Rich Mlcoch


Rich Mlcoch

Executive Associate

Rich is an Executive Associate with Pathfinder, LLC with 45 years of hands-on experience in Construction Management, Project Management, and Operations of grassroots and renovation projects for Energy, Chemical, Industrial, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical facilities. He has successfully managed numerous projects throughout the United States exceeding $200 million and over a million direct labor hours. Rich is highly skilled in all phases of construction, contract administration, including RFQ preparation, negotiation and award of prime construction contracts along with final contract and claim negotiations. His experience also encompasses constructability studies/value engineering, coordination of design, project planning, scheduling, cost control, safety, QA/QC, establishing field offices and staff along with facilitating PDRI reviews and Interactive planning sessions. Rich has also developed up-front planning that led to successful validation and commissioning and startup. 


  • Claims
  • Commercial Industrial Construction
  • Commissioning and Start-Up Reviews
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Document Development and Review
  • Contract Strategy Development
  • Contracting Planning
  • Contracts and Contract Administration
  • Cost Estimate Checks
  • Cost Estimating
  • FEL
  • Independent Project Reviews/PDRIs
  • Master Planning
  • Organizational Reviews
  • Planning and PEP's
  • Project Controls
  • Project Delivery Process
  • Project Execution Planning
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Schedule Checks
  • Scheduling
  • Value Improving Practices


  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering


  • Construction Industry Institute (CII) – Member of Education Team 113-22 “Scope Control and Change Management”
  • Business Roundtable 1994 Safety Excellence Award – Merck BTMC Project


  • D&Z 1994 Eugene J. D’Ambrosio Project Manager of the Year Award


  • English