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