Jason joined Tim as a partner to start PermaTrak North America after serving as the Director of Preconstruction Services for Barrier Geotechnical Contractors. Prior to that, Jason was the Southeast Area Engineer and Branch Manager for CONTECH® Bridge Solutions.
Jason began his career with LJB Inc. in Dayton, Ohio and served both CON/STEEL Building Systems and CON/SPAN Bridge Systems prior to moving to Charlotte to work for S.C. Hondros and Associates, a design-build contractor. His passion for innovation and, in particular, the precast concrete industry led to his decision to return to a senior management position at CON/SPAN® Bridge Systems – leading to Jason becoming an owner in the company. He subsequently joined with CONTECH® management team upon its purchase of CON/SPAN.
Jason is currently a member of ASHE, ASCE and ASLA. He has held each of the officer positions with the Southern Branch of the North Carolina Section of ASCE. Jason’s passion for sharing engineering with others has led to his ten years’ service as North Carolina’s E-Week coordinator. A registered P.E., Jason holds a BSCE and an MSCE from the University of Kentucky.×
John joined the PermaTrak team in 2019 as Regional Sales Manager and was promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing in July 2020. In his role, he’s looking forward to helping clients find the best solution for their needs. “I believe in tailoring a solution to a project’s unique challenges as opposed to forcing a product to a site,” he explains.
John graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered engineer in the state of South Carolina. He’s married with two daughters and a dog, and lives in Greer, SC. In his free time, he enjoys boating, hiking, time at the beach, and live music. He’s also recently taken up photography as a hobby, and enjoys capturing wildlife, architecture, and landscapes.×
Rodney joined PermaTrak in 2014 to serve as the CAD/Logistics Manager.Rodney has over 15 years of experience with precast concrete products. Prior to coming on board with PermaTrak he spent over 5 years working for HDR, Inc. in the power and rail divisions.
Rodney began his career with CON/SPAN Bridge Systems in Dayton, Ohio and after 6 months was transferred to Charlotte, North Carolina to help start the company’s first remote office. After 13 years in Charlotte, Rodney moved back to Ohio to be closer to family. Rodney is a big sports fan and spends his time rooting for the Browns, Buckeyes, & Reds. Rodney also enjoys movies, camping and golfing with family and friends at his local golf course.×
Andrew joined the PermaTrak team in 2021 as Director of Engineering. A Charlotte local, Andrew has over 15 years of structural engineering experience. Before joining PermaTrak, Andrew worked at KCI where he focused on providing bridge engineering services for design-build projects. Andrew is excited for a new challenge, and to work with a product that he believes is the best solution in the boardwalk market.
When not working, Andrew enjoys vacationing with his wife and two daughters, mountain biking and playing 18 holes.×
Kyle joined the PermaTrak team in 2018 as a Structural Engineer. Kyle joins us from Tampa, Florida and previously worked as an Engineering Intern at The Structures Group and as a Foreman at Veteran Sod, LLC. He has been playing soccer since he was six years old, and is a devoted supporter of English soccer club Manchester United.×
Matthew Hefner joined the PermaTrak team as a CAD Designer in 2019. He comes to PermaTrak with experience in a wide range of projects, from homes and schools to coal, gas, and nuclear power plants. When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys being outdoors, and can usually be found hiking, hunting, fishing, or kayaking.×
Fritz leads the company's efforts in the Gulf coast area and the South Central regions of the U.S. Fritz has over 25 years of experience with marketing and sales of precast concrete products. Fritz enhances the PermaTrak team's ability to consult with designers and specifiers of new products on civil engineering and architectural projects. A New Orleans native, Fritz can tell you plenty about Mardi Gras celebrations and crawfish season...and you might find it difficult to come across a bigger college football fan. Fritz also enjoys sailing with family and friends through the channels found in south Louisiana and south Mississippi.
In the video below, Fritz shares his precast concrete industry background with BridgeTek and CON/SPAN Bridge Systems, before joining PermaTrak.
Aoife joined the PermaTrak team in 2018 as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator, following previous positions in a variety of industries, from clothing manufacturers to the food and beverage industry. Aoife’s hobbies include running, training for triathlons, and playing Gaelic football (Ireland's national sport). She also enjoys a good bourbon on the rocks or a glass of red wine, and travels to Ireland as much as she can to visit her family.×
Carrie Parada rejoined the PermaTrak team as Inside Project Coordinator in August 2020. She previously worked with PermaTrak from 2015-2018 as Technical Sales Consultant.
Prior to working with PermaTrak, Carrie served as an Inside Bridge Consultant, as well as a Structural Engineer with CONTECH and CON/SPAN. She has a degree in civil engineering from Case Western Reserve in Ohio, and is a registered professional engineer.
Carrie lives in the Augusta, GA area with her husband and three sons. Carrie’s hobbies include running and playing tennis, as well as watching and supporting her boys on the sidelines of various fields and courts around Georgia (soccer, baseball, football, basketball).×
Jarrett works in construction support throughout the Southeast region. Previously, he worked as an independent general contractor. With an impressive background in the precast concrete industry, he now handles production supervision and quality control efforts at PermaTrak's precast plant in Texas. He also coordinates production details with PermaTrak Production Manager, Rodney Uhlenhake. Jarrett is valuable to PermaTrak in the field, interacting with installing contractors and sharing PermaTrak's recommended installation techniques. Jarrett and his family live in Gustine, Texas.×
Stuart joined the PermaTrak team in 2021 as a Structural CAD Designer. Stuart is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he studied Civil Engineering. Stuart will fit right in at PermaTrak, coming to us with experience in Bridge Design and extensive CAD experience. When Stuart is not in the office, you can find him enjoying the outdoors. He loves to hike and camp and explore National Parks. He also enjoys playing disc golf.×
Ron joined the team after the sale of his business, Auction Software Inc. At Jason’s request Ron became an investor, board member and mentor to PermaTrak in 2014 - the objective being to provide some of the business experience and financing lost with Tim Beach’s death. Ron started his business career in the 60’s with electronics in Silicon Valley, then moved to plastics with Mobil Chemical in the early 70’s. In the mid-70’s he was intimately involved with a startup company that developed the stretch wrap palletizing business. After a 20-year career as VP of Operations with Lantech, it had become the leader in its field. In 1994 Ron started a software company to support independent auto auctions nationwide, growing that company to a dominant 80+% market share. In 2012 he sold that business to a consortium of the users.×