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Tilt-Up Concrete Association Elects New Board, Brad Nesset Named President

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up concrete construction industry – announces Brad Nesset as president of the TCA Board of Directors, and the slate of directors for 2019.

Brad Nesset is Commercial VP for Meadow Burke and Thermomass, industry leaders in concrete construction accessories and sustaining members of the TCA. As the son of Thermomass founder Bob Long, Brad has been a part of the concrete construction industry his entire life. A University of Northern Iowa graduate with a degree in construction management, Brad has developed extensive construction, sales and marketing experience, first with The Dow Chemical Company and later at Thermomass. Brad currently leads all commercial sales efforts for both Meadow Burke and Thermomass.

“I am proud to serve as TCA president for the coming year, and I look forward to bringing the perspective of a supplier/manufacturer to the board,” said Nesset. “Those of us who have been long-time vendors in the tilt-up market have had the privilege of interacting with a broad cross-section of the industry’s membership, and I hope to leverage those relationships to help expand the association and find new areas of innovation and growth through enhanced teamwork and communication between member organizations.”

Directors continuing to serve the Board for 2019 are:

  • Tim Manherz, TAS Commercial Concrete (Past President)
  • Scott Bunney, KB Concrete Systems, Inc. (Vice President)
  • Andrew McPherson, Seretta Construction, Inc. (Treasurer/Past President)
  • Craig Coppersmith, Nox-Crete Products Group
  • John Paesano, HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
  • Karen Hand, Needham DBS
  • Luke Elliot, B.D. Stevens Limited
  • Mark Reed, E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.
  • Robert F. Murray, Alston Construction Company
  • Tom Heffernan, Gensler

Newly elected directors serving the Board for 2019 are:

  • Barclay Gebel, Concrete Strategies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Don Greive, Pinnacle Structural Engineers
  • Rick Galloway, Martin Concrete Construction, Inc.
  • Shane Walters, Dayton Superior Corporation


The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry and was founded in 1986 by a dedicated group of contractors, professionals, and manufacturers with the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of tilt-up construction, a building system whereby large concrete elements (walls) are cast on the building slab or elsewhere on site and then lifted (tilted) into position. The mission of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system by providing education and resources that enhance quality and performance. For more information, visit or contact TCA at 319-895-6911

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