Founded in 1986 as an installer of aggregate and cement board panels, BAMCO naturally gravitated to the advantages of metal panel systems. By 1991, BAMCO began designing and fabricating our own line of composite metal panel systems. Today, we provide design, engineering, estimating, fabrication, testing, and installation services with a comprehensive and highly skilled staff of engineers, project managers, field and shop superintendents and construction professionals. Our goal is to deliver a full-service experience designed to reduce the costs, lead times and workload of our valued customers.
Michael Biviano, CEO
Michael is one of the founders of BAMCO and as CEO oversees all of BAMCO’s production-related activities which include the Engineering, Fabrication and Installation departments. Michael majored in history at Ramapo College and brought a sales and marketing background to his co-founding of BAMCO in 1986. Michael’s 30 years at the helm have been instrumental in developing the culture of service and success that has engineered our growth.
Allan Pasternak, Secretary Treasurer
Allan is one of the founders of BAMCO. Current responsibilities include overseeing BAMCO’s Sales, Marketing, Treasury and Administration Departments. A marketing major at George Washington University, Allan co-founded BAMCO in 1986.
Robert Friedman, CFO
With over 30 years of accounting and diversified financial experience, Robert was well prepared to take the helm as Chief Financial Officer in 2002. His knowledge of construction project accounting combined with a strong analytical background has enabled Robert to institute financial systems and controls normally reserved for much larger institutions. Robert has a BBA in accounting from the University of Miami, and he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.
Bob Balaam, VP/Director of Sales
Bob began his career at BAMCO as one of our original detailers and rose through the ranks to eventually head our Engineering department. Bob was then instrumental in the design and development of our first generation extrusion systems for BAMCO’s composite panel systems. His 18 years of service and extensive background, combined with strong interpersonal skills led Bob to sales where he moved in 2005. Bob now oversees our National Sales Initiative and manages all day-to-day sales activity, with our sales team reporting directly to him. As an engineering major at Alfred State University, Bob starred as a Division III soccer player.
Rick Marcovecchio, VP/Director of Fabrication
Rick began his career in the automotive industry and drew upon his experiences to take a position as Shop Floor Manager with BAMCO in 1988. Rick has overseen the growth of BAMCO’s fabrication initiatives and was promoted to Vice President in 2004. His current responsibilities include the oversight of both the Wood Ave. and Baekeland Ave. fabrication facilities. Furthermore, personnel from Shipping and Receiving, Inventory Control and Quality Control report directly to him. Rick has recently overseen the institution of LEAN manufacturing principles on our factory floors and is a strong advocate of our continued improvement practices.
Ron Palazzo, VP/Director of Field Operations
With 30 years of service, Ron’s experience with BAMCO has grown from the ground up. Originally hired to work in our fabrication facility, Ron has risen through the ranks with stops as a field mechanic, journeyman carpenter, Project Foreman and Project Superintendent. He has extensive experience in all phases of exterior wall construction on commercial, industrial, multi-residential and institutional projects. Ron is responsible for the day-to-day operations of BAMCO’s field services including scheduling, man power allotment and equipment and material allocations. He is also involved in all pre-construction and budgeting procedures and reports directly to our CEO.
Jon Black, VP/Director of Engineering
Jon has 18 years of experience in the design and detailing of architectural materials and wall systems. As the Director of Engineering Jon oversees BAMCO’s engineering department, which consists of 20 full-time detailers and CNC programmers. Jon assures the quality of BAMCO’s submissions and shop drawings as well as advising on value engineering and latest generation technology to continue to provide our customers maximum value.
Judson Filkins, VP/Director of Safety
Judson is a Construction Health and Safety Technician and authorized OSHA Instructor with over 17 years of commercial construction experience. He brings 10 years of field experience as a journeyman carpenter and carpenter foreman on many of BAMCO’s largest and most challenging projects and plays a key role in developing BAMCO’s culture of vigilance and discipline, insuring the safest workplace environment for all BAMCO employees.
Kevin Theobald, Senior Project Superintendent
Beginning his tenure with BAMCO in 1993, Kevin has worked his way through the organization from field carpenter to project Foreman and site superintendent. Kevin is now responsible for quality and day-to-day planning on BAMCO’s largest and most challenging field projects.