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Technology Visionary and Co-Founder of BCMI Corporation, Craig Yeack, to Co-Chair e-Ticketing Task Force
Yeack, with decades of experience leading dynamic and disruptive technology companies, will join current Co-Chair Dan Ganoe of Lindy Paving, in leading the Task Force.
Washington, DC – The National Construction Materials e-Ticketing Task Force (e-Ticketing Task Force) has announced that Craig Yeack, the Co-Founder of BCMI Corp. (The Bulk Construction Materials Initiative), will become the next Co-Chair of the e-Ticketing Task Force. Previous Co-Chair, Joe Spinelli, Founder and CEO of HaulHub Technologies, will transition to serve in an advisory capacity.
“I am so excited to have Craig step into this role, his experience and connections in the ready mix concrete and cement industry will be invaluable and significantly impact standardizing e-Ticketing across all material types. The incredible cross section and diversity of talent the Task Force has attracted to drive the industry forward is inspiring,” stated Greg Nadeau, the Task Force’s Senior Advisor. “ Joe Spinelli helped start the fire behind e-Ticketing, and set the stage for where the Task Force stands today. We wouldn’t be where we are if it weren’t for his leadership. I thank him for his hard work, and know he will continue to be a strong advisor and advocate for this team’s thought leaders.”
“I am honored to take on the responsibilities of this position, and thank Joe for his support and for getting us to where we are today. It has been amazing to see how far the Task Force has come in such a short period of time, and I look forward to this new chapter,” said Craig Yeack, President and Co-Founder of BCMI Corporation. “There’s so much momentum behind e-Ticketing. I know that the Task Force can significantly help all 50 states with the march toward the digital enterprise in the construction industry .
As Co-Chairs, Yeack and Ganoe will help drive the value of e-Ticketing to the entire construction materials supply chain, including the ready mix concrete, cement, aggregate and hot mix asphalt industries throughout the next year.
“When the Task Force started it was a few producers and contractors in Massachusetts collaborating with MassDOT to get e-Ticketing off the ground and figure out the nuances of adoption. Then it grew like wildfire and became a true movement for the industry across New England. There’s definite weight in the value of the saying ‘if you build it, they will come,’” stated Joe Spinelli, the Task Force’s newest Advisor. “It is humbling to see where the Task Force is today, a national effort, led by an incredible cross section of construction professionals, state Department of Transportation officials, and technology providers. I have the utmost confidence in Craig’s vision and know he and Dan will be excellent partners together bringing fresh ideas for the future of the Task Force.”
In 2020 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) introduced “e-Ticketing” as part of its Every Day Counts-6 (EDC-6) 2020 program. Every Day Counts is a means for FHWA to introduce, bi-annually, innovative programs and policies to be led at the local and state level for the purpose of integrating automation, shortening delivery process, and improving roadway safety. e-Ticketing is a paperless process for creating, sharing, tracking, documenting, and archiving materials information, and making it accessible in real time via mobile devices. eTicketing provides all stakeholders with an electronic means to verify materials deliveries while enhancing safety, streamlining inspections, and improving contract administration procedures.
About Craig Yeack:
Craig Yeack founded BCMI Corp. (The Bulk Construction Materials Initiative) with business partner, Bernard Benson, to provide modern, cloud-based tools for the industry in which they had decades of leadership experience. Craig started his career at Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research laboratory. He developed mathematical algorithms for computer-aided design and machining, including a commercially successful CAD/CAM software product.
After Battelle, Craig served as Vice President at Alkon Corp and then BMG Seltec, where he worked with Bernard Benson to develop mining and construction materials software. He later became Global IT Director for Business Process at Hanson PLC (now dba HeidelbergCement AG) where he managed IT operations spanning 1600 locations in 14 countries.
Craig’s broad experience has included software development, service, and professional service. He has also worked closely with venture capital and private equity concerns, helping onboard and integrate acquisitions such as Track IT, a mobile phone-based truck tracking system. His primary expertise is specialized software development and services for vertical integration with mainline ERP for large, enterprise applications.
Craig is an advocate for technology innovation and education, through his monthly “Tech Trends” column in Concrete Products magazine, and throughout the industry. As he explained during a World of Concrete forum, The Impact of Technology on the Concrete Industry, “Covid broke paper.” The pandemic was a tipping point to accelerate paperless technologies that many producers have considered for years. With eTicketing, cloud-based dispatch, and many other initiatives, BCMI strives to become the generational technology partner our industry deserves.
About National Construction Materials e-Ticketing Task Force:
The National Construction Materials e-Ticketing Task Force (e-Ticketing Task Force) is a partnership between State Departments of Transportation, producers, and contractors who are committed to digitizing the construction materials supply chain. The Task Force launched October 21, 2021 with the debut of an informational and robust website and a seven-minute video. The video highlights the benefits of digital ticketing and stars task force members and both public and private sector DOT and contractor workers. The goal of the e-Ticketing Task Force is the elimination of paper tickets associated with Hot Mix Asphalt, Aggregates, and Ready-mix Concrete for all public infrastructure construction projects nationwide. As the industry seeks innovative ways to enhance productivity, reduce environmental impacts, and become safer, the e-Ticketing Task Force provides a first in the nation model for how the public and private sector can work together to establish best practices, overcome challenges, and facilitate an honest dialogue to embrace a digital transformation of the construction materials industry.
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