2023 SE Cement Conference Sponsors

2023 Southeast Cement Conference

November 7-8 2023

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

Auburn, Alabama


Fares Abdo, PE is a professional engineer recognized for advancing roller-compacted concrete and soil-stabilization technology for pavement and dam applications. He joined Morgan Corp. in January 2012 in the position of Director of Technical Services. Mr. Abdo has been leading Morgan Corp.’s business related to pavement and dam construction with a focus on business development, quality control and quality assurance in the areas of roller-compacted concrete, soil stabilization, cement-treated bases, and full-depth reclamation. 





Loyd Amos is the Area Manager for the Upstate Area of King Asphalt, a full-service road construction contractor providing asphalt, asphalt paving, milling, full-depth reclamation and cold In-place recycling throughout South Carolina. During his time with King Asphalt, he has managed the implementation of cold in-place recycling, paver-laid cement modified recycled base, traditional FDR with cement, and roller-compacted concrete. Before joining King Asphalt, Loyd worked for Wirtgen American as an applications specialist for the Recycling and Soil Stabilization product lines throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. During his time with Wirtgen America, Loyd provided technical oversight for the applications of cold in-place recycling, full-depth reclamation and cold central plant recycling.





Mayor Ron Anders, Jr. was elected in October 2018 to serve as Auburn’s mayor, stepping into the position held for 20 years by former Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. After six years on the Auburn City Council and years of service to the community, Mayor Anders was sworn into office in early November 2018 and ran unopposed in the 2022 Auburn Municipal Election. Anders was first appointed to the Auburn City Council to fill an unexpired term for the Ward 2 representative in November2012. He finished out the term and was re-elected in 2014 to serve another four years. Anders lives in Auburn with his wife, Becky, with whom he has three children. Their daughter, Camille, is an Auburn University graduate and is working in Washington, DC; their son Joshua lives in Auburn with his wife, Samantha, and son Patrick lives in Nashville with his wife, Ashlyn and their daughter Rosemary.




Ben Bowers, PhD, PE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn, Bowers spent 4.5 years as a researcher at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, the research division of the Virginia DOT. Bowers’ research and education efforts are focused predominantly on sustainable pavement materials and pavement resiliency, with an emphasis on cold recycling and full-depth reclamation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia. 





Scott Cain is a Project Manager and Estimator for Chilton Contractors, Inc. Cain’s main function at Chilton Contractors is to oversee all Full-Depth Reclamation and Soil Stabilization operations as well as work with potential clients and owners to show the product value and cost savings over traditional construction methods. Cain has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.





Chris Carwie joined A.G. Peltz Group, LLC as a consultant in 2005 and has been instrumental in the market growth of RCC. Chris has been intimately involved in the promotion, bidding, and estimating of RCC for container terminals, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and roadways throughout the Southeast. Chris has converted over 4M square yards of HMA and other pavements systems to RCC over the last 18 years. He is the chairman of the RCC Pavement Council Promotion Committee and serves on its Board of Directors. Chris has participated as an RCC exhibitor and speaker at several national conferences including the World of Concrete, AAPA (American Association of Ports Authority), AREMA (American Rail Engineering) seminars as well as acting as a presenter to Departments of Transportation’s, private developers, industry personnel, and engineering firms in the Southeast. 





Stephen Cross, PhD, PE serves as the Technical Director for the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), serving as a point of contact for technical information on each of ARRA’s core disciplines including cold planing, hot in-place recycling, cold recycling and full-depth reclamation. He is a co-author of ARRA’s Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual and an Emeritus Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University. 





