John Carder

CIO, Messer


Vice President, Chief Information Officer Messer Construction Co.

As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Carder is responsible for developing Messer’s information technology strategic roadmap and delivering innovative and cost effective solutions that support Messer’s commercial construction business and support services. Carder comes to Messer with more than 20 years of industry experience building high quality, performance-based teams and transforming businesses through the implementation of right-sized technologies and creation of operational efficiencies.

He served as Vice President of Information Technology at Parsons in Washington, D.C., and previously, worked for Perot Systems supporting Parsons’ corporate business applications and global, project-based IT operations. Carder’s industry experience spans across engineering, construction, professional services, BIM, and on-time, on-budget delivery of commercial projects in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He is a member of The Circuit’s CIO Circle in Cincinnati; serves as an advisory board member for KnowledgeWell, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the creation of value networks for public and private entities; and actively participates in Georgetown University’s Master’s of Technology Management capstone projects. He recently was honored as a Top Ranked Executive by the National Council of American Executives.

Carder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Information Systems from DePaul University of Chicago, Illinois; an MBA in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (graduated Beta Gamma Sigma); and a Project Management Certificate from Boston University. He has professional certifications in CISSP, CCSP, CISA, and ITIL.