Jeff Core

President/CEO

Jeff joined MCE in 2009 as the Controller. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and voted to the Board of Directors in 2011. Jeff was promoted to President in July 2012, after Stan Smalley decided he wanted to resume his role as Executive Vice President on a less than full time basis. Finally, in 2014 Jeff assumed the dual role of President & CEO. Jeff’s primary responsibility is implementing plans and programs that enable MCE to fulfill its operational goals and meet the strategic objectives established by MCE’s Board of Directors.

Jeff came to MCE with over 15 years construction related experience at various levels in the finance and accounting functions for Private Island Homes and The Wiseman Company. Following his graduation from California State University – Sacramento with a BS in Business Administration – Accountancy, he worked with KPMG, LLP in both their Sacramento and San Francisco offices. Jeff served just under 8 years of active duty in the United States Air Force as a Russian cryptologic linguist.

Karen Briones

Safety Manager

Karen joined MCE in 1999 in the role of Safety Manager. She was brought in to update MCE’s safety program and improve the company’s overall safety record. During this time, she also took on the role as Human Resource. As MCE continued to grow Karen took on the role as full time Safety Manager in 2018. MCE’s safety record has continued to improve year after year as Karen works on cultivating a company wide safety culture.

She came to us with 20 years of safety management experience, working for a large general contractor in the Bay Area. She was able to use that experience to create and implement the safety program we use today.

Levi Bricco

Director of Human Resources

Levi Bricco joined MCE-Corporation in 2023 and is working with all the divisions in HR-related matters. He has amassed extensive experience in human resources management across various industries, demonstrating proficiency in strategic leadership, employee relations, policy development, and talent management.

Katrina Wallar

Human Resource Administrator

Katrina Wallar joined MCE in 2004. Katrina has performed many jobs at MCE Corporation. She began her career in our Maintenance Division completing Purchase orders, entering of time sheets and billing clients. Katrina then moved to our Payroll Department in 2010 and provided assistance in our Accounting Department as well. In late 2018, Katrina was promoted to our Human Resource Administrator.

Vince Cudia

Director of Operations – Maintenance

Vince Cudia, with his extensive experience in the maintenance and operations industry, provides oversight of MCE contracts in the Sacramento Region, San Francisco Bay Area Region, and Southern California Region. His responsibilities include supporting supervisor personnel, training, reviewing operational and best management practices, and engaging in short and long-term planning with city staff. From 2013 to 2015, Vince demonstrated his leadership skills by overseeing both Sacramento Region municipal maintenance projects and providing quality assurance inspections for all of MCE’s municipal clients in Northern California. He also provides oversight on the southern California crews and reviews daily project reports with all MCE Supervisors in all regions.

From 2011 to 2013, Vince provided overall maintenance management for the Wildan Group in their engineering and maintenance contract for the City of Elk Grove. From 2003 to 2011, Vince was part of MCE’s maintenance operations in Elk Grove. Starting as a Drainage Foreman, Vince spent the last four years as a Maintenance Superintendent. He oversaw all operations related to that contract, including landscape, street, and drainage. Drainage operation and maintenance included six storm drain pump stations, over 67 miles of creeks and channels, roadside ditches, and the complete underground storm drain system. From 2001 to 2003, Vince was an Assistant Mechanical Technician, operating and maintaining tasks at storm drains, sewer pump stations, and water wells.

  • Certifications: Work Zone and Traffic Control Safety – IMSA
  • Level 1 Signs and Markings – IMSA
  • Traffic Control -Safety Center
  • Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator Certificate – Inactive
  • Flagging and Traffic Management Certificate – MUTCD
  • Basic Water First Responder
  • Sandbagging & Flood Fighting
  • Modicon PLC Level 1 Programming – Storm Pump Station
  • OSHA 10-Hour Training
  • OSHA 30-Hour Training
  • Basic First Aid

Manny Pavloudakis

Southern California Area Manager

Manny Pavloudakis, a seasoned professional, has provided daily oversight of our Southern California projects since 2018. In this role, he supports all Supervisors in achieving their specific project goals for their cities. From 2014 to 2018, Manny demonstrated his leadership skills by providing on-site daily supervision of MCE’s City of Pomona project, which included the maintenance of parks and landscapes for the entire city system. His responsibilities included direct supervision of a staff of 20 and all tasks associated with the project of 130 acres. These tasks include overseeing turf mowing, turf renovation, all irrigation, ballfield maintenance, restroom maintenance, chemical and pesticide applications, trash and litter removal, open space maintenance, shrub and groundcover pruning, all other associated tasks, and meeting with City personnel, developing schedules and meeting with council members on project sites.

