Meet the Americas Materials leadership team.
Dan Stover is the President of Americas Materials at CRH, the largest vertically integrated construction materials company in North America. Stover leads a family of companies in 46 US states and six Canadian provinces with over 28,600 employees at 1,450 locations. CRH is North America’s No. 1 producer of asphalt and paving services, the No. 2 producer of aggregates, the No. 2 ready mixed concrete producer, and the No. 3 cement producer in North America.
Stover joined CRH in the Americas in 1999 through the company’s acquisition of Thompson McCully, the leading asphalt and aggregates supplier in Michigan at the time. Prior to CRH, he gained experience at Thompson McCully and other construction materials related businesses. Upon joining CRH, Stover held positions of increasing responsibility in Michigan, eventually becoming President of the Michigan business in 2008. In 2011, he transitioned to the East Coast where he led the reorganization of businesses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, as President of PJ Keating and simultaneously as President of Tilcon Connecticut. From 2014 through 2015, he served as President of CRH's Americas Materials Northeast Division which included our businesses in New York, New Jersey and New England before his most recent role as President of CRH's Americas Materials in the North Division.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan (Ross) in Ann Arbor, a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing and is a professional engineer.
John J. Keating is Executive Vice President of Americas Materials at CRH. In his current position, Keating has full management, P&L, and growth responsibilities for America Materials Northeast, Great Lakes, South, West and Cement divisions.
Keating joined CRH in the Americas in 1994 through the acquisition of his family’s business, P.J. Keating Company. Prior to 1994, he held various leadership positions in sales, quality control, construction, and facility operations.
Upon joining CRH America’s management team in 1994, he became the President of its operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with full P&L and management responsibilities.
In 2005, following an overall restructuring of business reporting lines, Keating was promoted to Division President of CRH’s Americas Materials New England Division. In this role, he was responsible for full P&L accountability, growth, and management of operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Keating has a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. In 2013, he served as Chairman on the Executive Board and in 2015, he received prestigious recognition as “Man of the Year” from the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
Kirk Randolph is Senior Vice President for Strategy & Development of Americas Materials at CRH. In his current role, he is responsible for developing strategic growth initiatives for the company and leading the acquisition and integration processes for new businesses, as well as divestitures.
Randolph has more than thirty years of experience in the heavy materials and construction transportation industries. He joined CRH in 2006 through the company’s acquisition of Ashland Paving and Construction (APAC) which doubled its hot mix asphalt production capability to become the leading producer in the US. Randolph began his career with the APAC group of companies (asphalt, aggregates, ready mixed concrete and roadway construction) as a surveyor and assistant superintendent in 1994. Throughout his career, he has held various functional and operational roles at the company, regional and enterprise leadership levels.
Randolph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and has held various industry and volunteer leadership positions at the committee, officer and board of director levels.
John Rothering is the Chief Financial Officer of Americas Materials at CRH. He joined the company in 2018 and provides functional oversight across North America to finance, information technology, business intelligence, tax, risk management and benefits.
Prior to joining CRH, he worked with Eaton plc, where he most recently held the role of Group Vice President, Finance & Planning of their global Aerospace business, based in Irvine, California. He also held various executive roles within the finance area, which led to both domestic and international career assignments at the diversified power management company.
Rothering holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Scott W. Parson is the President of the West Division of Americas Materials at CRH, which is comprised of nearly 9,000 employees serving customers in 17 western states. The business provides customers quality construction materials (asphalt, aggregates, ready mixed concrete) and services (paving, excavation, construction).
Parson joined CRH in 1996 through the acquisition of Jack B. Parson Companies. During his career, he has held functional and general management positions at the company, region and division level. He has also been a participant and leader of teams addressing national performance and global initiatives.
He is a committed advocate for the construction industry, business, and community having chaired the following boards: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Salt Lake Chamber, Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation, Weber State University Parson Construction Management Program, and Utah State Parks. He has also served as a member of the Weber State University Board of Trustees and the Utah Associated General Contractors Board of Directors.
Parson earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
Ty Nofziger is President of the Great Lakes Division of Americas Materials at CRH. He is responsible for our businesses in Canada, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.
Nofziger joined CRH in 2003 through the acquisition of S.E. Johnson where he worked for 10 years and was the Vice President of Aggregates. Since then he has held several positions with increasing responsibility, including a number of years working with Michigan Paving & Materials Group in a senior management role. In 2006, he joined The Shelly Company as Vice President and General Manager of their Northwest Division and went on to become Senior Vice President and overseeing operations for the northern half of Ohio and ready mixed concrete operations throughout the state.
In his most recent role as Great Lakes Region President, Nofziger led CRH’s operations in Ohio and Michigan as well as served as company President of The Shelly Company. The Shelly Company operates in 74 counties in the state of Ohio and has approximately 2,000 employees. It is a vertically integrated leader and the number one producer of asphalt, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, and paving services.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a degree in Business Administration.
Serge Schmidt is President of Americas Cement, part of Americas Materials at CRH. The platform is a leading cement and cementitious materials provider in the United States and Canada operating as Ash Grove Cement.
Schmidt joined CRH’s Europe Materials business in 2016, as President for the West Cluster. In this role, he was responsible for leading the overall growth strategy, portfolio management as well as performance initiatives for approximately €2 billion in assets. This included CRH’s operations in France, Benelux, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and Spain.
Prior to joining CRH, Serge worked with the Italcementi Group in various roles with international scope for close to 20 years in Belgium, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and France. In his most recent position with that company, he was the Managing Director of France-Belgium, the largest operating company within Italcementi Group which has 4,000 employees.
Schmidt has a background in Civil Engineering and has always worked in the building materials industry. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Dutch.
Barnes Barton is President of the South Division of Americas Materials at CRH. He leads a portfolio of CRH companies that produce and market asphalt, aggregates and ready mixed concrete, as well as provide material transportation and paving services in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Barton joined CRH in 2010 as a Performance Manager in our aggregates business, working with multiple CRH companies to improve operational efficiency. Subsequently, he served as Vice President of Thompson-Arthur Paving & Construction in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then as President of Harrison Construction Company in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2018, as Southern Atlantic Region President, his role expanded to include CRH businesses in Georgia, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina.
Prior to joining CRH, Barton served in the US Army, followed by progressive managerial positions with General Electric. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Civil Engineering.
Jake Parson is President of the Northeast Division of Americas Materials at CRH. He is responsible for our businesses in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
Parson joined CRH in 2001 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility across Americas Materials and its companies. Most recently, he served as company President of Texas Materials and TexasBit and was responsible for asphalt, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, paving and construction services across the state of Texas.
Prior to this, Parson was Vice President of Business Development for CRH’s Americas Materials business in the West Division. In this role, he was responsible for leading acquisition and integration efforts including deal sourcing, financial modeling, and performance tracking.
Parson holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Utah State University and is working towards his Master of Business Administration at Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.