Michels Announces Retirement OF Ron ‘Tag,’ Adds Mi-Con Division

May 2014, Vol. 69 No. 5

Ron “Tag” Tagliapietra, senior vice president for Michels Corporation announced his retired from the company.

Tagliapietra started as a laborer in 1964 working on telecommunications projects. He worked his way up to lead that business unit being named vice president in 1989 of what is now called Michels Communications. He was named senior vice president in 2000, most recently overseeing the electric transmission & distribution and wind energy construction operations.

Tagliapietra also has been actively involved in the Power & Communication Contractors Association for 20 years serving two terms as president and for many years on the board of directors.

In more company news, Michels Corporation has bolstered its civil and utility construction services by launching its newest division, Mi-Con.

Mi-Con provides customers with efficient, economical solutions to dewatering issues, and performs heavy civil, environmental remediation and governmental work. The division complements Michels’ utility construction, engineering and procurement services, and enables it to offer specialized services, said Jim Black, Mi-Con’s managing director.

“Mi-Con demonstrates Michels’ continual evolution to meet customers’ needs,” Black said. “Mi-Con strengthens our pipeline construction services and opens new markets as well.”

Mi-Con’s dewatering operations will be led by General Manager Joe Hockberger and Operations Manager Mark Wertzberger. The two have amassed 60 years of experience in the dewatering industry and have succeeded on challenging projects of all scopes and sizes.

“Joe and Mark’s real-world experience is invaluable on dewatering projects, which can be demanding,” Black said. “Mi-Con combines Michels’ skills, experience and equipment with proven industry experts.”

In addition to dewatering, Hockberger and Wertzberger both have experience with an array of related services, including bypass pumping, various well drilling methods, slurry trenching and groundwater remediation.

“Mi-Con serves customers’ needs by combining the science and art of dewatering,” Hockberger said. “We deliver dependable solutions through our comprehensive pre-planning and design process as well as our ability to respond quickly to changing conditions in the field.”

Mi-Con’s nationwide services include professional design, installation, operations and management. Its services range from providing equipment and supervision to complete turnkey operations. Emergency services are offered around the clock. 920.583.3132, www.michels.us