POSTPONED – March 19: JAASC Business Forum – Project Management

転ばぬ先の杖。Due to concern over the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), JAASC has chosen to cancel or postpone all remaining meetings and events for the month of March. The board will monitor the situation moving forward and make decisions about future events based on CDC recommendations. Please be careful, stay safe, and wash your hands! 気をつけて、手を洗ってください。

Advantages of the Design-Build Approach for Industrial Projects

Presented by Bill Quenemoen and Rene DeBerdt of Denham-Blythe Company

March 19, 6:30-8:30 PM
Coldwell Banker Caine Downtown
Greenville, SC

Bill Quenemoen

Bill Quenemoen, PE, Chief Executive Officer
Denham-Blythe Company
As Chief Executive Officer of Denham-Blythe Company, Bill leads the company’s strategic planning efforts by overseeing client relations and managing Denham-Blythe’s in-house design-build teams. Bill’s
leadership reaches more than 200 team members across DenhamBlythe’s three office locations in Lexington, Nashville, and Greenville.
Since joining Denham-Blythe in 1995, Bill has held positions as Structural Engineer, Project Manager, Design Department Manager, Vice President, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

Bill currently serves on the Japan-America Society of Kentucky Board
of Directors as the Program Committee Chair.

Rene DeBerdt

Rene DeBerdt, Construction and Development Manager
Denham-Blythe Company
Rene manages Denham-Blythe Company’s Japanese client relations,
assisting in all stages of project development. Prior to his current position as the Construction and Development Manager, Rene has 20 years of project management experience for a wide-range of industrial design-build projects across the United States and in Mexico. His bilingual language skills and understanding of the Japanese culture have expanded Denham-Blythe’s Japanese client base from 10% to
45% of the yearly construction volume.

Rene currently serves on the Japan-America Society of Kentucky
Board of Directors as the Membership Committee Chair.

Denham-Blythe Company is a design-build construction company with over 40 years of experience in the automotive, industrial, food/pharma, healthcare, institutional, and commercial sectors. Since 1976, Denham-Blythe has completed more than 10,000 projects across the U.S. and in Mexico for a diverse customer base that includes local start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at

This is a Business Series event of JAASC, the Japan-America Association of South Carolina.