About Us

Philippe Ledent, P.E., S.E.

Executive Director

Philippe Ledent, P.E., S.E. joined the Masonry Institute of Michigan as the executive director in February, 2020. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo where he teaches Advanced Structural Design. He is the current chairman of the BIM committee through The Masonry Society (TMS) and is a voting member on the Structural Members and Design subcommittees for the current TMS 402/602 code cycle. Philippe is an at-large representative for the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards, and he is a voting member on ASTM Committees C12 (mortars and grouts for unit masonry) and C15 (manufactured masonry units).

Dan Zechmeister

Dan Zechmeister, P.E.

Assistant Executive Director

Daniel Zechmeister, P.E., AIA Detroit Honorary Affiliate has been the executive director of the Masonry Institute of Michigan since 1990. He is active in ASTM, and Masonry Standards Joint Committee.  Dan also has been a lecturer of Structural Theory and Construction Materials at Lawrence Technological University in the College of Architecture and Design, and Structural Masonry Design at both Lawrence Technological University and Central Michigan University.  Dan is a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in civil engineering.

Michelle Corrigan

Office Manager

Michelle Corrigan has been with MIM since 1991. As Office Manager, she is responsible for all the Institute’s managerial affairs in support of the Mission Statement including: maintaining the database, assist the CPA with accounting, scheduling all meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.; and special events: Masonry Honor Awards Program and the MIM Scholarship Foundation Golf Outing.

High Quality Masonry Resource

Finding A Solution Is Our Ultimate Goal!

The Masonry Institute of Michigan offers the following professional services to members and non-members.

Verbal Reviews

Design/Plan Reviews



We are a member supported organization created as a masonry resource hub for the state of Michigan and our national partners

It is the mission of Masonry Institute of Michigan to provide relevant and accurate information to our A/E/C partners. Through the promotion of masonry we will provide our community with the necessary tools and resources to be successful, whether it be in design, engineering or construction. The stronger we are the better off our partners will be.

Quality Comes First! We Make Sure That Every Minute Detail Is Looked Into While Manufacturing Even The Smallest Product. Our Focus Is 100% On Client Needs And Satisfaction.

Innovative Solutions

“Being a member of MIM has provided opportunities for me to further my education and professional development.  A partial list of things learned have included: structural design, information on materials, constructability considerations, etc.” Todd Dailey, President


Dailey Engineering


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