Hanson Pipe & Precast announces three promotions and one new appointment. In the Western region, based in Portland, Ore., Dustin Kruger was promoted to
Hanson Pipe & Precast announces three promotions and one new appointment. In the Western region, based in Portland, Ore., Dustin Kruger was promoted to general manager of a recently acquired Ontario, Calif., facility (Johnson Bateman); and, Burke Eathorne was promoted to commercial manager for northern California. In Hanson’s Northeast region, based in Columbus, Ohio, Mike Markey was promoted to vice president and general manager of operations in Minnesota and South Dakota. Additionally, Wayne Weszka joined the company as manager of Hanson Precast Railroad Products, also part of the Northeast division.
After joining Hanson in 2006, Dustin Kruger served as commercial manager for northern California until his promotion. As the general manager of the Ontario facility, he will oversee day-to-day operations including production, sales and growing the business. Kruger is a member of the National Precast Concrete Association and the California Precast Concrete Association.
As commercial manager for Hanson Pipe & Precast’s northern California division, based in Sacramento, Eathorne will be responsible for product development and market positioning. Prior to his promotion, he was senior sales representative for northern California, representing Hanson Permanente Cement out of its Pleasanton office. Eathorne has been active in industry trade associations, including the Construction Materials Association of California and the California Precast Concrete Association.
In 2001, Markey joined Hanson with the company’s acquisition of Windsor, Ontario-based Fauteux Concrete Products, where he was employed as plant manager. His 36 years of concrete production experience include nearly three decades devoted specifically to pipe and precast: after starting out in the concrete industry as a production coordinator, he went to work for Detroit-based Superior Products Co. before joining Fauteux. Prior to his promotion, Markey was the general manager of Hanson’s operations in Wakefield, R.I., and Wauregan, Conn.
Weszka brings to his new position, based out of the Jessup, Md. facility, 35-plus years of railroad experience. Prior to joining Hanson, he was president and owner of Premier Modular Railroad Crossings, a producer of precast railroad modules. Earlier, Weszka was a general manager for Maryland Midland Railway, where he was in charge of car repair, track maintenance, locomotive repairs and train crews. He oversees national sales of Hanson precast railroad products, including Premier Precast Concrete grade crossing.