March 2020 Vol. 75 No. 3



HCEA Awards 2019 Top Dealers

The Hyundai Dealer of the Year is National Equipment Dealers (NED), which now represents Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas-North America across the Carolinas, Florida and parts of Texas, through a recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc., and Earthmovers Equipment. 

From left: Shaun Galligan, HCEA District Manager-Southeast; Jason Wainwright, NED VP Sales NC; M.S. Kang, HCEA President; and Eli Bello, HCEA District Manager-South Central.
From left: Shaun Galligan, HCEA District Manager-Southeast; Jason Wainwright, NED VP Sales NC; M.S. Kang, HCEA President; and Eli Bello, HCEA District Manager-South Central.

In addition, top dealer awards were presented to:

  • Highway Equipment Company
  • RECO Equipment Inc.
  • Chappell Tractor
  • Porter Group U.S.A.
  • Crosby Equipment Co.
  • Rueter’s Equipment
  • MECOM EquipmentMontano Equipment Co.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas’ North American dealer network spans more than 75 dealerships operating more than 180 locations. They offer sales, service, and parts for the full line of Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders, compaction rollers and other construction equipment.


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, (877) 509-2254,



ICUEE Names 2021 Management Committee Leaders

Dave Hughes, vice president of global sales for McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., has been named show chair for ICUEE.

He has served in many capacities at McElroy since joining in 2001. He is also president and COO of Southern Specialties (SSC) based in Tulsa, Okla.

As show chair, he will lead the 2021 ICUEE management committee,
a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives for overall show planning, after serving as vice-chair in 2019.

Serving as vice-chair for ICUEE 2021 is Julie Fuller, vice president of engineering, marketing and purchasing for Tadano Mantis Corporation.

Held in Louisville, Ky., ICUEE is for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends. The next 3-day show is Sept. 28–30, 2021.


International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), (800) 424-5249,


T.D. Williamson

Tulsa, Okla., global pipeline services provider T.D. Williamson Inc. (TDW) reached the 100-year milestone on Jan. 2, 2020. 

In 1920, T.D. Williamson Sr. established Petroleum Electric Company as an electrical services contractor. By the 1930s, it had expanded into general oilfield products and services. After furnishing cleaning tools for the War Emergency Pipeline Office during World War II – the steel, mandrel-bodied equipment known today as “pigs” – TDW evolved into a pipeline solutions company, with its first location in Tulsa.

Over the years, the company has partnered with pipeline owners and operators, learning their needs and pioneering solutions to create safer, more reliable pipelines. The industry’s needs shaped TDW, and TDW innovation helped shape the industry.

Today, the company has a worldwide presence, providing pigging, advanced isolation and in-line inspection products and services from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia.

In appreciation of where it’s been and anticipation of the future, TDW is celebrating its centennial throughout the year. This includes hosting festivities during major forums and conference of industry organizations that have been long-standing partners.

The centennial also kicked off an ambitious community relations initiative. Team members around the world will complete 100 community events by the end of the year that align with TDW’s robust charitable giving in five, philanthropic areas: basic needs and health, education, civil and community, arts and culture, and environment and sustainability.



Bejac Corporation is now the authorized Tigercat dealer for California and Nevada. 

With over 35 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, the dealer is offering the full Tigercat forestry, off-road industrial and material processing product lines, including feller bunchers, skidders, loggers, carbonizers and more.

Headquartered in southern California, with ten locations in California, Nevada and Arizona, Bejac is strategically positioned throughout the southwest to deliver its products and services quickly and effectively.




Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Hayden Machinery, LLC. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Hayden Machinery was founded in 2008 by Justin and Sarah Hayden and has since grown to become a recognized player in the heavy earth moving equipment business. 

Hayden Machinery’s Justin Hayden (left), owner, and James Thompson, sales manager.
Hayden Machinery’s Justin Hayden (left), owner, and James Thompson, sales manager.

With decades of experience, Hayden excels at supporting specialized industries such as environmental, mass excavation and civil construction, land and right-of-way clearing, quarrying and mining, energy distribution, recycling, and waste handling.

With the addition of this new dealership, Hyundai’s North American network now includes 75 dealerships operating in 182 locations, offering sales, service, and parts for the full line of Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders, compaction rollers and other construction equipment.





The second Missouri location of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, in Springfield, joined the network of authorized Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, dealers. It offers a range of Doosan equipment, including crawler excavators, wheel excavators, log loaders, material handlers, articulated dump trucks and wheel loaders. 

