Nashville, Tenn. — August 29, 2023
This year there have been a lot of changes...
East Tennessee Mechanical Contractors (ETMC) announced today that after nearly 5 years of distinguished service, Devin Deathridge has been named President. He assumes day-to-day leadership of the company following his most recent role as member and Executive Vice President of building operations. Mark Deathridge, who served as president of ETMC since 1994, has been named Vice President of Building Operations for the company.
"This announcement marks the pinnacle of our company's dedicated and strategic succession planning process. It comes at a highly opportune moment as ETMC is currently achieving its highest performance levels and is poised for substantial growth in both Middle Tennessee and beyond," stated Mark Deathridge. "With utmost certainty, ETMC's employees and I firmly believe that Devin is the ideal individual to carry forward this momentum. Throughout the past 5 years, he has exemplified our company's core values and showcased an unmatched dedication to the success of our team and clients."
For over 35 years, Mark Deathridge has been an integral part of ETMC, serving as its president for the past 29 years. Under his leadership, the company has experienced remarkable growth and unwavering momentum. Throughout his tenure, he dedicated himself to elevating the organization's professionalism, establishing it as the go-to contractor for projects spanning across the Southeast. Embracing the company's mission of 'Building a Formula for Success,' he cultivated strong relationships with clients and subcontractors throughout the region.
ETMC has earned a reputation for delivering successful projects that have positively impacted the communities they serve. Mark's visionary approach has played a pivotal role in transforming and improving lives through these endeavors. Moreover, he placed great emphasis on cultivating a safety-first culture within ETMC and prioritized the development of team members, both in the office and out in the field.
“This planned succession offers a seamless transition of company leadership and familiarity to all our stakeholders and continues to build on our legacy of being a minority-owned company,” Mark Deathridge added. “Devin’s deep institutional knowledge of ETMC and existing industry relationships with our subcontractors and partners will help him continue to successfully lead the company into the future.”
After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011, Devin Deathridge was hired by Skanska’s Nashville Division in 2006 as a full-time VDC engineer. He continued to rise through the ranks into leadership as the VDC Regional Manager during his tenure. Devin parted ways with Skanska in 2018 and joined ETMC in the fall as the VP of Operations.
"I am deeply humbled and privileged to take on the role of ETMC's next president and dedicated to upholding our company's distinguished reputation for outstanding performance and unwavering commitment to core values such as safety, integrity, and work-life balance," declared Devin Deathridge. "The prospect of contributing to ETMC's continued growth and making a meaningful impact on the communities we serve fills me with enthusiasm. I look forward to expanding our presence across the region and building upon the solid foundation we have established."