Board of Directors

The Concrete Polishing Association of America was organized in November 2009 at the request of polishing contractors and manufacturers. Its purpose is to be a non biased organization to lead the concrete polishing industry. The major concern from contractors that surfaced was manufacturer influence. Nevertheless, it is recognized that manufacturers must be involved to help lead the industry. Therefore, a Board of Directors that balances the two parties was created. The Board consists of the President, Vice President, 5 polishing contractor representatives, 6 manufacturer/distributor representatives, and an associate representative. The Executive Committee seats are reserved for polishing contractors to ensure that the organization remains as fair and unbiased as possible. The Board of Directors is guided and elected by the members of the organization. Each representative position has a term limit to ensure that the organization has a continuous source of fresh ideas and energy.

Executive Committee:

Chad Gill
Concreate / Virginia
Vice President
Jeremy Wilkerson
Dreamkrete / Virginia
Mike Payne
Mike Payne & Associates / California
Roy Bowman
Past President
Concrete Visions / Oklahoma

Directors Representing Contractors:

Lance Drabczyk
Superior Polished Concrete
Rick Hughes
G&H Specialty Concrete
New Mexico
Zachary Matson
ACE/AVANT Concrete Construction Co.
North Carolina
Mike Payne
Mike Payne & Assoc.
Jeremy Wilkerson

Directors Representing Manufacturers and Distributors:

Roy Harvey
Scott Metzger
New Hampshire
Per Ohstrom
HTC Floor Systems
Ben Peters
Aztec Products
Deke Rife
Michael Trotta
Niagara Machine

Director Representing Associates

Jennifer Faller
Concrete In-Site

Operational Committees

Education Committee

Purpose: To create programs designed to promote continued education within the polished concrete industry. To educate contractors, architects, business owners and the general public on what is and isn’t polished concrete. To create integrity in procedure and product applications. The educational program shall constantly be evaluated for effectiveness and content.

Ethics Committee

Purpose: To assist members and architects with difficult or problematic projects. To preserve the integrity of polished concrete and retain market share. To eliminate the confusion and frustration that would otherwise lead to a typical floor covering to hide the challenge is redirected toward an acceptable polished concrete surface.

Marketing Committee

Purpose: To generate, consider and review all marketing opportunities for the Association taking into account costs, market shares, and effectiveness of such opportunities. To develop mechanisms for spreading the main goal of the Association--which is to educate and promote the advancement of quality polished concrete. To identify trade shows within the industry for participation which furthers the Mission of the CPAA, education, and membership. This would include dates, times, costs, value, etc.

Membership Committee

Purpose: To oversee and regulate costs and value of membership. Evaluate membership applications from time to time, verifying level of membership applied for.

Specifications/Standards Committee

Purpose: To create a thorough evaluation, definition, and general guideline of what is and isn’t polished concrete for the industry. To create papers, procedures and processes to further define necessary definitions. This committee operates as a consensus committee and is open to nonmembers of the CPAA.