Star Building Systems Operating Committee

David Alexander

David Alexander came to Star as a programmer analyst in 1989, where he worked primarily on the Star Builder System software. He was later promoted to Director of Builder Systems, and then in 2002 accepted the position of Director of Customer Service. In 2011, David was promoted to President. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Management. When away from the office, David enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Sherry, and three sons, Drew, Caleb and Jacob. The boys keep David and Sherry very busy with sports and activities.
Doug Clark
Vice President of Sales

Doug Clark began his career in the metal building industry when he joined Star Building Systems as an authorized Star Builder in 1986. He worked with Star as a Builder until 1999, when he accepted a position with Star as District Sales Manager for the Pittsburgh District. He excelled in this position and developed a strong Builder base in his District, utilizing his extensive product knowledge and technical skills to recruit, train and service. Doug accepted the position of Region Manager for Star’s Northern Region in January 2013 and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in October 2015.
Gene Bell, P.E.
Vice President of Operations          

Gene Bell, P.E. joined Star in 1973 as a Design Engineer I after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Gene has worked as Design Engineer, Sales Engineer, Chief Engineer, Chief Sales Engineer, Manager of Estimating, Team Manager, Director of Customer Service, Director of Estimating, Pricing Administration and Plant Scheduling and is now the Vice President of Operations. When not working, Gene enjoys golf, running, kayaking, adventure racing, mountain biking and spending as much time as possible with his nine grandchildren.
Gabe Savely
Director of Components

Gabe Savely first joined Star in 1999 as a programmer analyst after receiving his degree in Computer Science & Management. In 2001, Gabe was promoted to Manager of SBS and was instrumental in the continual development of SBS as the industry leading software it is today. In 2004, Gabe accepted the challenge of the Corporate IT Director position supporting software development for all of the RCC & NCI buildings divisions. Gabe became Director of Product Management-Customer Solutions in 2008 as part of the IT Technical Services group. In 2011, Gabe re-joined Star Building Systems as the Director of Customer Service and in 2014 accepted the position of Director of Components. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and their two daughters, Sarah and Shelby. There isn’t a sport his daughters have played that Gabe hasn’t been involved in as a Coach.

Dan DeKalb, P.E.
Director of Drafting

Dan DeKalb began his career with Star Building Systems in 1987 as an estimating intern while finishing his engineering degree at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating the following year, Dan accepted a full time position as a design engineer. Since that time, he has spent his entire professional career with Star holding positions in engineering, estimating, field sales, quality, product development, and drafting while also earning a professional engineering license in 20 states and completing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


The summer of 2008 brought new challenges when Dan accepted the position of Director of Product Development for NCI Building Systems overseeing and coordinating product standardization for all the metal building divisions and later overseeing corporate wide detailing initiatives. In 2014, Dan accepted the opportunity as Director of Drafting for Star to focus all of his time to improving production, service, and quality to the Star Builders.


When not at work, Dan spends most of his time with Lori, his wife of 25, years and their two children. In his remaining time, Dan is a long distance Randonneur cyclist, gardener, and home brewer.

Allen Hurtz, P.E.
Director of Engineering

Allen Hurtz, P.E., began his career at Star in January 1989 as a Design Engineer I. He was promoted to Design Engineer II and then to Engineering Manager in 1997. He accepted the position as Director of Engineering in 2012. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. Allen and his wife, Trish, have two daughters, Rachel and Hannah, and enjoy family time and attending the girls’ activities.
Bryan Arlington, P.E.
Director of Estimating and Customer Service

Bryan Arlington, P.E., started at Star in 1996 as a Design Engineer. In 1999, he moved to the Estimating Department as a Sales Engineer. After achieving Senior Sales Engineer, he was promoted to Chief Sales Engineer and then Manager of Estimating. Bryan has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shalmarie and his two children, Jessica and Jacob.
Dave Rutherford
Director of Business Affairs

Dave Rutherford came to Star in 1973, working second shift in the plant while attending Rose State University on a wrestling scholarship. Over the last 37 years Dave has held many positions at Star; Shear Operator, Customer Service Rep, Quality Superintendent, Director of Quality, Safety and Environmental (all RCC plants) and Plant Manager at Lockeford, CA. Dave’s current position as Director of Business Affairs has him dealing with Star’s legal affairs among other duties as assigned by Joe Edge, including Sales Manager for the Oklahoma District. Dave has been active with the MBMA and is former Chairman of the Manufacturing Committee as well as a member of the Construction Committee. He is a 20-year member of the American Welding Society and Certified as a CWI. Dave and his wife, Peggy, own an acreage in Moore, OK. They have three grown children, 3 granddaughters and one grandson, with many photos in Dave’s office to show everyone the most beautiful grandchildren in the world, in Dave’s estimation. Dave is an avid “bird” hunter with his field trial English Pointers and also enjoys a good round of golf when time allows.
Ron Welch, C.P.A.

Ron Welch joined Star in 2008 as Controller. He is a graduate of the University Center – Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Star, Ron spent nine years in Assurance and Advisory Services with Ernst & Young, LLP and ten years as Controller/Chief Financial Officer for a large regional distribution concern with over 130 retail outlets throughout the Midwest. Ron has served as Trustee over large estates and was appointed Debtor-in-Possession by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. When not at work, he enjoys any outdoor activity and spends most of his time involved in sports and activities with his two boys.