Messer Construction Co. Deepens Health Care Expertise with Zipperer-Davis

Cincinnati, OH, March 05, 2009 --( Messer Construction Co. has significantly enhanced its expertise and position of influence in the health care industry with the addition of Pamela Zipperer-Davis as Health Care Director.

Zipperer-Davis brings 20 years of experience to the position, where she will provide strategic counsel within the health care space. Having worked with health care owners for her entire career, Zipperer-Davis brings an owner’s perspective to the table that will enhance the core health care expertise at Messer. By marrying this expertise with construction excellence, Messer will deliver true value to health care owners.

Zipperer-Davis has worked in executive roles with several medical organizations and has a broad perspective and understanding of the issues facing health care organizations. She serves as Chief Executive Officer for Cembex Revenue Management, LLC, a Management Services Organization (MSO) providing billing, advisory, accounting, finance, managed care, information technology, negotiation and management services to health care organizations. She also served as CEO for Greater Cincinnati Associated Physicians, where she was responsible for managing 140 employees and more than $20 million in revenue for a 32-doctor primary care practice with internal medicine, family medicine and chiropractic care.

“By adding a proven C-level health care industry professional to our team, Messer is better able to understand the needs of our customers in that segment,” said Tom Keckeis, president of Messer. “With that understanding, we can become partners in delivering more effective customer solutions.”

Zipperer-Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She returned to Xavier for her master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration.

She is a fellow for both the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). She serves on the board for BPL Office Products and is a member of the Presidents Advisory Board at Xavier University, where she is also chair of the Women of Excellence Mentoring Sub Committee.

About Messer Construction Co.
Messer Construction Co. is a regional construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Founded in 1932, Messer has built a premier reputation through outstanding construction experiences and value with a focus on healthcare, higher education, and senior living. An employee-owned company, Messer ranks nationally as one of the Top 100 largest contractors as well as a Top 40 green contractor. In 2008, Messer put in place approximately $670 million in commercial construction.

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