AMECO’s corporate and regional leadership team is dedicated to AMECO’s mission of successfully delivering projects in a safe, responsive, and reliable manner. With representation across AMECO’s operating footprint, our leadership team is positioned to support our clients and project teams in meeting their goals with innovation and expertise.

Executive Leadership
Tracey Cook, President
Cook became President of the AMECO business line in 2014 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry with Fluor. She joined AMECO in 2002 as CFO and has served in multiple capacities in both functional support and AMECO operations. Cook graduated from the University of South Carolina with Bachelor's degree in Accounting and has completed numerous executive management and leadership programs including Wharton and Thunderbird Executive Management courses.
Tom Phillips, Chief Financial Officer
With more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Phillips has spent nearly 28 years of his career at Fluor and AMECO. He has rotated through a variety of roles in both corporate, joint venture, and project settings. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the state of South Carolina.
Jim Jacoby, Director of Business Development and Strategy
Jacoby has nearly 30 years of experience in sales and business development. He joined AMECO in 2010 leading AMECO’s national accounts and subsequently served as sales lead for Asia Pacific, EAME, and North America before being named Director of Business Development and Strategy in 2016. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Political Science, with minors in Communications and Marketing, and has participated in Leadership Development at the Insead Business School.
Regional & Functional Leadership
Dean Smith, Director of Execution Support Services
Smith joined AMECO in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in the equipment industry. He has worked for some of the largest equipment rental companies in the world and has developed a valuable network of resources to help shape AMECO’s fleet optimization and utilization plans. Smith has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Furman University.
John Trenthem, Director of Operations, International and Government
Trenthem joined AMECO in 2001, handling operations for various regions around the world. He has over 39 years of experience in the construction services and equipment rental industry, including 13 years of international operations experience. Portfolios include strategic development, operations management for USG projects, and global equipment sales. Trenthem holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sales and Marketing from the University of Memphis.
Fabian Coppola, Director of Operations, South America
Coppola joined AMECO in 1995 and has held various positions in procurement, administration, construction management, and business development. Coppola has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, an MBA from Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile, and has attended several executive programs at both French and Argentinian business schools.
Chris Arnold, Director of Operations, Mexico
Arnold joined AMECO in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in supply chain, engineering, business and market development, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions as well as general management. Arnold has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Master’s degree in Management from Purdue University.
Kirk Hamilton, Director of Operations, North America
Hamilton joined AMECO in 2006 as part of the Estimating Division and has since served in various roles in operations including US Field Operations, Canada Country Manager and Director of US Operations. With over 25 years of experience in the construction and equipment rental industry, Hamilton now oversees operations for AMECO’s North America region.
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