Our People

Our People Mchpherson Concrete Companies

McPherson Concrete CompaniesWhere People Are the Greatest Asset

McPherson Concrete Companies understand that, ultimately, our success is determined by the efforts and abilities of our dedicated team members. Our executive and management teams believe it is our responsibility to create a culture where our team members feel appreciated, rewarded and are provided an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Executive Team

Wade Wentling

Wade Wentling

President / CEO

Wade Wentling

President / CEO
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Brad Werth

Brad Werth

Senior VP, Precast / Business Development

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Brad Werth

Senior VP, Precast / Business Development

“McPherson Concrete Companies appreciate and understand the value of our employees and treat them as such. We treat our customers as if they are our partners and understand that whatever we do must be mutually beneficial. Because of that, many of our relationships go beyond a professional level and are based on personal friendships.”

Biography:

Brad joined Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. in 1986 as a technical sales engineer. Today, he is a senior vice president, responsible for the profit/loss statement for Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. and McPherson Concrete Products, Inc. and business development for all companies. Brad has more than 30 years of industry experience and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. He is involved in the community, regularly donating blood to the American Red Cross, supporting Beauties and Beasts and attending St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Brad is married with three sons and enjoys being in or around water, fishing and camping.

  • Serving Since:

    1998

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Kansas State University

  • Fun Fact:

    Is the proud owner of a Harley Davidson motorcycle

Management Team

Dan Ledeboer

Dan Ledeboer

Corporate Treasurer / Controller - All Divisions

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Dan Ledeboer

Corporate Treasurer / Controller - All Divisions

“The employees of McPherson Concrete Companies have a 'can do’ attitude. Everyone pitches in and does what is necessary to get the job done.”

Biography:

Dan joined McPherson Concrete Companies in 2011. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he serves as our corporate treasurer and controller, which includes managing the accounting, human resources, payroll and Information Technology departments. Dan has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas State University. He has been actively involved in the community for many years and currently serves as an assistant youth baseball coach and a member of the Hutchinson Community College Business Management Advisory Board. In his spare time, Dan and his wife enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with their two grandchildren. 

  • Serving Since:

    2011

  • Education: 
    • Master of Business Administration, Kansas State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Kansas State University
  • Fun Fact:

    Is known as “Boddy” to his grandchildren

Jeff Herlocker

Jeff Herlocker

General Manager - Wichita Operations

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Jeff Herlocker

General Manager - Wichita Operations

“McPherson Concrete Companies are owned by a wonderful family, and the ownership group has enough faith in the employees and management group to run the day-to-day business. This environment has allowed me the freedom to express my ideas and believe that my input is valuable. There is a wealth of knowledge that is continually getting passed down to the younger generations. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities for professional growth.”

Biography:

Employed with Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. since 2009, Jeff is the general manager of our Wichita operations. He has more than a decade of industry experience, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. Jeff is involved in the community, volunteering at the Lord’s Diner and coaching basketball at both the YMCA and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and participating in a tennis league.

  • Serving Since:

    2009

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Kansas State University

    License:

    Professional Engineer (PE), (Kansas)

  • Fun Fact:

    Plays basketball weekly with friends and colleagues

Dustin Heckroth

Dustin Heckroth

Operations Manager - McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Inc.

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Dustin Heckroth

Operations Manager - McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Inc.

“I thoroughly enjoy the family atmosphere within McPherson Concrete Companies the most. I also appreciate the responsibility bestowed on me to make the economical and constructible decisions for our projects.”

Biography:

Dustin joined McPherson Concrete Companies in 2013. As the construction manager for McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Inc., he manages and coordinates construction activities, starting from pre-construction meetings all the way to final walkthroughs. He maintains constant communication with customers and subcontractors, and he works internally with the engineering and quality control team. Dustin has more than 10 years of industry experience and a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree with an emphasis in Construction Management from Pittsburg State University. He is involved in the community through youth athletics and coaching. Dustin is married with two sons, and he enjoys spending time playing sports, hunting and fishing with his family.

  • Serving Since:

    2013

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Technology With Emphasis in Construction Management, Pittsburg State University

  • Fun Fact:

    Played college football

Tom Bergquist

Tom Bergquist

Engineering Manager - All Divisions

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Tom Bergquist

Engineering Manager - All Divisions

“I enjoy working for McPherson Concrete Companies because there is such a strong reputation of quality and customer service. When interacting with the many repeat customers, their confidence in our service and product is very evident. We have many team members that have long, successful tenures within the operation, which provides a constant resource of knowledge and experience for new employees.”

Biography:

Tom joined McPherson Concrete Companies in 2017 and serves as the engineering manager for all divisions. He has 25 years of industry experience, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in eight states and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. Tom is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kansas, and he volunteers with the Newton High School Athletic Department. He has been married for nearly 30 years and has four children and one grandchild. In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing the guitar and piano.

