Pat Langhals


Pat Langhals is the Owner and President of Colonial Surface Solutions.  She has been here since January 2018, when the company was purchased with her late husband, Darren, from his aunt and uncle, Tom and Jan Langhals.

Pat provides long-term vision planning, as well as makes all the financial and business decisions for the company as she builds customer and employee relationships. During the workday, she keeps track of production and handles day-to-day tasks for our major customers. 

Family time is the focus when Pat is not at work.  She has 10 children ages 7 through 25.  A new daughter was added to the family in 2021 when her oldest son got married.  She is excited to be welcoming a new grandbaby in 2023.  Pat enjoys time at the lake, baking, family vacations, and watching her children’s activities and sports.

Before joining the leadership team at Colonial, Pat was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. She was proud to be able to raise her family and homeschool her children. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, as well as a Circulation Technology Certificate from The Ohio State University.

Doug Langhals

General Manager

Doug Langhals joined Colonial Surface Solutions in 2019 as our General Manager. Doug brings decades of manufacturing experience to the company. He decided to join the family business after the loss of his late brother, Darren.

Doug began his manufacturing career in 1988 where he focused his interests in quality engineering and shop floor management. He expanded his knowledge by working 15 years in the automotive world, where he held various managerial positions in quality, production, materials, and engineering. He also filled the role as the management representative for several ISO quality and environmental systems, including ISO QS-9000, ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TS- 16949. Doug completed his MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2010.

Beyond work, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife Mary, their six children and their first grandchild. Doug is very excited to join Pat and the Colonial team and he looks forward to continuing to provide the best service and attain the highest customer satisfaction for our customers.

Pat Clark

Director of Business Development

Pat Clark, SalesPat Clark is the Director of Business Development here at Colonial. He has been with us since 2015. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous positions within the steel industry.

His duties include ensuring our business is moving forward and growing. During his day-to-day, he establishes contact with existing customers, identifies new business opportunities, and follows up on potential leads.

Since Pat is a direct link to our customers, he also addresses and reports any concerns and competitive conditions to the support team here at Colonial.

Russ Longworth

EHS Supervisor/Project Coordinator

Russ Longworth is our EHS Supervisor/Project Coordinator. After joining our team in 2018, his main duty has been making sure our team is following safety procedures and that we remain compliant with any and all environmental regulations. His background in the industry is robust. He spent 25 years in plating and in water treatment operations, and he was a Safety Officer in the U.S. Army as well as an Environmental Unit Compliance Officer in the U.S. Army. Russ is HAZWOPER trained.

During his day-to-day, Russ completes reports, writes Job Safety Analysis for all projects, completes hazard assessments, and creates work instructions for our processes.

Russ is married with three children. In his free time, he enjoys restoring old cars, including a ‘69 Camaro Yenko clone which was his favorite project to date. He retired from the Ohio Army National Guard after 23 years of service and is currently studying for the Occupational Health and Safety Technician Certification.

Jen Beam

Quality Manager

Jen Beam profile picJen Beam joined our team in September 2022 and is the Quality Manager. Jen has 15 years of Quality System Management experience and has worked within the pharmaceuticals, food, and agri-food industries.  Her primary responsibility is ensuring that the customer’s quality needs and requirements are met through compliance, product verification, and validation testing. This includes product inspection, conformance management, communicating with customers, and monitoring quality objectives while remaining regulatory compliant.

In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughter in the various sports she is involved in. Jen looks forward to learning all aspects of the business and working within the Colonial team to continue to provide quality products and services.

Mike Strykul

Project Estimator

Mike Strykul
Colonial Surface Solutions Team Photo

Colonial Surface Solutions Team November 2020