President, CEO, and Founder of StructureTec in Kalamazoo, with offices in Farmington Hills and Westmont, Ill. StructureTec is a building consulting firm specializing in the remediation of building envelopes and roofs. Serving Fortune 500 corporations, school systems, health care organizations, municipalities, and governmental entities, the company provides infrared thermal imagery surveys, design development, construction documents, bidding assistance, construction review and administration, field quality assurance, maintenance programs, and forensic/dispute resolutions. StructureTec has grown at an average rate of 20 percent per year since its inception and received the Edward Lowe Foundation “50 Companies to Watch” award in 2009. With more than 31 years of experience, Brittan has established and managed more than 850 major capital projects throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Certified by the Construction Documents Technology Program and the Construction Specifications Institute, he gives presentations nationally through the Building Construction Technology Educational Center, a division of StructureTec; National Facilities Management & Technology; National Plant and Engineering; and other industry organizations. His professional affiliations include the Association for Facilities Engineering and the International Facility Management Association. Brittan also serves on the advisory board of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and is a member of the Republican Presidential Task Force, as well as the Republican Congressional Committee. He received a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.

WHERE BORN: “St. Joseph.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “Two have been profound. One was John Cassella, a regional manager who worked with me for the first decade of my career. He instilled outstanding values, motivation, and ambition in terms of sales and marketing. The second is Robert Heasley, one of the founding directors of StructureTec. That relationship has spanned some 20 years. Bob has led me to new heights of understanding corporate governance, infrastructure, and quality within organizations, and has been iconic in StructureTec, representing the company across the board. As an individual, Ronald Reagan instilled the greatest virtues in terms of leadership, character, and integrity, and the ascendance he exuded as a leader has rubbed off on me and millions across the nation.”

LAST BOOK READ: “The Bible. It’s filled with life lessons and strategies and is a tremendous influence personally and professionally. I also receive in excess of 43 subscriptions, from Forbes to BusinessWeek to The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. To stay current, I do more reading of subscriptions than actual books.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Intense, energetic, and friendly.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “Corporate America is not building new buildings. New construction is soft. Conversely, maintaining structures is at an all-time high. We couldn’t be in a better place at a better time. Corporate America is looking hard at taking care of their existing facility assets, realizing that they don’t have the investment capabilities to build new. We bring three things to the table – 1. Prioritize assets. We help do the right things at the right time. 2. Cost reduction is paramount. Savings need to be realized across the board. 3. Sustainability. How we create it in everything we do and in a cost effective way.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “My BlackBerry because it’s the lifeline for maintaining continuity no matter where I am.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “Hilton Head, South Carolina.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “Sailing, golf, and fishing.”


MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I play the guitar badly.”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “As a leader who served the Lord and inspired others.”