Brian Diefenderfer, PhD, PE is a Principal Research Scientist at Virginia Transportation Research Council (research division of VDOT) in Charlottesville where he has worked for the past 19 years. His research focuses on providing better tools for VDOT to use when designing and rehabilitating its pavement network, including pavement recycling techniques. Brian received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 





Dewayne Ehlers, PE graduated from Auburn University in 1999 with a civil engineering degree and began working for ALDOT in 2002. His hands-on experience in Construction, Pre-Construction, Maintenance, and Materials & Tests has been acquired over the last 20+ years, serving roles in Construction Project Management, Tuscaloosa Area Bridge Operations Manager, Birmingham Area Design Manager, Jefferson County District Administrator, and Birmingham Area Materials & Tests Engineer. Dewayne has been married to his wife Ronnise for 22 years, raising their three girls (Brooklyn – 18, Addison – 15, Alivia – 13), staying busy cheering them on at track, volleyball, cheerleading. In his spare time, Dewayne enjoys hunting and fishing.





Roger Faulkner, PE is Executive Director of the Southeast Cement Promotion Association, Inc. (SCPA). SCPA is a trade association of cement companies in the southeastern United States which promotes cement and concrete infrastructure solutions in the 9-state area of AL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV. He has over 44 years of experience in the construction and engineering design industry and has been in his current role since 2011. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Capital University, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Degree from The Ohio State University and is a Professional Engineer. 





Scott George, PE has been the State Materials & Tests Engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation since 2015. Prior to this he was the Pavement Management Engineer, Assistant Materials Engineer, and the Pavement Design Engineer at the ALDOT Bureau of Materials and Tests. He started his career with the Department as an EAI in the Mobile Area. He has been working for the Department for thirty-five years. He is a registered professional engineer in Alabama and he has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University.




Will Gray is Managing Partner at A.G. Peltz Group LLC. Will is one of the true innovators of RCC construction in the United States. As a founding member of the company in 1999, Will has been intimately involved in every aspect of RCC including product promotion, design, estimating, and construction. Will has been extremely active as an expert speaker on RCC paving to audiences throughout the Southeast. Will has also been personally involved in paving over 10M square yards of RCC on some of the biggest and most recognized projects in the United States. This includes the Honda Plant in Lincoln, AL (largest RCC project in the United States), Port Houston (largest volume of RCC paving in one location in the United States) as well as numerous ACPA Award winning DOT roadway projects in the Southeast. Will has been instrumental in taking RCC from a niche product to a viable alternative for industrial, intermodal, and roadways applications. Prior to co-founding A.G. Peltz in 1999, Will learned valuable experience at both Vulcan Materials, and Boral. Will has a Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University (1993) and an MBA from the University of Alabama Birmingham (1999). Will’s family includes his wife, Ashley, and two kids, Elizabeth Reid and Garrett.





Justin Hardee, PE graduated from Auburn University in December 2001 and began working for the Lee County Highway Department. He worked as an Assistant County Engineer in Lee County from 2006 to 2012. In June of 2012, he was appointed County Engineer in Lee County. He has served in a number of leadership roles and worked on multiple committees with the Association of County Commissions of Alabama and the Association of County Engineers of Alabama. He currently serves as the ACEA Immediate Past President and, as such, sits on the ACEA Board of Directors and ACEA Legislative Committee.  He and his wife Amy have three wonderful children and live in Auburn.





Chris Huner, PE works for the Alabama Department of Transportation, Southeast Region. He is the Troy Area Operations Engineer. He is a licensed engineer in the State of Alabama and has worked for the Alabama Department of Transportation for 29 Years. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1994 from Auburn University with a Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering. Chris has served as the President of the Troy City Schools Education Foundation, the Secretary/Treasurer for Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), and the President of the ASCE Dothan Branch. Chris and his wife Tracie have three adult children: ages 22, 21, and 19, two who are students at Auburn University and one at Troy University.





Taylor Janney, PE attended Auburn University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Alabama and has over 15 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. Taylor currently serves as the Engineering Manager for the Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau where he assists in the implementation of the Alabama Airport Improvement Funding program. Taylor oversees the preservation and maintenance of 145,000,000 square feet of airfield pavement. Taylor also enjoys volunteering his time with the American Society of Civil Engineers where he currently serves as the Alabama Section Vice President.





