William J. Sandbrook - President and Chief Executive Officer
William J. (Bill) Sandbrook joined U.S. Concrete from Oldcastle Products and Distribution, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sandbrook was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Oldcastle Architectural after serving as President of Oldcastle Materials' West Division.
Mr. Sandbrook is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in management he spent thirteen years in the U.S. Army.
Bill’s service included a four-year tour in Germany in cavalry and engineering units, three years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Military Academy and two years as the Army Program representative to Raytheon. While teaching at West Point, Bill also served as a social aide to President Ronald Reagan and earned his Professional Engineer’s License (PE) in Industrial Engineering.
In addition to his qualifications as an Army Ranger, Bill earned four Master’s Degrees while in the service. He received an MBA from Wharton, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master in Public Policy from the Naval War College and Master of Arts in International Relations from Salve Regina University.
Bill joined Tilcon New York as Vice President in 1992 and became President and CEO three years later. In 1996, Tilcon was acquired by Oldcastle Materials. In recognition of his efforts at Ground Zero after the September 11th bombing of the World Trade Center, Bill was named the Rockland County, NY 2002 Business Leader of the Year, the Dominican College 2002 Man of the Year and the American Red Cross 2003 Man of the Year for Southern New York.
Bill was appointed President of Oldcastle Materials’ West Division in 2003. In July 2006, Bill was promoted to CEO of Oldcastle Architectural responsible for the group’s U.S. and Canadian operations as well as CRH’s businesses in South America. With more than 7,000 employees under his leadership, Oldcastle Architectural’s annual revenues exceeded $2.1 billion in 2007.
In June 2008, Bill was named CEO of Oldcastle’s Americas Products & Distribution with continued responsibility for Architectural Products in addition to all Precast, Glass, Metals and Distribution businesses. Oldcastle P & D’s revenue peaked in 2008 exceeding $7 billion with an employee count in excess of 25,000.
William M. Brown – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
William M. (Matt) Brown joined U.S. Concrete in August 2012 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining U.S. Concrete, Mr. Brown served as the Treasurer and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Drummond Company, Inc., From November 2007 to August 2012.
Mr. Brown holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. From 1988 through 1997, Matt served in the United States Navy as a Naval Special Warfare Officer. From 1999 through 2005, he served in the investment banking department of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., including as a Vice President in the basic industries coverage group. Matt also served as the Treasurer of Drummond Company from 2005 to November 2007.
Katherine I. Hargis- Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Katherine I. Hargis has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since June 2012. She served as Deputy General Counsel since December 2011 and as our Corporate Secretary since November 2011.
From December 2006 through December 2011, she served as our Assistant General Counsel. From February 2006 through December 2006, Ms. Hargis served as an attorney with King & Spalding LLP. From August 2002 through February 2006, Ms. Hargis served as an attorney for Andrews Kurth LLP.
Ms. Hargis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law.
Wallace H. Johnson- Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Wallace H. Johnson has served as our Vice President - Marketing and Sales since 2004. Mr. Johnson has over 30 years of experience in the construction supply industry. From 2002 through 2004, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Systech Inc., a provider of software systems for the ready-mixed concrete and aggregate industries.
From 2001 through 2002, he served as Director of Sales of Buildpoint Corp., a provider of online bid management services for general contractors that Construction Software Technologies, Inc. acquired in 2004. From 1977 through 2001, Mr. Johnson served in various sales and sales management positions within the construction products division of W. R. Grace & Co., a global specialty chemicals and materials company, including from 1996 through 2001 as regional sales manager and from 1993 through 1996 as North American sales manager.
Mark B. Peabody
- Vice President, Human Resources
Mark B. Peabody joined U.S. Concrete, Inc. as Vice President, Human Resources. He is directly responsible for all employee benefits, compensation, training and development, employee relations, labor relations and safety.
Mr. Peabody is a 1980 graduate of Rollins College and 1985 graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. Mark entered the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps in April 1987. His Air Force duties included assignments at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; being named a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii; and being deployed into the Middle East during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After being discharged under Honorable Conditions in 1991, he attended the Georgetown University Law Center and received a Masters in Labor Law in 1992.
Following his graduation from Georgetown, Mark accepted a position with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Reed Smith. His practice with Reed Smith was exclusively management–side labor and employment law. In 1995, Mark was recruited by PECO Energy Company, the regional utility company in Philadelphia, to be its Associate General Counsel and Senior Labor Attorney. In this position he supervised a staff of 11 attorneys and paralegals, and was directly responsible for all fair employment and traditional industrial labor relations issues throughout the Company.
In July 2001, Mark joined Hanson North America as Chief Counsel, Labor & Employment. Hanson is an international building materials company (aggregates, ready mix, bricks, concrete pipe) with over 400 operating facilities in the United States and Canada, and over 15,000 employees. In August 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, for Hanson.
In October 2008, Mark was recruited as Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management for Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating, Inc., a Dallas-based, family-owned civil construction company and remained with Sinacola until accepting his current role.
