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Every member of Matrix Service Company's leadership team is committed to creating value for our company, our employees and our clients. Their guidance and expertise is a key component in Matrix Service Company's ability to safely, successfully and effectively execute our business strategies.
James P. Ryan

James P. Ryan has served as President of Matrix Service since August 2005. Mr. Ryan previously served the Company as Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 to August 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Ryan served as Vice President of Matrix Service since October 1999. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Mr. Ryan worked for Gibraltar Construction Company from January 1993 to September 1999 providing construction management services. Previous employers include MW Kellogg, Kiewit Industrial Co. and Hoffman Construction Company. Mr. Ryan also previously provided independent consulting services to the power industry. Mr. Ryan graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979.

Alan Updyke
Senior Vice President, Operations

Alan Updyke serves as Senior Vice President, Operations for all Matrix Service Operating Divisions througout the U.S. and Canada, including Estimating, Project Controls, Business Development and Craft Recruiting. He previously served as Vice President of Construction for Matrix Service. Before joining Matrix Service in July 2012, Mr. Updyke spent the past 17 years with Brinderson, most recently as President of their Western Operations. In that role, Mr. Updyke was responsible for providing strategic leadership and management direction to four regional offices and all major capital construction projects.

Before that, Mr. Updyke served in various management positions with Brinderson, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Construction, and Vice President of Business Development. Previous t that, Mr. Updyke held the General Managers position for Turner Industries overseeing their West Coast Operations.

Patrick Chambers
Vice President, Major Projects

Patrick Chambers is Vice President, Major Projects for Matrix Service with responsibility for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects and large bid/build construction opportunities. He joined Matrix Service in 2014 with responsibility for mid to large capital industrial construction and integrated EPC projects. Before joining Matrix Service, he held leadership positions with Jacobs, Brinderson and Transfield Services. Mr. Chambers has extensive experience in EPC, maintenance, turnarounds and specialty services, leading operations in a variety of market segments. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.

Kevin Durkin
Vice President, Business Development

Kevin A. Durkin has served as Vice President, Business Development for Matrix Service since June 2008. He previously served as Pre-Construction Manager for the Orange Region from November 2006 to May 2008; Small Capital Construction Division Manager for the Orange Region from June 2000 to October 2006; Business Development Manager for Matrix Service from June 1998 to May 2000; Southwest Turnaround Manager for Colt Construction Division from June 1996 to May 1998; and as assistant Regional Manager for the Orange Region from July 1989 to May 1996. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Mr. Durkin worked for HMT Tank Service holding numerous positions in operations, engineering and marketing. Mr. Durkin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Marketing from California State University, Fullerton.

Jerry L. James
Vice President, Turnaround and Plant Services

Jerry L. James serves as Vice President of Turnaround and Plant Services for Matrix Service. Before joining Matrix Service, he held leadership positions with Brinderson in addition to Colt Construction Company (since acquired by Matrix Service) and TIMEC. Mr. James brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in the refining industry including turnarounds, maintenance and plant services, tank maintenance and repair, industrial cleaning and fabrication.

Brad Killmer
Vice President, Accounting and Finance

Brad Killmer serves as Vice President of Accounting and Finance for Matrix Service. He joined Matrix Service in 2001, serving as Business Unit Controller for the Turnaround and Plant Services and National Construction divisions, then most recently, as Business Unit Controller for Matrix Service. Mr. Killmer began his career at Grant Thornton International and also served as Regional Controller for Granite Construction. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, Certified Information Technology Professional and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

Shawn Payne
Vice President, Business Services

Shawn Payne is Vice President, Business Services for Matrix Service, where he works closely with operational and functional management across the organization to ensure use of best practices as well as other business-related initiatives that optimize operational and financial performance. Shawn joined Matrix Service as a Division Manager in 2012 and established their Mining and Minerals division. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Shawn held leadership roles at Jacobs, Aker Solutions Americas Inc., and Aker Industrial Constructors Inc., in areas that included operations, finance, treasury and project controls. Shawn has over 20 years of industrial engineering procurement and construction experience and is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received his degree in Finance.