Executive Management

Excel’s executive management team is a true differentiator in the industry. With decades of experience, our management team embodies leadership and dedication. They are innovative thinkers and doers, who understand training and elevating employees are paramount in providing the safest and most reliable soft-craft services available.

Bruce Bartlett

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bruce is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a B.A. in Mathematics, high honors in Accounting, Bentley College—Certified Public Accountant.

He also served in the United States Naval Reserves for six years.

Brandon Munn


Brandon is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has worked in the Industrial Services industry for the past 14 years. Brandon has spent his career growing and developing industrial contracting businesses throughout the US and the Caribbean. His business units have always led with an extremely strong safety culture and he has made a commitment to recruit and retain the best supervision and management for his teams’. Brandon believes in having his Senior Management team actively engaged with all aspects of daily business and spending their time on location with their customers and employees.

Dylan Fulton

Senior Vice President

Dylan is a graduate of the Louisiana State University system and has been working in the Industrial Services Industry for the past 12 years. His experience ranges from safety to marketing as well as operations and administration. Dylan has had a positive impact on his employees and peers throughout his career. He has also helped to increase the safety culture and has grown and expanded the organizations that he has been associated with in the past.

Mark Estep

Vice President

Mark began working in the petroleum refining industry while attending college at the University of Kentucky (BS Mechanical Engineering) and Eastern Kentucky University (BS Construction Management). Completing projects and turnarounds across various parts of the US and the Caribbean, he gained an invaluable amount of field experience. Upon graduating college, Mark joined an Industrial Engineering firm and continued working on major projects in the petroleum refining industry. Prior to joining Excel, Mark was named General Manager of a leading soft- craft provider, specializing in refineries, chemical plants and power plants. Mark has cultivated relationships and is respected in the industry for his ability to execute projects safely, on time and under budget.

Mark’s experience in managing all facets of business operations, coupled with his extensive field knowledge, makes him a critical component to our continued growth at Excel.

Tom Palmieri


Tom graduated from the University of New Hampshire and shortly after was hired to over see the accounting and finances of the company.  He works closely with the operations team to provide integral information that helps manage various contract strategies from beginning to end and ensure customer satisfaction.  Tom believes that communication between all levels of the company are key to overall financial success for Excel and its customers.


Gary Munn

Director of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental

Gary has a Bachelor of Science in business management and has been a Certified Safety Manager through the WSO since 1994.  With over 30 years of HSE knowledge prior to coming aboard with Excel, Gary has been involved in heavy industrial and commercial projects across the US and western Europe as part of corporate and project management teams.  His background includes nuclear, Petro-chemical, infrastructure, pharma, power, transportation (aviation, rail, tunneling, highway), semiconductor, Waste Water and technology.

Gary has been in various management support roles to S&P Top 50 clients and Top 5 ENR Contractors.  He presently oversees our Risk and HSE programs.


Richard Williams

Senior Construction Manager

Richard has been an anchor in the scaffolding industry for the past 35 years. He is highly respected within the industry for his knowledge of critical path work and the safe, timely and cost-effective execution of such work. He is second-to-none in the layout and design of complicated access and shoring issues. Richard oversees various projects and several lifelong customers throughout the US.

He is part of the backbone of our technical execution group and will be an asset for years to come. We are extremely excited to have him onboard and working with our team.

John Graves

Senior Turnaround Manager

John Graves brings over twenty years of scaffold erecting and management experience to Excel Modular Scaffold. Beginning his career as a laborer, his drive and determination helped work him up the ranks. He has been a manager of numerous jobs throughout the United States and the Caribbean region.

John was one of the early users of the Excel Scaffold System and believes in its superior safety, speed, and versatility. John is currently senior turnaround manager at the Marathon refinery in Catlettsburg, KY.

Chris Pearson

Major Accounts Manager

Chris has a bachelor’s in Regional Development from University of Arizona and began his career at Excel supervising the manufacture and testing of scaffold components, logistical coordination, as well as providing quotes and information to clients across the United States. As Excel’s footprint has expanded, he has gained experience in industrial operations activities from job set up to managing accounts for various refining and petrochemical clients. Chris has extensive experience in cost control, planning, critical path applications, field execution and site management. Through his attention to detail, willingness to take on new challenges, and ability to perform in all geographic regions, he has helped establish Excel Scaffold as a premier supplier in the specialty construction industry.

Josh Herrin

Project Manager

Josh has been in the industrial scaffold arena for over 20 years after working his way up through the ranks. He has managed numerous projects across the US ranging from large turnarounds, new construction projects, and maintenance sites. Josh is relied upon to coordinate with customers, contractors and sub-contractors to ensure safe and successful turnarounds as well as routine work at many of our major accounts.

Justin Papania

Construction Manager

Drawing from a diverse background in construction management, turnaround coordination, and project controls, Justin has emerged as an experienced leader among his peers. Justin began his career in the industrial field working as a scaffold builder while attending college.  He has risen rapidly in the field ranks into a management role. Justin has the responsibility of managing multiple crafts over some of the  largest oil refineries in the southern US.

Nick Crum

Construction Manager

Nick began his career in Residential Carpentry learning from the ground up at 18 years of age.  He joined the Downstream Oil & Gas service line 17 years ago striving to excel in all aspects of the industry.  His breadth of skills in  scaffold design, planning, management, leadership, root cause analysis, safety and process improvement positioned him as Site Manager to a large client in Texas.  Nick has proven to be an accomplished manager with an affinity for the organic growth of an organization derived from integrity, work ethic, safety culture and excellence.  This has been instrumental in the success of major projects, turnarounds and routine maintenance contracts within the US.