Mark has remained an active member of the United States Air Force through the Air Force Reserve and currently holds the rank of Lt Colonel. He has also maintained his ability to practice law, and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
-Vice President and Controller
Mr. Kohutek's background includes fifteen years with ClubCorp Financial Management Corporation, the last eight as Vice-President of Finance, including responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, treasury and cash management.
Kevin’s experience prior to that includes two years as a Vice-President with Hartford Insurance, and several years in accounting with Trinity Industries. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in 1995 from Texas A&M University.
Darnell Streat -Director of Supply Chain and Information Technology
Darnell Streat joined U.S. Concrete in 2008 as the Director of Supply Chain from Hewlett Packard where he served as a Senior Business Planning Manager in the Global Operations Group.
In 2011 he was promoted to Director of Supply Chain and IT where he oversees Purchasing, Supplier Contracts, Fleet Operations, and Corporate IT.
Mr. Streat is a graduate of Norfolk State University where he received his bachelor degree in Business Management and a MBA in Operations Management from Hampton University. Upon graduation Mr. Streat worked for various companies like Nabisco Foods, Manugistics, Andersen Consulting, Compaq, and Hewlett Packard where he gained experience in Global Business Operations, Logistics, Consulting, Purchasing, Information Technology, and Process Improvement.
Niel L. Poulsen - Regional Vice President and General Manager, South Central
Niel L. Poulsen joined the U.S. Concrete group in January 2012 as Regional Vice President & General Manager, responsible for Redi-Mix Concrete Co. LLC. – Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas and Atlas-Tuck Concrete Inc. – Oklahoma.
Prior to joining USC, he was the Vice-President and General Manager for Aggregate Industries' (Holcim) Aggregate and Ready-Mix divisions in Colorado. He also has served with Cemex and the Edw. C. Levy Co., USC's former JV partner in Michigan.
Mr. Poulsen has in excess of 25+ years international management experience from Australia, Asia, the Middle East & USA, in the ready mixed and construction building materials industries.
He has attended the International Institute Development - IMD International Business School – Lausanne, Switzerland - Senior Executive and Leadership Management Programs 2007 – 2008. and the University of Michigan – USA / Asian Executive Management Development Program 1997– 1999.
Niel is a past Executive Board Member – CRMCA – Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2006 – 2007 and former Board Member – NRMCA – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2007 – 2009.
Jeff L. Davis - Vice President and General Manager, Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
Jeff L. Davis has served as Vice President and General Manager of Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. ("Central"), one of the companies we acquired in 1999 as the platform business in our Bay Area Region into which we subsequently consolidated other Bay Area operations, since 2005.
From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Davis served as Vice President of Operations of Central. Prior to joining U.S. Concrete in 2001, Mr. Davis served as Vice President Concrete for Cadman Inc., a Lehigh Heidelberg Cement Company, operating in the Seattle, Washington market.
Mr. Davis has 35 years of experience in the ready mix concrete, aggregate and cement industry, serving in various sales and operational roles. Mr. Davis is a past President and Board member of the Washington Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, past President and Board member of the Idaho Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, Member of the American Concrete Institute, Chairman of the 1997 American Concrete Institute Convention National, and former Chairman of the NRMCA Environmental Task Group of the OES Committee.
Michael L. Gentoso- Vice President, Atlantic Region
Michael L. Gentoso has served as our Vice President – Atlantic Region since 2007. From 1998 through 2007, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. (“Eastern”), a company we acquired in 2001.
Mr. Gentoso has been with Eastern or its predecessors since 1991, serving as Vice President of Operations from 1995 through September 1998, and Vice President of Finance from March 1991 through September 1995.
From 1980 through 1991, Mr. Gentoso was employed with the BOC Group PLC, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in the accounting and finance departments, including Vice President Ohmeda Medical Equipment, Controller Ohmeda Infant Care Division, Controller Ohmeda Medical Equipment, Manager, Financial Planning & Plant Accounting Airco Welding Equipment, and Manager Financial Accounting BOC Group Inc. Mr. Gentoso is the current President of the New Jersey Concrete & Aggregates Association and is a trustee on the TENJ Pension and Welfare Funds in New Jersey.
Jeffrey W. Roberts - Vice President and General Manager of Ingram Concrete
Jeffrey W. Roberts has served as the Vice President and General Manager of Ingram Concrete, LLC since 2006. From 1994 through 2006, Mr. Roberts held various positions of increasing responsibility for Ingram, including Vice President of Sales and Operations.
from 2003 through 2006, Sales and Operations Manager from 1997 through 2003, and Quality Control Manager from 1994 through 1997. From 1993 to 1994, he served as the Quality Control Manager for Campbell Concrete.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Roberts served as Technical Sales Representative for Cormix Construction Chemicals (formerly Gifford Hill Chemical), with sales responsibility in Southeast Texas. From 1989 to 1990, he served as Sales Representative and Quality Control Assistant for Gifford-Hill Concrete in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mr. Roberts also serves as a director on the board of the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association.