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VRMCA kicked off its 2019-2021 Concrete Leadership Program in early August. We thought now would be the perfect time to introduce you to the participants!

Charles Laverty is a Director of Safety with Boxley Materials and while he has only been with the company a short time, he has impressed those around him with his willingness to learn and grow. Chuckie – as he likes to be called – joined the company as a Management Trainee in May 2018. He has since moved on to his current position. Before joining Boxley, he spent time oversees in Qatar and managing multiple projects as an engineer for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Co.

As a Plant Supervisor for Titan Virginia Ready-Mix, David Novitzki is responsible for many things. Plant production. Driver management. Efficiency. Safety. And that’s not just for one site. It’s for two sites in Northern Virginia, including three plants that produce over 300,000 cubic yards annually. David’s interpersonal skills play a large role in his success to date. He always has a “can-do” attitude and isn’t afraid to jump in and help to make sure a job gets done.

Nathan Powers (not pictured) has been with Vulcan Materials Company since 2006. He started his career as a Customer Service Representative where he dealt with customer issues first hand. Since then, he has moved up the ladder and currently holds the position of Dispatch Supervisor. Communication is the key to his success in this role as he is responsible for making sure the mixer trucks are utilized effectively to maximize deliveries.

Becoming a concrete mixer truck driver seems to have worked out quite well for Capital Concrete Inc.’s Matt Slocum. He joined the team back in 2004 and participated in the company’s training program. Once he received his CDL license, he started driving for the company. Fast forward a few years and a few promotions. Matt is now a Quality Control Manager who is responsible for learning mix designs, quoting mixes and addressing concrete placement issues.

Kevin Smith started with Chandler Concrete Inc. when he was just 19 years old. At that point, he did a little bit of everything including batching, yard work, jackhammering concrete blocks, and even cleaning restrooms. Over his 20-year career he has matured and seen his career progress. Now a Production Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the production of ready mixed concrete at five different concrete plants and making sure it’s done in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

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