Posted: November 22, 2017
Last modified: December 26, 2018
Project Maintenance of Traffic Manager
David Feise studied business administration in college and then went on to hold several management positions. But it was while working for an automotive company in 2004 that he landed his first job in construction with Bob’s Barricades. He loved it.
“There are some similarities in management of automotive and construction, but in construction the challenges are much greater,” Feise said. “The consequences are also greater, but then so are the rewards.”
Feise has always been mechanically inclined and enjoys working as the Project MOT Manager because he likes seeing the bigger picture. “I’m very interested in seeing how things come together and work together,” he said. “So being involved with the flow of traffic was kind of fitting. I also enjoy looking at the different phases of the project and seeing how they fit together.”
He has been the Project MOT Manager since September 2014. In this position, he is responsible for managing the department who maintains, installs and removes all MOT devices, concrete barrier walls, roadway striping, roadway sweeping, and drainage cleaning during construction for the entire 21-mile project. These devices control traffic during detours, lane closures and flagging operations for motorist to safely navigate the work zone. Feise is also an instructor for American Traffic Safety Services Association and teaches basic and advanced maintenance of traffic classes for the SGL team and partners on the I-4 Ultimate project.
When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, who range from ages 7 to 17. One of his hidden talents is baking, and he has created some colorful cakes decorated as his children’s favorite characters. He also has two dogs, two chinchillas and a cat. “My wife is an animal person,” he explained. “I am too, just not as much as my wife.”