HawkeyePedershaab promotes Brad Schmidgall to the role of President

He will lead the company's sales, engineering, and service groups. HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc., the leading global manufacturer of capital equipment for the production of concrete pipe and manholes, is proud to announce that Brad Schmidgall has been promoted to the role of President. In this position, he will lead the company’s sales, engineering and service groups, working alongside Ryan Gable, HawkeyePedershaab CEO and BW Forsyth Partners Managing Director, in St. Louis. Schmidgall joined HawkeyePedershaab 16 years ago. During his tenure, he has worked out of both the Iowa and Denmark offices, and has been an integral part of various departments, including engineering, marketing and sales. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Sales. “Brad’s varied experience and proven success with HawkeyePedershaab, along with his alignment with BW Forsyth Partners’ people-centric vision, makes him the ideal person to fill this role,” said Gable. “We feel very fortunate to promote an internal candidate who knows the business and the team as well as Brad does, and who will be able to offer valuable strategic direction and enrich our customers’ trust.” BW Forsyth Partners acquired HawkeyePedershaab in September 2016. When working with its operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners takes a long-term partnership approach with the goal to buy and build great companies alongside the talented people who make the business possible. “I am honored to lead this incredible team and company,” said Schmidgall. “I look forward to advancing a workplace where all our team members around the globe are valued and empowered to exercise their gifts for serving our customers and fellow team members.”

HawkeyePedershaab, Inc. Welcomes Matt Childs, P.E.

Matt Childs_CroppedBrad Schmidgall assumes role of Executive Vice President of Sales HawkeyePedershaab is excited to announce the addition of Matt Childs to its sales team. He will serve as Vice President of Sales in charge of the North American market. With over 20 years in the infrastructure industry, Matt’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable as HawkeyePedershaab continues to grow. Matt earned his BBA from Baylor University and a bachelor’s and master’s in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining the ACPA in 2000, Matt worked as project engineer and project manager with two engineering firms in Fort Worth dealing with infrastructure design, market development and recruiting. Matt served the ACPA as Director of Engineering Services before becoming President in August, 2005. During his tenure, Matt has led the expansion and reach of the ACPA into all corners of the USA, and he is influential in concrete pipe industries in several countries. As president, Matt recruited one of the best technical teams in the industry to help producer members expand market share. With Matt assuming the role of Vice President of Sales in North America, Brad Schmidgall has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President of Sales in charge of developing HawkeyePedershaab's global sales strategies. Matt lives in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife of 21 years and their two children, Sarah and Ben.