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Greenville Business Magazine

Waldrop Announces Change In Leadership

May 14, 2018 02:27PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Main photo: Dennis Pruitt. Gallery: Bill Caldwell and Jamie Porterfield.

Waldrop, Inc., a full-service mechanical contracting firm, announces changes in its leadership team. Dennis Pruitt is assuming the role of president and Bill Caldwell is moving into the role of chairman and chief executive officer. Jamie Porterfield is now chief operating officer.

In business for nearly 50 years, Waldrop has two main operating divisions: Waldrop Mechanical Services, which focuses on the commercial, institutional, industrial, and healthcare sectors, and Waldrop Plumbing, Heating & Air, which focuses on the residential market.

Pruitt is a 24-year veteran of the design and construction industry who has held a variety of design, project management, and sales positions in both the engineering and mechanical subcontracting fields. A registered professional engineer, Pruitt’s career history includes positions with well-known regional engineering companies and a statewide mechanical contracting firm. A Waldrop shareholder since 2011, Pruitt joined Waldrop 14 years ago and was most recently executive vice president responsible for sales and operations of Waldrop Mechanical Services. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Porterfield, also a Waldrop shareholder since 2011, is a 23-year veteran of the design and construction industry. He has worked with prominent local engineering firms and owned his own HVAC company prior to joining Waldrop 14 years ago. Prior to his promotion to COO, Porterfield was executive vice president responsible for sales and operations of Waldrop Plumbing, Heating & Air. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.

“The promotions of Dennis and Jamie to these new leadership positions reflect another step in the implementation of the company’s management and ownership succession plan,” said Caldwell. “We feel it is very important for our clients, vendors, service providers, and, most importantly, our employees to know that we are committed to not only the long-term growth of the company, but also remaining a viable, locally owned, privately held contracting business.”