Corporate Leadership

  • Rodney G. Ferguson


    Rodney joined M & D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in May of 1993 with many years of experience in quality control, inspection and project management. He has made significant contributions to the business in the area of project management and has been responsible for numerous industrial, government, commercial and institutional projects. Project management of HVAC construction contracts includes estimating job costs, coordination of project schedules with prime and subcontractors, purchasing job materials and interacting with field personnel for construction organization and scheduling.


    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering – University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
    • Certified Master Plumber and Certified Master Gas Fitter
    • Certified with AL Board of Heating and A/C Contractors
    • Propane License Holder
    • LEED-AP® Certified by USGBC
  • Brit Wright

    Vice President

    Brit joined M&D Mechanical in 1999 as the field personnel hiring manger and the equipment manager. As our business has grown and expanded, his expertise as a pipe welder, supervisor and estimator/project manager quickly allowed him to excel in his roles within the company. Since 2005, he has been a project manager focusing on the industrial side of the company’s business. He also currently serves as M&D’ s CWI and Welding QC Manager, ensuring that the company stays in strict compliance with project and code related specifications.  


    • AWS CWI

  • John A. Barnard

    Vice-President, Treasurer

    John joined M & D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in 1990 and has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. John started out with M&D Mechanical as a laborer. Although, at the time, he had not completed high school, he had a huge desire to learn. He completed apprenticeships in both plumbing and pipe fitting/welding, giving him the opportunity to work in the company where he was needed. John served as a plumber journeyman, a certified welder, and a certified medical gas installer. He has 13 years field experience and worked as a Pipefitter Foreman supervising numerous projects before transferring to the main office in 2003. After transferring to the main office in 2003 John has at different times held the positions of material and equipment coordinator, estimator, and project manager. He is outstanding in his knowledge of the trade, safety regulations, coordination and management skills and reliability.


    • Associates Degree in Business Management – Calhoun Community College
    • Certified Master Plumber; Certified Master Gas Fitter; Certified Med Gas Installer
  • Michelle L. Cesareo

    Corporate Secretary

    Michelle came to M & D Mechanical in September 2002 as a temporary Front Desk Clerk and was hired full time in January 2003. She worked in this position until July 2006 when she was offered the position of Accounting Coordinator. During this time period while continuing to work full-time, she was able to achieve her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of North Alabama. As the Accounting Coordinator, Michelle is responsible for Auditing, Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Statements, Process Analysis, and Transaction Processing. Michelle became a Board Member in July 2016. She is currently seeking her Certified Managerial Accounting Certification.


    • Associates Degree in Business and Accounting – Calhoun Community College
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Athens State University
    • Master of Business Administration in Accounting – University of North Alabama



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