Established in 1954, Central Power Systems and Services began as a service provider for national and regional trucking fleets. Today, it provides a wide range of services throughout the Midwest, while representing the Doosan Portable Power line and the Doosan Engine division.

The company has six other locations established in 2019 as Doosan dealers located throughout Kansas and Oklahoma.

In other news, Doosan® equipment customers can receive their new, specifically configured machines faster four to six weeks after the order is submitted – in the United States and Canada, thanks to a streamlined fulfillment process.

About 75 percent of Doosan machines sold in the United States and Canada will benefit from the process, including crawler excavators, wheel excavators, mini excavators and wheel loaders. The strategic approach allows Doosan to outfit equipment with requests, such as crawler excavator track shoe changes, cab guarding, work lamps, beacons, counterweights, excavator dozer blades and more.

A team of dedicated Doosan employees, including a manufacturing engineer, at the company’s North American customization plant in Savannah, Ga., oversee equipment final assembly and inspections stateside.



Liebherr in the United States is celebrating 50 years of success as a leading manufacturer in North America this year. Throughout 2020, the 50th anniversary “United by Success” theme will focus on 10 innovative product divisions across the U.S. in addition to its commitment to the success of customers, business partners and employees. 

Plans include completing a $60-million, state-of-the-art expansion, adding more than 251,000 square feet to the existing 560,000-sq.-ft. Newport News, Va., campus, which will be home to Liebherr USA. Celebrations also include introducing new technologies and equipment and having a major presence with customers during industry trade shows.

Producing in the U.S. since 1970, the company is one of the leading North American suppliers of construction machinery and other technically advanced, user-oriented products and services. It sells and distributes products throughout its own locations and through an independent distribution network.



The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new web page, marking the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the landmark worker safety and health law that led to the creation of OSHA.

Highlighting transformative workplace improvements over the past half century, the web page features range from OSHA’s first standards and whistleblower protections, to assistance programs for small businesses, and the creation of training centers and education grants to help everyone understand and comply with the law.

Under the 1970 Act, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.


Beavers Inc.

Beavers, a heavy engineering construction association, announced the winners of its 2020 Golden Beaver Awards.

The Management Award was presented to Timothy Barnard, chairman of Barnard Construction Company Inc. of Bozeman, Mont. Starting 44 years ago with only a pickup truck and some tools, Barnard developed a successful contracting company that now takes on some of the most challenging civil engineering projects in North American. 

Timothy Barnard
Timothy Barnard






Daniel Adams, president and CEO of McMillen Jacobs Associates, Seattle, Wash., received the Engineering Award. He joined Jacobs Associates in 1995 as project manager or principal engineer in the water, wastewater, transit and transportation sectors. He was named president almost 10 years later and in 2014 led the firm’s merger with McMillen. 

Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams






Jack Brockway, president of Herrenknecht Tunneling Systems USA, Sumner, Wash., was honored in the Service & Supply category. Joining Herrenknecht in 1997, he helped move the industry from hand mining under air, to the pressurized face tunneling used on soft ground tunnel projects today. 

Jack Brockway
Jack Brockway







Stanley Oil & Gas

(Adam) Wynne Hughes was appointed president of Stanley Oil & Gas, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, a group of companies that support pipeline contractors, owners and operators, and engineering firms worldwide. Hughes has 35 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry and nine years with Stanley, most recently as president of PIH, PIH Middle East and Stanley Inspection South Africa. 



Stephanie Cox was appointed as CEO of Wood’s Americas business, succeeding Andrew Stewart, who is now executive president of strategy and development for the global business. A seasoned energy industry leader, Cox had a 28-year career with Schlumberger, most recently as president of its North America land drilling business.



Edison Rocha is the new vice president of Distribution and Marketing for the United States and Canada, at East Brunswick, N.J.-based, ALLU Group Inc. Bringing almost 25 years of experience in construction equipment sales, dealer development and marketing to this position, he is responsible for increasing development of distribution channels, as well as marketing throughout North America. 

Edison Rocha
Edison Rocha







Rob Houlder is the new territory sales manager for the Northeastern United States, responsible for developing the company’s network of dealers in the region, as well as field sales activities. He has extensive knowledge and experience with heavy equipment and attachments sales/service, including hydraulic hammers, grapples, pulverizers and compactors. 

Rob Houlder
Rob Houlder









T.D. Williamson

Bill Rees was appointed as vice president-Western Hemisphere, with portfolio-wide, end-to-end accountability for the sales, service, manufacturing and supply chain organization of the global pipeline solutions provider. He has more than 20 years of industry experience and has been with T.D. Williamson Inc. since 2012.

