Ronald M. Fedrick
Chairman & CEO
Ronald M. Fedrick was born in San Francisco, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University.
In 1976 Ron founded Novato Construction Company, Inc., starting with a single job and two employees. Eventually moving the operations to Napa and changing the name to Nova Group, Inc., Ron built the company into what it is today, a preferred U.S. Department of Defense contractor with annual revenues in excess of $65,000,000 and a resume of construction projects stretching from Louisiana to Alaska, from Hawaii to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Ron has also devoted a significant amount of time and energy to professional construction and engineering organizations, including a term as President of the Beavers in 2004, and to charitable organizations in the local community.
Perhaps Ron’s greatest contribution to the construction industry, however, is to craft education and training. Ron was a trustee and founder of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Training Trust Fund, a trustee of the Merit Shop Foundation, and an inductee of the Merit Shop Training Center Hall of Fame. He has also served on the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) serving as its first Chair. He was instrumental in negotiating the Memorandum of Understanding between the NCCER and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) whereby AGC became a partner with ABC in combining training efforts to effectuate “one industry, one training entity.”
Scott R. Victor
President & COO
Scott has been with Nova Group since 1984, serving in multiple capacities including Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Vice President of Operations prior to his advancement to President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2011.
In his present capacity, Scott has responsibility for all of Nova’s operations including its engineering department and fabrication shop. Although Scott’s experience includes a wide range of construction activities; his expertise building aircraft Type 3 Hydrant Fueling Systems is unparalleled in the industry having worked on over $300 million of Type 3 projects over the past 15 years.
Vice President, Operations
Chris has been with Nova Group since 2010, serving initially as Project Manager for our multiple projects in Hawaii.
Chris brings a wealth of talent and experience to his position as Vice President of Operations. Chris has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has a B.S. in Construction Engineering & Management from the University of Houston, as well as an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
Carole L. Bionda
Vice President, General Counsel
After practicing law for many years, Carole came to Nova in 1986 and currently oversees the company’s legal affairs.
She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford University.
During her career Carole has devoted a significant amount of time in the service of the construction industry sitting on committees and boards with various construction industry groups including the Associated Builders and Contractors, where she was the National Chair in 2004, Associated General Contractors, California Construction Craft Training Center, National Center for Construction Education & Research, and Women Construction Owners & Executives
Walter M. Birdsall
Vice President, Administration and Finance
Walt has been involved in the construction industry since 1984 and with Nova since 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting emphasis) degree from Santa Clara University and is a California Certified Public Accountant.
His responsibilities with Nova include financial reporting, strategic planning, banking relations, treasury management, risk management, and information systems. He is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and sits on CFMA’s Accounting and Reporting Emerging Issues Subcommittee.
Vice President, Preconstruction Services
Dee has worked in the construction industry for 40 years serving in multiple capacities ranging from Estimating to Project Management. Prior to joining Nova in 2011, Dee was division manager for a large civil contractor. Dee obtained his BA degree in Business Management from Chico State in 1973.
In his present capacity, Dee is responsible for managing the business development and estimating team to procure new work for Nova. Dee brings with him a wealth of experience in the construction business and is an important part of obtaining work and determining market trends for future opportunities.
Vice President, Pacific Northwest Operations
Walt has 33 years of construction experience, including 25 years in project management. He has been with Nova Group for a total 13 years in three separate stints, with his first stint starting all the way back in 1986. He has both a B.S. and in M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.