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Meet a few of our Menard Group USA Team Members

Chris Barber

Operations Engineer

Menard Group USA

Chris Barber

The Operations Department relies on Chris to track and analyze our equipment costs, and research cutting-edge machinery and materials that keeps Menard at the top of our game. This self-starter loves learning and takes any chance he can to soak up knowledge of our senior leadership. Chris is known around the office for his sharp wit, and less known for goal tending on his ice hockey team.

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Miranda Slomkowski

Regional Sales Managerr

Menard Group USA

Miranda Slomkowski

Miranda joined Menard in 2016 and is a welcome addition to our Pittsburgh sales team. She works closely with her colleagues to put together estimates and proposals that will knock our client’s socks off. This rising star is already developing a name for herself in the geotechnical engineering field, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.

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John Blackman

Construction Manager

USW

John Blackman

John has worked on some of US Wick Drain’s most notable projects, including Port of Gulfport Restoration Program and Louis Armstrong International Airport Expansion. This problem solver anticipates issues and makes sure the superintendent has everything he needs to get the project up and running. John is a well-respected colleague and the superintendents love having him on their team.

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Ian Brake

Project Manager

US Wick Drain

Ian Brake

Ian began his career with US Wick Drain as a laborer, and has since held almost every operations position on his way to becoming a Project Manager. No matter his role, Ian has always enjoyed forming relationships with clients and his team members. He’s a self-described ‘boots-on-the-ground-type’ guy, who knows what it takes to get a project done safely and quickly while meeting client expectations.

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Zack Kovacs

Project Manager

Menard Group USA

Zack Kovacs

Zack is a rock star Project Manager based out of Menard’s Cleveland Office. He coordinates all aspects of the construction process, from managing a project’s budget and schedule, to taking time to thank the field teams for their hard work. Outside of Menard, Zack spends his time working out and rooting for his favorite ice hockey team—the Pittsburgh Penguins!

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Zack Leghart

Safety Manager

Menard Group USA

Zack Leghart

As Menard’s Safety Engineer, Zack coordinates with our Operations Department to develop safe working environments for our team in the shop and the field. Zack learned first-hand as a Menard laborer that we all have a responsibility to make sure everyone goes home safely at the end of each day. This Pittsburgher not only bleeds black and gold, but he’s definitely in the running for best beard/hair combo in the company.

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Rick Hammers

Chief Financial Officer

Menard Group USA

Rick Hammers

Few people know our company better than Rick. He’s been with Menard for more than 14 years, and in addition to being accountable for financial operations, Rick helps to develop our overall economic strategy. He’s a voice of reason and a well-respected colleague who genuinely cares about the company and the well-being of his team members.

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Jason Griffin

Vice President of Sales

Menard Group USA

Jason Griffin

Jason is the Sales Team’s fearless leader and has a special place in Menard history—starting as a Project Engineer in 2004 and working his way up to Vice President of Sales. He’s been a part of many challenging projects, including Essington Avenue and Squantum Gardens. When Jason’s not leading his team by example you can find this Pitmaster perfecting his BBQ and meat-smoking techniques.

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Todd Risner

Superintendent

Menard Group USA

Todd Risner

As a Superintendent, Todd is responsible for the setup, supervision, and monitoring of our specialty ground improvement projects. With every job he’s coordinating production and equipment, making sure that safety requirements are being met, and ensuring quality control. Todd has a reputation for being able to resolve potential issues like a pro—and for bringing in donuts for his team members!

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Brandon Buschmeier

Director of Engineering

Menard Group USA

Brandon Buschmeier

As Engineering Manager, Brandon is a coach to the engineering team and empowers them to create inventive geotechnical solutions for our clients. Part leader and part practical optimist, Brandon has a reputation around the office for always being willing to lend a hand. But this engineering brainiac does have two weaknesses: a good baseball game and a brightly-colored golf polo.

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Justin LaBrozzi

Director of Contracts

Menard Group USA

Justin LaBrozzi

Justin might have the record for most job titles held within the company—starting with Intern and working up to his current role where he reviews and negotiates client contracts. His many hats and levelheaded personality makes Justin the go-to guy for almost all departments. The trick to getting on this jack-of-all-trade's good side is to bring him his favorite donut – chocolate cake.

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Krista Keener

Staff Accountant

Menard Group USA

Krista Keener

Krista works closely with our Operations team and the Assistant Controller to keep our internal equipment costs up to date. She’s a self-starter who thinks one of the coolest perks of working at Menard is getting out in the field to see our ground improvement techniques in action. When she’s not helping to keep the company financially on track, Krista’s planning her next vacation abroad.

