Heavy Highway and Bridge Construction

Management Team

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  • Wayne P. Capolupo, CEO

    Wayne is Chairman and CEO of SPS New England, Inc. He has overseen the company’s growth since co-founding SPS in 1984. Previously, Wayne worked for Capolupo & Gundal, Inc., a specialty contracting firm whose clients were almost exclusively nuclear power generating stations owned by electric utilities. Wayne is licensed as a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor and holds a M.S. and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is active in a variety of civic and professional organizations.

  • Philip J. Capolupo, President

    Phil is President of SPS New England, Inc. and is responsible for the day-to-day executive administration of the company. He began his career performing nuclear decontamination services as a project manager for Capolupo & Gundal, Inc. He co-founded SPS New England in 1984. Phil is licensed as a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor and holds his Class C Hoisting License.

  • Karen J. Capolupo Chandler, Treasurer, Clerk and Human Resources Director

    Karen is the Treasurer, Clerk and Human Resources Director of SPS New England, Inc. She co-founded SPS in 1984. From 1984 until 1988 she served as the chief executive officer of the company.

  • Robert A. Naftoly, Executive Vice President

    As Executive Vice President, Mr. Naftoly is responsible for all phases of the company’s operations, with special emphasis on long-range goals, growth, and profit. Mr. Naftoly provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of construction throughout the company, including overseeing the management and staffing of all projects, development of policies that align with the company’s goals, and all aspects of risk management.

    Bob also serves on SPS New England’s Executive Committee which is responsible for establishing strategic direction and making key decisions for the growth and well being of the company.

    Bob joined the company as a project manager in 1997, and prior to his current position served as Vice President for Project Management. Bob has worked in the Massachusetts construction industry for nineteen years.

  • Timothy P. McLaughlin, P.E., Sr. VP for Business Development

    Tim was appointed Senior Vice President for Business Development in January, 2012. Tim's prior roles include Senior Vice President for Design Build and  Senior Vice President for Construction Operations since 1997. He joined the company as a Project Manager in 1994 after having worked for the Massachusetts Highway Department for 11 years as a Construction Engineer. Tim is a licensed Professional Engineer who holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering / Construction Management from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Merrimack College.

    Tim also serves on SPS New England’s Executive Committee.

  • Robert B. Gemmell, Sr. Vice President for Total Quality Management

    Named to his present position in January 2011, Mr. Gemmell previously served as Senior Vice President for Design-Build since January, 2008. From 1995 to 2007, Bob was Senior Vice President of Estimating and Job Cost Control. He joined SPS in 1990 as a project manager and has worked in New England’s construction industry for 36 years. Bob holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New England College and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

    Bob also serves on SPS New England’s Executive Committee.

  • Mark B. McLellan, Sr. Vice President for Structures Maintenance

    Mark was appointed Senior Vice President of Structures Maintenance in March, 2009. He joined the company in 1989 as a laborer and worked his way through various departments to become Vice President and Safety Officer in 1998. Mark has completed numerous safety training programs including the OSHA 500 Instructor Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards, and the 100 hour construction site safety technician training from NCCER. Mark holds a B.S. in Business Management from Bentley College.

  • Christopher Groth, P.E., Vice President for Project Management

    Chris was appointed Vice President for Project Management in January, 2011. He joined SPS as a Project Manager in 1996. Chris holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has worked in the industry for more than 20 years.

  • Eric Johnson, Vice President for Project Management

    Eric joined SPS in April, 2008 as a Vice President for Project Management. He is responsible for the oversight of a wide range of projects totaling more than $50 million annually. He began his career with Kiewit Eastern in 1988 and has managed projects for multiple agencies. The list includes the MWRA, Connecticut DOT, Mass Port, MassDOT and the Central Artery Tunnel Project. For over twenty three years he has been involved in estimating, bidding, contract negotiation, scheduling, and all phases of management for Transportation, Tunnel, Marine, Demolition and Utility projects ranging from $5 million to $250 million. He holds an OSHA 30 hour training certificate, 40 hour Hazwoper, and certificates in several other areas of safety training. Eric earned a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

    Eric also serves on SPS New England’s Executive Committee.

  • Daniel P. Batterton, Vice President for Finance

    Dan joined SPS in 2008 and was appointed Vice President of Finance in 2010. Dan holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Previous to his employment at SPS, Dan was Vice President of Finance for SPI Distribution, Inc.

  • James A. Roncone, Vice President of Estimating

    As Vice President of Estimating Jim is responsible for obtaining new projects in line with SPS New England’s long range goals and growth aspirations. In addition, Jim will continue developing an already successful estimating team into a multifaceted department capable of alternate project delivery methods.

    Jim joined SPS New England in the spring of 2014, holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in the heavy highway construction industry.

  • William A. Timmons, Corporate Safety Director

    Bill is the Corporate Safety Director for SPS New England, Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of occupational safety, health, and regulatory compliance for SPS New England and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining the team, Bill was the Senior Health & Safety Advisor for Florida Power & Light at Seabrook Station where he worked for 14 years. He administered all aspects of the safety program, including OSHA compliance, injury management, oversight of new construction, and demolition projects for a workforce of 650 direct employees and 600 contractors. Bill has also served on the Kingston Fire Department in Kingston, NH for the past 29 years. He is a paid-call fire fighter and EMT.

  • William Schurman, Sr. Project Manager

    Bill was appointed Senior Project Manager in December, 2008. He joined SPS in 1993 as a Project Manager. Bill holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

  • Clare B. Burhoe, Esq., Corporate Counsel

    Clare is Corporate Counsel for SPS. Clare received her B.S. from Boston University and J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to SPS, she spent 11 years at Lawson & Weitzen, LLP in Boston, three of which were as a partner, practicing in the areas of environmental law and general litigation.

SPS New England, Inc.

98 Elm Street

Salisbury, MA 01952-1804

(978) 462-6543