Meet Our Team
Randall W. Kimball
Randall Kimball, President, co-found Vermont Mechanical in 1988. When Vermont Mechanical was purchased by Encompass Mechanical Services in 1999 as part of an industry-wide national consolidation, he served as the New England Regional President for the publicly traded company, managing the operations of Encompass Companies throughout New England and New York. Randy ultimately bought Vermont Mechanical, Inc. back from Encompass in 2002. With 34 years in the mechanical-systems industry, Randy has experience doing everything from project management to design, engineering, finance and architecture, but now focuses primarily on fostering the type of innovation and growth necessary to make Vermont Mechanical an industry-leader in mechanical systems.
Amy Poirier was named Vice President of Vermont Mechanical in 2013, and has been with the company since 1998. Favorite quote: "3 things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it's missed, the word after it's said and the time after it's wasted." Three words to describe Amy: imaginative, hardworking and honest and you can usually find her engaged in anything creative. A little known fun fact: Amy was chosen to serve at the White House as part of her experience in the Air Force. Amy truly values her time in the military and counts the births of her children and grandchildren as some of her most memorable moments. The best piece of advice she received from her Dad, before he passed - "be grateful for all you have."
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Todd brings his many years of financial leadership to Vermont Mechanical while leading accounting and finance for the company. Favorite quote: "Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second and keep your foot on first." Frederick Wilcox. Todd is a huge fan of Boston sports teams, loves going to concerts and plays the guitar in his spare time. Three words to describe Todd: analytical, inquisitive and determined.
Director of People and Culture
Shelly joined Vermont Mechanical in 2019 bringing over 20 years of experience in leadership, positive organizational development and HR strategy. Three words to describe Shelly: energetic, people-focused and innovative. Favorite quote, from Dr. Brene Brown: "Who you are is how you lead." Little known fact - Shelly has been a country line dancing instructor.
Operations Department Manager
Casey has been with VMI since 1998 and as he has grown into his role as the Operations Department Manager, he is proof of internal career development. Best advice he has ever received: "Stay true to yourself." Some of the words to describe Casey are: dependable, direct and honest. His favorite activity outside of work is spending time cheering his daughter on in sports and hunting.
Engineering Manager and Lead Engineer
Bill has been with Vermont Mechanical for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and ASHRAE best practices to the work he does. His favorite quote: "Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Best advice: Work in such a way that if a customer could see everything you do that they would still choose to be your customer. Three words to describe Bill: Hard to describe. Favorite moment: every time a customer asks us back to do more business. Little fun fact: "I have three sisters so I have a natural immunity to Cooties!"
Service Department Manager
Tom Pope has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC Service Industry that he brought to Vermont Mechanical in 2018. He and his family took a leap of faith and moved across the country to experience all that Vermont has to offer and he hasn't regretted the decision yet. Three words to describe Tom: genuine, grounded and loyal. In his limited free time, he enjoys wood working and cabinet making. He counts his kids as some of his biggest joys.
Corporate Business Development Manager
Craig has 20 years cumulative experience at VMI in various roles so he understands the business well. His most memorable personal moment is watching the 1980 Olympic Hockey game (USA vs Russia) with his dad. His favorite quote, "There is always something positive from a negative." Three words to describe Craig: motivated, positive and empathetic. He enjoys playing competitive hockey and the best advice he ever received: "it's never a problem, only a challenge."
Over 30 years experience in the Plumbing & HVACR industry, the first 23 of those spent in sales and management. While working closely with over 100 distributors and product manufacturers as well as a customer base that included residential, commercial, manufacturing, & mechanical contractors, Kevin gathered invaluable product knowledge that currently gives him a distinct advantage when it comes to his role as Corporate Sales with Vermont Mechanical. When not providing solutions to meet our customers needs, Kevin enjoys competitive antique tractor pulling during the summer as well as fall hunting and winter ice fishing.
HVAC Service Sales
Jon has been with VMI since 2018 and brings a ton of experience in operations and facilities management. His favorite thing to do outside of work is ski and watch his son create linking turns on skis. Best piece of advice was from his wife: "Don't have important conversations after 9 pm." Jon is a huge fan of "The Tragically Hip" (Canadian based band) and his favorite quote is by Albert Einstein - "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Tom has been with Vermont Mechanical since 1999 and he is especially proud of the work at the University of Vermont Medical Center Miller Building that illustrates how much skill VMI offers as a company. His favorite quote is: "Never say never. Well, hardly ever." Tom enjoys playing serious classical works on the French Horn and one of his most memorable moments was playing the horn in a stage production of the rock opera, 'Tommy.' He also enjoys backcountry skiing and harvesting lake ice. He is a fan of SNL Cold Opens, any live music and big firework shows.
Piping Department Manager
Brian has over 34 years of experience in the mechanical contracting business - 27 of those years have been with Vermont Mechanical, something he is really proud of. His most personal memorable moments are his children's birth days. Best advice he's ever received: "You get out of life what you put into it." Three words to describe Brian: dedicated, resourceful and persevering. When he's not at work, his favorite pastime is spending time with his family hunting and fishing.
Sheet Metal Department Manager
Scott has been with Vermont Mechanical for over 20 years and has worked his way up from an entry level sheet metal position. He has a full grasp of the sheet metal industry and enjoys the extreme challenges of managing multiple projects and priorities. He could not do his job without a great team of colleagues. The three words to most describe Scott: motivated, hard-working and ambitious. He is very family oriented. raising 5 kids and spending as much time outdoors as possible. "Motivation, organization and communication gets the job done."
Manager of Prefabrication Shop
Mike has been with Vermont Mechanical for over 15 years, having started as a welder and then becoming an Apprentice Plumber and earning his Journeyman License. He was promoted to run the Prefabrication shop area in 2017 and one of his proudest moments is seeing the shop built out to completion in 2019. Three words to describe Mike: caring, hard-working, and loyal. He's a fan of AC/DC, enjoys fishing, hiking and ATVing with his family.
As Project Manager at Vermont Mechanical, Phil Bresnahan works across the full range of HVAC design and installation, including planning, design, execution and customer training. As he has a finger on the pulse of projects from beginning to end, Phil spends time managing in-house and contract resources to keep projects on budget and on schedule. He enjoys working on mechanical systems and has years of training and experience with DDC control systems. He has also been heavily involved in modernizing the University of Vermont Medical Center’s mother-and-baby ward. A Vermont Mechanical employee since 2010, Phil is an avid hockey player and frequently volunteers at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, where he makes sure audiences are cool and comfortable during performances.
Mark has spent the last 25 years working in the environmental consulting field. As a Project Manager with Vermont Mechanical, Mark brings his talents of account management and relationship skills to ensure all of his projects are efficient and within budget parameters. Mark is an avid outdoors sports enthusiast, and enjoys mountain biking, hunting and maple sugaring.
Neil has worked in the construction industry for over half a decade with a strong mechanical engineering and project management background. As a Project Manager with Vermont Mechanical, Neil brings his talents for delivering project on-time and on budget. Neil spends his free time with his family and enjoys hunting, maple sugaring, and telemark skiing.
Justin is one of the newest member's to VMI's Project Management team bringing lots of experience with him. His memorable moment is the day his son, Rowan was born. Best advice received is "measure twice, cut once." He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, woodworking and spending time with his family. Little known fun fact: has spent most of his life in Vermont, but was actually born in Kansas. Three words to describe Justin: straight-forward, honest and level-headed.