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Lorraine Kemmerling

Office Manager

Menard Group USA

Lorraine Kimmerling

Lorraine is Menard’s Office Manager, and a key player to keeping our company running smoothly and efficiently. Her colleagues know that when they need an extra hand, Lorraine will be there with a smile and positive attitude ready to jump in. She’s an organizational expert who takes a genuine interest in the lives of everyone she meets. We count ourselves lucky that she’s a member of our team!

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Todd Springer

Technical Services Manager

Menard Group USA

Todd Springer

Todd turns challenging projects into successes by supervising the labor force, equipment, and overseeing general repairs when necessary. He’s one of the most humble members of our team, and is one of the best story tellers around. This world traveler has his pilot’s license and regularly takes weekend flying trips with his Pug dog.

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Jim Naples

Regional Sales Engineer

Menard Group USA

Jim Naples

Jim is the Menard Sales Engineer for the Mid-West Region, where he coordinates with clients to create ground improvement solutions that fits their needs. He’s been involved in many different types of Mid-West projects: from large transportation undertakings, to smaller convenience store jobs, to everything in between! In 2017, Jim relocated from Cleveland to Chicago to open a new Menard office—but he will always be a proud Ohio State Buckeye.

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Sarah Ramp

Senior Design Engineer

Menard Group USA

Sarah Ramp

Sarah is an ambitious Design Engineer based in our Pittsburgh office. Her unique ground improvement designs are helping her make a name for herself in the geotechnical engineering community. In her free time, this up-and-comer exercises her green thumb and plants all kinds of veggies in her garden. Whatever Sarah puts her mind to, we feel pretty confident that she'll succeed!

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Luc Sauvageau

Construction Manager

Menard Group USA

Luc Sauvageau

Luc is Menard USA’s first employee hailing from our neighbor to the north – Canada! This Québec native started with the company in 2013 and wasted no time fitting in with his new team. Luc is a champion communicator and a self-taught expert on software programs used in the field. We especially love that Luc roots for American ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins!

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Maysill Pascal

Regional Manager

Menard Group USA

Maysill Pascal

Maysill joined the company in 2015 and brings more than 15 years of experience to her role as Business Development Manager for the Texas and Gulf Coast regions. This go-getter’s favorite part of her job is fostering relationships with clients and spreading the word about how awesome Menard is. After work hours, Maysill likes to spend her time volunteering and giving back to the community.

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Dave Sandstrom

Regional Business Development Manager

Menard Group USA

Dave Sandstrom

Dave heads up our Pittsburgh Sales Office. He’s been working in geotechnical engineering for over 30 years, and has developed a reputation with the younger engineers for knowing just about every industry player in the Pittsburgh area. When not mentoring his sales team you can catch Dave around the Pittsburgh music scene playing guitar in his swing band.

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Jonathan Dwight

Area Manager

Menard Group USA

Jonathan Dwight

Jonathan joined us in 2014 and became the head honcho of our Houston and Gulf Coast sales office in 2015. This proud Texas A&M graduate is an out-of-the-box thinker, creating innovative geotechnical solutions that fits our client’s needs. When he’s not solving problems, he’s improving his golf game or trying to keep up with this three young children.

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Michael Johnson

Field Operations

USW

Michael Johnson

Michael is committed to being the best team member he can be! In the field, he does more than cut wicks – he’s diligent about maintaining a safe workplace and helps out wherever he can lend a hand. He’s so passionate about his job that when asked about his hobbies he says that nothing else compares to cutting wicks! Michael has the company’s back and we’re happy to have his as well.

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Rob Wyman

Regional Sales Manager

Menard Group USA

Rob Wyman

Rob is in charge of our New Jersey Sales Office, where he keeps his finger on the pulse of the project market in New Jersey, Southern New York and Eastern Pennsylvania. He’s played a key role on some of our most large-scale projects, including the Prologis Warehouse. Rob’s team knows him to be very detail-oriented—and for having one of the best laughs in the company!

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Dewitt Ham

Field Operations

Menard Group USA

Dewitt Ham

We can’t rave enough about Dewitt! He’s been with the company for over 30 years (that’s a Menard record!) and has one of the best work ethics around. Dewitt will take on any role and do whatever it takes to get a job completed quickly and safely. He has a special place in Menard history and we feel extremely lucky to work alongside such a loyal team member!

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Marty Taube

Vice President of Business Development

Menard Group USA

Marty Taube

Marty has been in the world of geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years, and is responsible for business development initiatives and managing corporate sales processes at Menard. He’s a ground improvement superstar who has a knack for recalling precise details of many company projects. In his free time, you can catch Marty on the court playing basketball or spending time with his family.

