For the last 21 years, Todd Grossweiler has displayed his passion for progress and evolving technology while working at the Allison-Smith Company where he is currently an Executive Vice President. His contributions to Allison-Smith, the NECA community, and the industry at large have earned him the title of 2023 NECA Innovator of the Year. The award was presented to Grossweiler at the 2023 MEP Innovation Conference; an event in which he has played such a huge role. From speaking at the conference to holding educational sessions about ‘Best Practices of Innovation,’ Grossweiler is a leader in this field.
“First of all, I was both honored and humbled to receive the NECA Innovator of the Year Award,” said Todd Grossweiler. “NECA is filled with individuals throughout its contractors for whom this award is made. I look forward to celebrating the future winners along with last year’s winner Jared Christman. It was also great to be able to share the stage with the MCAA and SMACNA award winners Doug Smith and Zach Piercy.”
Grossweiler’s curiosity for new solutions and passion for the people who are the fabric of our industry made him an award frontrunner. Through his leadership and vision, Allison-Smith continues to reach new heights and explore innovative ways to drive market impact.
“Todd’s dedication to applying innovation at Allison-Smith is benchmark,” said NECA Executive Director of Industry Innovation Tauhira Ali. “From a strong early investment in prefabrication to creating a dedicated team and space for modular construction, Todd’s innovative approach to ‘if you build it, they will come’ continues to position Allison-Smith Company as a leader in the Southeast and across the nation for pioneering excellence.”
Grossweiler graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree prior to beginning his career with the Allison-Smith Company. He continues to seek out ways to innovate through processes, technology, and people. In his informational sessions, Grossweiler helps his peers recognize the evolution of construction technology and how it can be leveraged to elevate businesses.
Ali went on to praise Grossweiler’s commitment, “Todd is dedicated to advancement of the construction industry as a whole. He regularly volunteers his time to testing and exploring new technology which allows him to provide critical feedback to manufacturers on how to elevate their products and solutions to benefit the entire industry.”
“The only constant in life is change. We are faced with change every day in construction. The great and somewhat intimidating thing about innovation is that it requires change,” reflected Grossweiler. “Continuous improvement is another thing that requires change. Taking time to focus on innovation and recognize the innovation leaders within our industry better equips us to effect positive change, improve our companies, and improve our industry as a whole.”
Maintaining good relationships with both his internal team and external customers is the foundation for success, according to Grossweiler. He believes that if you surround yourself with good people, then good things will happen.
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