Zachary Piercy has always been interested in construction. Fortunately, he arrived at Purdue and discovered the Building Construction Management program.
“To be nearly in the middle of the design side and the boots on the ground was a perfect fit for me.”
As the director of project controls at Poynter Sheet Metal, Piercy leads his team on complex projects and streamlines the information flow of estimates, design specifications and product information into a standard format with interconnectivity. This allows users to access information in a drawing format.
“We continuously create standardizations and processes to make construction more of a manufacturing process, with the goal of reducing costs and schedule durations. We are leading our industry in quantifying metrics to assist in project cost controls.”
Piercy’s plans include continuing his Purdue education.
“I intend to pursue an MBA to become a better manager and a president of our company. With the addition of Purdue Global, that continued education has become feasible sooner rather than later, and I am very excited to begin.”
Piercy is involved in multiple associations. He is the vice chair of the Future Leaders Committee for the Indiana Subcontractors Association. He serves as an Education Committee member for the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) of Central Indiana and the SMACNews Advisory Board member for SMACNA International.
Piercy lives in Greenwood, Indiana, with his wife, Ashley, and their daughters Alexis, Madisyn and Emmalyn. He traded in his hobbies of playing golf, fishing and watching sports for quality time coaching his daughters’ sports teams.
“Coaching is about having fun and teaching the basics of working together, and it is something that I look forward to each season.”