With over 100 years of combined experience in structural steel, the senior officers of Hirschfeld have dedicated their careers to the implementation of the latest technology, and through continuous improvement creating the highest quality end product in the steel fabrication industry. It is the philosophy of the senior management team to maintain the highest ethical standards and create an atmosphere that is conducive to the development of all employees, visitors and clients into lifelong partners.
While maintaining Hirschfeld’s position as a premier fabricator of steel is of paramount importance, the senior management team desires to provide a safe, healthy and clean working environment for all employees. In addition, with an open-door policy, the senior management team encourages open, honest and direct communication with all employees. The belief that Hirschfeld’s employees are the most valuable asset the company holds is shared from the senior management team down to the newest employee.
Mr. Hirschfeld has worked in the steel fabrication industry for more than 26 years and was appointed President in 2002. Mr. Hirschfeld obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is also a registered professional engineer. Currently Mr. Hirschfeld serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Goodwill joined Hirschfeld in 1990 in the position of Corporate Controller. Prior to his tenure with Hirschfeld, Mr. Goodwill spent ten years in the construction industry as General Manager of a Grading and Underground Utility Contractor, and as CFO of a HVAC Contractor specializing in large state and federal projects. Mr. Goodwill also spent five years in the manufacturing industry as a Division Controller for United Technologies Automotive Group. Mr. Goodwill received a BS Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from California Coast University, with most credits coming from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. In 2009, Mr. Goodwill was named CFO of Hirschfeld Industries.
John O’ Quinn
Mr. O’Quinn brings over 33 years of structural and bridge experience and is currently the Executive Vice President of the bridge division. He returned to Hirschfeld Industries in 2006 after thirteen years of business ownership in steel fabrication and erecting industry. His areas of expertise include sales, marketing, contract negotiations, estimating, project management, design assist, procurement and business development. Mr. O’Quinn currently serves on the Executive Council for the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).
Senior VP – Human Resources
Mr. Balderas started with Hirschfeld in 2002 as an HR Administrator and became Vice President of Human Resources in 2004. Since 2004 Mr. Balderas also oversees the Health, Safety and Environmental Programs for Hirschfeld. Prior to joining Hirschfeld, Mr. Balderas worked for SITEL Corporation where he held several key positions such as Benefits Administrator and HR Recruiter. Mr. Balderas has ten years of Human Resources experience and is a Professional Member of the National Society of Human Resources Management.