Western Specialty Contractors, formerly named Western Waterproofing Company, announced the promotion of Tom Brooks, Vice President - Operations and Business Development, to the position of Sr. Vice President of Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Brooks has been with Western since 2012.

In his new role, Brooks will oversee marketing, business development, the sealants division and an operations region within Western, as well as assist Western's Chief Operating Officer. Western has branch offices in Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Des Moines, IA; Chicago, Peoria and Springfield, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City and St. Louis, MO; Charlotte, NC; Omaha, NE; Ridgefield, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Tulsa, OK; Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, TX; and Seattle, WA.

"During his three short years with Western, Tom has exhibited an outstanding ability to maximize resources, achieve project goals and deliver on client expectations," said Western Specialty Contractors President Jeff Kelley. "Combined with his expertise in teambuilding  and business strategy, Tom has proven to everyone here that he is a leader and deserving of the promotion. We are excited to see where he takes Western from here."

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brooks previously worked eight years for Berglund Construction, Chicago, IL, as Senior Project Manager, Vice President - Operations, and Vice President - Business Development. He also previously owned a construction company, Contech, LLC, and worked as Construction Manager for Gough & Gough while residing in Valparaiso, IN. 

Brooks has a degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University - North Central Campus and an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is a U.S. Marine and Desert Storm veteran and a graduate of the Military Police Academy. Organization memberships: Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Construction Users Round Table (CURT) and U.S. Green Building Council.