Coventry Becomes Superintendent of Ohio Division of Industrial Compliance

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance this week welcomed Robb Coventry as its new superintendent.

Coventry succeeds Geoff Eaton, who retired last month, and brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional architect and planner to the position. He will lead a division that oversees the enforcement of the Ohio Building Code, minimum and prevailing wage laws, labor laws governing minors and regulation of businesses that offer bedding, upholstered furniture, and stuffed toy products.

“I’m looking forward to taking on a new challenge in my career and being a part of advancing the state’s economic development. Leading a division that is critical to the safe and equitable advancement of industry in Ohio, is very rewarding and exciting as an architect and resident of Ohio,” Coventry said.

Coventry has worked in the public sector for most of his professional career. He was an architect at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a projects director at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and worked at DIC for three-plus years as a master plans examiner.

In addition, he led a $100 million master planning effort at Batelle Memorial Institute’s Columbus location. He has been leading Columbus State Community College’s $440 million capital implementation plan as its director of planning, design, and construction.

A native of Uhrichsville, Ohio, Coventry is a first-generation college graduate from The Ohio State University. He began his new role Sept. 12.

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