O'Neal Adds Advanced Facilities Division
O'Neal is launching an Advanced Facilities division that will focus on automated manufacturing, logistics and distribution facilities in the food, retail, and industrial markets. The firm is also adding Doug Karmel as Advanced Facilities Division Leader and Richard Gee as Business Development Manager.
"The Advanced Facilities division will allow us to provide new and expanded capabilities within the manufacturing, food and beverage, retail and logistics markets, as well as allow us to offer additional value to our existing clients. This division will specialize in complex, highly-automated systems that require intricate process design and customization," said Kevin Bean, president and CEO of O'Neal. "Doug Karmel and Richard Gee bring extensive experience to this area and will help drive the expansion of this new division."
O'Neal currently delivers complex capital projects for a wide range of Fortune 500 chemical, industrial manufacturing and pharmaceutical clients. With the creation of this new division, O'Neal will focus on adding food processing, distribution and grocery, alcohol and beverage, automated warehousing and manufacturing.
Karmel has more than 27 years of professional experience in global supply chain consulting, specializing in physical distribution and control, material handling systems and facilities planning. He comes to O'Neal from Prime Engineering, Inc. in Atlanta, where he served as vice president of the facilities market segment. Karmel also has experience with Facility Group and McClier. He has led the business units responsible for all the planning, design and construction of automated distribution, manufacturing, office and special purpose facilities. Karmel is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Gee has previous experience with Prime Engineering, Inc., PKF Consulting and Facility Group. He has served in business development roles focused on the Design Build and EPC projects across distribution, industrial and process sectors. Gee has more than 30 years of experience in developing new business systems and targeting and establishing new clients.