Our Team

Aluma Board of Directors

Thomas Flannery

Thomas Flannery

Thomas is the managing member of Malesardi, Quackenbush, Swift & Co LLC (CPAs). His responsibilities include individual and corporate taxation, auditing, and small business consulting. Tom is also responsible for the firm’s not-for-profit client base.  Tom is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and the Florida Institute of CPAs. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”) designation holder.  Tom is involved in various civic and charitable organizations, including Treasurer of Huru International Inc. and Treasurer of Divabetic LLC. His former positions include being a member of the Board of Advisors of Niagara University and a member of the St. Paul Church Finance Committee.  Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from Niagara University

Lawrence Volper

Lawrence Volper

Lawrence’s early career spanned commercial real estate sales with Coldwell Banker in Los Angeles in 1980, his co-founding of the investment real estate brokerage firm, Volper Properties, and the co-founding of the Posner-Volper Company, which has invested in apartment complexes and office buildings in New York, Alabama, and Florida. Through Volper Associates, Lawrence dedicated his M&A advisory work to supply chain management and transportation and light manufacturing.  Included was a four-year series of transactions for a Credit Suisse $95MM fund, resulting in the international growth of Ozburn Hessey Logistics into a $2+ billion company.  Other assignments included acquisition of Parking Company of America (airport parking lots) by Australia-based Macquarie Bank (infrastructure fund).

Robert Main

Robert Main

Robert oversaw the growth of a small multi-business for Main Holding Company from $4mm in sales to $18mm in sales.  He positioned companies to become attractive to prospective buyers and initiated the sales of the first four companies owned by Main Holding.  Robert was on the Board of Directors for Citizens National Bank for more than 14 years, Day Kimball Hospital for 15+ years, and Health Net of New England for six years.  Robert has his MBA and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Ron Pyles

Ron Pyles

Ron is President and CEO of Pyles and Associates, Global Technology Consultants which provides global turn-around, change management, go-to-market, and M&A guidance to technology and other companies. Previously, he served as President and CEO of NewNet Communication Technologies and President of Continuous Computing Corporation, guiding both businesses through periods of remarkable revenue growth and market expansion.  Earlier he held a variety of senior assignments at AT&T, many of which were focused on change management and business process re-engineering.  At the time of his departure from AT&T, Ron was serving as Vice President, General Manager for a multi-state region.

Susan Main

Susan Main

Susan is Vice President, Controller of Robert A. Main & Sons Holding Co., Inc., and has been with the company since its inception.  She attended Ohio University and was an art history/photography major.   Susan has been involved in various civic organizations, and in her spare time is an avid tennis player and traveler.  Susan was raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and now resides in Ramsey, New Jersey.

William Main - Board of Directors

William Main

William Main

William graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BS in Business Administration.  After working in sales for Robert A. Main & Sons, Inc., he served as the Executive Vice President of Robert A. Main & Sons Holding Company, Inc.  He was involved in managing all aspects of the group of seven manufacturing companies, leading the NJ companies to an ISO 9001certification.  Products were used in fields as diverse as packaging, automotive industry, building supplies, communications, and textiles.  Presently he is owner of Robert A. Main & Sons Mfg., LLC, producing specialized precision micro-perforating products.

Executive Team

Shane Mullan

Shane Mullan Chief Operating Officer

Shane Mullan, Chief Operating Officer, joined Aluma Tower Company in 2006. He began his journey with Aluma as a welder/fabricator and quickly rose through the ranks as Shop Lead, Production Manager, Vice President of Sales, and Vice President of Operations. As Production Manager, Shane was successful in reducing overtime by improving workflow and implementing proven work procedures on the production floor. As Vice President of Sales, he developed Aluma’s first outside sales team and implemented many of the company’s sales processes that are still used today. As Vice President of Operations, Shane led the company through record-breaking revenue growth. Shane has also assisted in the development of new products, such as Aluma’s skid system, the Scorpion trailer model, and Aluma’s un-guyed tower systems. Since taking on his current role in 2020, Shane has been able to leverage his experience and vast knowledge of the products to become a well-respected and important element of Aluma’s leadership team. His current focus is on the growth of the business, both in volume and margin, while maintaining quality, efficiency, and on-time delivery. Shane holds his AAS in Business Administration and Management from Indian River State College and a Master Welder Certification from Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently resides in Florida with his wife, daughter, and dog named “Louie.” He loves spending his free time on the water and fishing.

amelia dickey - vice president of change management

Amelia Dickey

Amelia Dickey President, Business Transition and Market Expansion

Amelia S. Dickey, President, Business Transition and Market Expansion, joined Aluma Tower Company in 2020 bringing with her a background in change management. Change Management is a new critical function for assisting with transformation and promoting teamwork across functions. She approaches change with a multi-disciplinary, positive attitude that ensures that all employees have the tools and skills needed to tackle changes with stride. Amelia has been integral to the day-to-day operations at Aluma, helping to identify areas for development. Most notably, she was instrumental in forming a cross-functional collaboration between Aluma employees and bringing structure to management and their individual contributors. Amelia graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Science degree from Florida State University (2008) in Sociology and Political Science, and minors in Interdisciplinary Social Science and Italian. She has nearly a decade of progressively more challenging managerial roles in the Telecommunications Industry, including Change Management. She has written departmental policy and procedures, created collaborative cross-functional teams, and has helped orchestrate the transition for companies going from private to public. She lives with her husband and their two dogs in Virginia and is an excellent cook.