  • Serving Since:

    2017

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Kansas State University

    License:

    Professional Engineer (PE), Eight States

  • Fun Fact:

    Worked as a florist, asphalt layer and did livestock trailer washouts for summer work in college

Nick Wenger

Nick Wenger

Plant Manager - Wichita Facility

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Nick Wenger

Plant Manager - Wichita Facility

“I was drawn to McPherson Concrete Companies for a growth opportunity and the emphasis that the ownership group put on family. I had a very young family when I started (my wife was actually in the late weeks of her second pregnancy). There is genuine care for every employee and their families.”

Biography:

Nick joined McPherson Concrete Companies in 2006. He is the plant manager at Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. Nick attended Emporia State University and has more than 20 years of industry experience. He is involved in the community through his sons’ Boy Scouts troop. Nick is married with three children, and he enjoys spending time camping, hiking, fishing and visiting mountains with his family.

  • Serving Since:

    2006

  • Education:

    Elementary Education, Emporia State University

  • Fun Fact:

    Is passionate about rock music, movies and entertainment/pop culture trivia

Chuck Hitt

Chuck Hitt

Safety Director - All Divisions

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Chuck Hitt

Safety Director - All Divisions

“I enjoy the daily challenges of my position.”

Biography:

Chuck joined McPherson Concrete Companies as safety director in 2018. His role encompasses safety and hazardous waste, and he is responsible for all audits (OSHA and EPA), new hire orientation, our Lockout/Tagout Program, confined space training, fall protection and inspection, accident investigation and incident reporting. Chuck has more than 30 years of industry experience and has completed numerous safety training courses and certifications. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys surfing and fishing.

  • Serving Since:

    2018

  • Training: 
    • OSHA 30 HR
    • Red Cross Instructor (First Aid, CPR, AED)
    • Hazardous Waste Management (Per 40 CFR 260-279)
    • General Awareness, Safety, Security Awareness, Shipment of Hazardous (49 CFR 172.704)
    • National Association of Safety Professionals
      • Safety Training Specialist
      • Safety Planning Specialist
      • Certified Safety Manager
      • OSHA Compliance & Workplace Safety
      • Certified Title 49 Federal Regulations & Title 13 Federal Regulations
  • Fun Fact:

    Competes in BBQ contests

Jacob Noble

Jacob Noble

Drafting Manager - Pipe/Precast Division

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Jacob Noble

Drafting Manager - Pipe/Precast Division

“The culture at Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc. is what drew me in. Working with people who make you feel appreciated and acknowledged is probably the biggest reason why people enjoy going to work, and that is exactly how it is here.”

Biography:

Jacob is the drafting manager of our pipe/precast division, which involves ensuring our product submittal drawings/packages are clearly defined and submitted in a timely manner. His role also includes project management, time management and people management. Jacob has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Management, a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Associate of Science degree in Mechanical Design Engineering. He is involved in the community through his adult ice hockey team that benefits children diagnosed with cancer, and he coaches a high school hockey team. Jacob is married with a daughter, and as a family, they enjoy fostering/rescuing animals, visiting new destinations and going on adventures.

  • Serving Since:

    2021

  • Education: 
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Management, Wichita State University
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, California National University
    • Associate of Science in Mechanical Design Engineering, Wichita Area Technical College
  • Fun Fact:

    Runs and plays on an adult ice hockey team

Josh Dolan

Josh Dolan

Construction Manager

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Josh Dolan

Construction Manager

“McPherson Concrete Companies is a great place to work because of the quality of people, the leadership, and the dedication to delivering top-notch products to our customers.”

Biography:

Joining our team in 2022 with seven years of industry experience and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Pittsburg State University, Josh Dolan is our construction manager at McPherson Concrete Companies. In his position, he oversees logistics, coordination, scheduling, and management of construction activities within the McPherson Concrete crews, as well as subcontractors and millwright contractors for each project. He can be found golfing, hunting, or fishing in his spare time.

  • Serving Since:

    2022

  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Technology {Emphasis in Construction Management), Pittsburg State University
  • Fun Fact:

    Has built projects on both the east and west coast of the United States.

Sales Team

Dub Johnson

Dub Johnson

Sales Manager - McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Inc.

Dub Johnson

Sales Manager - McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Inc.
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Ray Kramer

Ray Kramer

Sales Manager - McPherson Operations

Ray Kramer

Sales Manager - McPherson Operations
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Darin Ranney

Darin Ranney

Sales Representative - Pipe/Precast Division, Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc.

Darin Ranney

Sales Representative - Pipe/Precast Division, Wichita Concrete Pipe, Inc.
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Chad Eklund

Chad Eklund

Ready Mix Dispatch/Sales - McPherson Operations

Chad Eklund

Ready Mix Dispatch/Sales - McPherson Operations
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Siera Knoeber

Siera Knoeber

Logistics Coordinator - All Facilities

Siera Knoeber

Logistics Coordinator - All Facilities
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Discover Our History

We began as a stave silo manufacturer in 1911 but are now a modern concrete pipe, precast, ready mix and specialized construction company.

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