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Jason Borella

Chief Mechanic & Shop Manager

Menard Group USA

Jason Borella

We’re convinced that Jason was born already a genius with machines. He oversees our shop operations and is the resident whiz on company equipment. Jason has one of the best work ethics around, but still takes the time to ask how your day is going. Our younger mechanics look up to Jason and we’re very fortunate to have him.

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Mike Shedlosky

Project Manager

Menard Group USA

Mike Shedlosky

As a Project Manager, Mike makes sure the schedule and finances of his projects stay on course. He assists both the Design and Operations Teams to plan and implement each project, and coordinates with our clients to ensure a safe and profitable job. Mike’s also an athlete, holding the record for sinking the most consecutive hoops in the Philadelphia Office Nerf Basketball Hoop.

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Debbie May

Safety Administrator

Menard Group USA

Debbie May

Debbie’s enthusiasm for Safety and love of new challenges makes her the perfect addition to our Safety Department! She’s also embracing the role of Travel Security & Health Liaison, in which Debbie is the contact person for Menard and US Wick Drain team members traveling to hi-risk countries and regions abroad. Closer to home and around the office, we know her for her Women of Menard Team Building events.

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Jacob Burgess

Project Superintendent

USW

Jacob Burgess

This US Wick Drain Superintendent and Safety Champion writes really awesome Daily Reports, and also finds time to hold frequent brainstorming sessions with Safety Manager, Bill Boots. Stepping up safety on our jobsites is never far from his mind – and we love him for it! Outside of work, Jacob keeps busy by playing any and all kinds of sports and vacationing to international destinations.

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Stan Richardson

Driller/Equipment Operator

Menard Group USA

Stan Richardson

As a Menard USA Operator, Stan is a master at driving and maneuvering some of our larger equipment on the job site; Stan is the man for getting our innovative designs drilled into the ground. He’s an enthusiastic hunter and fisher who might hold the company record for eating the most steak in a single sitting. We think it’s pretty cool to have such a talented operator on our team!

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Seth Pearlman

CEO and Menard North American Regional Manager

Menard Group USA

Seth Pearlman

As CEO and Regional Manager of Menard North America, Seth is responsible for the success of Menard USA, US Wick Drain, and Menard (Canada). During his 30 years of experience in ground improvement and geo-structural construction, Seth has helped solve hundreds of challenging projects with innovative ideas and techniques. He’s a mentor to the younger engineers, a decisive voice of reason, and an enthusiastic leader.

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Dustin Clark

Construction Manager

Menard Group USA

Dustin Clark

Dustin’s team members know that he goes the extra mile to get the job done correctly and safely. As Operator and Superintendent, Dustin has developed a reputation for always being willing to lend a hand—and for not being afraid to get dirty! This innovative thinker keeps brainstorming ways for how to make Menard the best company we can be, and we love him for it.

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Benoit Tournaire

Driller/Equipment Operator

Menard Group USA

Benoit Tournaire

Benoit is one of the company’s most productive operators, who also has a personality impossible to forget! Benoit started at Menard France in 2004, and has since installed ground improvement elements all around the globe. He joined Menard USA in 2014 and quickly became a member of our US family. Benoit loves the challenge each new job brings and spends his free time skydiving all over the country.

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Tom Beafore

Senior Construction Manager

Menard USA

Tom Beafore

As Menard’s Senior Construction Manager, we’re pretty sure Tom has seen it all! He’s a Safety Champ who doesn’t hesitate to speak up when spotting a potentially unsafe condition. Well-liked in the office and the field, this hands-on straight shooter is also a huge NASCAR fan. Tom is great for having his pulse on the NASCAR beat – and for keeping our projects running smoothly!

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Nina Carney

Design Engineer

Menard Group USA

Nina Carney

Nina came to the Menard Design Team in 2015 as an already rising star in the geotechnical world. She loves solving geotechnical challenges for our clients and one of her favorite parts of her role is seeing her ground improvement designs in action. Outside of the office, this talented Design Engineer still doesn’t stray far from dirt! You can catch Nina in her garden where she’s practicing to become a master gardener.

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Alex Potter-Weight

Regional Design Manager

Menard Group USA

Alex Potter-Weight

Alex is part of our design team and is a master at solving geotechnical problems. He’s been involved in many of our notable projects, including Bass River Bridge where he was the sales engineer, project engineer, and helped with research and development during its completion. Alex might be the company’s biggest nature lover and he’s always up for a relaxing hike.

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