New Northeast Region General Manager

Grant Nadler, Vice President – Northeast and Northwest is pleased to announce the promotion of Al Vander Velden to General Manager - Northeast.  Al has played an integral role in the growth and success of the Northeast Region dating back to his hire date in 2008.  He's filled multiple positions including field sprinkler fitter, service superintendent, sales/project manager, and most recently service manager since 2016. 

Al's in-depth knowledge of the company's service business, consistent focus on customer satisfaction, and past experience in contracting will continue to be assets to the region as we move forward.  He has contributed to multiple company-wide initiatives and his willingness to take on additional responsibilities will serve him well as he transitions into the new role. 

J. F. Ahern Co. is a mechanical and fire protection contractor specializing in HVAC, plumbing, Controls, Sprinkler, Extinguisher & Alarm and Fabrication for construction and service projects. Founded in 1880, the company has over 1,300 employees servicing commercial and industrial customers across the United States. To keep up with the latest company news and events, visit or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.