MANUFACTURERS – December 2014

Gary Dennis has been appointed vice president and general manager of Terex Construction Americas and Global Aftermarket. In support of the company’s continued focus on customer responsiveness and process upgrades, he will work with the company’s teams in Southaven, Miss., and Rothenburg, Germany, to ensure the Americas business is well-positioned to meet market demands and focused on continuous improvement. He succeeds Dean Barley, who maintains his titles in and shifts to the company’s North America Cranes, based in Waverly, Iowa.

Dennis was previously general manager of Terex Fort Wayne (Ind.), where his focus on lean manufacturing practices and customer responsiveness helped to bring both the concrete mixer truck and concrete bridge pavers products to market leading positions.


John Musslewhite recently joined Putzmeister America, Inc. as sales manager of its new line of concrete mixer trucks, with responsibilities for developing new business and supporting customers in the south central U.S. He served in a similar capacity for 20 years with Continental Mixers, and will be based in Boerne, Texas.

South Dakota-based Sioux Corp. has named Jesse Hanssen Sales and Marketing manager. He bring more than seven years of experience as an application engineer and product manager in equipmentBRF-Jesse-200
manufacturing, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minn.


Midland, Va.-based precast licensor Easi-Set Worldwide reports that its SoftSound product is gaining both state and provincial approvals as the absorptive noise wall concept becomes more widely known for its unique qualities and ease of use.

Recently approved for use in Ohio, SoftSound is a porous, lightweight, wood chip-based cementitious material that is applied to structural precast concrete noise wall panels. The product, which can be manufactured using integral color or stained after the noise wall panels are cast (or after installation), resists rot, decay, mildew, mold, insect nesting, vermin, termites, and combustion.

SoftSound has been tested extensively and meets or exceeds all requirements for states and provinces that specify sound-absorptive noise walls. It has been formally approved by 11 transportation agencies, with approvals in the balance of the states specifying sound absorptive noise walls expected in short order.

Performance rebar producer MMFX Steel Corp. has appointed Richard St-Martin as its new regional sales manager for eastern Canada. A steel industry veteran, he has 25-plus years’ construction industry experience, including 14 years of business development experience in the reinforcing steel industry with mills, fabricators and service centers in Canada. He joins Irvine, Calif.-based MMFX from ABF Reinforcing Steel, where he led a Canadian market expansion.