Michael J. Merle

Michael J. Merle

Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc.  |  President and Chief Operating Officer

Cleveland, Ohio

Leadership Position: 2017 Board of Director

Involvement: Board Member

Chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Michael J. Merle is president and CEO of Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc. Mr. Merle joined the company in December 1981 as a salesman, was appointed Executive Vice President in 1992, and assumed his current position in 2006. Under Merle's leadership, Ray Fogg Building Methods has expanded its reach to embrace new markets; to implement advanced design, construction and management technologies; to constantly improve project management and performance; and to implement one of the finest safety programs in the industry - all as part of a strategy of improving profitability through building outstanding value that consistently exceeds the expectations of its customers. Merle is a native of Akron, Ohio. He attended Archbishop Hoban High School and later, Princeton University, majoring in religion and graduating summa cum laude in 1972.