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New director overseeing facilities, projects planning

Austin Peay State University has hired a new administrator to oversee the planning of campus facilities.

Al Westerman is the new director of facilities, projects and planning. He began his new duties June 2. His position is part of the Universitys Office of Finance and Administration.
Austin Peay State University has hired a new administrator to oversee the planning of campus facilities.

Al Westerman is the new director of facilities, projects and planning. He began his new duties June 2. His position is part of the University's Office of Finance and Administration.

Westerman came to APSU following a six-year career as CEO and senior project manager for FM&C Co. He was a longtime employee of Fluor Corp. From 1991-2002, he served as the company's facility and project engineer and later became project manager and planner. He also was a member of the facility safety team that won the highly coveted OSHA VPP Award for 10 million safe work hours.

In addition, he worked briefly as the senior facility and maintenance engineer for Westinghouse Corp. and consulted major companies for about five years.

Westerman has specialized training in contract management and negotiation, root cause analysis, facility inspection and validation, project management certification and occupational and environmental protection.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Morehead (Ky.) State University and a Master of Science in environmental management from the University of Findlay in Ohio. -- Melony A. Jones