KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Butler Manufacturing has announced that the Butler Builder® Advisory Council has added members from Latin America. Javier Ugarte de la Rosa of Finsa in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and Flavio Rubini of GCZ Ingenieros in Lima, Peru, have joined the council for the 2015-16 term. 

“The Latin American perspective will benefit our multinational customers who are considering investments in this region,” said Tom Gilligan, president of Butler Manufacturing. “It further enhances our global capabilities, which allow clients to focus on the critical actions to get their facility operational on time and on budget.”

The council comprises successful builders who represent the company’s seven business regions in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Each member serves a two-year term, with four members carrying over for a second term.

Jeff Van Hoose will serve as chairman of the council. He is owner and president of Van Hoose Construction in Oklahoma City. Van Hoose brings more than 25 years of leadership in construction to the position.

“As we usher in a new era of global representation, I am especially honored to lead the advisory council,” Van Hoose said. “International expertise will be invaluable as we collaborate with company leadership and customers to advance Butler.”

Other members of the 2015-16 Advisory Council include: Mike Booth, Grassmere Construction Ltd., Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada; Duane DeGaetano, Construction Systems Inc. of Lumberton, Fayetteville, N.C.; Bruce Forster, Stuart Berger Construction Corp., Lynbrook, N.Y.; Dan Freeman, Freeman Building Systems, Wooster, Ohio; Jennifer Heimburger, Heimburger Construction, Inc., Bonne Terre, Missouri; Doug Heinrichs, Clark Builders, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Mark Lewis, Cedar Falls Building Systems, Inc., Menomonie, Wis.; Sam Myers, Systems West LLC, Yakima, Wash.; Pedro Ormaza, Ormaza Construction Inc., Elko, Nev.; Jimmy Pharr, Pharr & Company, Lubbock, Texas; Dean Taylor, Design Systems Builders Inc., Nashville, Tenn.; and Brian Tretter, Seufert Construction & Supply Co. Inc., Ferdinand, Ind..

The Advisory Council will hold its semiannual meeting in April.

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