Anvil Leadership

Leadership 

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Cody Steinmetz

President & Chief Executive Officer

On January 1st, 2024, Cody became of President & CEO of Anvil Corporation. Before taking over this position, Cody worked as the COO position in 2021 and served as Anvil’s Billings Branch Manager for 10 years.

Cody brings over 20 years of engineering and management experience working in the Oil & Gas, Industrial, and Manufacturing industries. Before joining Anvil as a Project Manager, Cody spent 14 years working for Cargill Incorporated in various roles, including Refinery Supervisor, Plant Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance & Engineering Manager, and Business Unit Reliability Leader.

Cody holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

 
Cody Steinmetz

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Dan Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Dan is responsible for all of Anvil’s reporting, accounting, planning, financial analysis, treasury, and human resource services. He also managers the Accounting and Business Services groups and ensures that our employees understand the financial, retirement, and medical benefits available to them through Anvil.

Dan joined Anvil in 2008 as Controller where he oversaw accounts and reporting systems, prepared forecasts and budgets, and ensured client contracts were set up correctly and terms were followed. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2020.

He brings over 20 years of corporate accounting experience, primarily for engineering companies. Dan has successfully led initiatives to improve company billing processes, implement new accounting software, develop billing strategies, and select and implement employee benefit plans.

Dan holds a B.S. in Accounting from Central Washington University.

 
Dan Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

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Adam Wells

Chief Operating Officer

Adam brings over 20 years of experience in Engineering and Construction Project Management, Program Management, and General Management and Leadership for professional services organizations.  Before joining Anvil in December 2022, he led an organization that focused on leveraging digital technologies to drive improvement in the engineering and construction industries.

Adam holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Saint Mary’s College of California and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

 
Adam Wells

Chief Operating Officer

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Derek Toffer

Vice President Business Development & Marketing

As Anvil’s Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Derek is responsible for growing Anvil’s client engagement and external relationships. He is an internal advocate for Anvil clients and helps identify solutions that Anvil is uniquely positioned to deliver on.

Derek brings over 27 years of experience in account management, sales, and business development for the energy industry. Before joining Anvil in 2018, he held senior business development and international management roles with Fluor.

Derek is a Control Systems engineer and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University.

 
Derek Toffer

Vice President Business Development & Marketing

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Ben Taylor

Director of Technical Resources

 
Ben Taylor

Director of Technical Resources

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Eric Peterson

Safety Manager

As Safety Manager, Eric is responsible for managing and coordinating Corporate Safety in all Anvil subsidiaries and branches, ensuring Anvil meets Client Safety standards. He maintains current knowledge of federal, state, local, and client safety laws, regulations, and policies. Eric advises Anvil managers and employees on changes to safety regulations or policies, maintains the Anvil Safety Manual, conducts safety training, performs safety audits, and identifies and implements any actions necessary to ensure compliance with established safety and health procedures.

Eric joined Anvil in 2009 as Safety Representative where he assisted the Safety Manager before taking over as Safety Manager in 2010.

He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds a B.S. in Safety and Health Management from Central Washington University.

 
Eric Peterson

Safety Manager

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Michelle Hawkins

Human Resources Manager

As Human Resources Manager, Michelle manages the day-to-day operations of the HR department, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. She works closely with management to develop effective strategies and processes for recruiting, performance management, and training and leadership programs.

Michelle brings years of HR experience with a broad understanding of management and general employment practices, including recruiting and selection, performance management, training and development, leave of absence, compensation, organizational development, and employee relations.

She holds a M. Ed. in Adult, Community, and Higher Education Administration from Montana State University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Wyoming.

 
Michelle Hawkins

Human Resources Manager

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Chris Harrell

Controller

As Controller, Chris is responsible for the accurate and timely financial management of Anvil and managing the Accounting, Billing, and Payroll teams.

Chris brings over sixteen years of corporate accounting experience. Before joining Anvil in 2022, he held various accounting roles, including Accounting Manager, Business Analyst, and Assistant Controller. Chris has extensive experience in budgeting, forecasting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, developing reporting standards, and managing teams.

He holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a double-major in Finance and Accounting from Western Washington University.

 
Chris Harrell

Controller

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Vance Foster

Quality Manager

As Quality Manager, Vance maintains and improves Anvil’s Project Services Quality System (PSQS) by collaborating with all Resource Groups and Programs. He establishes and tracks annual goals and metrics to ensure we continue to meet our clients’ expectations and our own standards of quality and consistency.

Vance joined Anvil in 2014, serving various roles, including Project Manager, Project Engineer, and Piping Engineer for our Billings and Anchorage offices. In 2023, he became our Quality Manager.

