November 29, 2022

PROTECS Names Marc Blackwelder as Director of Operations, Southeast Region

Brings more than 18 years’ experience managing construction projects in the high-tech and life sciences markets

Plymouth Meeting, PA and Raleigh, NC – November 29, 2022 – PROTECS, a leading full-service project and construction management company, is pleased to announce Marc Blackwelder’s promotion to Director of Operations, Southeast Region.

Through its unique, collaborative and innovative delivery method and service offerings, utilizing its patented Target Costing® design/build project delivery approach, PROTECS acts as an extension of its clients’ organizational structure. PROTECS supports real estate consulting and site selection, master planning, design, pre-construction and construction, commissioning, and validation services.

“Marc’s in-depth knowledge of construction management for the high-tech and life sciences markets, coupled with his abiding commitment to client satisfaction, will enable PROTECS to further support companies within the Southeast region as they expand or create a new presence,” said Christopher DiPaolo, President and Founder of PROTECS. “Marc will oversee a robust and principled team of professionals to work hand-in-hand with clients as they embark on new ventures to make lifechanging and/or lifesaving advancements for patients.”

With over 18 years of experience in construction management, Marc is capable of managing multiple projects while maintaining individualized client relationships and familiarity working with both client-owned and tenant-leased facilities and property negotiations. His in-depth knowledge and experience of the high-tech and life sciences markets, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, manufacturing, semiconductor and research and development, makes him an asset to both PROTECS and the Southeast Region as a whole.

Marc will be responsible for leading the regional office based in Raleigh, North Carolina through all project phases including design, scheduling, estimating, procurement, cost control, construction, safety, quality, commissioning and validation, to ensure compliance with clients’ strategic performance, budget, and schedule objectives. He will also oversee daily office and site operations, development and execution of new project opportunities, and the implementation and maintenance of operational procedures.

Prior to his promotion, Marc served as the PROTECS project executive for the design and construction of a note-worthy $185 MM, 156,000-square-foot pandemic greenfield building that will manufacture vaccines for the US.

“I’m excited for this opportunity and looking forward to making a beneficial impact on the Southeast Region,” said Marc. “Knowing the PROTECS team and I have a direct role in changing lives, improving the economy, and helping clients achieve their goals in the most timely and cost-effective way, not only makes my job extremely important, but also extremely rewarding.”

Marc received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from East Carolina University and Associate of Business Management from Cape Fear Community College. Additionally, Marc is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter and former Airborne Infantry Platoon Sargent for the United States Army.


PROTECS is a leading, innovative full-service project and construction management company focused on serving the hi-tech regulated market sectors. For more than 17 years, PROTECS has provided its clients a broad range of leveraged services in a collaborative construction management and design/build approach by collaborating with best-in-class architecture/engineering firms from project inception to occupancy. Through PROTECS’ patented Target Costing® delivery methodology, the company acts as a single point of contact and accountability for master planning, site selection, design, construction, commissioning and validation. As part of this delivery approach, PROTECS takes on the risk to guarantee performance, conformance, compliance and cost to ensure all its clients’ strategic objectives and goals are met. For more information, please visit our website at

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