Staff

senior management team

Jay Spaeder

CEO

As a member of the L.U. 449 and L.U. 47 – General Foreman Pipefitter (1983-2014), Jay Spaeder has been CEO since 2016 and manager of the service division since 2007. The division has expanded dramatically under his leadership, and its staff of over 40 technicians offers emergency repairs and maintenance services to industrial, commercial, and residential customers.

Jay has 38 years of experience, consisting of 10 years of fieldwork, 19 years of managing HVAC and industrial projects, and nine years of divisional management. He is committed to the education and development of young tradesmen, has served on the Apprenticeship Committee for L.U. 47 and 449, and was instrumental in the development of the Apprentice & Journeyman Training Facility in Erie, PA.

Steve Eastbourn

Preconstruction Manager

With an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Steve has been our commercial division manager since 2008. He oversees the estimating and management of all plumbing and HVAC construction projects.

Steve’s background includes both large and small projects for healthcare, education, and commercial industries. He is a registered plumber for Erie County and has a plumbing license for the state of Ohio.

Steve also completed the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)’s Institute for Project Management course in 2006 and is a LEED Accredited Professional. His experience includes seven years in the field, four years in project management, and nine years in his current role as Commercial Division Manager.

Jeff Holloway

Operations Manager

With a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech University, Jeff Holloway brings 30 years of mechanical operations experience to Spaeder.  Jeff’s experience includes commercial, industrial, governmental, and water/wastewater projects throughout the eastern US.  Jeff has served as a Project Manager, Operations Manager, and Vice President during his career and previously directed the Water/Wastewater and Fire Protection divisions at Spaeder.  Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Tom Kaspick

Corporate Business Development / Water Treatment

Tom Kaspick is our Corporate Sales Director.  He partners with CEOs, Business Owners, Facility and Maintenance Managers and others to share with them the advantages of working with a full-service mechanical contractor and the benefits the Wm. T. Spaeder Company can provide.  After spending nearly three decades working with many businesses in the region, Tom understands what truly drives conversations, what customers expect and what we can do to help them make their companies and projects better.  It’s how well you connect with the people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them that can make this working partnership a true asset to our customers.

Tom has worked with a large diversity of customers in our area as well as doing cost-savings consulting work from New England to the Gulf Shore.  His attention to detail, understanding of what customers want/need, and building long term relationships is an asset valued by our customers, just like our quality of work.  Tom believes that keeping the customer informed and meeting their goals and expectations is yet another added benefit of the Wm. T. Spaeder Company being a full-service mechanical contractor.

Mike Aiello

Corporate Director, Safety & Resource Development

With a Bachelor of Science Degree from York College of Pennsylvania, Mike has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing environments. For over 25 of those years, he has been instrumental in developing highly effective teams as a Human Resource Professional, often with multiple plant responsibilities.

Mike also has an extensive background in project coaching, exceeding customer expectations, behavior-based interviewing, and diversity. His time at Wm. T. Spaeder began in 2013 where, among many achievements, he established standardized safety protocols which have decreased recordable injuries by 50%. Mike has also been instrumental in creating a strategic action plan to retain talent and attract new clients.

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