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New team members add comprehensive design and project management skills to the rapidly growing firm

DALLAS — Premier, an end-to-end architecture, design, procurement, and project management firm, has hired seven project managers to support the company’s growing hospitality, multifamily, and student-housing portfolios. This announcement represents Premier’s commitment to providing efficient, end-to-end services for prestigious brands including Hyatt, Hilton, and the Ritz-Carlton. Each team member brings years of experience that will enhance Premier’s broad industry expertise in a variety of sectors and regions.

“Our industry-wide reputation for completing projects on time and within budget stems from our incredible project management team,” said Johannes Michalsky, Premier’s Senior Vice President of Project Management and Corporate Engineering. “As Premier continues to grow and navigate issues caused by the pandemic and the supply chain, our new team members will allow the firm to continue to provide top-tier products and services for our clients.”

John M. Irvin, Senior Project Manager

  • Irvin served as Principal Architect for Irvin & Associates, where he managed projects for high-end hotels, multifamily developments, and master-planned communities. Irvin’s diverse project portfolio will accelerate Premier’s new business development as the firm expands its scope. Irvin has worked overseas as a Resident Engineer in Doha, Qatar for Burns & McDonnell, and as Director of Design for the International Hotel Group in Cairo, Egypt.

Derek D. Weaver, Project Manager

  • Weaver previously worked with National Oilwell Varco as the Director of Drilling Solutions. He managed product sales operations, analyzed and resolved engineering issues, and developed effective training and development programs. At Premier, Weaver will lean on his engineering and team building skills to coordinate design, contract, procurement, and engineering teams. Prior to Premier, Weaver served as Director Drilling Solutions Engineering, NAM at National Oilwell Varco.

Tanner Powell, Project Manager

  • Powell joins Premier from TechnipFMC, where he was a Senior Pipeline Engineer for 14 years. His vast expertise regarding project management for large-scale projects includes geographic information systems, structural engineering, and infrastructure optimization. Powell will leverage this expertise with Premier by managing the technical aspects of projects and preparing regular project status reports that outline schedule, budget and overall progress. Before Premier, Powell worked with TechnipFMC as a Senior Pipeline Engineer.

Harvey G. Acevedo, Project Manager

  • Acevedo was previously a Project Manager of Design and Construction for Prism Hotels & Resorts, where he managed new build and renovation projects. He also supported the capital expenditure and brand conversation processes for a variety of hospitality clients. His experience will bolster Premier’s industry-leading design and construction teams and will help them grow their project portfolio, which includes some of the top hotel brands across the globe. Previously, Acevedo worked for Prism Hotels & Resorts as a Project Manager.

Luis Enzo Izquierdo, Project Manager

  • Izquierdo comes to Premier from KCG Companies, where he was a Project Manager. At KCG, he liaised between clients, supplies, and owners, and spearheaded $40 million project budgets. While at Premier, he will ensure various internal departments and project partners are on track and will communicate seamlessly between all appropriate parties. Prior to Premier, he worked as a Project Manager for KCG Companies and Assistant Project Manager/Project Engineer for DCK Worldwide.

Ivo Pavlov, Project Manager

  • Pavlov previously served as the District Operations Manager for Rubicon Oilfield International. He ensured employees’ compliance to various policies and procedures, comprehensively managed budgets, including forecasting, expenses, and financial reporting, and acted as the primary point of contact for clients. With Premier, Pavlov will provide on-site construction oversight and help with the management of contractors and subcontractors. Prior to Premier, Pavlov was the District Operations Manager at Innovex/Rubicon Oilfield International.

Daniel L. Sedlock, Project Manager

  • Sedlock joins Premier from Atrium Hospitality, where he was a Corporate Project Manager. In that position, he conducted site reviews to ensure the quality of work and conformance to drawings, provided engineering ideas to reduce costs while maintaining the integrity of designs, and managed procurement agents and team members to ensure timely delivery of products and services. Armed with this experience, Sedlock will lead construction projects from conception to completion with Premier. Before working with Premier, he was previously a Corporate Project Manager for Atrium Hospitality and Owner of DCB Consulting LLC.