Todd directs all financial, legal, human resources and risk management related matters for the company. Todd has more than 20 years of senior management experience leading legal, human resources, risk management, and real estate departments for organizations in the construction, chemical, and retail industries ranging in size from $150 million privately-held businesses to $4.8 billion publicly-traded organizations. Todd is also a CPA and worked in public accounting prior to becoming an attorney.
Nicholas is responsible for the strategic operations of energy and utility construction services. He has more than 19 years of construction experience. Including managing operations of projects throughout the United States for natural gas distribution, utility & maxi-rig horizontal directional drilling, electric and telecommunications construction. He leverages his diverse construction experience in the field to provide insights on safety, constructability and value engineering. Nicholas holds a B.A. in Business from Saint Norbert College.
Tom joined the Equix team in 2018 bringing a new business portfolio to the Equix brand. With over 25 years of experience in the North American pipeline and rock excavation market, he began his construction career at trenching manufacturer Trencor, Inc. He then moved to VP with a trenching contractor and continued to expand his knowledge base in rock trenching nationwide. Tom oversees Equix Energy operations for pipeline, collections, and utility trenching projects. He uses his experiences to offer alternatives for efficient, safety based construction processes. Tom is a member of the American Pipeline Contractors Association, the Pipeliners Association of Houston, past member and board member of the Distribution Contractor Association. Tom is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
As President of the Astra companies – Astra Group, LLC, Astra Grading & Pipe, LLC, and Astra Construction Services, LLC – Andrew has direct control over annual revenues in excess of $100 million. He has more than 25 years of construction experience including that of parks, athletics and recreational facilities, municipal buildings, transportation/aviation, heavy civil/utility infrastructure as well as green infrastructure development. Under Andrew’s direction, Astra became a leader in the industry and the company continues to expand its client base to include a large array of public and private organizations.
Andrew has a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a licensed utility contractor in Georgia and a licensed general contractor in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Jon Gruber leads the Health, Safety, & Environmental Division for all Equix Companies. He is responsible for the creation and administration of HSE programs, training, accident investigations, and regulatory compliance with OSHA, PHMSA, FMCSA, DOT, EPS, and others.
Jon has been working within the Equix Family of Companies since 1998 where he started as an OSP Engineer/Project Manager and worked his way up to his current position as VP of HSE.
Regina Pitts is a highly creative, results-driven marketing and proposal manager with a background in architecture, construction and engineering, and fintech. She joined Astra Group in 2017 as the Marketing & Proposal Manager after having served in similar roles at other organizations in the engineering and construction industries. Throughout her career, she has put together proposals collectively worth more than $1 billion. Since joining Astra, she has championed their marketing strategy of being project- and people-centric and using the company’s reputation to leverage and further develop the brand. Regina received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Mississippi and holds a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.