Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Bob followed his life-long dream of starting his own business in 1987 – TUDI Mechanical Systems. With “$4,000 and a pick-up truck,” TUDI Mechanical Systems began with Bob as its founder and CEO. Growing up in the South Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1976. From there Bob went on to Triangle Technical Institute where his passion for providing HVAC solutions for homes and businesses began. After graduating from Triangle Technical Institute in 1977, Bob started his career with various heating and cooling companies including Accu-Temp and Limbach. In 1999, Bob graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Entrepreneurship Program. Bob and his wife Marilee have seven children and currently reside in Sewickley.
Chief Technology Officer
Kevin Bright is the Chief Technology Officer for TUDI Mechanical Systems. Kevin joined the TUDI Team in 1994 and became COO in 2005. Kevin is a Clarion University graduate with a BSBA in Management and Real Estate. In 2005, he graduated from the FBI Citizens’ Academy. He is a member of Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council serving as a Committee Chairperson of Troop 215, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, and is active in both district and council wide activities. Kevin resides in Bethel Park with his wife of 23 years and two children.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Howe serves as Chief Financial Officer for TUDI Mechanical Systems. Jim began his career with TUDI in 2001 as CFO where he oversees financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. Prior to joining TUDI, Jim began his career in the Tax Department at Ernst & Young, and eventually moved on to a small venture capital group before settling with TUDI Mechanical. Jim received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and enjoys golfing and spending time with his granddaughter. Jim lives in the South Hills with his wife.
Chief Operating Officer
Lowry Stoops serves as Chief Operating Officer for TUDI Mechanical Systems. Lowry originally joined the TUDI team in 1996, where he served as President and was responsible for establishing TUDI’s HVAC Service Division. In 2001, he joined TEGG Corporation, a global electrical systems reliability company, as President. Lowry rejoined the TUDI team in 2014 where he now oversees the management of all operational aspects of TUDI Mechanical. Lowry earned an Associates degree from Triangle Tech in 1997, where he and Bob Tudi were classmates. He and his wife Rebecca have three children and currently reside in Canonsburg.