NRMCA Announces 2016-2017 Developing Industry Leaders (DIL) Participants

NRMCA congratulates 23 ready mixed concrete executives who have been selected for the 2016-2017 Developing Industry Leaders (DIL) program. They are:

• Jeff Abbuhl, The Euclid Chemical Company, Cleveland
• Zach Babcock, Ozinga, Gary, IN
• Thomas Byrnes, US Concrete, Euless, TX
• Ken Cook, Ozinga, Mokena, IL
• Mitchell Corbin, Ozinga, Milwaukee
• Brian Goeken, Aggregate Industries, Lakewood, CO
• Chad Hayes, Irving Materials, Inc. , Greenfield, IN
• Carrie Heisler, Irving Materials, Inc., Greenfield, IN
• Matt Janas, Ozinga, Mokena, IL
• Scott Kelly, Ozinga, Chicago
• Justin Lazenby, Thomas Concrete, Atlanta
• Rene’ Marais, Aggregate Industries, Saugus, MA
• Matthew K. Means, Ozinga, McHenry, IL
• Kevin O’Connell, Kuhlman Corp., Maunee, OH
• Thomas J. O’Connor, Central Concrete – A US Concrete Company, San Jose, CA
• Edward (Ed) Pearson, Irving Materials, Inc., Greenfield, IN
• Kushal P.Shah, Eastern Concrete – A US Concrete Company, Saddle Brook, NJ
• George Smith, Holliday Rock Co., Inc., Upland, CA
• Andrew Van Dyke, Jack B. Parson Companies, Clinton, UT
• Robert Welker, Ingram Concrete LLC – A US Concrete Company, Brownwood, TX
• Brandon R. Williams, Central Concrete Supply, San Jose, CA
• David Williams, Ferrara Bros – A US Concrete Company, Flushing, NY
• Jason D. Wimberly, GCP Applied Technologies, Anderson, SC

The goal of the DIL project is to broaden participants’ understanding of the ready mixed concrete industry at a national and strategic level while also giving them the opportunity to work with a diverse team from across the country. This peer-centric program, with its accompanying industry mentorship, encourages participants to make lifelong, career friends as they gain insight into industry-specific, national challenges.

For more information about the developing Industry leaders program, contact staff Eileen Dickson at or 240-485-1164.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association