2018 was a monumental growth year for UNIFI Labs. To support and accelerate the continued growth, UNIFI’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dwayne Miller, PE, RCDD, to the role of CEO. Dwayne has served the building industry for 30 years. He is a co-founder, board member and has been engaged with the company since inception. As CEO, Dwayne will be responsible for executive team leadership and overall strategic vision and direction of the company.
He joins the UNIFI team from NV5, a publicly-listed leading provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting services. Dwayne formerly served NV5 as President of their Buildings Technology and Science Group.
Dwayne, along with UNIFI Labs’ Co-Founder Ken Gardner, has played a central role in the creation and ongoing evolution of the company’s mission to drive efficiencies for the building lifecycle.
“We are thrilled to have Dwayne stepping in as our CEO, particularly as we transition into a new phase of growth in UNIFI’s journey.” said Ken Gardner, the Executive Chairman of the Board. “His extensive roots in the building industry and deep understanding of the complexity of the building lifecycle position him to continue to accelerate the rapid growth UNIFI has experienced over the past two years.”
As he joined the company as CEO, Dwayne shared that “I’m excited to lead our team during this time of rapid change in our industry. Technology for the building life cycle is evolving at an increased pace and UNIFI is uniquely positioned to drive velocity for our customers’ and accelerate their ability to both capitalize on efficiencies and take advantage of new innovations.”
As part of the transition, Dwayne has made the first appointment to his leadership team with the promotion of Virginia Senf to the position of President/COO of UNIFI Labs. Virginia will assume responsibilities for the leadership of UNIFI’s team and management of operations.
“Since joining UNIFI, Virginia has been a tremendous asset in building a strong foundation for future growth, including strengthening our team and streamlining our operations. I look forward to partnering closely with her as we work to continuously increase the value we are delivering to our customers,” said Dwayne Miller.
Virginia has been with UNIFI Labs since 2016 and was promoted to VP of Business Operations in 2017. Prior to her tenure with UNIFI Labs, Virginia served Gartner, a leading global research and advisory firm, as Director of Business Development.