Command Alkon Announces Winners for the Annual ELEVATE Awards

Heavy Building Materials Industry Leaders Recognized for Notable Business Achievements and Individual Performance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Command Alkon, the global leader in integrated software and technology solutions for the heavy building materials industry, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ELEVATE Awards, recognizing both individual and corporate performance. The awards were presented during the ELEVATE Awards Ceremony on October 27, 2022, at the Command Alkon User Conference. The Excellence Awards celebrate companies that drive success in their organization using technology, and Best of the Year awards recognize individuals for their extraordinary performance.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the winners of the 2022 ELEVATE Awards,” said Drea Toretti, Vice President, Marketing at Command Alkon. “The leadership demonstrated by these companies and individuals continues to accelerate the heavy building materials industry. It is an honor to recognize and highlight the incredible work they are doing.”

Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:

  • Mark Van de Grift, Ernst Concrete

Best of the Year Awards Winners:

  • Asphalt Plant Operator of the Year: Bruce Hurchick, American Asphalt
  • Ready Mix Plant Operator of the Year: Corey Sanderson, Lauren Concrete
  • Weighmaster of the Year: Dale Mccann, The Melvin Stone Company
  • Dispatcher of the Year: Sean Regan, Brannan Sand & Gravel
  • Ready Mix Driver of the Year: Hamed Khader, Knight’s Companies
  • Bulk Hauler of the Year: Darren Morehead, Butte Sand & Gravel
  • Fleet Manager of the Year: Troy Benenhaley, Knight’s Companies
  • Back Office Personnel of the Year: Deanna Birdwell, Arcosa
  • IT Specialist of the Year: Shawn Paskevic, NEBCO
  • Sales Personnel of the Year: Karen Hoagland, US Lime & Minerals
  • Technical Services/Quality Control Personnel of the Year: Jacob Mosquera, Holcim Ecuador
  • Field Personnel of the Year: Antonio Gonzalez, Martin Marietta
  • Outstanding Woman in Heavy Construction: Danielle Nellestyn, Butler Concrete & Aggregates
  • Everyday Hero: Mark Heffernan, BURNCO
  • Champion of Change: Matt Jetmore, Lauren Concrete

Excellence Awards Winners:

  • Excellence in Asphalt: Allan Myers
  • Excellence in Aggregates: Martin Marietta
  • Excellence in Precast: Prestress Services Industries
  • Excellence in Ready Mix: Cemstone
  • Excellence in Trucking: Lauren Concrete
  • Excellence in CONNEX: Penny's Concrete

Congratulations to the winners and finalists. It is an honor to recognize companies and individuals for their achievements in the heavy building materials industry.

To see all awards finalists and winners, visit .


Command Alkon offers technologies that automate and streamline all aspects of the heavy building materials supply chain for materials suppliers, haulers, and buyers. A comprehensive suite of industry-specific solutions combined with employees invested in the success of heavy materials operations and construction projects differentiates Command Alkon as an industry leader and go-to partner. Command Alkon is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has offices in locations around the globe. For more information, visit

For More Information, Contact:

Karli Langner
Command Alkon
(205) 879-3282 x 3968