Our Leadership

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At Fred Smith, it all begins with great leadership. Our supervisors have been with us for at least 22 years. That adds up to a LOT of collective knowledge. In many cases, our team knows the buildings we work in better than the people who actually built them.

Put that expertise to work for you today.

Our Supervisors:

John Shannon (Vice President – Senior Field Supervisor), Anthony Meilak, Spencer Kraus (Account Manager – Supervisor), Fred Berges, James Keeney, Lawrence Lieberman, Angelo Telesmanic and Ernest Kalmeta.

Philip Kraus, President – CEO

Philip Kraus, President – CEO and Sandra Plowman Kraus, Executive Vice President – COOPhilip Kraus is a recognized leader and innovator in New York City’s plumbing and heating repair services industry and is known for cultivating top talent. He has served the cooperative and condominium real estate industry honorably for over 40 years. Philip is a graduate of the Hackley School, holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ithaca College, and served for six years in the National Guard. He is a New York City Licensed Master Plumber, a Licensed Fire Suppression Piping Contractor, and a leading water purification expert.

Sandra Plowman Kraus, Chief Financial Officer- CFO

Sandra is a respected executive with more than thirty years experience in finance and operations management. Her responsibilities include Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology and Marketing. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and was elected to the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for Software and Data Services. Sandra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business, and a Juris Doctor from the Cardozo School of Law.


At Fred Smith, our supervisors -- each with decades of experience with the firm -- work closely with our field staff to solve even the most elusive plumbing problems. Our troubleshooting skills are legendary in the New York real estate market. Best of all, they're provided to you free of charge.

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

– Andrew Carnegie