ICC Group is an innovative engineering firm that delivers measurable value to industrial clients based on four key areas of expertise:
What does it mean to be the go-to engineering partner for our clients? It means we support your operation with a potent combination engineering know-how and business strategy. It also means we give you one person as your point of contact who focuses solely on your needs. In many cases, we even station our staff physically on-site to streamline day-to-day communications.
A partnership with ICC Group means you can streamline your production process and focus on your core competencies whether you are planning a new factory or simply adjusting an existing production line.
In order to bring our clients the best service possible, we have brought a number of companies under the ICC Group umbrella to maximize efficiency and bolster our own competencies. Every partner has access to our entire family of brands, ensuring a comprehensive approach to every project.
ICC (Industrial Control Concepts, Inc.) was founded in 1986 by four electrical engineers from St. Louis’s own Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
Since forming, ICC Group has remained strong to its brewery roots and found success by providing engineering solutions to the brewing and distilling industries. And as we’ve grown over the past three decades, we’ve not only expanded our expertise to other industries, but to other cities as well.
Today, we draw on the experience and expertise of employees who have come to us from all over the world. Our team has worked for such companies as Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, Novo Nordisk, Heineken and Pfizer.
Building on a foundation of hundreds of successfully completed projects, ICC Group continues to evolve from a technical consultancy to a strategically-minded engineering powerhouse.
Comprised of senior-level management across the company, ICC Group leadership is responsible for the overall goals and activities we implement.
Anders Hummer President
Anders, draws on more than 20 years of international management and consulting experience and is educated in Master Brewing, Chemical Engineering and Business Administration. As President of ICC Inc, he oversees the operational and HR departments and developed the company’s strategy and vision.
Born and raised in Denmark, Anders was taught the value of diversity and the opportunity to learn through different perspectives. These values provided the groundwork for his experience in developing successful strategies and in completing complex M&A integrations at global organizations such as Danbrew and Alectia. Anders also obtained management experience from Carlsberg Breweries and GlobalBrewers. Being a father of five children, Anders understands the importance of being dedicated, focused and efficient. With his goal-oriented personality, he evens finds time to train and take part in Ironman competitions and bicycle races.
Alex Alexandrov Vice President
An entrepreneur by birth and electrical engineer by education, Alex Alexandrov looks back at over 20 years of experience in international management consulting and continues to find creative solutions to almost all of the world’s problems. As VP Marketing & Sales, he successfully established a beer brand, making it the No. 1 beer in the Polish market within one year of his tenure. As a commissioned officer of the US army, he has a disciplined approach to project execution and leads his associates from the front.
Alex speaks four languages and has worked in the US, the Caribbean, France, Russia, Poland, Denmark and Germany. He is very goal oriented and brings high energy to any environment. Alex likes to get outdoors on frequent bicycle rides with his friends. Alex is a proud father of two teenage girls who, he admits, read academic books which he not even understands the title.
Ryan Coates Vice President
Ryan Coates’ expertise is visualizing working solutions and translating them into tangible plans. After graduating with Honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla, Ryan worked for seven years in Anheuser-Busch’s engineering and operations divisions in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.
Ryan joined ICC Group’s process engineering department in 2009 while also completing his professional engineering certification. ICC Group’s management recognized his outstanding capabilities and soon promoted him to department manager and in May 2017 to Vice President. Ryan enjoys defining projects and business cases, and ensuring the project and business goals are balanced and delivered on time. Ryan spends his precious free time playing baseball and soccer.
Sean Lashmar VP of Operational Excellence
Sean Lashmar joined us in 2017 and truly enhances ICC Group’s executive team with his expertise and pragmatic business management style. He has over two decades of experience spanning Finance, Operations, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Customer Marketing, and Consulting. Sean has earned an MBA and is a Certified Management Accountant and CPA.
Sean plays a key role in delivering large turnkey projects on time and budget. Prior to joining ICC Group, Sean assisted clients with change and performance management, strategic planning and tactical execution and worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev, 3M and various start-up ventures. When he’s not working, Sean enjoys taking cross-country trips by train with his wife and daughter or surfing big waves on the West Coast.
Brett Abelson Chief Financial Officer
Brett joined the ICC Group in August 2018 and he complements ICC’s entrepreneurial culture with his tremendous drive, tenacity, knowledge and acumen. Brett is a CPA with over 13 years of industry experience in both public and private accounting roles, where he gained vast experience in financial statement planning, analysis, reporting and auditing. He also has extensive experience in multi-national business, treasury functions and acquisition integration.
Brett attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters of Science and Business Administration in four years. He and his amazing wife are proud parents of their 18-month-old son and are expecting a baby girl. In his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, watching soccer and Formula 1, playing music, and enjoying art and architecture.
Jeremy McCormick Manager
Jeremy McCormick is in charge of the Process Automation department. He is a highly versatile Controls Engineer with a vast experience in computer and PLC programming. Jeremy successfully guides his team to assist clients with everything from efficiency improvement projects in packaging and processing areas to complete factory re-control. Jeremy holds a BS degree in computer science from Missouri’s Truman State University.