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David D'Angelo Appointed Director of Facilities Management

Story posted September 18, 2002

September 17, 2002

Bowdoin College announced today that David D'Angelo, of Readfield, Maine, has been promoted to director of facilities management. The appointment follows a national search to fill the position vacated in June when William S. Gardiner retired. D'Angelo has served as acting director of facilities management since July.

"This is a well deserved promotion for Dave. After an extensive search, we became convinced that the best candidate for this position was one of Bowdoin's own," said William A. Torrey, senior vice president for planning and administration. "Dave is well respected on campus; he's been a major part of the building and renovation work that the College has accomplished over the last eight years, and I have great confidence in his ability to lead our facilities management team.

As director of facilities management reporting to Torrey, D'Angelo will have oversight of all operations, personnel and administrative policies relating to facilities, safety and security at the College. He will supervise a management team of six administrators and oversee a staff of more than 100 people.

"I am very pleased to accept this position. Bowdoin is a very special place to me," said D'Angelo. "My past eight years here have given me a real fondness for the students, faculty, and staff. The people in the Facilities Management Group at Bowdoin are very talented, intelligent, and committed individuals. I look forward to working with them to achieve the highest quality Facilities Management organization in the country."

The 200-acre Bowdoin campus is comprised of more than 80 buildings, with 1.6 million square feet of space. They range from Massachusetts Hall, built in 1802, to the new Outdoor Leadership Center, which opened this summer. D'Angelo will be in charge of all maintenance and preventive maintenance programs, as well as future capital projects.

D'Angelo joined Bowdoin in 1995 as assistant director for planning and construction. In that capacity D'Angelo was a key figure in the oversight of more than $100 million worth of capital construction projects. In January, he was named associate director of facilities management and director of maintenance and construction and was made responsible for management of shops, major maintenance, and capital projects, as well as oversight of the campus steam plant and administration of code compliance programs.

D'Angelo earned an architectural degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He began his career as a draftsman and architectural designer. Prior to coming to Bowdoin, D'Angelo worked for the architectural firm Harriman Associates, as a construction administrator and architect's project representative, and for Vappi & Company, in numerous capacities related to their construction projects. He has also owned a home design and construction business.

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