CEO & President
Connor Deering joined Cemen Tech in June of 2014 from Apache Inc. where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to Apache, Deering held several roles with the Mueller Co., his last role was Vice President / General Manager –Gas Products / Services Divisions where he had responsibility for the global Gas Products business and the execution of the strategic plan to grow Mueller Service Company. Deering holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Milikin University.
Chief Financial Officer
Josh Maurer joined Cemen Tech in August 2015. Prior to joining the team at Cemen Tech, Josh was the CFO for LBS, a manufacturer supplying the bookbinding industry. At LBS, Josh led the effort to transition ownership to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Prior to that, Maurer was an Audit Manager with LWBJ, LLP. Maurer holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Drake University and is a CPA.
Director of Engineering
Dean Houdeshell joined Cemen Tech in July 2016. Prior to Cemen Tech, he worked for Danfoss in Ames, IA as Manager, Systems and Applications Engineering Americas. Previous to Danfoss, he worked for Altec Industries as Manager of Application Engineering specializing in truck mounted aerial devices and cranes. He has earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa and is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and ASTM committees on concrete. He is the current chairman of ACI 304F subcommittee for volumetric and continuous mixing systems.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Mark Rinehart joined Cemen Tech as Director of Sales and Marketing in September 2014 after eleven years with Ziegler Caterpillar. While at Ziegler, Mark served as a Technology Territory Manager before being promoted to Director of Technology. Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Northwest Missouri State and a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Director of Human Resources, SHRM-CP
Michelle Eggleston joined Cemen Tech in September 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. Michelle’s previous roles include HR Manager and HR & Risk Supervisor. She has worked extensively with employee relations, benefits management, recruiting, compliance and safety. Michelle has established Cemen Tech as a Home Base Iowa employer. She has been instrumental in establishing a Rock Stars Program for employees and in developing the Core Values introduced in May 2015.
Director of Operations
Ken joined Cemen Tech in late 2016. Prior to joining Cemen Tech, Ken served as Vice President of Operations at Winegard, a respected world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative antenna products for satellite and terrestrial communications.
Director of Supply Chain
Alicia Benson joined Cemen Tech in October of 2017 from Caterpillar Inc. While at Caterpillar, Alicia held several roles with the last being Demand and Orders Manager with responsibilities for scheduling and procurement for two facilities. Alicia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and a MBA from Baker University and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional.
Director of Customer Service
Bryan joined Cemen Tech in April of 2018. Prior to joining Cemen Tech, Bryan held positions in several sectors of the manufacturing industry including aerospace, automotive, agricultural, and automatic merchandising with particular focus on management of quality systems and customer service. Bryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in management along with several professional certifications from the American Society for Quality in the areas of Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Management, Quality Engineering, and Quality Auditing.