With nearly three decades of financial leadership, Stacy joined Artera Services in January 2022 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Before joining Artera, Stacy was with Otis Elevator Company, formerly a United Technologies company (UTC), for ten years. She held various financial leadership roles, including Vice President of Financial Analysis and Planning (FP&A) and Transformation. Stacy spent four years based in Australia as the region CFO for UTC Fire & Security and 14 years with Brady Corporation in a variety of finance roles in the U.S. and Western Europe.
Stacy has a Master of Management degree in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Stacy is based in Atlanta, Georgia.[close]
With 25 years of experience, Melanie joined Artera Services in February 2022 as Chief Legal Officer & Secretary.
Before joining Artera, Melanie served as the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary for Helios Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: HLIO) since 2018, where she was responsible for all of the legal and compliance activities of the enterprise globally. Melanie has also served as Deputy General Counsel with Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) and Sr. Corporate Counsel at Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN). She began her legal career in private practice at the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Melanie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Melanie is based in Atlanta, Georgia.[close]
Scott’s career began at GE where he held various roles across engineering, commercial operations, and sales for utility customers in the Power Generation industry. After 12 years at GE, he joined Volt Power, an Artera (then PowerTeam Services) Company, as the Commercial Leader.
In April 2020, he was named VP of Commercial Operations and Corporate Strategy for Artera and appointed to Chief Commercial Officer in 2022. Scott received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and his MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
Scott is based in Atlanta, Georgia.[close]
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