He brings over 25 years of project management and mechanical engineering experience, including 15 years with direct responsibility for quality. Before joining Anvil, Vance held other various positions, including Production Manager, Quality Manager, and Operations Project Manager.

Vance holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Washington State.

 
Vance Foster

Quality Manager

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Patrick Glicker

Technology Manager

As Anvil’s Technology Manager, Patrick is responsible for protecting Anvil’s network and leading a team to deliver technology solutions for Anvil and our clients.  He is an advocate for improving business processes by using the latest proven technologies.

Patrick brings over 15 years of process improvement experience. He has worked in several industrial and material processing industries. Before joining Anvil as a Project Manager, Patrick spent 6 years working for Bühler in various roles, including Field Engineer, Process Engineering Manager, and Business Development Associate.

Patrick holds an M.B.A. from Weatherhead’s School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

 
Patrick Glicker

Technology Manager

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Terry Caetano

VP Operations, Anchorage Branch

As the VP Operations, Anchorage Branch, Terry is responsible for leading the charge in the Alaska market.

Before moving to Alaska, Terry was a project manager and managed projects in Alaska, Canada, California, and Washington State. Prior to this he was Anvil’s Metallurgical Lab Department Manager. In 2006 he developed the Quality Management Services group and managed it until his assignment and relocation to Alaska. He joined Anvil in 2000.

Terry holds an M.S. in Physical Metallurgical Engineering and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

 
Terry Caetano

VP Operations, Anchorage Branch

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Jim Holien

VP Operations, Bellingham Branch

As VP Operations – Bellingham Branch, Jim is responsible for overseeing the daily branch business and operations performance. He works with Anvil’s senior management team to plan branch strategies, goals, and targets, and collaborates with Business Development, Program, Project, and Resource Managers to successfully execute these plans. In addition, Jim is also responsible for forging strong Anvil relationships with clients and the local community

Jim joined Anvil’s Project Controls department in 2000, eventually taking over as the Cascadia Program Manager before becoming VP Operations – Bellingham Branch in 2022. He brings extensive experience in all phases of the energy business, including program management, project management, project controls, engineering, and operations management.

Jim holds an MBA in Finance from California State University Hayward and a B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

 
Jim Holien

VP Operations, Bellingham Branch

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Ken Swalley

VP Operations, Denver & Salt Lake City Branch

As the VP Operations – Denver & Salt Lake City Branches, Ken is responsible for overseeing all office activities, project execution, and managing our Mountain and Chevron Programs. He works closely with Anvil’s senior management to identify company strategies, goals, and targets and then monitors progress towards meeting those goals.

Ken brings over 20 years of engineering and management experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Before becoming VP Operations – Denver & Salt Lake Branches, Ken served as Anvil’s Control Systems Engineering Manager in Bellingham, WA.

Ken holds an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

 
Ken Swalley

VP Operations, Denver & Salt Lake City Branch

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Kyle Volf

VP Operations, Billings Branch

As the VP Operations – Billings Branch, Kyle is responsible for overseeing office activities, project execution, and managing our Mountain program. He works closely with Anvil’s senior management to identify company strategies, goals, and targets and then monitor progress toward meeting these goals.

Kyle entered the Oil & Gas industry in 2005 and has experience in Engineering and Project Management as a Process Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering Supervisor and Program Manager. Before joining Anvil, Kyle spent over 16 years working for BP on North Slope Facilities and ConocoPhillips on L48 Upstream Assets.

Kyle holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska, Texas and Montana.

 
Kyle Volf

VP Operations, Billings Branch

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Cheryl Ladouceur

VP Operations, Concord Branch

As the VP Operations – Concord Branch, Cheryl is responsible for managing the California branch and the Sierra Nevada Program.

Cheryl joins Anvil with 13 years of experience in Engineering, Project Management, Training & Development and people management in the energy industry. Cheryl spent over a decade in engineering consulting specializing in pipeline design, retrofits and asset knowledge management for utility operators nationwide. Most recently, Cheryl led an organization focused on advanced Nuclear Reactor technology aimed at providing an affordable, clean, and safe energy solution.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

 
Cheryl Ladouceur

VP Operations, Concord Branch

 

Board of Directors

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Gordon Lindell

Chairman of the Board

As Chairman of the Board, Gordy is responsible for guiding Anvil and ensuring we continually follow our Mission and Operating Principles. Gordy has served on Anvil’s Board of Directors since 2014 and became Chairman in 2022.

Gordy joined Anvil in 2003 and served as Anvil’s President from 2014 – July 2021. He has extensive experience in business and project management for oil refinery, oil production, co-generation, and pulp and paper facilities. Gordy has led Anvil’s growth into new regions and sectors,
including forming Redi Anvil in Lakewood, CO to further expand our upstream and midstream capabilities.

