As Bell Company’s CEO, Mr. Ruether is responsible for leading the Company’s growth and sustainability program, assuring the company continues to develop and maintain superior performance, an innovative culture and integrity in all aspects of interaction with our clients. With over 30 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industry, he possesses the leadership and knowledge to guide the strategic directon of the Company.
Mr. Ruether joined The Bell Company in 1987 and since that time he has managed several of the Company’s largest and most complex projects throughout the East Coast. As an advocate for design-build, and an avid promoter of continuous performance improvement, innovative thinking and team building, Mr. Ruether advanced to serve as Division Manager, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted to President/Chief Executive Officer in 2007.
Mr. Ruether received a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Missouri University School of Science & Technology. He is a member of Design-Build Institute of America where he serves on the Board of Directors for DBIA’s Liberty Region. Mr. Ruether has been a member of Bell’s Board of Managers since 2007.
As Executive Vice President, Mr. Benulis is responsible for Mid-Atlantic project operations in Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. His expertise and knowledge of mechanical construction within the Healthcare, Research/Laboratory, Data Center and Industrial markets results in outstanding performance of the teams he leads, innovative value engineering solutions, and strong relationships with our clients.
Mr. Benulis joined the Bell Company in 1985, as a Project Manager responsible for the overall performance of multiple mechanical and plumbing construction projects, from project selection through completion. In 1996, Mr. Benulis was assigned the position of Estimating Manager, responsible for estimates within each subsidiary. He was promoted to Vice President in 1998, and currently holds the title of Executive Vice President.
Mr. Benulis received an Associate’s degree in Engineering Services from SUNY Canton. He holds the Company’s licenses in six states for Mechanical and Plumbing trades. Mr. Benulis has been a member of Bell’s Board of Managers since 2007.
As Executive Vice President, Mr. Carayiannis is responsible for project operations in the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Southeastern regions. His vast knowledge of mechanical construction for Healthcare, Research / Laboratory, Data Center and Industrial projects, coupled with his extensive experience in the geographic regions he manages for Bell, fosters strong relationships with our clients, and is demonstrated by his long and successful track record of delivering projects with the highest levels of performance and integrity.
Mr. Carayiannis joined the Bell Company in 1986, as a project engineer in Upstate New York. He moved to multiple project locations in Maryland, Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida where he advanced his position to Superintendent, Project Manager and Division Manager. He was promoted to Vice President in 2005 and currently holds the title of Executive Vice President.
Mr. Carayiannis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1986. He holds the Company's licenses in five states for Mechanical and Plumbing trades. Mr. Carayiannis has been a member of Bell’s Board of Managers since 2007.