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Christopher Kidd Appointed Regional Sales Manager at Simard Suspensions

The CEO of Simard Suspensions, David Tremblay, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Kidd as regional sales manager for the Ontario and Maritimes markets. Kidd has 10 years in the heavy vehicle and transport industry.

Before joining Simard Suspensions in 2018 for the business development of the DRAMIS division, Kidd mainly worked as a sales representative in the industry. For the past three years, he has also acted as a parts and aftermarket sales support specialist.

SCHWING Announces New Director of Parts Sales

James Rogers has been hired as the director of parts sales for concrete equipment manufacturer SCHWING America. In his new position, Rogers will be responsible for sales of SCHWING parts for the company’s complete line of truck-mounted concrete pumps, stationary pumps and truck-mounted conveyors. Rogers has an extensive background in the concrete pumping industry, working in equipment and parts sales as well as in equipment finance.

Honorary Distinction for Founder of Simard Suspensions

The Order of Merit honorary distinction highlights the exceptional contributions by some of the citizens of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec to the development of the community. The founder of Simard Suspensions, André-Marie Simard, recently received this award.

Putzmeister Announces Beth Tepley as Marketing Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce Beth Tepley as the new marketing manager. In this role, she will be responsible for all marketing activities throughout Canada, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Beth comes to Putzmeister with over 20 years of heavy equipment experience.

ASCC Publishes 46th Position Statement: w/cm Ratio for a Trowel Finish

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-sixth Position Statement, “Water-Cementitious Material Ratio for Concrete to Receive a Trowel Finish.” ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners, and others.


World of Concrete continued its support for the concrete industry’s legacy through its sponsorship of the 2022 Weatherton Presentation Award on Wednesday, January 19. World of Concrete welcomed students from California State University — Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas State University to present their industry papers at a competition on Monday afternoon.

Robert Hamilton Rejoins SCHWING America

Robert Hamilton has rejoined SCHWING America as a field service technician. Robert brings more than ten years of relevant experience with heavy machinery, including concrete pumps. His most recent experience was with a concrete pumping company in the Southwest.

“We’re excited to have Robert back on the team,” reports Tom Jaeger, SCHWING’s service manager. “Robert’s attention to detail, excellent customer service and outside-thebox thinking elevate the product support level we provide.”

American Concrete Institute Launches New Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the launch of NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, at its spring convention in Orlando, Florida. NEU aims to collaborate globally to drive research, education, awareness and adoption of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the industry.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Announces Promotions

Concrete Pumping Holdings has announced that Clint Price has been promoted to the role of director of risk management, replacing Randy Waterman. Clint has been with Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping since the acquisition of CPI in 1999. Clint started with the company as a concrete pump operator and has worked in the safety department as branch safety manager, regional safety manager, and most recently as Concrete Pumping Holdings’ director of EHS. Clint will be relocating from Utah to the Denver area to work out of the corporate office.

Beton America Appoints Brent Weilbacher as Southern Regional Sales Manager

Beton America has appointed Brent Weilbacher as the new regional sales manager for the South region covering seven states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Brent comes to Betonstar with industry experience, having previously worked for a Putzmeister small line dealer in Texas. His knowledge and dedication will help customers easily transition into Betonstar Concrete Pumps’ full product offering.


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