B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, PA, recently announced the retirement of Carol Buchen, Senior Consultant and previous Director of Marketing. Buchen will continue to serve as Advisor to B.R. Kreider & Son’s Board of Directors.
Part of the third generation leadership team of the family-owned business started by her grandfather, B.R. Kreider, Buchen joined the company in 1973 as an Assistant Processing Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable as well as Bookkeeper for Pin Oak Service Center.
In 2001, Buchen moved into her formal role as Director of Marketing, a position she held until 2013 when she transitioned to a part-time marketing role while remaining an Advisor to the Board of Directors and serving as a Senior Consultant.
Buchen is a former Board Member of Pleasant View Retirement Community and past co-chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for the PVRC Health and Wellness Center.
“I have mixed emotions of both sadness and excitement about my mother moving into retirement,” said Courtney Dougherty, part of B.R. Kreider & Son’s fourth generation leadership team. “She has been a key member of this company in so many ways; from her role as Director of Marketing, as an advisor to our board and to making sure there was a structure in place for future generations. I know, however, that great things are in store for her as she moves into the retirement stage of life and I don’t think she’ll be slowing down any time soon.”
Buchen graduated from Hempfield High School and she and her husband, Burnell, reside in Lititz, PA.