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Dave Herche

Chairman

Dave is currently the Chairman of Enerfab, Inc. He has a strong accounting and finance background, having been with Arthur Anderson for 11 years prior to joining Enerfab in 1983.

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Dave has worked in various capacities at Enerfab and has been involved in numerous community and civic organizations. He has served mostly on Boards of Trustees’ executive and finance committees for such places as Cincinnati Works, Small Business Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Talbert House, Miami University, UCATS for the University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills High School, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati Chamber’s Partnership for Greater Cincinnati, Young President’s Organization, and Crossroads Community Church.

Dave also is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class X. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky in both 1996 and 2008 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Thomas C. Page Entrepreneurial Center at Miami University in 2003.

Dave is currently on the Board of Directors for the following companies: Amend Consulting, Byer Steel, Rhinestahl, TP Mechanical, The Consult, The Malibu Group and Westchester Protective Clothing.

Wendell R. Bell

Wendell R. Bell

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Wendell began his Enerfab career in the field as a craft employee in 1978. At that time, Enerfab was known by the name Bishopric Manufacturing Company and specialized in the fabrication and erection of brewery equipment. Wendell worked both domestically and internationally on a variety of projects in multiple management roles. He was a problem solver.

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In 1981, Wendell returned to the corporate office in Cincinnati. The company asked Wendell to oversee shop fabrication, field tank erection and the lining business. Bishopric at that time was a diversified conglomerate that funded its acquisitions through the fabrication business in Cincinnati. In 1982, Bishopric acquired the Oberle Jordre Corporation (OJ), a company focused on the installation of new boilers for utilities. Wendell was put in charge of OJ, and the Power Division was born.

In 1988, Wendell became the President of the restructured company now known as Enerfab Incorporated. The seasoned Fabrication Division continued to dominate the brewery business, and the hard charging Power Division built a foundation with two key customers, Cincinnati Gas & Electric and Dayton Power & Light. Both divisions have continued to grow and diversify their product offerings and customer base.

In 2001, Wendell was named Enerfab CEO. Over the next 12 years, Enerfab has grown both internally and through acquisitions to be a dominant supplier in multiple markets and industries. Ten key acquisitions added to the core-business customer base, product and service offerings, and broadened our geographic footprint.

Wendell assumed the role of Enerfab Executive Chairman & CEO on August 1, 2012.

Industry Awards and Labor Relations Titles:

  • Spirit of Construction Lifetime Achievement Award – 2013
  • Nova Award – 1998
  • NACBE Chairman (past)
  • Common Arc Chairman (past)
  • MOST Program Chairman (past)

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