Our People


Gopal Vyas
Tessier's, Inc.

Gopal Vyas is the chairman of Tessier’s Inc., a premier mechanical contracting company specializing in HVAC, custom fabrication, service, and environmental controls. Tessier’s Inc. has been “Building Partners one relationship at a time” since 1919 with the core values of teamwork, safety, and integrity.

Vyas has been involved in this industry for over 40 years. He joined Tessier’s in 1977 as executive vice president and was responsible for all construction. Vyas was co-owner when APi Group acquired Tessier’s in 1977.

Prior to moving to South Dakota, Vyas worked as a R &D engineer for a start up and also worked as a mechanical engineer in the greater Boston area.

Vyas received his BSME in India, his masters in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University, and his MBA from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vyas has been involved extensively with the AGC of South Dakota and was the chairman of the Associated Division Board in the years 2006 and 2007. Technical education is very important to him, and he has been actively involved with the Mitchell Technical Institute, chairing their foundation board for many years.

Vyas has been very active in the community with his involvement in the Mitchell Area Development Corporation, Prehistoric Indian Village, YMCA, Rotary Club, and many other nonprofit organizations.

Vyas presently serves on the board of trustees of Dakota Wesleyan University and chairs their Academic and Student Affairs Committee. He is also actively involved with the Abbott House, an abused girls’ shelter, and is the chairman of their foundation.

Vyas enjoys his four grown daughters and now four young grandchildren.