Richard S. Szecsy, PhD., PE, FACI has worked internationally as a technical expert and business development director for a $4B ready mix and aggregate company, a Department Head at a university, a Vice-President and Board member for one of the largest privately held ready-mix concrete and aggregate companies in the US, President & CEO of the largest state aggregate and concrete trade association in the US, and is the current Chief Operating Officer for Charley’s Concrete. He served on several state and national committees as well as Boards of Direction for ASTM, ACI, ASCE, and the NRMCA.
He is widely recognized as a national expert in the areas of concrete technologies, recycled materials, concrete construction, and concrete sustainability and resiliency, and in 2014 was named one of the most Influential People in the concrete industry by Concrete Producer magazine.
He has an enormous depth and breadth of experience on operational issues such as mergers & acquisitions, corporate integrations, cost controls, safety, environmental, quality control, engineering, plant design and layout, pricing strategies, marketing strategies, financial assessment and analysis.
He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina.