Voices

Rick Yelton

Rick Yelton

Rick Yelton is Editor at Large for World of Concrete, an Informa Exhibitions event. Prior to his role with World of Concrete, Yelton had been an editor for several Hanley Wood publications. Rick is an active member of several concrete industry associations. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with a B.S. in mining engineering, he also earned an M.B.A. in operations management and international business from St. Louis University. Contact Rick via email.

Rick Yelton's Posts

Do Remote Plants Ensure Productivity?  Do Remote Plants Ensure Productivity?

Using technology to improve productivity for lone employees. Read more

Posted on:
The Most Influential People in Concrete Production in 2016 The Most Influential People in Concrete Production in 2016

For 2016, we have identified three influencers whose activities will definitely impact your operations — workforce development, new market development, and process improvement. Read more

Posted on:
2016 Influencer: Eric Koehler 2016 Influencer: Eric Koehler

Koehler’s influence on these initiatives was important. It is difficult to bring new technologies to product specifications and receive consensus approval. In an industry where past performance sets the standard for future service, any change to a product specification is thoroughly reviewed. Koehler’s background as a researcher, inventor, and quality control manager brought practical sense to each effort. Read more

Posted on:
2016 Influencer: Bill Del Zotto 2016 Influencer: Bill Del Zotto

As part of his commitment to market growth, Del Zotto’s company is sponsoring the Precast Concrete Showcase at the 2017 World of Concrete in January. Read more

Posted on:
2016 Influencer: Jereme Montgomery 2016 Influencer: Jereme Montgomery

Montgomery enjoys interacting the students. In fall 2016, he taught an introductory concrete construction and finishing course to vocational students at Metropolitan Community College. It’s been a rewarding, yet exhausting experience. Read more

Posted on: