Corporate Leadership

The B&S team takes great pride in the value we bring to every project, regardless of size or scope. Our experienced staff includes the following:

Christopher Kete (Chris)

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kete started his professional career as a submarine warfare officer with the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military service, Chris held a series of progressively more responsible roles with Fortune 500 constituents such as Cummins Inc. and Meritor Inc. (formerly ArvinMeritor). In 2010, Chris transitioned to the middle market business community where he has held CEO, President, and/or board member roles with several manufacturing and service firms: The Horsburgh & Scott Company, Wastequip, US GreenFiber, NASCENT Technology, B&S Site Development, and Griffin Gear. Chris holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Chris Lannin

President

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the development and construction industry in the DMV area. He has held numerous positions for some of the largest developers and site contractors in the area with increasing responsibility. In his role as EVP at B&S, Chris is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Estimating and Project Management. Chris holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, from Virginia Tech. He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Lisa and their three children. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors , tinkering and traveling.

Pierre-Luc Chicoine

Chief Financial Officer

Integrity, transparency and result driven. Pierre-Luc is a dedicated and fiscally responsible professional. His approach is to partner with operational teams by delivering insights on key metrics in order to help increase productivity. Further, he is focused on targeting and executing on key strategic initiatives. Pierre-Luc began his career at the largest Canadian construction company (at the time) where he climbed the corporate ladder by developing a track record of driving cost savings measures through a shared services transformation. As CFO implements key controls that provide transparency for the organization and utilizes technology to cut costs and improve efficiency. He has lived and worked around the globe, which has proven to enhance his ability to develop an inclusive and diverse management style. He’s a team player who believes in the value of gaining input from all team members in order to achieve the most successful outcome.

Carl Lechner

Vice President of Business Development

Carl Lechner has led a successful career in sales, business development, and sales management. Since moving to the Northern Virginia area in 2011 from Long Beach, CA he has heavily focused on providing products and services to the commercial real estate and data center markets throughout the US. Carl has built up a strong and diverse network within the local and national data center ecosystem with a wide range of relationships that includes end users, colocation providers, general contractors, consultants, brokers, and numerous related service providers, vendors, and contractors who support the construction and operations of data center and commercial facilities. Carl was born and raised in Maine and is married with two boys. He graduated from California State University at Long Beach and is a former Navy musician. Carl remains active in music, playing drums with a few DC area bands, most notably the DC Alley Cats, which is a data center construction industry band.

Trung Nguyen

Vice President of Project Management

Trung is a veteran of the site development and heavy civil construction industry. He has a proven track record of problem solving and successful management and execution of some of the most challenging and complex projects in the area. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Civil Engineering Degree in 2000 and has worked for the top site development contractors in the DMV region since. During this time he has built an unmatched network of industry contacts and has built an equally prolific knowledge of the technical and practical aspects of civil construction projects. Outside of work, Trung is an avid golfer and loves spending time with his wife and children.

Mark O'Donnell

Chief Estimator

Mark graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and has spent his entire career in the construction industry. Starting as an engineer in the field, Mark has progressively moved up the ranks in both the field and office settings gaining a wide range of construction knowledge. Mark’s experience includes both estimating and project management for civil projects including but not limited to highway, aviation, commercial, industrial, data center and oil & gas construction. Mark recently relocated from Texas to Northern Virginia to lead the estimating department for B&S Site Development. Mark and his wife enjoy spending their free time exploring the beautiful Washington, DC area.