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Our Team

Bill Sundeen, President

Bill Sundeen has 38 years of experience in government, contracting, and demolition work. For the past decade, he has performed duties as the project decommissioning manager for demolitions at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), including overseeing the first-ever demolition of a vitrification facility. Bill’s proven leadership and deep experience allow him to lead a diverse cadre of craft and management personnel to success in the most challenging situations, yielding safely accomplished, on-schedule work. Prior to entering the private sector, Bill served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years.

Bill Schaab, Vice President

American DND founder Bill Schaab has more than 30 years of experience in heavy industrial contracting, including performing environmental remediation, decommissioning, demolition, and new construction work. Over his career, he has personally performed and been directly responsible for more than $600 million in projects ranging in size from $50,000 to $50 million. Bill is a proven innovator who is highly experienced in alternative decommissioning means and methods development. His alternative means and methods have been used to obtain written variances from regulators to allow safe alternative demolition techniques to proceed, resulting in a reduced number of at-risk labor hours, advanced project schedules, and reduced costs to project stakeholders.
Blake Schaab

Blake Schaab, Vice President of Finance & Administration

Blake Schaab joined the American DND team full time in February 2020 after working for the company part time since 2014. Currently, Blake leads finance and administrative functions for American DND, overseeing all company financial activities and working closely with our third-party accounting team. He leads strategic efficiency improvements, such as automating processes related to payables and employee onboarding. Prior to joining American DND full time, Blake worked on a 113-foot motor yacht as the first mate while living in the Caribbean. He obtained his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY.

Matthew Sundeen, Master Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Manager

Matthew Sundeen has 11 years of experience as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator. He currently manages the fleet of machines and their myriad attachments at our WVDP demolition site. He provides in-depth troubleshooting and repair for specialty-built custom demolition equipment. Matthew is an expert in providing real-time repair and global parts sourcing with an unwavering “can do” attitude. Matthew is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who joined the American DND team in 2015.

Rick Dearholt, Director of Federal Programs

Rick Dearholt directs federal programs for American DND and additionally acts as our corporate health and safety manager. He is a certified Project Management Professional with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in environmental remediation, demolition, and decommissioning. Rick brings depth of experience and balance to our management team. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 21 years, he transitioned to the private sector, where he served in various senior management positions for large corporations as well as positions in health and safety and operations management. Rick is also a key member of our business development team, having contributed significantly to the growth of the company.