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John E. Williams, Ph.D., A.I.A., CCE, CVS

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

John Williams has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of project management, cost management, value engineering, economic analyses, construction management, life-cycle costing, and design of building and civil works for projects of all types in the United States and overseas. John founded U.S.Cost, the parent company of Williams International Group, in 1983. John held positions with several architectural firms and served as Executive Vice President of a major international project management firm and served as managing director with major developments in Saudi Arabia. He has also served on the faculties of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan. As CEO of U.S.Cost, John is chairman of the Board of Directors and provides leadership and guidance across all business units. John has a unique blend of practical field skills and theoretical knowledge that makes him the primary mentor to our executive team and strategic partners.

Louis F. Parkins


Louis Parkins has a storied career spanning over more than 30 years decades of experience as a construction cost consultant and project principal within the construction industry, making a difference in projects across the globe. Prior to joining U.S. Cost, Louis was a Chief Estimator and Project Manager responsible for projects within the North American division of a major global construction consulting company. Louis joined U. S. COST, Williams’ parent company, in 1985 as and soon rose to the position of Senior Quantity Surveyor / Estimator responsible for preparing and reviewing all company cost estimates Principal-in-Charge for the company’s estimating and cost consultancy practice. In 1988 he became manager of the Cost Estimating Group within the company and was responsible for managing and directing all activities related to the cost management services, on all types of domestic and foreign projects. As the Company expanded its business into international markets, In 2000, Louis was elected promoted to Corporate President and General Manager to lead the executive team with mission critical activities and in support of strategic alliances.

Suzanne Moltzen, M.B.A

Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne Moltzen has been U.S.Cost’s Chief Financial Officer since 1999. She completed Purdue University with a M.B.A in Finance and Marketing along with a B.A. in Psychology. Suzanne has over 18 years of experience serving in the finance and accounting side of major corporations including Ford Motor Company and Merrill Lynch. Overseeing U.S.Cost’s accounting staff and the day-to-day communication with USC’s financial partners, Suzanne ensures the firms stability, backing up the solid and successful performance of the service areas.

Charles Aguirre, E.I.T

Senior Vice President, Project Mgt. Operations

Charles Aguirre has over 25 years of experience in project and construction management, capital budget preparation, schedule validation, Work Breakdown Structure setup and implementation, construction cost estimating, cost modeling, change order analysis and negotiating, risk analysis, project control systems configuration, cost database management for Capital Improvement Projects of all types. Since joining U.S.Cost in 1988, the majority of his time has been committed to providing project management and project control services to the large capital program customers. In 2000, Charles became Sr. Vice President in charge of Project Management Operations both domestically and abroad. The breath of his management experience is invaluable to our customers in his ability to create economical solutions for complex problems faced in the industry today.

Christopher J. Williams

Managing Director, Middle East and Asia

Chris Williams has over 22 years of project management experience in residential, commercial, retail and large infrastructure projects of all types. Since joining Williams International parent company, U.S.Cost in 1988, he has devoted the majority of his time to providing project and construction management services to large capital improvement and development programs all across the USA and abroad. Chris has successfully managed projects worth $15 Billion on 10 major development programs. In 2003, Chris took on the role of expanding the Company’s global presence with the formation of Williams International Group. Now based in the United Arab Emirates, he is responsible for all of the group’s operations in the Middle East and Asia. Chris is a fellow member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers, Project Management Institute, Construction Management Association of America, and the American Association of Airport Executives.

Steve Williams

Senior Vice President, Software Operations
Steve Williams

Steve Williams has 20 years oF experience in selling, supporting and managing the development of commercial software and has been involved with acquiring and overseeing many of U.S. COST’s largest software deployments. Since joining the company in 1993, Mr. Williams has primarily served in a business development capacity for the Software division of U.S. COST which develops and markets the Success suite of project control applications. He continues to work directly with our clients to help ensure the features in our commercial software products reflect the needs of the A/E/C community as technology supporting the processes continues to evolve.

Wade L. Martin, RPA, CVS, LEED AP

Sr. Vice President, Construction Cost Mgt. Operations

Wade Martin has 28 years of experience providing construction cost, economic analysis, schedule and value management services to private and public sector clients. His work history at U.S.Cost includes more than 20 years in the Value Engineering and Cost Management arenas serving as Project Manager, Value Engineering/Value Analysis Team Leader, Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) Specialist, Scheduler, and/or Architectural Representative on over 300 value engineering studies. He is a contributor to and senior staff resource to the USC special projects group. That group is responsible for developing parametric cost models, analyzing and reporting on market conditions, preparing and updating facility criteria, and policy and procedure manuals as well as preparing economic and life cycle analyses.  Past efforts include market analyses for Chicago O’Hare Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Tom Orr, P.E., CVS

Vice President, Special Consulting

Tom Orr has over 16 years of experience providing cost and value management services to private and public sector clients in the construction industry. His work history at USC includes more than ten years in the Value Engineering arena acting as Project Manager, Assistant Value Engineering/Value Analysis Team Leader, Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) Specialist, Scheduler, and/or Civil Representative on over 300 VE studies. Tom serves as Project Manager for specialized value engineering studies, with responsibility for supporting team leaders, coordination of team members, USC liaison with the project owner, and quality control of the product. Mr. Orr is proficient in Microsoft Project, Primavera Project Planner, Excel, Access and related Windows applications and is adept in using those tools in the preparation of work flow diagrams, man-hour distribution analyses, and creative idea records. Tom has managed and/or participated in more than 50 Value Engineering studies.

Joseph P. Varghese, PMP

Commercial Director, Middle East and Asia

Joseph Varghese has over 21 years of experience in cost & contract management spectrum of project management, in residential, commercial, retail and large infrastructure projects of all types. Being in the United Arab Emirates for the past 17 years, he has been involved in many major developments including hotels, airports, service infrastructure, roads and bridges, shopping centers, hospitals, commercial and residential projects. Joseph has successfully contributed to projects of worth more than $13 Billion within UAE. In addition, Joseph has attended many claims, disputes, adjudications and arbitration and also conducted several training sessions related to cost, contract and claims. Joseph joined Williams International Group in early 2008 as the Commercial Director for Middle East and Asia taking responsibilities of Cost & Contract functions of the Company. Currently, he is assigned as the Sr. contracts manager for a major development in Abu Dhabi. Joseph is a Certified Cost Engineer from AACE and a Project Management Professional under PMI as well as a fellow member of SAVE (US) and Engineers Association of UAE. Currently he is pursuing his LLM in construction law & arbitration.

Natalie Matthews, B.B.A

Manager, Corporate Marketing and Business Development

Natalie Matthews is responsible for Corporate Marketing and Business Development for U.S.Cost. With a B.B.A. in Management from the University of West Georgia, she has more than 10 years of experience with USC. She is currently responsible for managing all proposals, building and maintaining client relations, creating and / or updating all corporate brochures and other marketing materials, managing all promotional items along with the management of all of U.S.Cost’s tradeshows both as an exhibitor and an attendee.

News & Events

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Press Releases

Oct 3, 2010 - Williams International Group  is pleased to announce the establishment of it’s newest office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Aug 1, 2010 - Williams International Group set to announce  the launching of it’s latest Cost Management software  “Cost Manager”,  in January 2011.

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