Appointments & Activities, January 2010

PRODUCERS Alan Antoniewicz has been appointed Spancrete Group vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of the


Alan Antoniewicz has been appointed Spancrete Group vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of the Waukesha, Wis.-based producer, including continued pursuit of improved manufacturing and administration. He previously served in a variety of executive leadership roles for Dresser Flow Technologies, Manitowoc Cranes, Grove Worldwide, and P&H Mining Equipment. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience [and] is essential to our strategic plans as we prepare for another 60 years of success, explains Spancrete Group CEO John Nagy.

Additionally, SmartCast by Spancrete appointed Jeron Quincy general manager. Based at the Waukesha headquarters, Quincy brings to the position almost a decade of concrete pipe and precast industry experience, including product sales and fabrication, plus extensive occupational safety expertise. He will be responsible for all SmartCast operations, including sales and engineering, manufacturing and field production, and personnel.

The country’s operator of its kind, SmartCast by Spancrete provides means for precast construction using a mobile technology that offers both environmental and economical benefits. The model entails developing temporary precast plants near a project, which minimizes transportation requirements and fuel consumption, resulting in reduced construction costs and less environmental impact.

Quikrete Companies Inc. was honored with a dual Breakthrough Product Award by Popular Mechanics, which announced winners of a fifth annual program at a ceremony in New York City. Celebrating innovations poised to change the world and the passionate, smart creators behind them, the 2009 Breakthrough Awards program recognized Quikrete for its development of a general-use concrete mix and a high-performance patching material composed largely of recycled materials. Named to the magazine’s list of 10 Most Brilliant Products of 2009 were Quikrete Green Concrete Mix, containing 50 percent recycled materials, i.e., recycled aggregates, fly ash and/or slag cements; and, Quikrete Asphalt Cold Patch, containing approximately 90 percent graded, recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) rejuvenated with a special binding agent. The patching material is designed to permanently repair roadway potholes and cracks over one inch without heating or mixing.

Smokey Point Concrete has named Tedd Riggan assistant manager at its Arlington, Wash., plant. He will oversee the dispatch process and assist in overall facility supervision. His three years to date at the company were preceded by 15 years in agriculture industry sales and management positions.


Recognizing their long track record of contributions to committees, task forces and working groups, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named as honorary board members past chairmen Thomas Chandler (1999), chairman of Chandler Concrete Co. in Burlington, N.C.; John Novak (1998), former president of Ash Grove Materials Corp. in Overland Park, Kan.; and, Murray Simpson (1997), former vice president and general counsel of Bardon, Inc., now part of Aggregate Industries U.S. in Rockville, Md.