Ross & Baruzzini Expands with Addition of Three Security Experts

Our Security team has expanded with the hiring of Robert Warmack, as Lead Security Consultant; Vince Aragon, PSP, CPP, as Lead Security Consultant, and Charles Messenger as Associate Engineer.

Robert Warmack | Lead Security Consultant 

As a Lead Security Consultant, Robert will analyze security systems, assess potential breach areas, and recommend appropriate solutions for our clients.

With over a decade of industry experience, Robert received his Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Mississippi and has worked as Corporate Security Manager for the Georgia Power Company.

Vince Aragon | Lead Security Consultant 

Vince Aragon, PSP, CPP will also work as a Lead Security Consultant, managing security project designs and ensuring projects are compliant with standard implementation.

Vince is an U.S. Navy veteran with previous experience at Stanley Security Solutions and Burns & McDonnell. He holds two Bachelor degrees from Missouri State University. 

Charles Messenger | Associate Engineer 

As an Associate Engineer, Charles Messenger will implement and monitor security measures for the protection of systems, networks, and information.

With a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Purdue University Global, Charles is an experienced project engineer with a strong background in physical security.

To learn more about current security job openings with Ross & Baruzzini, visit our careers page.

2021 Rainbow Run | Walk | Bike: Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

This June, Ross & Baruzzini honored Pride Month! This important milestone recognizes the lasting impact of LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies in U.S history and across the world. 

To show support and raise awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) committee invited our employees to take part in the R&B Rainbow Run | Walk | Bike for Pride event.  

Employees were encouraged to wear colors from the Pride flag and share their workout photos:

Participants also earned points for our company health and wellness program, Vitality.

“Over twenty employees joined the 2021 R&B Rainbow Run | Walk | Bike for Pride Month in June showing off their athletic achievements, earning Vitality points, and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community,” said Mike Maselli, DE&I Committee Co-Chair and Technology Principal. “No world records were broken this year but with a little training, anything is possible. Thanks to all who participated and took one small step, or several thousand, to improve our company culture and inclusion.” 

Although Pride month is over, we’re excited to continue our support for LGBTQIA+ and other global communities. Follow Ross & Baruzzini on LinkedIn to join the ongoing dialogue.

Ross & Baruzzini Named One of St. Louis’ 2021 Best Places to Work

Ross & Baruzzini was named a finalist on the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work list in the “Large – 100 to 249 Employees” category. 

A four-time nominee for this distinction, our company is proud of our vibrant culture guided by integrity, hard work, and collaboration across a diverse range of teams. 

All participating companies and their employees completed surveys administered by Quantum Workplace, which used its own algorithm to measure communication, management structure, benefits, teamwork and several other factors at each local firm. 

The companies were grouped by size, then were ranked by Quantum to determine St. Louis’ most employee-friendly workplaces.

“We are thrilled to be a St. Louis Business Journal’s Best Places to Work finalist,” said Craig Toder, President and Chairman of the Board. “I am grateful for our strong, people-driven philosophy, innovative projects, and creative team that build the foundation of our firm’s success.”

Our mission is to bring the industry’s best to our teams. For more information about careers at Ross & Baruzzini, click here

Scott Vinson – Medical Equipment Planning Leader

An Experienced Expert in Medical Equipment Planning & Technology:

As one of the most experienced leaders in medical equipment planning, Scott consults with clients to strategize how to upgrade existing facilities through the development of multi-year capital budgets to acquire, upgrade, and replace new technologies. 

His 25-year tenure includes product management, account management, and sales account management for leading medical equipment manufacturers around the world.

As the Medical Equipment Planning Group Managing Principal for Ross & Baruzzini, Scott is responsible for business development, strategic planning, procurement strategies, vendor partnerships, and ongoing client relationships. Through years of project implementation with Ross & Baruzzini | Mitchell Planning clients, Scott has led the evaluation of numerous product lines from Imaging to Surgery and Inpatient Care. 

Scott’s leadership has established our firm’s reputation as fair, open, and objective, providing steadfast service that vendors and clients can rely on. Scott led the research and development of a proprietary database and actively manages other quality improvement initiatives to keep the company at the forefront of the industry.

Mr. Vinson’s unique knowledge of the medical equipment industry coupled with his understanding of future technologies and evolving healthcare solutions provides his clients with an unbiased and appropriate plan for future facilities. Ross & Baruzzini has the largest Medical Equipment Planning firm in the world.

Jim Carey Named as Director of Business Development for Aviation

Ross & Baruzzini welcomes Jim Carey as our Business Development Director for Aviation.

Subject Matter Expert Aviation Business Development
Jim Carey – Business Development Director

Carey joins Ross & Baruzzini with over 25 years of business development and consulting experience, with expertise in both domestic and international markets. 

He will leverage his extensive background in aviation systems, commercial development, and project coordination to drive new business growth for the firm’s global aviation market. 

We are thrilled to have Jim onboard with Ross & Baruzzini,” said John Desch, Chief Commercial Officer.

Subject Matter Expert Business Development
John Desch – Chief Commercial Officer

“He has demonstrated an unmatched ability to build value in key markets. We look forward to Jim’s fresh perspective and proactive approach to advancing our aviation relationships.”

With a background spanning markets including AtlantaMiamiMinneapolisDominican RepublicJamaica, and Costa Rica, Carey’s ability to understand client needs along with the RFP process has led to the successful development of over 75+ airport projects.

Prior to joining Ross & Baruzzini, Carey served as the Business Development Director for Arconas, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance furniture for airports and transportation terminals. 

“I look forward to using my team development and operations background to acquire new business for Ross & Baruzzini,” said Carey. “I’m excited to bring my passion for passenger-centric safe, secure, and seamless airport experiences to a growing firm.”