Aluma Management Team

Craig Davis

Craig Davis Director, Product Management

Craig Davis, Director of Product Management, originally joined Aluma Tower Company as a Mechanical Engineer in 2004.  He holds his AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY and is completing his BS degree in Organizational Management at Indian River State College. Craig brought keen technical expertise to Aluma’s product lines from the experiences he gained working at IBM, Raymond Forklifts, and Freedom Plastics.  He has held several key positions during his 16+ year tenure, including Vice President of both Operations and Engineering.

Under Craig’s leadership, Aluma Tower has developed and delivered a multitude of new and innovative products such as the patented unguyed tower system, the patented SMARTtower solution, and the C-130 capable “Scorpion” mobile tower system. Upon completion of his training at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Craig was named Director of Product Management. He is currently developing Aluma’s first steel tower system, the Juggernaut (patent pending).

David Kelly

David Kelly Director, Operations

David M. Kelly, Director of Operations, joined Aluma Tower Company in 2020. He is a visionary leader with excellent management skills and a knack for directing company operations in a growth-minded direction. He leverages excellent leadership and teamwork skills to ensure objectives are completed for on-time delivery to the client. He oversees the smooth operation of two manufacturing plants and is directly responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day processes at the company run efficiently and effectively, without error.

With a Master of Science Degree in Business Operations Management and a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, David is adept in interdisciplinary management and directorship. He is known for assisting employees in all aspects of company operations while fostering a welcoming work environment.

dennis mcdougall - finance director

Dennis McDougall

Dennis McDougall Director, Finance and Accounting

Dennis J. McDougall joined Aluma Tower Company in 2020. He is an accomplished financial professional with over 20 years of experience in financial reporting and analysis, reconciliations, process improvements, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Aluma Tower, he worked in the financial services industry for fifteen years and in the aviation industry for five years. Dennis has been responsible for month-end closings and analysis, cash flow management, budgeting/forecasting, cost accounting, and asset modeling. Additionally, he has been part of a team sharing responsibility for implementing and maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at a mortgage REIT.

Dennis holds a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in the area of Communication Studies.  With two decades of experience, he is very comfortable settling down and getting to work in a variety of environments.  One of his work highlights was being part of a team whose company went public and rang the closing bell of the NYSE.  He lives with his wife and their four children in Vero Beach Florida; sharing their home and yard with one cat and many chickens. When not working, Dennis enjoys the outdoors, especially the beach.

Aluma Sales Team

Dakota Ferriman

Dakota Ferriman Senior Director, Strategic Sales

Dakota, Senior Director, Strategic Sales, joined the Aluma team in 2014, following a series of challenging assignments in distribution, retail, banking, private equity, telecommunications, and transition leadership. At Skyview Capital’s NewNet Communication Technologies unit, he led the Hangzhou, China-based transition of several hundred employees as part of a $500M strategic acquisition of a Motorola global business unit. Also, at NewNet, he drove new customer acquisition programs that resulted in dramatic increases in sales bookings each year. Since his arrival at Aluma, Dakota has been a key member of the sales organization that has grown annual revenue by over 400%. He attributes his success to being focused on customer satisfaction and working collaboratively with colleagues. Dakota lives in New York City with his wife and their two beloved canines.

Joseph Blume

Joseph Blume Manager, Sales Engineering

Joseph Blume, Manager of Sales Engineering, began with Aluma Tower as a Lead Welder and Fabricator in 2009. His keen eye and attention to detail has helped propel Joseph to his current role in sales engineering. Joseph has been integral in relationship management for some of Aluma’s largest customers and has participated in the development of product drawings and general process improvements. His extensive knowledge of the company’s products and collaborative nature make him a valued member of the Aluma Tower sales team.

Joseph currently resides in Vero Beach with his wife, Bethany, and their three children: Brady, Sadie, and Levi.

David Hardt

David Hardt Account Vice President

David serves as Account Vice President of Sales at Aluma Tower and is responsible for managing customer relationships and sales for Aluma Tower’s vast portfolio of clients. Before coming to Aluma Tower in 2021, David held senior key positions at Motorola, Google, ARRIS, and CommScope. During his career in the communications industry, he led a portfolio of accounts and programs for customers such as: AT&T, Direct TV, Warner Media, Verizon, Sprint, NASCAR, Boingo, and Dish Network.
He brings enthusiasm, knowledge, innovation, and partnership to his consultative sales style working to delight customers with solutions that not only meet their needs, but far exceed their highest expectations. He has been recognized by his industry, customers, and company for many awards, such as: Teamwork in Selling, Taking the Initiative, Collaborative Partner Award, and the Customer Connect Champion multiple times.
David has earned his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and BA from Western Illinois University. He resides in the suburbs outside of Chicago with his wife, Leah, and their five children. Outside the office, David can be found spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, fishing, polishing his Jeep or riding his mountain bike.

Office Group- Aluma’s North Shop office employees
Production- Aluma’s North and South Shop manufacturing team

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