OCS Industries, Inc.

1). When was your firm founded?  7-12-1996

2). Who Founded your firm? John Olori, Robert Olori, Louis Olori, and Ronald Olori

3). Where is your firm Based? Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

4). How big is your firm? We have over 30 full-time employees.

5). Is the company a family-owned business? Yes.

6). What Type of Subcontractor are you? Structural Steel, Rigging, Millwright, Rough Carpentry, Heavy Civil and site furnishings.

7). What have been some of the firms major accomplishments; major projects?  Our company recently celebrated 25 years in business achieving the highest revenue in company history in January 2021.  OCS recently completed a train station renovation for the MTA in Port Jervis, NY.  The project consisted of the removal of an existing at grade platform, and installation of a new raised platform.  The new platform consisted of a new, all glass passenger shelter, overhead canopy, and upgraded site furnishings complete with USB charging for passenger convenience.  The project was completed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and was the first in a new line of upgraded stations. 

8). Where does your firm operate, just NY or other areas?  OCS Industries, Inc. performs work all over the Northeast and is a federally certified SDVOSB.

9). What have been some of the unique traits of the firm?  OCS Industries senior management staff pool together a unique skillset providing the company with a diverse background of experience, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship.  Utilizing proven track records from previous endeavors, the senior staff at OCS (coming together in 2015) has developed a diverse catalog of past projects leading to an experience record which has opened many doors to new work.  This collaboration is what makes OCS unique as a valued partner for GC’s.

10). How has your firm been involved in the construction industry?  (Associations, etc.)  OCS Is signatory to local union halls, engages in outreach for involvement of M/WBE businesses, and is a member of SC&RA, Specialized Carriers & Rigging AssociationIn addition to this, OCS is a NYS and Federally Certified SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business). 

11). What are some of the challenges the firm has overcome? The global pandemic has been a challenge for every firm, however, OCS managed to increase revenue, and hire new fulltime staff at a time when most businesses have struggled.  Another challenge OCS has faced goes directly back to an increase in diversification of projects and dealing with the growth associated with it.  Enduring through the pandemic and diversification with a focus on excellence is a challenge the company has welcomed. 

12). What does the firm think its legacy has been for the NY construction industry? OCS Industries, Inc. provides a unique blend of expertise and execution which has led to repeat business and opened new doors.  This trait has meant that OCS can weather economic downturns, unforeseen circumstances, and global crisis while maintaining a level of unparalleled excellence.

13). Why did you join the Subcontractors Trade Association?  OCS Industries, Inc. became a certified SDVOSB in December 2019, and this has opened a lot of opportunities to work as a subcontractor.  OCS has worked with several STA members and honorees in the past, and after reviewing the member directory, joining the STA was a natural next step.

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MICHAEL F. DIVALENTINO

President, OCS Industries Inc.

Lieutenant Colonel DiValentino is the President of OCS Industries and retired reserve (IMA) Assistant Staff Judge Advocate assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Florida. The command is a major command of the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force component of U.S. Special Operations Command.

EDUCATION:

1989      Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

1998      Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, New York Law School, New York, NY

2000      Squadron Officer School (correspondence), Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2011      Air Command & Staff College (correspondence)

WORK HISTORY:

Jun 1984 – Aug 1989     OCS Industries, Inc., Foreman/Operating Engineer

Sep 1989 – Sep 1999     VIP Productions and National Rentals, Founder/President

Sep 1989 – Sep 1999     OCS Industries, Inc., Project Manager/Supervisor

Jul 1999 – Jan 2000       USAF, Chief Legal Assistance/Preventative Law, 314th Airlift Wing, LRAFB, Arkansas

Jan 2000 – Jul 2000       USAF, Chief of Civil Law, 314th Airlift Wing, LRAFB, Arkansas

Jul 2000 – Jul 2001        USAF, Chief of Adverse Actions, 314th Airlift Wing, LRAFB, Arkansas

Jul 2001 – Jul 2002        USAF, Chief of Military Justice, 314th Airlift Wing, LRAFB, Arkansas

Jul 2002 – Aug 2003      USAF, Area Defense Counsel, Eastern Circuit, AFLSA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Jun 2004 – Sep 2004      USAF, Staff Judge Advocate, 40th Air Expeditionary Group, Diego Garcia, B.I.O.T.

Aug 2003 – Oct 2005     Environmental Litigation, AFLSA, Environmental Law and Litigation Division, Arlington, Virginia

Oct 2005 – Aug 2007     IMA Staff Judge Advocate to the 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, and the 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Oct 2005 – Sep 2010     OCS Industries, Inc., Operations Manager

Jul 2007– Jul 2008         Staff Judge Advocate for the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center, Baghdad, Iraq, and the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion

Aug 2008 – Oct 2014     Staff Judge Advocate, 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

Jan 2010 – Dec 2015      OCS Industries, Inc., Vice President

Oct 2014 – Jan 2020      USAF, Reserve Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, HQ AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, FL

Jan 2016 – Present        OCS Industries, Inc., President

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze Star
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal, three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

DANIEL DUBOIS
Vice President, OCS Industries, Inc.

With 24 years of experience in the design and construction of bridges, water and wastewater treatment plants, Dan is a Senior Project Manager and engineer for OCS Industries, Inc.

Responsible for estimating, bidding, and overseeing construction in the New York area. Dan is accountable for all day-to-day construction operations; supervises on-site Project Managers and Superintendents; monitors costs and production to meet budget and schedule requirements; negotiates and prepares monthly payment requisitions; coordinates manpower, equipment, and materials; reviews all bids in the operational area with the bidding team and attends all progress meetings with Owners and Engineers.

2003 – 2008: Vice President of Construction | Jett Industries, Inc.

Oversaw all construction operations; supervised on-site Project Managers and Superintendents; monitored costs and production to meet budget and schedule requirements and negotiated and prepared monthly payment requisitions. Was responsible for the coordination of manpower, equipment, and materials; assisted the estimating team when needed and attended all progress meetings with Owners and Engineers.

1997 – 2003: Project Manager, Field Engineer | Jett Industries, Inc.

Responsible for survey and stakeout of projects; estimate and quantity take-offs; tracking and review of submittals; procurement of materials; tracking and preparation of payment requests; coordination of manpower, equipment, and materials as well as the creation and tracking of CPM schedules.

Related Experience:

1995 – 1997: ASCE, Level III Inspector | Bridge Replacement on Rte. 28 Pine Hill, NY

Coordinated and trained inspectors to ensure coverage of project operations; prepared and submitted daily inspector reports; compiled and reviewed data for processing order-on-contracts, force accounts, and payment estimates using the CEES program; utilized computer for drainage design and paving operations and tracked contractors using the CPM format. This project required new construction of a multi-span bridge, full deck replacement, pile driving within cofferdams, placement of structural concrete, milling and paving operations.

1990 – 1995: Senior Engineering Technician | Various Projects in Region 8

Coordinated project operations (involving road and bridge construction); prepared and submitted daily inspection reports; verified quantities for payment estimates and tracked contractor’s progress using CPM format.