Dayton Superior hires new president, CEO

Dayton Superior Corp. has hired James McRickard as president and chief executive officer.

McRickard, who also will become a company director, replaces Rick Zimmerman.

(Dayton) — McRickard previously was president of Morgan Ceramics North America, a $1.9B company focused on complex advanced material solutions. He also has worked as group vice president and GM of global engineered products at Kennametal Inc. and spent 20 years at Alcoa Inc. with the last six as president, Alcoa Specialty Metals.

Zimmerman will assist in the transition through February and will officially leave Dayton Superior after the World of Concrete Show.

“It has been a pleasure leading the Dayton Superior team through all of the challenges of the last seven years and I look forward to helping Jim get up to speed quickly,” Zimmerman said. “He brings an increased focus on engineering, manufacturing and lean operations that will certainly help strengthen our products, service, and the Dayton Superior brands.”

Jordon Kruse, board member and managing director at Oaktree Capital Management LP, which manages funds that collectively hold a majority of Dayton Superior’s shares, said Zimmerman’s leadership has allowed the company to successfully navigate the challenging non-residential construction markets.

Dayton Superior makes concrete forms and accessories, rebar splicing and support systems, construction chemicals and paving products.

The company has been mounting a comeback since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, 2009.

Employing more than 2,000 prior to bankruptcy, the company has trimmed its roster to 1,200 people as of last year, including 110 local workers.

In 2010, Dayton Superior consolidated its Dayton-area operations – including its Centerville headquarters and a manufacturing and distribution building in Miamisburg – to a new 72,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Miamisburg’s Byers Business Park.

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