Team Bios


Patricia A. Mirek
President, Owner, and Co-Founder

As CEO and President of ACM, Pat has over five decades of corporate management experience.  Responsibilities as the majority owner of ACM include managing the corporation, including finances, personnel, risk management, and acquisitions.  She envisioned the development of ACM to provide beneficial cost and CPM schedule solutions for clients’ projects.  Over the past 3 decades, ACM has built upon Pat’s ethical standards in responding to clients’ needs.  The majority of new business results from referrals, through her direction and efforts.

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Anthony J. Werderitsch, PE, CCP, CFCC, PMP, FAACE (Deceased)
Executive Vice President, Owner, and Co-Founder

As co-founder and an owner of ACM, Tony held over five decades of experience in project management consulting, major engineering, and construction projects.  His professional responsibilities entailed corporate project management oversight, operations, as well as working as a departmental manager for project controls, estimating, planning, scheduling, and cost analysis.  Tony co-authored ACM’s Construction Claims: Contract Changes, Contract Delays, and Claim Awareness; Project Management Planning & Scheduling; Planning & Scheduling; and Fundamentals of Cost Estimating training seminars.  Additionally, he wrote and presented many papers to professional societies and industry associations, had served as an expert witness in construction delay claims, and was one of ACM’s key professional instructors.

James E. Krebs, PE, CCP, PMP, FAACE
Executive Vice President, Owner

As a co-owner, Jim is a day to day contact.  Jim has been with ACM for over 37 years, is a registered Professional Engineer; a Certified Cost Professional; a Certified Project Management Professional; and a Fellow of AACE International, the Authority for Total Cost Management®.  His experience includes corporate and project management, field supervision, training, project controls, and construction experience including planning, scheduling, estimating, cost control, claims analysis, and administrative services.  Jim is also a subject matter expert performing analysis and consulting services for claim disputes and resolutions.  In addition, he is a project management practitioner, has developed and presented numerous seminars, and is one of ACM’s key professional instructors.

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Anthony M. Woodrich, CCP, PMP, MBA
Senior Vice President, Owner

Anthony is a co-owner and a day to day contact.  He is a Certified Cost Professional and Project Management Professional with over 36 years of experience in project management, industrial construction, contract management/administration, total cost management, planning, scheduling, estimating, training, and computerized project controls.  Anthony’s experience includes work in institutional, electronics, defense, FAA disaster recovery, construction, automotive engineering, transportation, electric and water utility, manufacturing, health care, and pharmaceuticals.  His experience also includes shutdown/outage management, project management PMO development, and systems integration; as well as computerized project and information management systems.  Anthony is also a Project Management Institute Authorized Training Partner Instructor – PMP, a project management practitioner, a subject matter expert, has developed and presented numerous seminars, and is one of ACM’s key professional instructors.

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Joseph D. Kinchen
Vice President, Owner

As a co-owner, Joe serves as the regional director for the Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio locations, and assists in the development of new clientele in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, and Richmond, Virginia.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and has over 12 years of experience providing project controls, scheduling, safety management, and owner’s representative services in the industrial manufacturing, nuclear, coal, and hydro-electric industries.  Joe has managed a portfolio of international projects in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe, and has traveled to provide onsite project controls, scheduling, and owners representative services to projects in those regions.

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Stephanie L. Hesson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior Director, Human Resources

Stephanie has been with ACM for over 29 years and has over 20 years of human resources experience.  As Senior Director of Human Resources, she is responsible for all aspects of HR including recruiting, benefit administration, training, development, supervision, payroll, employee retention, office management, and has assisted in development and refinement of project management processes.  Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute, and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Craig S. Larson
Director, Utilities

As Director of Municipal Utilities, Craig is responsible for managing the transition of the City of Detroit Lighting and Power to an investor owned utility.  Craig has over 39 years of business management, software consulting, architectural design and detail, computer aided design and drafting (CADD) based structural engineering, and project management team leadership experience.  He is responsible for marketing and client development for ACM’s most recently established office in Detroit.  Craig has presented at several technical and management conferences throughout the country, is proficient in the delivery of computer based training (CBT) applications, and has significant experience with AutoCAD, Micro Station, and Oracle/Primavera Contract Manager’s web-based software solutions.

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Michael Jovanovich, DBA, PMP
Senior Project Controls Consultant

Mike holds a Doctorate of Business Administration and Organizational Leadership, is a certified Project Management Professional, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  He has over 28 years of experience leading multi-level organizations and managing complex projects for the United States Air Force, has developed strategic organizational plans, projects, and initiatives in order to accomplish desired business goals; and guided internal and external employees in dynamic work environments while managing multiple priorities.  Mike is also a Project Management Institute Authorized Training Partner Instructor – PMP.

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Jennifer Hoffman
Managing Consultant – Ohio Office

Jennifer has over 26 years of technical experience in project scheduling, cost estimating, training, cost controls, and reporting ranging from research and development to corporate engineering and manufacturing engineering.  She manages the day-to-day operations of the Westerville office, as well as leads support for a division of one of ACM’s major manufacturing clients; assisting with management of the overall client relationship.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

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