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Michael A. Wodrich Joins Stellar as Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Wednesday, January 3, 2018  



Michael A. Wodrich Joins Stellar as Senior Vice President, General Counsel


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 3, 2018) — Michael A. Wodrich, a long-serving member with Jacksonville law firm Rogers Towers, has joined Stellar as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Wodrich will also serve on Stellar’s Board of Directors. 


Wodrich’s focus at Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, will be risk management. While at Rogers Towers, Wodrich represented contractors, architects and engineers in contract negotiations with developers, owners and subcontractors. His practice also included structuring and negotiating complex business transactions for clients in healthcare, commercial real estate and other industries. 


“I’ve known Mike for more than 30 years and am looking forward to working with him in this new role as he leads our Risk Management group,” said Mike Santarone, Stellar’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Mike brings to Stellar a wealth of experience from his 38-plus years at Rogers Towers advising clients in complex legal matters. We are honored to have him join our senior leadership team and our board and look forward to his future contributions.”


Wodrich is an AV Preeminent-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He was recognized on Florida Trend Magazine's 2017 “Legal Elite” list and was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 for Business Organizations. Wodrich received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Wodrich will maintain an of counsel relationship with Rogers Towers. 


About Stellar

Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm serving commercial, industrial and public sector markets across the United States and around the world. More than 750 Stellar employees worldwide create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters, Stellar operates nearly 50 support locations and offices throughout the United States, China and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The company also serves Central and South America, Europe and India. For more information, visit




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