Former Forterra/Rinker executive brings Afinitas more than two decades of industry experience
ST. LOUIS — December 7, 2022 — Afinitas, the leading global infrastructure equipment and services company, is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Duncan to its executive leadership team as the new President of the Afinitas Forming Systems Division. Duncan succeeds Jamie Wegner, who will remain on the Afinitas executive leadership team and will focus on strategic and organizational initiatives.
Prior to joining Afinitas, Duncan spent more than 16 years with Forterra (now Rinker), a leading producer of concrete pipe and precast products. He served in several capacities including engineering, sales management, General Manager, Vice President of Specialty Products, Vice President of Stormwater Management, Vice President of Strategic Accounts and most recently as Vice President/General Manager – West Region.
“Jason is well regarded for his industry knowledge and collaborative mindset,” said Brad Schmidgall, Afinitas CEO. “We are thrilled to have his expertise in all facets of the business to help move us forward and create more value for our customers. In addition, I would like to thank Jamie Wegner for his many contributions as President of our Forming Systems Division. We are happy he will remain a trusted member of our team.”
Duncan is a professional engineer and holds an MBA degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and a Bachelor of Science/Civil Engineering degree from Kansas State University.
“Having known and worked with many Afinitas team members over the years, I am thrilled for the opportunity to be part of this incredibly talented and dedicated group,” said Duncan. “I am looking forward to the future and the many opportunities ahead of us.”
The Afinitas platform brings together global leaders in the design, manufacture, installation and support of products and equipment to produce precast concrete and infrastructure products. The company is organized into three divisions: Equipment and Automation (representing the HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc. and BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH brand products); Forming Systems (representing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company brand products) and Concrete Accessories (representing products from CAM, Hawkeye, Spillman, Caswick Ltd., Amifast and Haala Industries). By combining this expertise, Afinitas strengthens its commitment to providing best-in-class solutions and service for its customers around the world. Afinitas is part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, an investment group backed by global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. To learn more, go to afinitas.com.
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