August 29, 2020

PROTECS Names Michael Carey as Director, Utah Office and Intermountain/West Coast Operations

Brings more than 20 years’ experience managing high-tech construction projects in the life sciences, mission critical and industrial market sectors

Plymouth Meeting, Penn. and Salt Lake City, Utah, August 29, 2020 – PROTECS, a leading full-service project and construction management company, is pleased to announce that Michael Carey has joined the company as Director of its Salt Lake City, Utah office and head of its Intermountain and West Coast operations.

“Mike’s knowledge and experience will greatly advance our strategic objectives throughout the Intermountain and West Coast regions in the United States. His talents will be integral to further supporting companies with presence in Utah, and those looking to relocate there, as they establish and expand their operations in the coming years,” said Christopher DiPaolo, President and Founder of PROTECS. “As an accomplished construction executive, Mike’s management skills will lead our team of professionals to passionately serve the life sciences, semiconductor, specialty chemical, nutraceutical, food and dairy, mission critical and industrial market sectors, capitalizing on our success delivering these complex, regulated projects in other regions across the country. We are excited to have Mike on the PROTECS team.”

Mike has spent 20 years managing multiple projects and teams across a diverse cross-section of market sectors and geographies. Prior to joining PROTECS, Mike served as a Director overseeing multiple projects in Utah along the Wasatch Front and previously across the United States in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and northern California. Mike relocated to Utah in 2011 as a Senior Project Manager on the Utah Data Center project, overseeing the design and construction of the data center buildings. Prior to Utah, he lived in the Washington D.C. area running major portions of large projects like the new Walter Reed and the NIH Clinical Research Center. Mike’s experience includes over 12 years in a leadership position on projects utilizing collaborative delivery contracting methods such as design-build, CM/GC, and Integrated Project Delivery.

Mike received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred University and currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, Mike is a board member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), previously serving as the President of the Utah Chapter.

In 2014, PROTECS began actively working in the Intermountain region. Several years later, the Company opened a regional office in Salt Lake City, Utah, establishing itself as the partner of choice for existing—and new—high-tech, regulated clients in the Utah market. 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.

“I am thrilled to join PROTECS as the head of its Intermountain and West Coast operations to expand upon the company’s 15 years of designing and building hi-tech facilities for companies that pursue technological advances that feed, fuel and cure the world,” said Mike. “PROTECS is dedicated to identifying, designing, building and delivering spaces that empower individuals and organizations to innovate. I look forward to leveraging my expertise and network to lead the team in Utah, the Intermountain, and West Coast regions through all project phases to ensure compliance with clients’ strategic performance, budget and timeline objectives.”


PROTECS is a leading, innovative full-service project and construction management company focused on serving the hi-tech regulated market sectors. For more than 15 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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