Director, Project Management & Services | Principal Shareholder
Since 1990, Mike Pitek has coupled his problem-solving aptitude with a passion for customer service to drive successful outcomes for industrial clients. He began his career as a direct mechanical/project engineer for a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturer. Desiring exposure to a larger, more diverse client base and challenges, and enthused by the company’s innovation of the project delivery process, Mike joined ITAC in 1996. He honed his ability to perform and lead engineering and design on ITAC’s largest design build efforts, followed by two years of “keeping the mill running” and leading projects at an ITAC client site. Through this in-the-trenches experience, he has developed a unique ability to understand our clients’ needs and conquer their challenges.
After a decade developing his craft, Mike began managing large, capital design build projects for ITAC’s most critical customers in 2000. These “turn around” projects had a similar focus – heavy retrofit, fast track, mission critical assignments with $10MM-$20MM contracts to scope, engineer, construct, startup and manage projects for the clients with total project values of $50MM to $100MM. These opportunities allowed ITAC to perfect the organization, skills and processes required to deliver assured success and to develop many “Raving Fan” clients.
As Director of Project Management and Services, today Mike focuses his talents and energies on the continued development of ITAC to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Leading the team responsible for project management and services, Mike identifies what success looks like for the client and develops a plan to achieve that success. He challenges all project team members to listen to the clients’ needs from start to finish and to build and maintain strong customer relationships. Through continued mentoring, coaching, and regular engagement with all levels of management across all operating units, Mike strives to ensure the daily primary focus of all is delivering success for our clients.