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Brooks began his career with Messer in 1975 as a journeyman carpenter. He is a graduate from Hocking College, holds certifications in Mobile Crane Inspection, Mobile & Tower Crane Operations (NCCCO), Master Trainer (NCCER), and ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher & Technician, and is an OSHA 500 authorized construction trainer. Since joining Messer, Brooks quickly progressed and was promoted to carpenter foreman, field superintendent, and then to project manager in 1995. During this time, he gained proven project experience on numerous projects including hospitals, religious, government, retail, entertainment, industrial facilities, laboratories, multi-family housing, parking structures, distribution centers, and office buildings.

In his current role, Brooks applies his 40 years of construction industry experience to lead the company’s craftforce division. He provides strategic direction while managing education development and resource opportunities for our craft. Outside of Messer, Brooks serves on the board for Brighton Center, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Advisory Committee, the Woodward Career Technical Advisory Council along with other various workforce committees.