New president and director for National Precast board

National Precast’s Board of Directors now consists of: Kevin Crompton, Ultrafloor (Australia) Director, President Craig Zinn, Stresscrete Director, Past President Ian Coulter, Precast Concrete Products Director, Past President Matt Perrella, Delta Corporation Director, Past President Peter Healy, Hollow Core Concrete Director, Past President Graham Underwood, Rocla Director Glenn Degenhardt, Humes (Holcim Australia) Director Andrew Nearhos, Austral Precast Director Michael Waeger, Waeger Precast DirectorNational Precast Concrete Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Crompton from Ultrafloor (Australia) as its new President and Michael Waeger from Waeger Precast as its most recent member of the Board of Directors.

According to National Precast’s Chief Executive Officer Sarah Bachmann, the appointments were made at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in November last year. “Kevin takes over as President for a two-year term from Craig Zinn, owner of Rockhampton-based Stresscrete,” she says. “While some big achievements were made under Craig’s presidency, we are looking forward to the next two years with Kevin at the helm.”

Mr. Zinn’s term saw the association celebrate its 25-year anniversary with a celebratory dinner at one of Australia’s most famous precast structures, the Sydney Opera House.

Marketing initiatives were strengthened and the rollout of AS 3850 Prefabricated concrete elements prompted a national seminar series on the new standard and its safety implications. Considerable work was also invested in developing relationships with state and national roads and workers’ compensation, and the association had its proposal approved to extend the coverage of AS 3850 into civil construction.

As Director – Operations at Ultrafloor, Mr. Crompton has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and four years’ involvement as a National Precast Board member. “Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to his new role,” Ms. Bachmann says.

The new President says he wants to further strengthen relationships with allied industry associations such as Master Builders, the Housing Industry Association and the Australian Constructors Association, with a goal of working together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Also high on the agenda is to continue the association’s good work in the area of improving safety standards for the industry. To that extent he is the association’s representative on BD-066, the committee responsible for AS 3850. “As an association, we are already heavily involved with the review and development of numerous Australian Standards,” Ms. Bachmann says.

“We’ve also made some fantastic inroads with the likes of Safe Work Australia, and we work with both to improve safety.”

The new Board term also welcomes Michael Waeger, Managing Director of Waeger Constructions, as the Board’s most recent Director. Based in the NSW Hunter Valley, Waeger Precast is one of three divisions in the innovative medium-sized construction company. The company is mainly involved in bridge construction and specialised precast concrete, with experience in other civil works such as demolition, restoration and road works.

Supporting the new appointees is an experienced and fervent team of Directors from precast manufacturing companies around Australia.

National Precast’s Board of Directors now consists of:

Kevin Crompton, Ultrafloor (Australia)
Director, President

Craig Zinn, Stresscrete
Director, Past President

Ian Coulter, Precast Concrete Products
Director, Past President

Matt Perrella, Delta Corporation
Director, Past President

Peter Healy, Hollow Core Concrete
Director, Past President

Graham Underwood, Rocla
Director

Glenn Degenhardt, Humes (Holcim Australia)

Director

Andrew Nearhos, Austral Precast

Director

Michael Waeger, Waeger Precast
Director


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