Command Alkon Names Finalists for ELEVATE Awards

Command Alkon announced the finalists for its ELEVATE Awards, recognizing both individual and corporate performance. The Excellence Awards and Trendetter Awards celebrate companies that drive success in their organization through the use of technology, and Best of the Year Awards recognize individuals for their extraordinary performance. Multiple finalists are selected for the awards, and the winners will be announced during a virtual ELEVATE Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27.

“This is our fifth year to celebrate industry excellence through the ELEVATE Awards program,” said Karli Langner, media relations and content marketing specialist at Command Alkon. “We received a record number of nominations from industry participants for our Best of the Year Awards category, which tells me that this program is gaining momentum in the heavy building materials space. I am so happy that we can provide a platform to recognize corporate and individual hard work and achievements.”

Best of the Year Awards Finalists

  • Weighmaster of the Year: Tracy Cayler – CEMEX, Amy Bond – Great Lakes Aggregates, Dave Bragg – Greer Industries.
  • Dispatcher of the Year: Wendy Richards – Central Supply Company of WV, Cameron Crawford – Lauren Concrete, Ronnie Davis – Southern Concrete Materials.
  • Back Office of the Year: Candy Lohiser – Greer Industries, Kirsten Tharp – Lauren Concrete, Kasey Moscato – S.L. Williamson.
  • Outstanding Woman in Heavy Construction: Natalie Burkholder – Burnco Rock Products Ltd., Shanny Doucet – Demix Béton, Dr. Ana Everett – SolutionsAe, Inc..
  • IT Specialist of the Year: Nancy Burke – CRH, Arin Gregoriades – Lauren Concrete, Richard Clemens – New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.
  • Asphalt Plant Operator of the Year: Jaime Mariscal – Austin Bridge & Road, Phillip Tower – Clark Asphalt, Peter Gutierrez – Synolo Materials.
  • Sales Rep of the Year: Patrick Tucker – Central Supply Company of WV, Renee Drosche – Lauren Concrete, Ethan Hensley – S.L. Williamson.
  • Ready Mix Driver of the Year: Darrell Stark – M&R Ready Mix, Steve Shoe – Ohio Ready Mix, Erin Workman – Scioto Ready Mix.
  • Ready Mix Plant Operator of the Year: Charles Nyaradi – Burnco Rock Products Ltd., Tommy McLoud – Lauren Concrete, Steve Taggart – Martin Marietta.
  • Fleet Manager of the Year: Taylor McGrath – Greenville Ready Mixed Concrete, Matt Mitzimberg – Knight’s Companies, Lynn Baer – New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.
  • Bulk Hauler of the Year: Paul Hardison – 37 Trucking, Richard Coleman – Richard Coleman Trucking, Inc., Terry Krier – T Bar D Trucking.
  • Everyday Hero: Emily Cunningham – Central Supply Company of WV, Blake Mattern – Greer Industries, James Feiling – Livingstons Concrete Service.

Excellence Awards Finalists

  • Excellence in Apex: US Concrete, Martin Marietta, Riverstone Group.
  • Excellence in COMMANDassurance: HC&D, Island Ready Mix, Lauren Concrete.
  • Excellence in COMMANDbatch: Chandler Concrete, Concrelagos Concreto, Tarmac UK.
  • Excellence in COMMANDoptimize: Demix Béton, Lehigh Hanson, Martin Marietta.
  • Excellence in COMMANDqc: Cemex – Pacific Division, Firth (Fletcher), Titan.
  • Excellence in COMMANDseries: Lehigh Hanson, Lauren Concrete, Wayne Davis Concrete.
  • Excellence in Integra: Bard Materials, Ernst Enterprises, Inc, dba Ernst Concrete, Ohio Ready Mix.
  • Excellence in MOBILEsales: Alamo Concrete Products Company, Knife River, Maschmeyer Concrete.
  • Excellence in MOBILEticket: CRH, Ernst Enterprises, Inc. dba Ernst Concrete, Lehigh Hanson.
  • Excellence in TrackIt: CRH, Lauren Concrete, Martin Marietta.
  • Excellence in CONNEX Jobsite: Bechtel, Iowa DOT, Mario Sinacola.
  • Excellence in CONNEX Community: Glenn O Hawbaker, Lauren Concrete, Walker Industries.
  • Excellence in CONNEX Inbound Materials: Lauren Concrete, Ozinga, US Concrete.
  • Excellence in CONNEX Insights: A&A Concrete, Maschmeyer Concrete, Wayne Davis Concrete.
  • Excellence in Ruckit, Powered by CONNEX: CRH, Lafarge Canada, Martin Marietta.
  • Excellence in Conactive: Compagnie des Ciments Belges, C.C.B. SA;, IJB Groep BV, Kijlstra Betonmortel BV.
  • Excellence in Libra: Brox Industries, The Shelly Company, Tilcon Connecticut.
  • Excellence in TFleet: AVR Concrete, Lehigh Hanson, Robertson’s Ready Mix.

Trendsetter Awards Finalists

  • Innovation in Digitization: CRH, Martin Marietta, US Concrete
  • Going for Green: Lauren Concrete, Lehigh Hanson, Wayne Davis Concrete
  • Megaproject of the Year: Grand Parkway Infrastructure, Bangerter Three Interchanges, Arizona Border Wall
  • Change Agents of the Year: CRH, Martin Marietta, Maschmeyer Concrete

The Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award was first presented at the 2019 ELEVATE Awards in honor of Command Alkon’s late founder, Kenneth G Robinson. This is the most prestigious of the ELEVATE Awards, and will be presented during the virtual awards ceremony.

Click here o register to attend the ELEVATE Awards Ceremony, and visit for more information about the program.

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