• Our Team

Meet the CES Team

For over thirty years, the CES team has been serving our clients with state-of-the-art thinking and technology. Our design, build and engineering capabilities are second to none in the industry. Get to know our dedicated team.

Rob A. Adams

CEO & Founder

Rob’s Biography

Rob A. Adams 

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

For nearly 33 years, Rob Adams has been the visionary leader of CES. He exemplifies the CES culture of the “worker’s heart” and ownership thinking that has enabled the growth and success of the company.

His willingness to expand into new markets related to the company’s core business of cold storage construction has created both growth and stability. The new CES Gro-AHU air handler product for indoor plant grow rooms represents his goal of expanding into new opportunities that utilize existing company capabilities. A voracious learner, Rob continuously expands his knowledge of best practices and new technology to make CES the best and most profitable provider in the marketplace.

Rob received a BS in Chemistry from University of Houston in 1973, and for fifteen years has served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at UH. He also serves as a Board Member for Zond, LLC, a high-tech company in thin film coatings, and Zea Biosciences, a startup company in the indoor plant growth market. Outside of work he flies his single engine Mooney aircraft for both business and pleasure, and plays competitive tennis and baseball on local club teams. He lives in North Easton, MA with his wife and two children, and somehow finds time to enjoy his family life.

Mark Barrett

COO & Founder

Mark’s Biography

Mark Barrett 

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Mark Barrett is Co-Founder and COO for Controlled Environment Structures, LLC. He is the “nuts and bolts guy” and a hard working individual who strives for excellence in every area of the company. Mark is an experienced executive who handles much of the day-to-day leadership of CES. This includes maintaining customer relationships, overseeing sales strategy, and managing CES’s talented workforce.

Mark is a Blue Hill Vocational School cum laude graduate and a Northeastern University engineering Alumni. He is a current member of the International Association of Cold Storage Contractors and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors. He has proudly sold and managed construction of some of the largest cold storage and food processing facilities in the northeast. A licensed Massachusetts builder, he and his wife Sharon live in Weymouth, MA, and they have two beautiful adult married children. They love to travel the world and frequently visit their second home in Naples, Florida. Mark has a love / hate relationship with the game of golf and of course is an avid Boston sports fan.

Rick Coan

VP, Controls Division

Rick’s Biography

Rick Coan

Vice President, Controls Division

Rick joined CES in 1994.  Biography coming soon.

Paul Faxon

Director of Operations

Paul’s Biography

Paul Faxon

Director of Operations

Paul joined CES in 2008. His main job is to oversee all construction activity in the field. He takes on any job that comes his way. His strong skills come from his director experience in high-tech and construction rolls. He resides in Bradford Massachusetts with his wife, and they both enjoy riding their Harleys whenever they get a chance.

 

Bill Lacouture

Controller

Bill’s Biography

Bill Lacouture

Controller

Bill Lacouture joined CES in 1999. He has an extensive background that includes accounting and computer support and training as well as administration and marketing. Bill’s responsibilities include general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, human resources and compliance. Bill lives in Bridgewater, Massachusetts with his wife and they have one adult child.

Mark A. Busharis

Sales Engineer/Project Mgmt.

Mark’s Biography

Mark A. Busharis 

Sales Engineer/Project Management

With a successful track record of over 25 years of sales / project management and business development experience in the controlled environment industry, Mark has consistently grown sales and developed strong business relationships for CES, while assisting his customers in growing and expanding their businesses. Mark is considered a trusted advisor by his clients, and is known for his consultative and comprehensive approach to each project. Mark resides in Mansfield Massachusetts with his wife, and is the father of three adult children.

Ed Montani

Sales Engineer/Project Mgmt.

Ed’s Biography

Edward B. Montani 

Sales Engineer/Project Management

Joined CES in 1990

Dave J. McGrath

Sales/Project Mgmt.

Dave’s Biography

Dave J. McGrath

Sales /Project Management

Dave started his career in construction at the age of 14. He joined the CES team during his senior year of college after working many inside/outside sales jobs. Dave has an understanding of what challenges industry leaders face like keeping projects on time and under budget while catching the small details that could lead to major problems.

Dave is driven by values such as respect for colleagues, teamwork and professional transparency. When not working Dave enjoys hanging out with his dogs, going to concerts, kayaking and traveling.

Alyson Carpeno

Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

Alyson’s Biography

Alyson Carpeno

Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Aly joined the CES team in 2018 as an administrative assistant and receptionist. She is responsible for being the first friendly point of contact for all customers, vendors, and employees. Her responsibilities include handling all day-to-day filing and processing of all orders, mailings, and deliveries for customers and jobsites. Organization is one of her best qualities and she aims to give excellent customer service. She lives in Plainville, Massachusetts with her husband, dog, and chickens.

Carolyn O’Toole

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn’s Biography

Carolyn O’Toole

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn is one of our administrators for the company and has worked here since 2014. She supports the sales team in any way she can. From ordering and tracking equipment and material to managing the schedule with current and up and coming projects- she is our go-to person for it all. She is a UMass Lowell graduate of 1993. She lives in Foxboro Massachusetts with her husband of 25 years. She has 3 kids at home; 2 in college and one in high school.

Lara Schwarz

Office Manager

Lara’s Biography

Lara Schwarz

Office Manager

Lara has worked at CES since 2013 as our office manager. She has 20 years of experience in her field of work. She loves spending time with her family and her dogs, and loves to listen to all kinds of music.

Autumn Seibel

Drafting

Autumn’s Biography

Autumn Seibel 

Drafting

Autumn has been a draftsman at CES since June of 2017 but has been drafting for about six years now. She is super strong and full of positivity. She works very hard and diligently to finish projects on time.  She really loves snowboarding, hiking and loving her dog.  She is originally from Colorado and has her associates in Design Drafting Technology from Montana State.

 

 

Bert Tervakoski

Drafting

Bert’s Biography

Bert Tervakoski

Drafting

Bert joined CES in 1991.

Eric Costa

Director of Electrical Services

Eric’s Biography

Eric Costa

Director of Electrical Services

Eric joined the CES team in 2005. His role in the Instrumentation & Controls Division of the company is to care for the needs of the shop and our customers. He manages the service calls for our technicians, schedules man power for jobs, and orders the materials for our control systems and inventory. He is solely responsible for maintaining the standards and documentation for our UL 508A listing. He also maintains the electrical safety of our systems and personnel. He helps our customers keep their controls systems up to date and running efficiently by helping them to setup a schedule for preventive maintenance. He is a licensed master electrician and enjoys spending much of his free time teaching the Bible to the deaf and brewing his own beer.

Jim Waterman

Superintendent

Jim’s Biography

Jim Waterman

Superintendent

Jim joined CES in 2004.

Robert Chapman

Controls Division Project Manager

Robert’s Biography

Robert Chapman

Controls Division Project Manager

Robert joined CES in 2018

 

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