Gordy holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Louisiana State University.

 
Gordon Lindell

Chairman of the Board

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Scott Anderson

Board Member

Scott has served on Anvil’s Board of Directors since 2008 as an Independent Director.

After an early career as an attorney, Scott joined McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T) in 1986 and rose to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, a role he filled until departing in 1997. Since then, Scott has remained active in the communications and tech industries, investing in numerous early-stage companies and serving on several boards. He is currently President of Northeast Wireless Networks, a regional wireless provider, and serves on three other boards of directors (including one public-company board).

Scott holds a B.A. in History and a Law Degree from the University of Washington.

 
Scott Anderson

Board Member

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Bert Valdman

Board Member

Bertrand (Bert) has served on Anvil’s Board of Directors since 2022 as an Independent Director.

Bert is currently the President & CEO of NorthStar Energy, a leading provider of fuel options to communities from Alaska to Hawaii to California and throughout the Northwestern US and Northern Rockies. Prior to this role, he was the President & CEO of Optimum Energy, the leading provider of data-driven cooling and heating optimization solutions for enterprise facilities and the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Edison International.

He brings over 35 years of experience in the energy industry in various roles, including Executive Vice President, COO, and CFO for Puget Sound Energy, and Managing Director for JP Morgan’s investment banking group in New York and Paris.

Bert also serves on the Board of Lakeside School and the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle and on the Board of portfolio companies of Oaktree Capital Management.

Bert holds a Ph.D.  in French Medieval studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in History from Northwestern University.

 
Bert Valdman

Board Member

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Emily Zanto

Internal Board Member, Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Emily is responsible for leading Anvil’s Mountain Process Program, simultaneously coordinating multiple projects and Process engineer workloads, and developing proposals, estimates, and schedules. She also promotes strong Anvil relationships with clients. Since joining Anvil’s Bellingham office in 2010, then transferring to the Billings office in 2012, Emily has worked as a Process Engineer until becoming a Work Group Lead in 2020.

Emily brings over 10 years of in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in all phases of refining projects—from design conception and definition to detailed design. Her experience spans optimizing and running refinery process units, participating in plant-wide turnarounds, project scope development, hydraulic analysis, refinery unit process hazard reviews (PHAs), and PSV sizing and evaluation. She joined Anvil’s Board of Directors in 2021.

Emily holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

 
Emily Zanto

Internal Board Member, Project Manager

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Rob Farrow

Board Member

Rob joined Anvil’s Board of Directors in 2020.

Rob served as Anvil’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008-2019 where he was responsible for Anvil’s reporting, accounting, planning, financial analysis, treasury, and human resource services.

He brings over 32 years finance experience with 23 years in Chief Financial Officer roles in both small and large consumer products companies. Rob has successfully restructured and managed finance teams, managed debt restructurings, initiated and led strategic planning processes, and accomplished financial turnarounds. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures and has led audit functions as Director Internal Audit for a $5 billion company and as a client manager of a big-four public accounting firm.

Rob holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He was also a Chartered Accountant in Canada.

 
Rob Farrow

Board Member

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Diana Hoff

Board Member

Diana has served on Anvil’s Board of Directors since 2023 as an Independent Director.

She was most recently the Senior Vice President of Operations at Antero Resources, an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin. Prior to this role, she was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for The Unconventional Group, providing consulting to international clients implementing unconventional oil and gas developments outside of North America. Diana was also the Vice President Technical, Engineering and Innovation for Santos, one of Australia’s biggest domestic gas suppliers and a leading LNG supplier in the Asia Pacific region.

Diana brings over 35 years of domestic and international operations, engineering, and management experience in the oil and gas industry, holding progressive roles from drilling foreman to engineering and management roles with Chevron, Basin Exploration, Amoco, Barrett Resources/Williams, and Questar/QEP. She has led upstream development and production operations and capital projects, including corporate level accountability for major projects and health, safety and environment (HSE).

Diana holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College (Ohio).16

 
Diana Hoff

Board Member

 

ESOP Trustees

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Ben Taylor

Chair

Ben has served as an ESOP Trustee since 2018.

He joined Anvil in 2005 as a Control Systems Engineer. Ben is currently the Resource Manager for Anvil’s Control Systems group.

 
Ben Taylor

Chair

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Rod VanderWerff

Trustee

Rod has served as an ESOP Trustee since 2022.

Rod is currently the Resource Manager for Anvil’s Piping Design group.

 
Rod VanderWerff

Trustee

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Cindy Greene

Trustee

Cindy has served as an ESOP Trustee since 2020.

She joined Anvil in 2002 as a Project Assistant. Cindy currently works out of Anvil’s Billings office as the Project Controls Lead for the Mountain Program.

 
Cindy Greene

Trustee