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Manheim, PA 17545
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Staff Bios

Key Management Biographies

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Management

Brent Kreider
Brent Kreider
President
bkreider@brkreider.com

Brent Kreider began his career in Residential Paving Sales, later promoted to Estimator, and then Director of Project Management. In 2005, Brent moved to Vice President of Operations and was later named Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In 2015 Brent was named President of B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., overseeing all activities of BRK and its subsidiaries.

Brent is the son of Ken Kreider and is a fourth generation owner of BRK. Brent is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and holds a BS degree in Business Management from Millersville University. He is the past President of Inter County Contractor Association and is a past member of Vistage and Delaware Valley Family Business Leadership Lab. Brent also serves as the Board Chair of Black Rock Retreat. He is a member of Calvary Church. He is married and he and his wife have two children.

Michael Fecik
Michael Fecik
Executive Vice President/CFO
mfecik@brkreider.com

Michael W. Fecik started with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in 1996 as controller, and later was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2000. From 2005 to 2014, he held the position of President/CFO. In 2015 Michael moved into the role of Executive Vice President and member of the executive management team in addition to his role as CFO as part of a leadership transition at B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Before joining BRK, Michael held accounting positions with various degrees of advancement, at Durawood Products, Inc.; Advanced Dzign Systems, a division of Day and Zimmerman; Wohlsen Construction Company; Raybestos, Inc.; Penn Dairies and Atwell Vogel & Sterling.

Michael earned a BS degree from Spring Garden College in Philadelphia. He is currently a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Chapter Resource Committee for the National CFMA, member of the Elizabethtown Family Business Center CEO Group and Treasurer for the Lancaster International Piano Festival. Michael is past president of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and of the Central Penn Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and is a past member of Vistage executive management group, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 102; Highland Presbyterian Church Stewardship committee; Manheim Township Band Boosters, and St. John Neumann Capital campaign committee. Michael is a member of St. John Neumann Church, and resides in Manheim Township, Lancaster with his wife Deborah. They have two adult sons, Michael II and Jonathan.

Roger Armstrong
Roger Armstrong
Vice President of Operations
rarmstrong@brkreider.com

Roger Armstrong joined BRK in 2002 as a Foreman in the excavation division of the company. In 2003 he became a Supervisor and then moved into a Project Management position in 2004. In 2005 Roger took responsibility as Director of Project Management and most recently has moved to Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for project management and utilization of labor and equipment.

Roger is a graduate of Solanco High School. He attends Pequea Church and resides in Millersville with his wife Jaymi. They have two adult daughters, Kristen and Ambria.

Linda Kreider
Linda Kreider
Director of Human Resources
lkreider@brkreider.com

Linda Kreider started with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in 1977, with the responsibilities of payroll, employee benefits, and equipment recordkeeping. Linda was later promoted to Director of Human Resources overseeing HR compliance, payroll and employee benefits.

Linda is a graduate of Manheim Central High School. She is a member of the Lancaster County Association for Human Resource Management and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a director on the Lancaster County Career and Technology Foundation Board and a past member of the Occupational Advisory Committee at the LCCTC. She is a director on the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board as well as the past chairperson. Linda is a member of Lititz Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with her husband, Jim. They have three adult children, Faith, Heidi and Jim.

Tony Matt
Tony Matt
Controller
tmatt@brkreider.com

Anthony Matt joined B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in January 2008 as Controller. He is responsible to oversee the Accounting department and managing all accounting, reporting and budgeting functions so they seamlessly integrate with the core business objectives.

Before joining BRK, Tony had experience in public accounting as an auditor of numerous construction companies and 5 years experience as CFO of a construction contractor. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Millersville University, PA, graduated cum laude and he earned CPA designation in 1997. Tony attends St. James Catholic Church of Lititz. He resides in Lititz with his wife, Shelley and three children.

Luis Gonzalez
Luis Gonzalez
Fleet Manager
lgonzalez@pinoakservicecenter.com

Luis Gonzalez joined B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. in December 2013 as Shop Foreman for B.R. Kreider & Son's repair service division and Pin Oak Service Center. In September of 2014, he was promoted to Fleet Manager, with responsibilities of managing the construction and truck fleet for B.R. Kreider & Son and overseeing shop performance for Pin Oak Service Center, which provides services to the public including repairing autos, trucks, RVs and heavy equipment.

Luis served in the US Air Force as an aircraft armament systems technician and participated in Operation Desert Fox. An ASE certified automotive technician, Luis’ previous experience included working in Iraq as a civilian contractor supporting the US military as a shop foreman for fleet maintenance and upon his return to the US he was employed by Waste Management, Inc. as a lead diesel technician and fleet shop foreman.

He graduated from McCaskey High School and The Lincoln Technical Institute in Auto Technology. Luis attends The Worship Center in Leola and resides in Lititz with his wife, Ivelisse and family.

James Kreider
James Kreider
Senior Consultant and Advisor to the Board

Jim Kreider began his career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as a Truck Driver and then as an Estimator. Later, Jim held positions of Vice President of Finance & Administration, Vice President of Operations, and then Vice President of Administration. Today he serves as Senior Consultant and as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. Jim is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and earned a Certificate in Management from Elizabethtown College. He is a Director of the Manheim Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Inter County Contractors Assoc, PA Motor Truck Assoc., Associated Builders and Contractors, and a Director at Camp Hebron Assoc. as well as a past chairman. Jim is a member of Lititz Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with his wife, Linda. They have three adult children, Faith, Heidi, and Jim.

Ken Kreider
Ken Kreider
Advisor to the Board

Ken Kreider began his career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as an Operator and later, a Shop Foreman. He then moved to General Manager followed by an appointment as Vice President of Operations. Ken served as President and later CEO before becoming a Senior Consultant in 2009. In 2015, Ken officially retired after 47 years serving the company but continues as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Hempfield High School.

Community and organizational involvements include: past President Inter-County Contractors Assoc., Assoc of Builders and Contractors and Vistage. He currently sits on the Fulton Bank advisory board – East Petersburg, YMCA Board and Chairman of Facilities Committee, YMCA Camp Shand Board, and Property Acquisition Committee for Habitat for Humanity and Chairman of Property Committee for Forest Hills Church. Ken is a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church and resides in Manheim with his wife, Violet. They have three adult children, Brent, Bradley, and Scott.

Carol Buchen
Carol Buchen
Senior Consultant and Advisor to the Board

Carol (Kreider) Buchen began her career with B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. as a Bookkeeper for Pin Oak Service Center and an Assistant Processing Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. She then managed A/R, A/P and General Ledger and later served as Administrative Assistant and Rreasurer. In 2001 she assumed the position of Director of Marketing holding the responsibility for advertising and marketing. Currently, Carol serves as Senior Consultant and Marketing Assistant as well as an Advisor to the B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. Board of Directors. Carol is a graduate of Hempfield High School. She is an active Board Member of Pleasant View Retirement Community and past co-chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for the PVRC Health and Wellness Center. Carol and her husband, Burnell attend Calvary Church and reside in Lititz. They have two adult daughters, Courtney and Laura.