Management Team

Management Team

Kevin Bean, PE
President and CEO

Kevin Bean is President and CEO of O’Neal, Inc., providing overall strategic, operational, and business development leadership for the company. He has over 25 years of engineering and construction knowledge and has extensive experience in project development and delivery for several Fortune 100 companies. Throughout his career, Kevin has held such roles as field engineer, process engineer, project manager and site manager. He is heavily involved with clients’ senior management to ensure critical business goals are being met by the project delivery team. Prior to becoming O’Neal’s President and CEO in 2005, Kevin served as the Vice President of Business Development and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Kevin holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered professional engineer and licensed general contractor. 

Judy Castleberry
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Judy Castleberry provides financial, risk management, and contract management, for O’Neal. She also serves as a member of O’Neal’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining O’Neal, she worked in public accounting for Elliott Davis. She is active in leadership roles with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and other professional and charitable organizations. Judy holds a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in accounting from John Carroll University.

Jeff Hall, PE
VP, Process Chemical SBU Leader

Jeff Hall provides leadership to O’Neal’s Process Chemical Strategic Business Unit. He is a registered professional engineer with over 25 years experience in the design and construction industries. Jeff began his O’Neal career as a process engineer followed by seven years as a project manager for Wellman, Inc. in Johnsonville, South Carolina. In 1998, he returned to O’Neal as a project manager and, in 1999, moved into the Business Development group, proving himself to be a strong client advocate and successful Business Development Manager. In 2010, Jeff was selected to lead the Process Chemical Strategic Business Unit where he is responsible for the development and delivery of all process chemical projects. Jeff holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Doug Karmel
VP, Advanced Facilities SBU Leader

Doug Karmel leads O'Neal's Advanced Facilities Strategic Business Unit to serve clients in the food processing, retail and grocery distribution and consumer products markets.  Doug holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering mechanics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a masters of arts in management and supervision from Central Michigan University.  He has over 30 years of professional experience in global supply chain consulting, specializing in physical distribution and control, material handling systems and facilities planning.  His areas of expertise include logistics strategies, development and implementation of state-of-the-art process automation, and automated handling and storage systems.  Doug possesses the experience and vision required to utilize new technologies in achieving practical, cost-effective system solutions in both manufacturing and distribution environments.  His experience integrating the facility design with complex automated systems is of significant importance to his clients.  He has extensive project-related experience in Europe and with Fortune 500 companies. 

Eldon Gowens
Industrial Manufacturing SBU Leader

Eldon Gowens provides leadership to O'Neal's Industrial Manufacturing Strategic Business Unit to serve clients in the manufacturing, automotive, paper, packaging, film and building products markets. Eldon holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from Auburn University. He has over 25 years of experience in industrial manufacturing, business development and project execution with General Electric, Parker, and O'Neal. Over the last 7 years, Eldon has served O'Neal in a Business Development role for the Industrial SBU.

Rob Evans
Recruiting Manager

As Recruiting Manager, Rob Evans is responsible for attracting and retaining EPC professionals and support staff to successfully deliver capital projects. Rob has more than 20 years of experience with corporate recruiting, workforce planning, and training & development. He is a certified Management by Strengths instructor and is on the new shareholders nominating committee.  A native of South Carolina, Rob graduated from Clemson University.