WAUKESHA, WI -- Spancrete, the leader in the precast/prestressed concrete industry, announced the recent promotions of Jim Clapper, J.P. Nolan, Scott Bertschinger and Paul Kero to critical leadership roles. The announcements reflect the company's focus on changing market dynamics and internal improvements, and also realign the company on key business segments related to building, transportation and infrastructure.
Formerly a regional sales manager at Spancrete's Illinois office, Jim Clapper has been promoted to the role of vice president of Precast Sales. Clapper has more than 25 years of concrete sales experience, including six years with Spancrete. In his new role, Clapper is responsible for growing new precast business and identifying new market opportunities throughout the Midwest. Clapper holds a bachelor's degree in construction engineering from Lawrence Technology University.
With more than 30 years of experience, J.P. Nolan has been named vice president of transportation and infrastructure. Nolan earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In his expanded role, Nolan will lead business operations and expand market capabilities within the entire transportation and infrastructure business unit. Nolan will also continue to serve as the vice president of American Concrete Pipe Company, a subsidiary of The Spancrete Group, Inc. Nolan also serves on the board of directors for the American Concrete Pipe Association.
Previously working as the corporate safety director, Scott Bertschinger has been named corporate director of human resources and risk management. With more than 10 years of Spancrete service, Bertschinger is now responsible for human resources and corporate risk management and safety. In addition to earning a degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Bertschinger recently earned the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certificate, which explores six functional areas, including strategic management, workforce planning and employment, and human resources development.
The company also announced the recent addition of Paul Kero to the role of vice president of Spancrete Machinery where he will oversee business operations for Spancrete Machinery Corporation.
In his new role, Kero is responsible for every operational aspect of Spancrete Machinery, including developing new global strategies, identifying new market segments and serving the needs of existing Spancrete providers. Kero's previous experience overseeing business operations and global expansions will provide valuable insight to developing initiatives to support the company's strategic objectives.
Headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., Spancrete is a leading provider of architectural and structural precast concrete products to the Midwest and Florida construction industries. A third-generation, family-owned company, Spancrete is an industry pioneer, committed to being the most responsive partner and innovative provider of precast products and solutions. The company operates five precast concrete plants in Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida; Spancrete Machinery Corporation in Waukesha; and American Concrete Pipe Company in Green Bay and Milwaukee. All Spancrete facilities are PCI certified and supply precast concrete products to the entire Midwest and Florida regions.