Manufacturers – September 2022

Cary Hazard has joined Hamilton Form Co. in Ft. Worth, Texas as a sales consultant, bringing extensive background in construction and precast/prestressed concrete. He most recently served as Industrial/Special Products sales manager of Texas-based Flexicore. “As our business and the industry continues to grow, [Cary’s] wide range of experience and knowledge of the precast industry is just what we were…

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Organizations – September 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Developing Industry Leaders group is gathering producer member data to benchmark the industry’s returned concrete transfer and process spend. Compiled figures will inform a “Cost of Returned Concrete Calculator,” posted at www.nrmca.org and equipping users to compare handling process outlays based on industry averages. Assisting NRMCA Vice President, Technical Services Karthik Obla in the…

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Producers – September 2022

Baton Rouge, La. precast producer Boykin Brothers is now operating as Louisiana Concrete Products. The change reflects the company’s strong legacy and future growth under new majority owner, GKB Management, an investment and management firm based in south Louisiana. GKB will help position the producer to meet the anticipated demand for precast and prestressed concrete products in the booming industrial,…

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MANUFACTURERS – August 2022

Topwerk America has announced the year-end retirement of Topwerk Services President Gudrun Hess. She will assist in a transition to successor Scott Russell, elevated from his post as North American sales director for Prinzing Pfeiffer, Topwerk Group member. Gudrun Hess formed Hess Machinery Canada in 1981, focusing on North American market development for Germany’s Hess Maschinenfabrik. Since 2013, she has…

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ORGANIZATIONS – August 2022

The National Steering Committee (NSC) behind the five Concrete Industry Management four-year degree programs has named 2022 officers: Executive Director Rex Cottle (retired, Trinity Industries); Chairman Karl H. Watson Jr. (7W Capital); Vice Chairman Steven Cox (Command Alkon); Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association); and, Immediate Past Chairman Mike Schneider (Baker Concrete). Officers also serve on the NSC…

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PRODUCERS – August 202

Vulcan Materials Co. has elected Lydia Kennard to its 12-member Board of Directors, where she will serve on the Audit and Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs committees. She is chief executive officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of construction management services for public infrastructure projects, and Quality Engineering Solutions, a full-service pavement engineering and construction inspection firm. Kennard also…

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MANUFACTURERS – July 2022

Black Buffalo 3D Corp., New York-based provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction and member of HN Inc., has named Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil as chief technology officer. He arrives from 3D concrete printing technology developer Icon in Austin, Texas, and will head the development of sustainable and alternative cementitious materials, plus nano-engineered binding agents. In addition to his tenure as…

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ORGANIZATIONS – July 2022

Pacific Structures, a business of San Francisco-based Build Group with subcontracting entities across the West Coast, has named Brandon Tirri as chief executive officer. He will direct and oversee the namesake subsidiary, a structural concrete specialist, along with sister drywall, plaster and insulation, flooring and carpentry, plus exterior building envelope contracting operations. Combined, these entities generate over $400 million in…

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PRODUCERS – August 2022

CalPortland Co. has appointed Hamed Maraghechi to the new position of Central Research Laboratory director. Based at the producer’s Center of Technical Excellence in southern California, he will conduct new research and testing related to issues such as carbon reduction and sequestration to help the company achieve its commitment to lowering greenhouse gases. He will also oversee all advanced analytical…

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MANUFACTURERS – June 2022

The employee-owners of Besser Co. have honored 37-year veteran Rodney Lang on his recent retirement, noting how his engineering background, outgoing nature, and resourcefulness allowed him to apply his talents in a wide variety of roles which impacted producers and fellow employee-owners worldwide. After graduating from Lake Superior State University, he joined Besser as electrical engineer, paving the way for…

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