Leadership Team

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Ben Vacca

CEO & Founder

Ben leads our Design/Build Team. He is a registered Professional Engineer in over 25 states. He has 18+ years in design and management of commercial and industrial HVACR systems. He has a proven track record of providing cost effective mechanical designs that include Manufacturing Plants, Healthcare Facilities, Food Processing Plants, Cold Storage Facilities, Office Buildings, and Warehouse Distribution Centers. Ben was awarded the Top 40 under 40 award by ACHR News in 2016.

Ryan Weber

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Weber, CPA, is our Chief Financial Officer.  A graduate of Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Accountancy, Ryan joined the NDBS Executive Team after nearly two decades of business consulting experience.  He provides leadership for the company’s finance and accounting activities, corporate strategic planning, and risk management.

Brad Vacca

Vice President of Operations

With over 35 years’ experience in engineering design, construction, and management as Director of Engineering in the corporate world at Ralston Purina, Anheuser-Busch, Earthgrains, Sara Lee, and ConAgra, He brings a unique “Owners” perspective to NBDS. Brad has managed engineering departments with annual budgets in excess of $100 MM and 15 engineers. He has worked with equipment manufacturers, general contractors, engineering firms, and machine shops to design and construct sanitary food applications and new production facilities in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Always conscience of the quality and service that Owners and General Contractors demand, he brings that expertise to NDBS. Brad’s extensive experience in sanitary food plant design and manufacturing opens new markets for NDBS broadening their product offering.

Jeremy Krueger

Director of Safety & Technical Operations

Jeremy’s twelve years in the HVAC industry include experience in MEP consulting, equipment sales and design-build construction. Jeremy’s design background includes work with new and retrofit commercial construction, as well as institutional and historical HVAC renovations. Jeremy has been involved with the design and construction of several LEED buildings, including a corporate headquarters facility achieving a LEED Gold rating. Jeremy’s depth of knowledge in HVAC installation and building construction practices has proven to be a valuable asset for our general contractors and simplifies installation for our subcontractors.

Matt Gildehaus

Director of Engineering

Matt’s extensive knowledge of HVAC and process design and construction comes from his 12 years in the HVAC design-build industry. Matt’s wide range of experience includes office buildings, large chilled water plants, large steam plants, laboratory buildings, and process utilities design. Most of Matt’s projects have been BIM projects with matt leading the coordination effort for the design team. Matt has been involved in the design and construction of several LEED buildings, including a large laboratory building for a local university achieving LEED Gold rating.