OEM Data Delivery Hires Project Manager | Construction News


OEM Data Delivery, Shelton, Conn., recently hired Kenneth “Mick” Lauer as a project manager/account manager. He will be based out of Texas and will work with heavy equipment and off-highway construction clients. Lauer brings more than 20 years of heavy equipment operation and fleet management experience to the company, Delivery, including roles as fleet manager/equipment professional and jobsite equipment manager for Bechtel.

“As a former OEM Data Delivery client, I appreciate how innovative and customer-oriented the company is,” noted Lauer. He hopes to deliver that same value to clients in his new position. He added: “The customized solutions and out-of-the-box approach of OEM Data Delivery was immensely helpful was in my fleet operation work. I understand the competitive advantage OEM Data Delivery brings. Not only did it help my team at Bechtel stay on budget, it provided the data we needed to account for the safety of workers.”

Lauer credits OEM Data Delivery with helping him respond effectively to reporting challenges on fuel usage and equipment utilization. He also used OEM Data Delivery products to produce master equipment lists and prepare for monthly meetings with Bechtel’s upper management.

“Mick’s extensive first-hand knowledge of the jobsite will be an asset,” said Sam Simon, president of OEM Data Delivery. “His familiarity with personnel needs, budget issues and fleet operations will provide additional value to customers.”

In his new position at OEM Data Delivery, Lauer will set up and train new OEM Data Delivery customers to familiarize them with the company’s rugged, custom and wireless data delivery systems, seeing projects through from start to finish. He will also consult with existing customers face-to-face around the country to assure they get the best possible value from the company.

Lauer served as an equipment manager with Bechtel Equipment Operations at the ExxonMobil Baytown NAG-OR jobsite (a $1.5 billion project), where he managed 1,200 assets for 2,300 workers. He was also a jobsite equipment manager for Bechtel during the construction of the Ivanpah Solar Project, the world’s largest solar plant. As part of the $2.9 billion project, Lauer held onsite data collection trainings for equipment managers.

Lauer is an OECP certified crane operator (Lattice Boom, Hyd Boom, Truck Crane, Tower Crane) and an AEMP certified equipment manager. In 2012, his team at Bechtel Equipment Operations was recognized as the AEMP Fleet of the Year. They were also awarded a 2011 construction team of the year from Bechtel.

In addition to his experience with Bechtel, Lauer has worked for several other crane operating companies in Nevada, Tennessee, and Florida. He has trained hundreds of crane operators and has maintained, serviced and inspected thousands of cranes. Most recently he was a regional manager for Maxim Crane, serving as a heavy haul specialist and service manager across the southeast.