Gregory Scurto has been a lifelong entrepreneur with a history of establishing and operating sustainable small businesses. For more than 35 years Greg has been leading Scurto Cement, which is one of the largest concrete construction companies in the U.S. His career-long dedication to the development of better and more cost effective concrete slabs and pavements has produced significant improvements in every phase of their technology. This extraordinary experience has culminated to the recent introduction of Ductilcrete – a patented, dual layered, curling inhibited, minimally-joined floor system that doubles the slab’s live load capacity at no premium cost. Ductilcrete Slab Systems, which licenses its intellectual property to 25 alliance members throughout the U.S. and Canada, is rapidly becoming the preferred floor and paving system for major developers, users and owners. Mr. Scurto was featured in the January 2005 article in Concrete Construction Magazine as a “Contractor to Watch” and in 2010 Concrete Construction Magazine named Greg as one of the industry’s five “ Top Influencers.”
Mr. Scurto has also balanced his successful professional career with numerous civic contributions. From being an elected official to serving on the boards of charities, Greg has and continues to follow both his personal and business mission of sharing his good fortune and blessings with those in need.
Ductilcrete LLC. Chairman, 2012 – present
Scurto Cement Construction, President, 1977- 2012
Trustee of South Barrington Village (elected office) 1994 – 1998
Vice President of South Barrington Village (appointed office) 1996 – 1998
Police Commissioner of South Barrington Village (appointed office) 1996 – 1998
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Board of Directors. 1994 – 2004
Glen Oaks Hospital (Glendale Heights, IL), Board of Directors. Mid 1990s.
American Concrete Institute, Member of ACI 302, ACI 360 and ACI 330.
HERMANN J. Schneider
chief executive officer
Hermann J. Schneider has been a lifelong entrepreneur with a history of establishing and operating sustainable small businesses. His formal education includes an A.S. In Mechanical Engineering from Harper Jr. College, a B.A. in Management from National-Louis University and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Currently, Mr. Schneider is pursuing his Ph.D. from National-Louis University. Currently, he is A.B.D. and has an expected graduation date of June 2016. His research interests focus on the development of Small Disadvantaged Businesses (Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned).
In 2014, Mr. Schneider was named as the Chief Executive Officer of Ductilcrete Slab Systems in Gilberts, IL. Ductilcrete, which is an Engineering / Design firm, licenses its patented technology to provide a significant improvement to the quality and performance of concrete slabs and paving.
Special honors include: being inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2009 and as an honorary member of Delta Mu Delta in 2014. Mr. Schneider is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has been a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 1995 and WPO since 2006.
Mr. Schneider has taught Entrepreneurship as an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University in River Forest, IL and at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He sits on the Business School advisory board for St. Francis as well as the Graaskamp Real Estate School at the University of Wisconsin.
chief operating officer
Mike Vickery has more than 24 years of technical and engineering experience, primarily focusing in the design, sales and marketing of concrete-related construction. Upon the formal launch of Ductilcrete Slab Systems in April 2012, he was named Chief Operating Officer and oversees the daily operations of the company while also being highly involved in sales, design, research & development, and new product initiatives. Additionally, he educates potential clients and end-users, delivers presentations, and participates in meetings with clients with a focus on developing long lasting partnerships. Mike has worked for Greg Scurto for over 18 years. His previous responsibilities included estimating, sales and project management for one of the top concrete construction companies in the Midwest.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Bradley University.
vice president of engineering
Scott has more than 30 years of technical and engineering experience, primarily focusing in design, sales and marketing of construction materials and technologies. After joining Ductilcrete in May of 2015, Scott’s primary focus has been designing, implementing and monitoring of Ductilcrete Slab Systems’ QA/QC program.
At his previous company, Scott’s responsibilities involved developing a national program for construction of concrete pavements utilizing innovations in concrete materials and construction processes. Primary markets include new construction, white topping overlays, pervious pavement construction and pavement restoration for Industrial Facilities, Commercial Parking Areas, residential development, and municipal pavements. In 2013 he initiated a specialized interior slab on ground flooring system incorporating specifically designed concrete mixture containing a high concentration of steel fibers and anti-shrink additives.
