Bonsal American realigns key leadership in response to growth
October 14, 2008
Bonsal American, Inc., one of the largest producers of packaged building material products in the United States, has added a new position to its leadership team and has promoted two other members to better handle growth.
Gil Seco has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the construction products division, which includes products sold under the ProSpec brand. Seco is responsible for sales, operations and financial performance for the construction products business unit. In addition, he will lead Bonsal American’s international and contract packaging businesses. Most recently, Seco served as chief financial officer for Bonsal American. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and finance from Rutgers University and is pursuing a master of business administration from Penn State University.
Bill Ashton has been named chief operating officer of the dry mix division, which includes products sold under the Sakrete brand. During his 16 year tenure at Bonsal, Ashton has held various operations management positions, most recently vice president of operations. Ashton will oversee all plant operations for the dry mix division as well as customer service, quality control and transportation. Ashton holds a master of science in management from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.
Andy Brinkmeier has been named vice president of business development with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, business development and engineering. Brinkmeier has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a master of business administration from Indiana University. Brinkmeier has held various roles in his professional career, including project manager, vice president of operations and director of marketing. Brinkmeier also served as a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy.
Daniel Benigni has been promoted from regional controller to vice president of finance for Bonsal American. Benigni has worked for Bonsal for eight years and holds a bachelor of science in Economics from the University of Maryland. His responsibilities include credit, accounting, payroll, risk management, purchasing, safety and IT training.
“The reorganization of our leadership team is key to positioning Bonsal American for continued growth and market leadership,” said David Maske, president, Bonsal American. We’re excited to have the depth of talent and experience that Bill, Andy, Gil and Dan bring to their new roles.”