Executive
Management Team

Est. 1988

Ronald
C. Witt, JR.

President & CEO

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Ronald C. Witt, JR.
President & CEO

Ron is responsible for overall management and guidance of this dynamic general construction and construction management firm. A graduate of Drexel University, he has 30 years of experience with clients in the hospitality, multi-family, senior care, science & technology industries, and corporate interior industries. Ron has supervised various-sized projects across most of the market sectors in which Sweetwater provides construction services and brings the highly developed partnering skills, integrity and honesty to the project team. “Integrity and honesty are hallmarks of the Sweetwater Way, installed in me by my father and the founder of Sweetwater.”

Ron’s spare time is spent with his wife, three kids, and three dogs relaxing in Long Beach Island and watching his youngest daughter play softball for Franklin & Marshall College. At home, he watches reruns of Cheers and The Big Bang Theory, “a good laugh does my soul well!”

(609) 655-3332
rwitt@sweetwatercorp.com

Nancy Witt

Executive Vice President

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Nancy Witt
Executive Vice President

Nancy left a nursing career in 1989 to run the business development efforts for a construction management firm led by her husband, Ron Sr. Her hard work as Vice President has taken the company from $500,000 to $100 million over the past 31 years. She continues to market Sweetwater and cultivate clients through repeat business and success in many construction sectors, especially Senior Living.

Nancy loves to run with her dogs, play golf regularly, and travel extensively.

nwitt@sweetwatercorp.com

Gary Coopersmith

Executive Vice President – Preconstruction & Business Development

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Gary Coopersmith
Executive Vice President – Preconstruction & Business Development

Gary Coopersmith brings over 30 years of experience in laboratory, cleanroom, cGMP, and healthcare projects to his position as head of Preconstruction and Marketing/Business Development for Sweetwater. In addition, Gary is responsible for overseeing select projects from pre-construction through completion, particularly on Science and Technology projects. Previously working from the owner’s perspective, he was employed at two of New Jersey’s largest Pharmaceutical-Life Sciences operating companies.

Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Once a year Gary hikes and rock-climbs the trails of northern and southern Arizona to chill out and spend time with his family. We’re still waiting for photos to prove it…

gcoopersmith@sweetwatercorp.com

Robert Chemi

Executive Vice President – Director of Interior Construction

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Robert Chemi
Executive Vice President – Director of Interior Construction

Bob Chemi is a 41-year veteran of the construction industry and is extremely successful in all aspects of interior construction. He joined Sweetwater in 1997 and has become an expert in multi-phase renovations and relocations. Bob is responsible for all preconstruction and construction activities in the execution of value engineering efforts, including estimating, constructability analyses, and scheduling. As Director of Interior Construction, Bob oversees each project for maintaining the project schedule, cost control, quality and safety, to ensure milestones are met.

Bob attended Seton Hall University in New Jersey and Catawba College in Greensboro, North Carolina. When he is not beautifying building interiors, Bob hangs out with family, works out and dreams of having time to play golf someday.

bchemi@sweetwatercorp.com

Luke Metz

Executive Vice President – Field Operations

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Luke Metz
Executive Vice President – Field Operations

As a distinguished veteran of Sweetwater, Mr. Metz has 44 years of construction experience with the firm. Luke is responsible for all field operations, working together with our field forces, Safety Director, and insurance company to ensure full compliance with state and federal requirements, safe jobsites, and training is performed when needed or required.

He attended Kean College in New Jersey, and is certified in Quality Management, OSHA, First Aid & CPR.

Boating and fishing are Luke’s favorite pastimes, but on terra firma he enjoys golf, fine steak, and a great glass of cabernet.

lmetz@sweetwatercorp.com

Maureen Witt

Vice President - Accounting

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Maureen Witt
Vice President - Accounting

Maureen has been a member of the “Sweetwater Family” for 22 years, and a member of the Witt Family since 1996! She manages the payroll and healthcare benefits for the company, along with other Accounting and HR responsibilities. Prior to working for Sweetwater, she was in the banking industry for 19 years.

Maureen loves spending time at the beach with her family, friends and 3 dogs.

mwitt@sweetwatercorp.com

Dave Johnson

Chief Estimator

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David Johnson
Chief Estimator

Dave re-joined Sweetwater in 2015, as Chief Estimator, to oversee all estimating and procurement activities for a staff of four. With 30 years’ experience estimating construction, he has a thorough knowledge of building types, methods and materials, subcontractor capabilities and labor issues. Dave is a graduate of Concordia University-Ann Arbor and has a Construction Management Diploma from NYU.

He is a husband, and a father of two, who coaches youth basketball and is the CYO treasurer for his church.

djohnson@sweetwatercorp.com

Chintan Kamdar

Controller

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Chintan Kamdar
Controller

Chintan recently joined Sweetwater with 10 years of experience within the A/E/C industry. He has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Rutgers University.

Dedicated to constantly improving accounting systems, his knowledge and efficiency will enrich both Sweetwater’s and our clients’ bottom line.

Chintan is very passionate about playing Cricket and Dancing.

ckamdar@sweetwatercorp.com

Steven Chemi

Director of Business Development

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Steven Chemi
Director of Business Development

Steven started his professional journey with Sweetwater in 2012 after attending Centenary University. His initial position in Project Management focusing primarily on corporate interiors, and in 2016, Steven made the switch into business development. Focusing on the growth across all sectors, he grows new business and supports our clients.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys spending time with family, working out, and golf.

schemi@sweetwatercorp.com

Alice Acevedo

Director of Business Development

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Alice Acevedo
Director of Business Development

Alice is an alumni of FIT, NYC with a degree in Interior Design. She has been in the Commercial Interiors Industry for over three decades. Alice’s professional experience includes Store Planning, Corporate Interior Design, Corporate Facilities Project and Building Management followed by her years as a NJ Rep in Flooring Manufacturing. Alice joined Sweetwater in 2015 as Director of Business Development. Her seasoned, professional experience proves to be a resource to clients in Sweetwater’s market sectors, as well as architectural & design firms.

Alice enjoys dancing and days at the shore with friends, most of all she adores her 2 grown daughters!

aacevedo@sweetwatercorp.com

David Swanhart

CHST – Environment, Health & Safety Director

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David Swanhart
CHST – Environment, Health & Safety Director

Dave recently joined Sweetwater, coming to us from a steady logistics and safety career with the US Navy and construction industry. Hailing from Trenton, NJ, he is a world traveler and spends free time on the coast in South Carolina. Dave’s all about mutual respect from his co-workers and subcontractors, and has stated, emphatically, that he wishes to retire in a Sweetwater shirt!