The company also promoted Chuck Harris to vice president, marketing and product management, responsible for strategic direction of the company’s pigging, advanced isolation and in-line inspection (ILI) businesses, as well as marketing, corporate communications and media relations.


Vortex Companies

Shawn Ready was promoted from operations manager to regional vice president at Ted Berry Company, a division of the Vortex Companies. During his 15-year career, Ready has worked across all levels of the North Livermore, Maine, company, which provides municipal utility services, industrial cleaning services, trenchless pipe rehabilitation and CCTV pipeline inspection services to throughout New England.


Gossett Concrete Pipe Company

Gossett Concrete Pipe Company Inc. presented service awards to two valued team members in celebration of their work anniversary milestones. Stanley Dogan (left) was recognized for more than 15 years as a machine operator, and Sammy Carter was recognized for his 10 years as a plant manager. The service awards were presented at GCPC’s 75th Anniversary celebration at its new, 14,00-square-foot, precast production facility in Taylors, S.C. 












Felling Trailers

Felling Trailers Inc., Sauk Centre, Minn., leader in industrial and commercial trailers, named Michael Pitts as its Northwestern sales manager, responsible for all sales development activity and dealer support. He brings 13 years of experience with construction equipment, and a strong emphasis on sales and customer service in the rental equipment/equipment dealership industry.



Helena Hedblom was appointed as the new president and CEO of Epiroc AB, effective March 1, 2020. Currently the Stockholm Sweden-based company’s senior executive vice president of Mining and Infrastructure, she is also a member of the Boards of Directors of IPCO AB and the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers (Svemin).


Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three
new senior project managers:

  • David Barton, P.E., CFM, has more than 15 years of experience leading engineering and design teams on stormwater drainage projects in the Houston area.
  • Also, on the Houston-based team, William Conlan, P.E, CFM, has 18 years of experience as a water resources engineer, handling multiple hydrologic and hydraulic-related studies and designs.
  • Naveen Khammampati, P.E., CFM, in North Texas, has 15 years of experience serving public and private clients on projects related to water resources, land development and transportation.

Col. Lars Zetterstrom, P.E., also joined the firm as program manager, leading federal infrastructure projects, while complementing ongoing water resources and flood protection efforts. He has a distinguished, 26-year career with the U.S. Army in various leadership roles, most recently as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.


McMillen Jacobs

McMillen Jacobs Associates, an employee-owned environmental, engineering, and construction company providing a comprehensive array of technical services to the heavy civil, underground, and water resources markets, named the following, new principals.

  • Grant Finn, P.E., has more than 19 years of civil engineering experience, with a focus on underground engineering projects, including structural design excavation, deep and shallow foundation, tunnel rehabilitation, seismic engineering, and cut-and-cover facilities.
  • Doug Grimes, P.Geo., officer manager in Vancouver, Canada, has over 30 years of experience in design and construction of tunnel, hydropower, water supply, and reclamation projects, and managing some of Vancouver’s most significant water and gas pipeline projects.
  • Tom Hennings, P.E., P.Eng., structural engineering practice lead-East Region, has more than 28 years of structural experience, with 21 of those years specializing in underground projects including tunnels and deep excavation support systems



Michael Rivera is the new regional administrator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Philadelphia region. He has 28 years with OSHA, including area director, compliance assistance specialist and compliance officer in the Dallas region, and most recently, deputy regional administrator for the Philadelphia region. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he holds a bachelor’s from Texas A&M University, and has a strong background in general industry, maritime and construction safety and health.



Thomas W. Schmidt, operations manager for Barbco Incorporated, was inducted into the “League of Legendary Heroes,” as a Squire of Hope, by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

For the past three years, Schmidt has created and led very successful St. Baldrick’s Foundation Community Head Shaving Fund Raisers, first at Progressive Chevrolet in Massillon and this year at Barbco.



Stan Chapman was elected as chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), for a one-year term, after recently completing a term as INGAA’s first vice chairman. As chairman of the General Partner for TC PipeLines GP, Inc. and executive vice president and president of TC Energy Corporation’s U.S. natural gas pipelines, Chapman is responsible for all pipeline operations and commercial activities across TC Energy’s FERC-regulated transmission and storage assets, as well as its unregulated midstream business.


Brown and Caldwell

Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell has strengthened its owner’s advisory group by promoting Gus Hrncir to senior principal. With a 20-year resume of capturing large water and environmental infrastructure programs, Hrncir will provide strategic guidance on choosing the most sustainable and cost-effective delivery method for their projects.


