Board of Advisors 2011 – 2012
Edward R. Dunstan Jr., P.E.
Ed was born and raised as a farm kid in north central Kansas and went to college at Kansas State University. He is a registered engineer in Colorado and Florida. Ed is now semi-retired and works out of his home in Florida as a consultant and educator (ERD Consultants, LLC). His experience of 37 years includes concrete materials research, QC/QA and as a concrete materials consultant and educator. His experience began with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado where he worked with concretes having maximum aggregate sizes of up to 6-inches which were used in mass concrete dams. For the last 20 years of his career he worked for the largest ready-mix company in the USA (Florida Mining, Southdown, Cemex) where he finished his career as Director of Technical Services for the USA Ready-Mix Division. Ed wrote the online course — Fundamentals of Concrete – and teaches for WCCT (World Center for Concrete Technology) Alpena CC, Alpena Michigan.
President Vice President
Kandrac & Kole Interior Design, Inc. Kandrac & Kole Interior Design, Inc.
Atlanta-based interior designers, Joann Kandrac & Kelly Kole have a signature style that exudes color and a bold personality. Whether the design be traditional, contemporary or an eclectic mix, they have a keen ability to tap into what their clients want most. Introducing new product development and the latest in design trends into their designs ensure that K&K’s designs are always fresh and innovative. Building long lasting relationships with their clients have kept the design schedule at Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs booked for six straight years.
This successful partnership has afforded Joann and Kelly double the energy and creative juices to hone in on many design related outlets such as writing for Kandrac & Kole’s popular blog (http://blog-kandrac-kole.com), creating K&K’s newest venture –www.designrescueonline.com (to debut January 2012), teaching design classes and participating in design events for charity.
While Kandrac & Kole’s designs can be seen all along the east coast from New York to South Carolina, Kandrac & Kole Interior Design’s office is located in historic downtown Acworth, GA. Their portfolio can be viewed on their website http://www.kandrac-kole.com.
Lead Development Specialist
3M Abrasives Systems Division
James L. McArdle is a Lead Product Development Specialist at the 3M Abrasive Systems Division Laboratory in St. Paul, MN. Jim received a Ph.D. in Ceramic Materials Science at The Pennsylvania State University in 1988, where he studied polymorphic crystal transformations and microstructure development in gel-derived alumina ceramics.
After leaving Penn State, Jim worked at the Honeywell Corporation Underseas Systems Division on Government-sponsored research and development programs. He developed novel superconductive ceramics and piezoelectric materials used in inertial guidance, sonar, and electro-mechanical actuator applications. In addition, he worked on high-temperature ceramic materials for closed-cycle stored chemical energy propulsion systems used in lightweight air-launched torpedoes.
Since joining 3M in 1990, Jim has worked in several 3M Corporate and Division laboratories. A breadth of materials research and development experience has included the applied science of accelerated aluminum corrosion, sol-gel ceramic fiber precursor synthesis, ceramic fiber product development, transparent ceramic armor, and novel ceramic materials for abrasive and wear applications.
In 1997, an interest in alumina abrasives led Jim to the 3M Abrasive Systems Division Laboratory, where he developed novel ceramic and composite abrasive grains and several new coated-abrasive products for high-pressure, precision metalworking applications. More recently, Jim has concentrated on diamond and cBN abrasives and has successfully commercialized several coated and bonded
superabrasive product lines. Most recently, Jim has led a corporate-wide initiative to develop novel, customer-focused diamond abrasive solutions for the hard-floor market segment, and has studied toward understanding the basic mechanisms of brittle-material surface modification in the grinding and polishing of hard-floor materials.
Dr. McArdle has published papers in several refereed scientific journals, and has 30+ patents issued or pending worldwide. He is affiliated with The American Ceramic Society (www.ceramics.org), the Industrial Diamond Association of America (www.superabrasives.org), and with the Unified Abrasive Manufacturers’ Association (www.UAMA.org) where he assists with abrasive standardization activities.
