Management Team

Sabre Demolition

Management Team

Sabre Demolition’s management team has a proven track record of successfully completing complex, dismantlement, demolition and environmental remediation projects on schedule, within budget while maintaining a safe work environment.

Our team offers a diverse mix of individuals that have had hands-on field experience, as well have served in a wide array of roles throughout their careers.

The Sabre Team is able to add value to our client teams by utilizing our past experiences.

Matthew Dixon, President

Matt is the President of Sabre Demolition and has over 34 years of experience in commercial and industrial demolition and environmental cleanup.  

His past experiences in the environmental industry have been in a wide variety of roles such as a Senior Estimator, Project Manager, and Operations Manager.

This allows him to help clients solve complex problems and to determine specific client needs on a project-by-project basis. As one of the company’s corporate officers, Matt is responsible for managing the financial risks of the business.

He is also responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting, client management, and maintaining current client relationships.

Steven Dixon, Vice President

Steve is currently the Vice President of Sabre and has over 29 years of experience in the costing and managing of industrial, commercial, and environmental remediation projects.

Over the years, Steve has had great success developing and implementing innovative solutions to client’s unique and often complex project needs.  His experience includes field oversight of demolition/ dismantlement and environmental clean-up operations in active plants and structures over 600 feet tall.  

Steve is responsible for client management, management of operations, and decisions pertaining to the overall direction of the company.

Brian Hornyak MBA, CHMM

Vice President, Major Projects

Brian has served various roles in private industry, consulting, and contracting.

His diverse mix of experience has added value to our clients because he is able to look at a project from a variety of angles, as well as allows him to see a project more intimately from the client’s eyes.  

Brian has over 17 years of experience and has served various roles dealing with the decontamination and decommissioning of large industrial facilities for fortune 100 companies, including business development, remedial design, permitting, regulatory and contract negotiations, project budgeting, and program management.

Brian has also managed teams remotely in various countries such as China, France, Japan and Spain.

Joseph O'Brien, CESCO

Corporate Health & Safety Director

Joe is a Certified Environmental, Safety, and Compliance Officer and a licensed LPS ™ trainer. He is responsible for the overall direction of our LPS ™ behavior based safety system. Joe has over 30 years of experience in evaluating risks and managing safety related to construction, hazardous waste, asbestos and lead remediation and demolition projects. 

His experience includes past hands-on field oversight and implementation of owner/general contractor site safety requirements, maintenance of the Sabre safety compliance program, and risk evaluation of high hazard work.  Joe also assists in the review of work plans and client deliverables in an effort to minimize risks for our clients, as well as to provide value added safety and engineering suggestions.

Richard Hilts

Director of Operations 

Rich has over 33 years of experience in the demolition and environmental fields.

His past experience includes project management, procurement of new business, and managing crews with efficiency, accuracy, and safety.

Rich has valuable hands-on field experience, as well as past experience as an owner of his former company which enables Rich to identify potential pitfalls of a project proactively. As the Director of Operations, Rich provides oversight of all field operations, management and direction of project managers and all field employees.

Rich ensures that all resources of Sabre are managed and coordinated in an efficient and professional manner for our clients.

Tom O’Brien

Director of Estimating

As the Director of Estimating, Tom is responsible for our estimating team performance, evaluating and costing new project opportunities, and quality review of proposals prior to submittal.  

With Tom’s experience totaling over 38 years, he is able to review a potential project with a high level of detail to assure that Sabre will meet our contract if awarded according to budget, scope, and schedule.

Tom’s past experience in estimating the cost of plant and equipment value, working with a prediction of the likely progress and completion rate of a project, while identifying future additional costs to our clients has helped him build a solid reputation within our industry.