Ownership and Management

WIELAND is owned and operated by nine shareholders, each of whom is intimately involved in the day to day operations of WIELAND and its regional offices.    In January of 2020, President and Majority Shareholder Craig Wieland announced the formation of a new leadership and governance structure, including a managing director, a management team, and a board of directors.   Each of the shareholders continues to make vital contributions to WIELAND’s success.

Ownership / Management

Craig Wieland
President

Craig Wieland joined his father – Wieland founder Don Wieland – as a superintendent in 1981, and has served in almost every capacity at Wieland since, including his current role as President. Known for his dynamic optimism and his ability to see the upside in most every situation, Craig has established himself as a national leader in the construction and business community. Craig was named Wieland’s second President in 1989, just shortly before the passing of his father in 1990. Prior to this passing of the mantle, Craig served as a superintendent, project manager and vice- president, overseeing Wieland’s early growth and helping bridge the generational transition from Wieland as a local construction company to a regional, and now international, one. Craig has overseen the formation and installation of much of what makes Wieland the company that it is today. Wieland’s proprietary 30-60-90 program, its Value Engineering System, and its transition to an ISO Certified firm in 2000 were all benchmarks of his leadership. Perhaps the hallmark of Craig’s three decades at the helm are his famous “Monday Morning Meetings”, a time on the first Monday of every month where all Wieland employees are invited to join in and discuss the firm’s latest activities. Craig is a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and is proud to be married to his wife Jennifer for over 30 years. He has financed and led the construction and administration of several orphanages in India and Honduras. He has served in leadership capacities at South Church (Lansing) and The Michigan Chamber of Commerce; and, he is the author of three books, including “Pointed Poems: Tools for Teaching Conservative Thinking”, a fully illustrated book of his thoughts on business and politics.

Edward Lorenz
Managing Director

Ed Lorenz joined WIELAND in 2014 as a Sr. Project Manager after spending 20 years at a previous firm. Throughout Ed’s career his experience has been in Industrial, Higher Education, K-12 and Correctional projects. Project locations have been in Michigan, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina and Ohio. He started his career as a carpenter working his way to become a Sr. Project Manager by 2010 and becoming a partner in January of 2018. In January, 2020, Ed was named WIELAND's Managing Director.

Management Team

Edward Lorenz
Managing Director READ BIO
Maureen Devota
Chief Financial Officer READ BIO
Ryan Roberts
Vice-President/ Regional Director, Louisiana and Texas READ BIO

Board of Directors

Craig Wieland
President READ BIO
Maureen Devota
Chief Financial Officer READ BIO
Andy Yarber
Vice-President / Regional Director, Florida READ BIO
Kevin Shaw
Vice-President, Marketing READ BIO

Additional Shareholders

Matt Getchell
Vice President/Regional Director READ BIO
Steve Opper
Vice President/Senior Business Development Manager READ BIO
Gunnar VanDeberg
Vice President/Regional Director READ BIO