Company Bios


uci staff

From L to R: Corey Terrill, Matt Husketh, Del Mecum Jr, Michael Bastien, Bob Maness, Dave Darin, Davin Dixon, Dale Miller, Dave Zaiglin, Dawn Kelly, Joe Fuller, Kevin Mecum, Del Mecum Sr, John Saylor, Brian Mecum. Not pictured: Mike Dwyer.

Shop/Yard

Bob Maness, Fleet Manager

Originally from Rochester, Indiana, Bob has been with the UCI team since 2012. He began in Indianapolis and moved to the Wixom office in early 2017. Bob started working in the vehicle maintenance industry at 16. He joined the United States Air Force in 2001 as a Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Maintainer and served two tours in Iraq and one in Korea before returning to civilian life in mid-2012. Since then, he has been an important member of the team at UCI. When not working, he enjoys shooting sports, drag racing, and family time.

Matthew Husketh, Yard/Dispatch Supervisor

Originally from Farmington Hills, Matthew has over 10 years of experience, including 2 years with UCI. He maintains inventory and material order management for current and future jobs, as well as the calculation of materials needed for new jobs and distributing them in a timely manner. He also manages the dispatch of truck drivers for needed equipment and materials on site. Matthew’s extracurricular Interests include building and riding motorcycles, camping and outdoor activities.

Construction

David Darin, Supervisor

David has been with the UCI team since 1984. He ran the first directional bore crew when it was introduced to the industry and has been in a supervisor position for over 20 years. David strives to provide the best customer service for all of UCI’s customers, large and small. David is proud to work for a goal oriented family business. Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his two children and five grandsons.

Micheal Dwyer, Supervisor

Micheal has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining UCI, he was a carpenter for 20 years. Since joining UCI, he has worked for 10 years in aerial construction, including 7 years as a foreman. In his position, Micheal makes sure the crews finish jobs efficiently and on time and is an expert in getting emergency jobs done. Out of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Joe Fuller, Supervisor

Joe Fuller has spent nineteen total years in the industry, with seventeen of those years dedicated to UCI. He began as a foreman in 1999 and worked in that role before transitioning to a supervisor position in 2010. His specialty is in aerial construction with over 4,000 jobs completed as a supervisor and countless more as a foreman. His favorite part of his job has been traveling across all parts of Michigan over the years. When he isn’t working on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Brian Mecum, Supervisor

Brian Mecum is originally from The Detroit Metro area and has spent an impressive thirty-four years in the industry during which he has developed a specialty in underground construction. His favorite aspect of being on the UCI team is being a part of the company’s growth and great reputation. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Kevin Mecum, Supervisor

Kevin Mecum, originally from Troy, MI, is one of UCI’s expert supervisors. Kevin has spent over twenty-five years in the industry, during which he has completed thousands of underground construction jobs. His specializes in directional boring of freeways and building underground fiber optic networks through city environments. His favorite aspect of being on the UCI team is the family atmosphere. He feels that because many of the workers in the family-owned company are related, the entire operation has a family feel. When he isn’t at work, Kevin prefers to spend his free time with his wife and kids.

Dale Miller, Safety Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Dale has been a Safety Manager at UCI for 2 years. He brings over 11 years of experience to the team, ensuring that employees comply with federal, state, county, city, township, client and UCI health and safety regulations to promote the wellbeing of everyone involved. Before joining UCI, Dale worked as a Safety NCO in the United States Air Force and as a Senior Compliance Manager for Fleet Operations with AT&T.

John Saylor, Supervisor

John Saylor has over 37 years of experience in the industry. Originally from White Lake, John has completed thousands of underground construction jobs and has developed a specialty in underground utilities. John currently runs our Northern Michigan operations. John’s favorite aspect of being on the UCI team are his exceptional team members. When he isn’t working, John enjoys spending his time golfing, fishing and traveling.

David Zaiglin, Supervisor

David has over 42 years of experience in the industry, having worked with everything from cabling, to fiber insulation, to management. After retiring from AT&T, David joined UCI. Here, he ensures the completion of all aspects of jobs. In his spare time, David enjoys boating.

Office

Dawn Kelly, Office Manager

Dawn has over 30 years of management experience in various industries spanning banking, finance and accounting. She joined UCI in 2014 and currently oversees the office operations including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Finance & Human Resources. Dawn believes that UCI’s dedicated long-term employees speak volumes about the great opportunities UCI has to offer its employees. In her downtime, Dawn enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Executive Staff

Del Mecum Jr., Vice President

Del Mecum Jr. is the Vice President of UCI. Del has spent 37 years in the industry, during which he has completed a countless number of jobs to clients’ satisfaction. His specialty is outside plant construction for utilities. His favorite part of being on the UCI team is the pride of the employees. When Del isn’t working, he prefers to spend his free time boating.

Splicing

Davin Dixon, Splicing Manager

Davin has 18 years of fiber splicing experience which has consisted of; inside plant data cabling, network installation, central office structural engineering, and the testing and turn up of equipment. Davin has played major roles in several large data center builds and has worked in hundreds of central offices across the United States. The last eight years consisted of mostly outside plant fiber optic installation, fiber splicing and routing, network engineering and troubleshooting, and emergency restoration. Davin believes that “being part of a great team of professional colleagues that you can work through issues, solve problems, exchange ideas, and learn from,” is the best part of working with UCI. Davin is originally from the Lansing area and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Corey Terrill, Splicing Manager

Corey has 5 years of experience with UCI. He started at the company as a laborer and has worked his way through the levels to become a splicing manager. He manages crews, always making sure they know what is expected to get the job done to a satisfactory level. Corey is FOA-Certified in OSP splicing, and also has knowledge in various testing applications like OTDR and IOLM testing. When he is not at work, Corey enjoys traveling up north and spending time with family and friends.

Engineering

Michael Bastien, Design Engineer

Michael has over 30 years of professional experience, during which he has designed an extensive array of major fiber builds and other utility infrastructure. He joined UCI in 2013 and is currently designing, estimating, and permitting aerial, underground, and interior builds from client backbone fiber to customer’s suites. Michael believes that “the best thing about working at UCI is the team approach to completing projects.” His free time is spent enjoying life with his expanding family, traveling, and competing in sport events.