Blackburn Resources

Blackbuck Resources LLC, which focuses on designing, building and operating water infrastructure for the oil and gas industry, expanded its executive management team.

  • Barry Portman, CEO, has more than 20 years of oilfield experience in operations, drilling, completions, facilities, maintenance, and integrated service management. Most recently, he served as vice president, production operations and Permian general manager of Pioneer Natural Resources.
  • Jamie Liang, CFO, has over 17 years of experience in finance, investment banking, and E&P management, most recently as managing partner of a Houston-based private equity firm focused on direct investments in the oil and gas sector.



KorTerra, Inc., a SaaS utility damage prevention software solutions provider, appointed Bill Hunt as its chief technology officer. In this role he plays a key role in shaping the company’s technology strategy and driving innovation, focusing on effectively deploying processes and technology to bring value and growth for customers. He has 35 years of experience as a multifaceted technology executive, overseeing the direction and development of enterprise architecture.



Dan Sharpe joined the Vermeer pipeline team, as corporate account manager, based in Haslet, Texas. Initially, he will focus on networking at industry events and conducting global customer outreach. He brings to this new role more than two decades of experience developing equipment for the HDD industry, including HDD fluid management systems sold through the Vermeer dealer network; serving as vice president and president at other HDD equipment manufacturers; and building a strong network of industry contacts.



Brian Layman was appointed vice president-Construction Equipment Financial Services for the USA market of Volvo Financial Services (VFS). He has 19 years of experience with the Volvo Group in various roles supporting sales and marketing, dealer development and retail competence development. For the last five years, he has served as vice president-Business Development for Mack Trucks.


American Concrete Pipe Association

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) named Doug Dayton, P.E. as its new president. During his 30-year career in engineering and construction, he has gained extensive experience with owners, civil and structural designers, and constructors for both private and public construction projects, including heavy transportation/infrastructure projects associated with DOT design-build and public private partnership (P3) through various concessionaires, where large quantities of concrete pipe and box culverts are constructed.


Thompson Pipe

Thompson Pipe’s Pressure division expanded its engineering team with addition of Jennifer Christman, P.E., as the new technical resource marketing manager. With continued growth expected for 2020, the position was developed to support clients with pipe selection and specification. She brings significant experience and a strong reputation from previous leadership positions with pipe manufacturing companies and engineering consulting firms.



Paul Raines was promoted to regional service manager at Vacuworx, a role that revolves around first-call resolution of service inquiries and front-line support to customers. He is based north of San Antonio, as the company anticipates current and future needs tied to growth potential in South and West Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast region. Previously production manager, he is factory-trained and -certified to inspect, service and repair all makes and models of Vacuworx lifting equipment.


Farwest Corrosion Control

Tim Mullen joined Farwest Corrosion Control, as Southwestern C.P. supervisor, based in Phoenix, Az. He has over 22 years of technical and practical experience in the cathodic protection industry, working throughout the U.S. on related construction and technical projects. He also holds NACE CP2 certification.


TD Williamson

Jeff Wilson was named vice president, Eastern Hemisphere of TD Williamson, relocating from Tulsa, Okla., headquarters to the Global Solutions Center in Nivelles, Belgium. He has been with the company since 2007 and holds patents related to pipeline technology and materials science.

Rich Kehl was promoted to vice president, of Global Engineering Solutions. Previously senior director of advanced isolation solutions, he was instrumental in expanding the company’s market position and portfolio offering. Before joining TDW, he was a product manager in the power equipment industry.


Structural Integrity

Mark Marano was named president and CEO of Structural Integrity Associates Inc., succeeding Laney Bisbee, who retired in late 2019. Marano’s career spans over 35 years in provider and supplier sides of the power generation industry, including executive leadership positions with Westinghouse Electric Company, AREVA NP (currently Framatome) and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.



CNH Industrial N.V. named Leandro Lecheta as the new head of Construction Equipment for North America, based at its headquarters in Burr Ridge, Ill. In this role, he oversees the CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction Equipment businesses, and CNH Industrial Aftermarket Solutions, its parts and service organization. Previously, he served as CFO for the agriculture segment at CNH Industrial, as well as the company’s North American COO.


Madewell Products

Jeremy Sukola has returned to Madewell Products Corporation, developer and manufacturer of restoration mortars and corrosion resistant protective coatings, as regional manager-Southeast. Initially working in Madewell’s Technical Services (2001–2007), he leverages 14 additional years of coating contracting and corporate experience in restoring underground concrete assets, and NACE and SSPC certifications. He is responsible for project development with owners, specifications with engineers, and execution excellence with contracting partners; and in developing and instructing educational curriculum.

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