The members of the ACC executive team average more than 30 years of construction-industry experience. Along with backgrounds and education in engineering, project management, or finance, the team also possesses practical experience on the jobsite. This experience reinforces the companywide focus on safety, technical excellence, and close adherence to project schedules and budgets.
Chief Executive Officer
L. David Mathews graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Mathews’ initial career was with a high pressure interstate pipeline company where he had both operational accountability as well as experience with the construction of on-shore and off-shore pipelines and compression facilities. His experience ranged from construction projects of $1 to $100 million in value. He served in a number of leadership roles, including President of two subsidiaries, and left the organization in 1997 as Executive Vice President. After a period of consulting work, Mathews joined Saiia Construction LLC, a civil contracting company in 2008 as Senior Vice President and was named President and CEO in 2011. While maintaining that position, he was made President and CEO of Meadow Valley Contractors and American Civil Constructors, also civil contracting companies, in 2012. All three contracting companies now operate collectively as The ACC Companies and are involved in both private and public construction of various types of civil projects.
Chief Operating Officer/President
After several successful management roles in different industries, Randy Maher joined ACC (formerly the RBI Companies) in 1989 working in the field. Mr. Maher quickly became a valuable team member because of his knowledge in equipment utilization and effective management style. Within 8 years he stepped through the roles of equipment manager for the $70 million company to president of operations while engaging in acquisitions and positioning for an IPO. Mr. Maher currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the profit centers west of the Mississippi and is involved in budgeting, operational oversite, resource management and the acquisition of business. Mr. Maher has served as President of ACC since 1997 and has served on the Board of the Colorado Contractors Association.
Executive Vice President
Strong equipment utilization is critical to Saiia’s success which is why the Company recruited Frank Montgomery from Thompson Caterpillar Company in 1993. The combination of Mr. Montgomery’s BS in Business and Finance from Birmingham Southern College in 1992 and his decade with Caterpillar equipment gave him the knowledge of equipment, financing, utilization and fleet management to give Saiia an operational advantage. Mr. Montgomery serves as Executive Vice President of Saiia and participates on the executive leadership team of the ACC Companies developing strategic initiatives and overseeing the IT infrastructure and facilitating the equipment capital expenditures for the group of companies.
C. Lavaughn East
Lavaughn East started his career with Saiia Construction (formerly BEC/allwaste) in 1994 as a co-op Engineer. Over the past two decades Mr. East has advanced through the company learning the positions of project engineer, estimator, project manager, and division manager. These opportunities provided him with the experience both in the field and in the office, plus the institutional knowledge to successfully lead the operations of Saiia Construction in the role of Vice President. Mr. East earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1996.
President – ACC West Coast
Jeff Foerste joined the ACC Companies in 2007 to lead the civil construction team based out of Benicia, California. Market changes prompted Mr. Foerste to focus the team’s efforts on specialty paving and the company is now recognized as one of the top polyester, methacrylate and high friction surface treatment contractors in the United States. Before joining ACC, Mr. Foerste spent 10 years with Kiewit’s Pacific Structures District in positions ranging from Field Engineer to Structures Superintendent. He previously worked for McCarthy Construction’s Heavy Civil Division on projects throughout the U.S. Mr. Foerste graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from University of Missouri – Rolla.
President – ACC Southwest
Robert Terril joined ACC (formerly Meadow Valley Contractors, Inc.) in 2001 after 20+ years building civil and industrial construction projects throughout Nevada including a stint with the Nevada Department of Transportation. Mr. Terril joined ACC as an area manager and was promoted to Vice President over the Southwest operations in 2007 overseeing budgets, estimating, field management and contract negotiations. Mr. Terril studied design engineering at Brigham Young University and general studies at Dixie State College.
Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Evans joined the company in September 2014 as its Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 17 years of experience in public and private practice. Prior to joining the Company, he served for several years as the Chief Financial Officer of a group of specialty subcontractors whose focus was in the southwest region of the United States, and served eight years with the public accounting firm of McGladrey as a Director specializing in the construction industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is also a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP). Mr. Evans received his BS in Accounting at Northern Arizona University.
Chief Administrative Officer
Jody Randall joined ACC (formerly RBI) in 1994 after practicing public relations for three years at the agency level and in house. Over the course of her tenure with ACC, her position has developed to encompass general business management including human resources, safety, loss control, business development and public policy for the operations west of the Mississippi. Miss Randall also participated in due diligence and acquisition integration during the company’s expansion period. Miss Randall holds a BS in Public Relations from Colorado State University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and has served on the Board of the Colorado Contractor's Association.