Sheldon J. Mandell

Chairman of the Board

Sheldon is one of the original owners of National Wrecking Company and currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Treasurer.  He also remains active as an Estimator and Project Manager.  Sheldon has worked in the demolition and salvage industries since 1943.  He was the charter President of the National Demolition Association and received the Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.  He is a recognized leader in the industry.

Howard J. Mandell

Superintendent

Howard is one of the original owners of National Wrecking Company and has been employed by the company since its inception in 1954.  Howard currently serves as a Field Superintendent.  He is recognized as one of the most capable demolition superintendents in the industry.  He has successfully completed the dismantling and demolition of thousands of structures including refineries, chemical plants, skyscrapers, bridges, steel mills, furnaces, stacks, etc.

Arthur N. Mandell

President

Art has been employed by National Wrecking Company since 1983 and currently serves as the company’s President.  Art graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.  He has acted as a Superintendent, Estimator and Project Manager on numerous demolition projects including chemical plants, refineries, and industrial structures.  One of his many projects is the complete demolition of Wisconsin Steel Works at 106th & Torrence, Chicago, Illinois which included blast furnaces, coke ovens, water treatment facilities and rolling mills.

Joseph F. Naumes

Vice President

Joe started with National Wrecking Company in 1990 and currently serves as Vice President.  During this time, Joe has been responsible for all aspects of a project including estimating, contract negotiations, client contact, scheduling, engineering, planning and managing the project through completion.  He has managed a wide variety of demolition projects including high rises, industrial buildings, bridges, smoke stacks, and other structures.  Joe also has significant experience managing design-build projects where the demolition contractor is responsible for the engineering of the project in addition to the demolition.

Matthew J. Hughes

General Counsel/Risk Manager

Matt is General Counsel and Risk Manager for National Wrecking Company.  He has worked for the company since 1999.  Matt received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  He is responsible for all legal and risk management matters including contracts, insurance, safety, and regulatory compliance.

Matthew R. Powell

Safety Director

Matt is the Safety Director for National Wrecking Company.  He has been employed by the company since 2010.  Matt received his undergraduate degree from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has also received significant training in health and safety including  OSHA 30 hour Construction Training, Asbestos 32 hour Abatement Worker, Forklift Operator Safety Training for Construction, Skid-Steer Loader Operator Training, and Asbestos Inspector Training.