Our Team

SCOTT R. VICTOR

President & COO

Scott has been employed by Nova Group since 1984, serving in multiple capacities including Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Vice President of Operations prior to his advancement to President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2011. In this current role, Scott has responsibility for all of Nova’s worldwide operations, including the in-house engineering department and AISC-certified fabrication facility. Although Scott’s experience includes Nova’s full project portfolio, his specialty expertise in the construction of military hydrant fueling systems is unparalleled in the industry.

Sherri Silva

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Sherri joined Nova Group in 2017 as Controller and recently assumed the role of VP of Finance/Accounting, overseeing the Accounting team. She brings over 30 years of finance, accounting, compliance and contracts experience to this position including financial expertise in gas, utility infrastructure and environmental services industries. Sherri holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing.

WALT SCHWARTZ, PE

Vice President, Pacific Northwest Operations

Walt has been employed by Nova for 15 years but has worked in the construction industry for nearly 40 years, including over 30 years in project management. Walt oversees Nova’s regional office in Port Orchard, WA, including estimating and project management for all Nova projects in the Pacific Northwest.  Walt’s expertise encompasses all major Nova markets – fuel, waterfront and electrical work. He holds both a B.S. and in M.S. in Civil Engineering from the UC-Berkeley and has a P.E. license in Civil Engineering.

BRENDA ABEL-KISER

Vice President, Preconstruction Services

Brenda has been employed by Nova Group since 1982, holding multiple roles prior to assuming the her current role as Vice President, Preconstruction Services.  Brenda began her career in the Nova Shop & Fabrication Facility supervising the shipping and receiving operations.  From there, she moved into Project Operations including both on-site supervision and home office project management.  For the past 23 years, Brenda has served as the Chief Estimator for Nova, overseeing all aspects of bid preparation.  Her industry knowledge and depth of expertise in Nova’s key market segments of hydrant fueling, utility infrastructure and waterfront construction is unrivaled.  

THIEL HARRYMAN, PE

VP of Operations, West Coast/Pacific Rim

Thiel Harryman has been employed by Nova Group since 2013 and working in the construction industry since 1999. Thiel assumed the Operations Management role for Nova Group in 2017. Thiel oversees all project execution located outside of the Pacific Northwest. His expertise includes engineering and management of aviation fueling, heavy construction, and industrial process systems for a variety of petroleum products, as well as utilities including water, air, steam, carbon-dioxide, glycol, and ammonia. Thiel holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC-Santa Barbara and has a P.E. license in Mechanical Engineering.

THIEL HARRYMAN, PE

West Coast/Pacific Rim Operations Manager

Thiel Harryman has been employed by Nova Group since 2013 and working in the construction industry since 1999.  Thiel assumed the Operations Management role for Nova Group in 2017. Thiel oversees all project execution located outside of the Pacific Northwest.   His expertise includes engineering and management of aviation fueling, heavy construction, and industrial process systems for a variety of petroleum products, as well as utilities including water, air, steam, carbon-dioxide, glycol, and ammonia.  Thiel holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC-Santa Barbara and has a P.E. license in Mechanical Engineering.

Nova Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

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