Henry serves as a Preconstruction Executive for Southland Industries, after serving as the Sheet Metal General Superintendent for 13 years, and 32 years as a Union Sheet Metal Worker with Local 104. He’s been very instrumental with building partnerships with organizations that have pre-apprenticeship programs in the Bay Area, like CityBuild in San Francisco and Rising Sun Center for Opportunity in Oakland, along with several others.
Henry is a strong advocate of mentoring and giving everyone a fair shot at success, regardless of their background. He is the 2020 Chair for AGC’s national Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee and has served on the committee since its inception, where he has helped develop initiatives designed to support, educate and promote a diverse and inclusive culture for AGC member companies. Henry’s approach to the complexity of the current climate is one of calm, courage and commitment. He is a consistent voice of reason even in the worst of times and is not afraid to have uncomfortable conversations that have the potential to bring positive change.
As the former Sheet Metal General Superintendent, Henry was responsible for over 200 Sheet Metal Workers during his tenure and led Lean implementations on projects throughout Northern California on Southland projects. Henry’s strategy of field support included a mixture of a “boots on the ground” type of approach combined with informal relationship building. This has always been key to his success. Henry also currently sits on the National Board of Director’s for the Lean Construction Institute, (LCI) where he leads a task force designed to encourage Trade Partner involvement within LCI events and was a recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award in 2018. He also sits on the national Lean Steering Committee for the AGC.