Thorn says Schellenberg was always thoughtful and never forgot the human element of construction. “One of his best attributes was his dedication to people. He is an engineer and salesman, but he never forgot that it is people that make everything happen,” Thorn says.
Schellenberg has also contributed his engineering and construction talents to his home community of Highland, Utah, by serving on the Highland Water Co. board of directors and now the Highland City Water Advisory Committee. He helped transition the privately held water company to the city to increase efficiency and reduce duplication of efforts in operations.
Schellenberg says he plans to continue his civic involvement, spending time with his family and serving a mission for the LDS Church.
“I plan to take the advice of others who’ve retired—and stay busy. Not just busy fishing of traveling, although I plan to do some of that, but busy doing meaningful things,” he says.
Wilford Clyde, CEO of Clyde Cos., says Schellenberg will be missed. “He is such a talented leader and will leave huge void in our company,” Clyde says. “We are sad to see him leave, but we know he will continue to make an impact wherever he is involved.”
Schellenberg’s retirement was effective January 1. Jeffrey R. Clyde was promoted from his role as vice president of the heavy/highway division to become the new president of W.W. Clyde.