Our Management Team

Hawk is managed by a team of professionals who have over 150 years of combined experience in the industries we serve. We are senior, recognized experts in our respective disciplines, and we continue to provide hands-on services to our clients. We stay current with industry trends and practices, whether we are providing services directly to our clients or managing the work of other Hawk employees.

Pat McQuillan, Chief Executive Officer

Pat McQuillan, Chief Executive Officer

Pat McQuillan

Pat McQuillan joined Hawk in 2014 after a 25-year career in the inspection services and technical staffing industry. Over the course of his career, he has managed all aspects of the business including recruitment, human resources, accounting, finance, operations, systems development, project management, sales, marketing, and business development, executive strategy development & implementation.

Pat has considerable international experience, serving in a leadership capacity, establishing new offices and winning significant contracts throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Australasia. He has a well-developed knowledge of the inspection services market including project quality, supplier surveillance, pipe mill and coatings inspection, site construction QA/QC, supplier auditing and assessments, and expediting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State and an MBA from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is based in Hawk's Houston office.

Drema Fitzhugh, General Manager

Drema Fitzhugh, General Manager

Drema Fitzhugh

Drema is Hawk's general manager. She joined Hawk in 2015 as our Business Development Manager and now continues to focus on securing new clients and new employees while maintaining and improving relationships with our existing clients. As General Manager for Alaskan Operations, Drema is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Anchorage office.

Drema has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston and has 18 years of industry experience in a variety of geographic markets.

Mike Jens, Senior Advisor

Mike Jens, Senior Advisor

Mike Jens

Mike is a registered mechanical engineer who has been active in the engineering and construction industry since 1968. He focuses on project and construction management services for both industrial and commercial projects. He is an experienced claims consultant who has successfully resolved over 500 construction disputes.

Mike Jens has been active in the engineering and construction industry since 1968. He is a registered professional engineer who has worked with owners, construction contractors, engineering firms, attorneys, and bonding companies on a variety of projects. He has expertise in project planning, contracting strategy, program management, project delivery techniques, and dispute resolution methodologies.

Mike has held bottom-line responsibility for major projects, has performed management consulting assignments to help others improve project delivery processes, and has served as a consultant and troubleshooter on difficult, complicated projects. His projects include heavy industrial and civil projects, oil field facilities, commercial and institutional buildings, public works facilities, and transportation/ infrastructure projects.

Mike is an experienced negotiator who has been instrumental in the resolution of hundreds of construction disputes. He has served as an advocate, a project neutral, a mediator, a construction expert, and a facilitator. He has been very successful in helping parties find equitable solutions to difficult construction problems using alternative dispute-resolution methodologies.

Dave Norton, Senior Advisor

Dave Norton, Senior Advisor

Dave Norton

Dave is a registered civil engineer and has worked for public and private owners, construction contractors, and regulatory agencies since 1974. He has a long history of experience in the Alaska oil and gas industry, specializing in conceptual engineering, permitting, environmental, and regulatory issues.

Dave Norton has led project teams in support of project permitting and government relations; project management; environmental impact analyses; risk analyses and threat assessments; contingency planning; safety, maintenance, and compliance audits; development of integrity management plans; and pipeline feasibility studies. He has been a Commissioner on the State of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, head of the Alaska Petroleum Systems Integrity Office, and manager of engineering for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. He has over 40 years of experience in Alaska.

He has managed major construction and renovation projects for oil field facilities, served as an advisor and liaison between companies and state/federal regulatory agencies, and led technical studies in support of reauthorization of operating permits for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). He has authored several technical papers on the operation of TAPS and has served as a national board member of the U.S. Permafrost Association.


11th International Pipeline Conference 2016
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