Introducing Mike DeVries, Midwest Regional Sales Managerfrom Tracy Dacko
Hello! My name is Mike DeVries (the last part of my name rhymes with ‘breeze’…like the breeze coming off the Great Lakes). I joined the North American Schöck family in January of this year as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. I live in Northwest Indiana, about thirty minutes outside of Chicago, and grew up on the South side of Chicago – a South side Cubs fan in a White Sox world!
I have a BS in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and have spent more than 20 years working on land development projects in the areas of building product placement, land planning and heavy civil engineering. One of the highlights of my career so far was working on a custom stone support system for the Kingdom Tower, which, upon its completion in 2017, will be the world’s tallest building.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Christine, scuba diving and getting out on my Harley to explore winding roads. I enjoy watching and playing sports, especially hockey (Go Blackhawks!). My son is following in my footsteps with his love of sports, as is my soon-to-be stepson. I also have a daughter, who is getting ready to go off to University of Minnesota.
I’m so excited about working for Schöck. It’s a joy to work with such an amazing group of people. The knowledge level and depth of experience makes the design process and project interaction a breeze, and I look forward to contributing to the growth of the company in North America.