President Zeke Miller
After graduating Campbell High School in the summer of 1990, Zeke began his summer job as the chop saw operator in MillerClapperton’s newly formed shop. After seven months of working in the shop, he was moved into the office in a support role to anybody that needed help. Shortly thereafter, he began helping out with panel takeoffs and material takeoffs under the supervision of Dave Clapperton. It wasn’t long before he was handling the majority of the estimating duties and preparing pricing and quotes so that Ted Miller could travel the Eastern part of the United States selling Reynobond panels. In 1998, he was promoted to Sales Manager. In May of 2011, MillerClapperton began to execute its succession plan and promoted Zeke to President. In this position, Zeke handles all day-to-day business decisions and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Zeke currently resides in Smyrna, GA and has two children, Hanna Grace and Coleman.
Vice President Zane S. Miller
A native of Smyrna, Georgia, Zane S. Miller graduated from Brewton-Parker College with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Management in 2005. Upon graduating, Zane joined the family business full-time after working the summer months, holidays, and weekends as needed throughout college and high school. Zane began as an estimator in the sales department, but currently serves as MillerClapperton’s Vice President where he oversees business operations and is responsible for the administrative, financial, and general management of the organization. This includes subsidiary company, RapidMaterials, in addition to supervising the IT, Finance, and Marketing departments.
A huge baseball fan, Zane enjoys coaching his children’s baseball & softball teams and attending Braves games with his family. In addition to coaching, Zane enjoys attending and serving with his church, Cumberland Community Church in Smyrna. More than anything though, he loves spending time with the people who matter most: his wife Rebecca (married in 2008) and their three children – Ty, Catherine, and Alden.
Jerrie Self – Chief Financial Officer
As a young graduate of South Cobb High School, Jerrie began her career in the construction industry joining MillerClapperton as a receptionist and bookkeeper. She worked closely under the tutelage of the late MillerClapperton Founder Ted S. Miller – a man who became like a second father to her. Over the years, her responsibilities steadily increased as she received more advanced financial training and took on greater roles and tasks within the company. Jerrie now serves as the Chief Financial Officer for MillerClapperton and is also an Advisory Member of the MillerClapperton Board of Directors. In addition to her success and eventual senior status in the company, everyone at MillerClapperton knows her as a fun, encouraging, and approachable colleague. As such, her presence and influence have become integral to the fabric of MillerClapperton today. Jerrie has two children, Justin and Parker. She loves travelling, attending her youngest son’s college football games, and spending time with family and friends.
Greg Samples – Director of Manufacturing & Field Operations
Greg started his employment with MillerClapperton in March of 1993. Greg has worked in all aspects of the Production department and Purchasing departments and has helped establish many Production standards, QAQC standards, vendor relationships, and employee safety policies/procedures that MillerClapperton uses today. Greg was promoted to Senior Management in May of 2011. Greg oversees the day-to-day operations of MillerClapperton’s three Production departments, the Purchasing department, and the Field Operations department, to ensure MillerClapperton repeatedly delivers industry-leading services and products to our customers. Greg is an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors for MillerClapperton and is the Director of Manufacturing and Field Operations.
When away from work Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Brooke and family, riding motorcycles, off-roading, and time at the lake with family and friends.
Founding Partner: Ted S. Miller
Ted S. Miller enjoyed a 40-year career in the metal construction industry which began as an award-winning sales engineer for Pittsburgh-based H.H. Robertson Co., working there from 1972-1979. It was there that he met and became friends with Dave Clapperton. As colleagues, Miller and Clapperton had the chance to work together on a number of projects and developed a chemistry together. When he and Clapperton became disappointed with how Robertson was treating them, they decided to start their own company. The Miller-Clapperton Partnership Inc. officially started on October 15, 1979. Under Ted’s leadership, the company grew into a reliable resource for architects, general contractors, and installing subcontractors.
After a 10-year battle against Stage 4 colon cancer, Ted passed away in October 2012. A family man, Ted was a devoted husband to Jo Dendy Miller for 41 years, and father to his two children, Zane and Zeke. In his spare time, Ted also served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and was on the leadership team of Smyrna First Baptist Church.
Ted S. Miller wrote weekly blogs which were published on the MillerClapperton website. He also wrote articles for Metal Architecture magazine, which were published monthly in a special section titled “Ted’s MCM Corner.” The articles became a staple read in the metal construction industry, but what Ted left behind when he passed in 2012 was a legacy, not only by the company he built but also in his writings. You can find all of Ted S. Miller’s blog posts, as well as posts from our guest bloggers both during that time and after his passing, by visiting our blog page.
Senior Estimator Scott Stafford recalls his impact on the company and the industry at large.
One year after his passing, Ted was posthumously inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.
Founding Partner: Dave Clapperton
Dave was born in April 1950 and was raised in New Martinsville, WV. He later moved to Pittsburgh, PA. In 1968, Dave attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA and graduated in 1972 with a BA degree in Business Administration and Economics. He started his career in commercial construction when he joined H.H. Robertson Company, Pittsburgh, PA, as a Sales Engineering Trainee. At that time, Robertson was the premier Fortune 500 International company in the field of Architectural, Industrial, and Structural commercial building products. Dave served as Office Engineer in Washington, D.C, Branch Manager in Richmond, VA, and finally as a Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA.
After resigning in October of 1979, he joined with Ted Miller to form MillerClapperton. He served in just about every capacity from Salesman, Bookkeeper/Accountant, Estimator, Drafter, Project Manager, Field Installer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, and Manager of Project Management and Systems Development. He served on the Board of Directors and provided oversight on special projects and project management. Dave’s time with MillerClapperton spanned a total of 40 years.
In 2006, Dave spoke at MetalCon in Las Vegas about The Rainscreen Principle along with two other speakers. Dave was a member of the Metal Construction Association and is the co-author of the MCA white paper, “Understanding the Rainscreen Principle.” In 2009 he participated in the AAMA Rainscreen Task Force, which developed the AAMA 509-09 testing standard for Drained and Back-ventilated Rainscreens. He also authored articles for Metal Construction News and has been a contributor to several other industry articles over the years.
In early 2019, Dave lost his courageous battle with cancer. Senior Estimator Scott Stafford recalls his impact on the company, its employees, and the industry at large.
Dave was married Maureen (Dodd) on July 22, 1972. They had no children, but had three wonderful Golden Retrievers.
In 2019, Dave was posthumously inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.
Partner: Doug Bruton
Since graduating from Southern Technical Institute with an Architectural Degree in 1970, Doug has held several engineering positions at Personality Home Inc., The Atlanta Kitchen Center, IIL International, and finally, with MillerClapperton starting in 1984. Doug has held several positions at MillerClapperton, including Engineering Team Manager, Production Team Manager, and Project Manager. He became a partner with MillerClapperton in 1990 and was an integral part of adding the fabrication of composite aluminum panels – helping advance MillerClapperton to the next level in the industry. Doug retired from the company in 2018.
Doug has been married to Robin since April 23, 1983. They have two boys, Evan and Tyler. Robin and Doug enjoy spending time at their lake house in Alabama and traveling.
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