Work history also includes positions as Director of Streets & Roads for the American Concrete Pavement Association, Senior Director for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Technical Services Engineer for Lafarge Corporation, Sales and Marketing for Grace Construction Products and Principal Engineer for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Ohio State University.
vice president of field operations
Al Frankeny began his 37-year career in concrete flatwork in 1979 as an apprentice finisher in Dallas Local 549. Quickly advancing to foreman, for the next decade he supervised a placing & finishing crew in the Dallas market. In 1989 he volunteered to open and operate a satellite flatwork operation servicing the Mid-Atlantic region which soon was averaging 10 million square feet a year. Projects included the entire 225,000 cubic yard concrete package on “The Ronald Reagan Building”. In 1993 Al formed, owned, and operated his own company, Loral Concrete of Chantilly, VA, and for the next 14 years installed 12 - 14 million square feet of floor and pavement slabs per year in the DC area. One of his singular accomplishments was the Udvar Hazey Center at Dulles Airport - the new venue for the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
In 2007 Al partnered with Allen Face and began providing flatwork training and consulting services for Allen Face & Associates. Al also headed up the development of a new patented line of concrete strike-off equipment geared towards greatly improving the FL levelness numbers of what are normally hand-screeded floors. The revolutionary Screed Rail® and FL Screed® were the result. As a slab consultant, Al has provided installation training to more than 50 flatwork contractors throughout the US and Caribbean. He particularly specializes in the installation of “High Tolerance Floors”, and in 2010 teamed with Healy Long & Jevin of Wilmington, DE, to win the GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD for the World’s Flattest and Most Level Floor by Hand. He has also served as an expert witness.
Al currently serves as VP of Operations for DuctilCrete Slab Systems LLC where he trains its licensees in the mix design, installation, and quality control of DuctilCrete’s patented 2-layer slab system.
Vice president of business development
Cheryl Cappelli is the VP of Business Development for Ductilcrete Slab Systems. A collaborative team leader, she is involved in all aspects of strategic marketing, sales, and planning. She is responsible for seeking out new business opportunities, while developing, coordinating, and implementing plans to increase existing business as well as capturing new opportunities. Additionally, she educates potential clients and licensees, delivers presentations, and participates in meetings with clients in an effort to develop long lasting partnerships.
Cheryl comes to Ductilcrete with over 18 years of experience in the concrete construction industry during which she worked with one of the top concrete construction companies on the east coast as a project manager and estimator. She is a member of ACI and ASCC.
Allen Face is CEO of the Allen Face Companies in Wilmington, NC, and is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete slab-on-grade design, construction, and quality control.
In the late 1970’s, with his late father, Sam, he co-invented both the differential floor profilegraph and the “superflat” concrete floor. He subsequently authored the F-min profile specification and control system for defined traffic floors and the ASTM E1155 FF/FL profile numbering system for random traffic floors. He is also the inventor of the Dipstick®, F-Meter®, D-Meter®, and Fmin-Meter floor profilers; the ScreedRail® wet screed replacement system, the FL Screed® laser-guided manual screed; and the curl-free DuctilCrete® layered slab system.
He has long been an active member of ACI national Committees 117 (Tolerances for Concrete Construction), 302 (Concrete Floor and Slab Construction), and 360 (Design of Slabs on Ground); as well as ASTM Subcommittees E6 (Building Performance), and E17 (Roads).
In 1990, he was the Construction Innovation Forum’s first recipient of their annual Nova Award for outstanding contributions to American construction technology. In 1997, he was named an ACI Fellow, and in 2013, he received ACI’s highest distinction: Honorary Membership “for his many technical contributions to the design, construction, and quality control of concrete floor slabs and his lifelong efforts to rationalize the floor contracting environment”.
He is the author of many magazine articles on all aspects of slab-on-ground technology—including his regular monthly “Slabs on Grade” column that appeared between 2009 and 2011 in Concrete Construction magazine.
In 1970, he received his BS in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, NY. His research interests remain in the areas of material science, mechanical design, construction methodology, quality control, and contracting practice—all pertinent to the optimization of the concrete slab-on-ground.