Andy Johnson, PhD, PE has been the Pavement Design Engineer for the Southeast Cement Promotion Association since 2014. He retired from the South Carolina DOT in 2014, where he had worked in the Office of Materials and Research for 25 years. Before retirement, he was the State Pavement Design Engineer. Andy has a BS degree in Geology, as well as BSE, ME, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering, all from the University of South Carolina, and has been a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina since 1992. He was the first engineer hired by SCDOT specifically to perform pavement designs. During his career at SCDOT, he performed or directly supervised over 1,500 pavement designs for both new location and rehabilitation, on routes ranging from low-volume rural secondary roads to urban interstate highways. Andy served on PCA’s Technical Advisory Committees for the development and creation of the guides for Cement-Stabilized Subgrade Soils and Full-Depth Reclamation. 





DeAndrae Kimbrough, PE is an Alabama-licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Kimbrough has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama. He is currently the County Engineer for Perry County, Alabama. Kimbrough has worked in Perry County since 2006 and has served in various roles. Prior to employment in Perry County, Kimbrough served as the assistant county engineer for Greene County and as a Civil Engineer with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Kimbrough is the past President of the Association of County Engineers of Alabama (ACEA) and a member of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) pavement rehabilitation committee. Kimbrough has held positions on several committees related to rural road safety.





Dwane Lewis serves as the Soil-Cement Specialist (Georgia) for the Southeast Cement Promotion Association (SCPA). Dwane retired from GDOT in December 2017, where he served for 16 years as Branch Supervisor for the Geotechnical/Pit & Quarry Bureau and for 12 years as a field and laboratory technician for the Office of Materials & Testing. He has an Associate Degree in Business Administration, is a published author and was recognized as GDOT’s resident expert in Soil-Cement Base and Full-Depth Reclamation construction. 





Matt Munsick is Vice President at ACEiT Industries and serves in New Product Development at Andale Construction.
Matt has over 25 years of managing industrial, commercial, residential, environmental, and heavy highway civil construction projects including Design Build. Prior to joining Andale Construction, he was an independent Civil Construction Consultant to Contractor and Engineering Firms. His experience spans many different facets of construction. Munsick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina.





Boyd Milby is the Market Development Specialist/Reclaimers for Wirtgen America. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. Specifically for the last 7 years directly involved in FDR projects across the United States. These projects include FDR with cement, lime, emulsion and foam; CIR projects with emulsion and foam; and CCPR with emulsion and foam. He has worked closely with DOT’s, Counties, Cities, and Contractors on their specific FDR projects.





Doug Myers has been working for Blount Construction handling full-depth reclamation for over 30 years.





Robert Shugart, PE is the Southeast Region Montgomery Area, Materials Engineer and has served ALDOT for 35 years. Prior to joining the Montgomery Area in 2017, Shugart served in various positions in the Bureau of Materials & Tests. He has served in the capacity of laboratory technician up to State Materials Engineer. His career has been focused on materials, materials testing and pavement design, rehabilitation, and preservation. He is a graduate of Auburn University and a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.





David Stowell serves as the Pavement Application Director in Virginia for the Southeast Cement Promotion Association as of January 2023. Prior to that, he was the business development manager for New Field Inc. One of his primary goals at New Field was to launch the Paver-Laid FDRc system. Before that, he was the business development manager for Slurry Pavers Inc., specifically in Soil Stabilization and Full-Depth Reclamation. Before serving with Slurry Pavers for 18 years, he was with a competitor for 6 years in the same role. He spends his time visiting the federal government, DOTs, developers, site contractors, and most importantly to him, visiting crews on the current job site.





Billy Wilson, PE has more than 35 years of laboratory and field experience in construction materials testing. His background in DOT and university research includes projects involving hot mix asphalt (HMA) and concrete pavements. He has five years of experience in the design and project management of roadway construction projects in Alabama. In addition to serving as a project manager, Wilson consults with many of the project managers and engineers within CDG on technical issues. He has worked on several projects involving innovative technology such as soil-cement, full-depth reclamation and roller-compacted concrete. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineers Degree and a Master of Civil Engineering Degree from Auburn University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.


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