Kerns Group Architects, P.C.
Sean Reilly, AIA, LEED AP is a principal at Kerns Group Architects in Arlington, Virginia. Sean has over 30 years of experience as a practicing architect with a special focus on institutional and religious projects. His design work has been honored by national and religious projects. His design work has been honored by national and local design awards. Sean served as the project architect on several projects that include polished concrete including:
- St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virgina
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Swormville, New York
Sean is past chairman and continues to serve on the state of Virginia AIA’s Design Committee. He will also serve as the Secretary for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA beginning this fall.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Clean Maintenance Systems
Mark grew up in North Dakota and moved with his wife to California in 1985. There he began his working career in the maintenance department of a Northern California Supermarket Company and worked as a Store Conditions Supervisor. He was responsible for hiring and training janitorial maintenance employees for 33 stores in the San Joaquin Valley where he spent several years in this capacity. He then went to work for a Northern California chemical manufacturing company as their Operations Manager. He was responsible for all operational areas which included; purchasing, inventory control, chemical manufacturing, shipping and receiving, service department and office operations. Mark joined Mr. Clean Maintenance Systems in August of 2003 and currently resides as the Vice President of Sales. He has 26 years of experience in the janitorial maintenance industry and other related areas. Mark has also spoken at industry conventions such as; PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance) and most recently at the WOC (World of Concrete). He enjoys the outdoors, sports, riding motorcycles, entertaining family and friends and mentoring others in the world of maintenance and business.
CRT Concrete Consulting
Over 20 years of experience in the material, engineering and placement facets of concrete construction. Has considerable knowledge of the industry from working for a large concrete contractor, a construction manager, the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association and a ready mix producer. As Vice President of Production and Quality for a large ready mix concrete company, developed efficient and high quality ready mix operations. Have experience with concrete mix designs, concrete slab-on-grade technologies as well as slip-form concrete pavements.CRT Concrete Consulting, LLC was founded in February of 2007 and focuses on a relationship based approach to technical issues. Honors and Affiliations include; Member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors as well as Member of the American Concrete Institute. Chris is also a member of the following committees: o 302: Construction of Concrete Floors o 327: Roller Compacted Concrete o 330: Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving o 332: Residential Concrete Work o 522: Pervious Concrete · Past President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Association. Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University; Ithaca, New York.
President and CEO
Since 2005 Brian has used his visionary skills to build a company (WerkMaster) that caters exclusively to innovative technology, and is personally committed to helping revolutionize the global floor finishing industry. No easy task. However it simply adds to his list of forward thinking accomplishments in his life. His passion to trouble shoot and problem solve typical business pain points has helped break old school thinking, and create new opportunities in the concrete industry. Despite the successes enjoyed to date, he is constantly looking forward to his next project, looking for a better solution, a new challenge, an uncharted territory within the industry. He has spent over 30 years in positions focused on marketing, managing, business development, empowering, coaching, training and mentoring individuals and is eager to share his acquired experience with others. His ongoing education through Public speaking, Finance, Computer and Technology, Sales and Marketing, show his recognition of how much there is yet to learn, and his continuous drive to help others to benefit as well.
Commercial Editorial Program & Events Manager
Hanley Wood Business Media & Expositions
Rick Yelton is Editor in Chief in Hanley-Wood’s Commercial Magazine Division. His manages the content for Concrete Surfaces, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer. in June 2001. Prior to joining Hanley-Wood as an engineering editor, Rick worked in the aggregates and concrete products industry in supervisory and engineering positions. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with a B.S. in mining engineering, Rick also earned an M.B.A. in operations management and international business from St. Louis University.
Rick is an active member of ASTM committees C-9, C-12 and C-15, The Society for Protective Coatings, the American Concrete Institute, The Masonry Society, and the Masonry Committee from SKILLS USA.