From 2011 to 2014, Manny was Superintendent for the crew of 14 groundskeepers at Champions Club Greenway Golf Course. Responsible for planning and scheduling crew activities, turfgrass management of 30-plus acres of Santa Ana, Bermuda managed the renovation of drainage projects and new pump system, and oversight of overseeding, fertilization, chemical and irrigation programs, and repairs. 2007-2011, Manny was Assistant Superintendent for the crew of 22 groundskeepers at LaQuinta Resort/PGA Course. Responsible for planning and scheduling crew activities, oversight of overseeding, fertilization, chemical and irrigation programs, and repairs. Managed installation upgrade to Rainbird wireless centralized irrigation system, new pump station, VFD drives (wells), and fertigation system. From 1998 to 2004, Manny held progressively responsible positions at the Middle Island County Club in Long Island, New York. Culminating in Greens Superintendent for staff of 20 groundskeepers. Responsible for budgeting, capital expenditures, personnel, equipment, irrigation maintenance, and repair.

Education:

  • B.S. – Agronomy – Cornell University – 2000
  • Turfgrass Management Short Course-Cornell University-2001
  • Turfgrass Management Short Course-Rutgers University- 2002

Certifications:

  • Work Zone and Traffic Control Safety- The Safety Center
  • California QAL (Qualified Applicators License) #131039
  • Member PAPA (Pesticide Applicators Professional Association)
  • Traffic Control -Safety Center
  • OSHA 10 Hour Training
  • OSHA 30 Hour Training
  • Basic First Aid

Marc Sisto

Bay Area Area Manager

Certifications:

  • WELO, Reclaimed Water (DSRSD)
  • Traffic control certification- Safety Center,
  • Backhoe and forklift certified
  • OSHA 30
  • First Aid and CPR

Since 2016, Marc has provided oversight supervision of maintenance contracts in the Bay Area. Duties include meeting with clients to review work programs, budgets and schedules of work. In this capacity he develops bid specifications, bids various subcontract services, hires dedicated in-house staff, develops annual work programs and budgets, works with City staff to develop system protocols for service requests, emergency call out procedures, and emergency response manuals, in addition to, performing various other start up activities. On all projects, Marc actively participates in the on-site quality assurance program, quarterly performance reviews, annual revision and approval of work programs / budgets and provides for technical and management assistance on an as needed basis. Since 2012, Marc has been Maintenance Superintendent for MCE in the City of Dublin.

From 2009- 2011. Marc was Maintenance Leadman- Lawrence Livermore Labs Responsible for restoration crew and maintenance of NIF Program complex. Restoration included replanting, irrigation, converting turf to planted areas and tree work. From 1993- 2008. Marc was Construction Team Leader- American Civil Constructors after starting as a laborer. As Construction Team Leader he was responsible for grading and drainage of Wente at the Vineyards Golf Course and Grayson Woods Golf Course construction projects.

Alan Lauthner

Construction Division, Asphalt Superintendent

Alan has been with MCE since 1991. During the majority of his time, he has been a field operator and foreman, capably switching gears between the two roles as operational needs dictated. In 2019, following a significant restructuring of the Division, Alan volunteered to step in to the newly created Asphalt Superintendent role. His decades of field experience have played an invaluable role in the successful restructuring. Together with Robert (Bob) Krummen, they run and manage the day to day operational activities for MCE’s Construction Division.

Robert (Bob) Krummen

Construction Division, Concrete Superintendent

Bob is a relative newcomer to MCE, joining the firm in 2020. However, he has a long and successful career as an owner of a small concrete company and as a Superintendent for Siteworks Landscape, from where he retired in 2017. MCE was very fortunate that Bob decided to “un-retire” around the same time that they were looking to fill the newly created Concrete Superintendent position. Bob has decades of experience running all varieties of concrete related construction jobs. Together with Alan Lauthner, they run and manage the day to day operational activities for MCE’s Construction Division.