Watershed Geo strategic hires Randy Thompson, Daniel Ward and Trey Hardin bring years of experience to Georgia-based geosynthetics company.
Three leading industry professionals are bringing their talent to the growing team at Watershed Geosynthetics LLC of Alpharetta, Ga., the company announced in a prepared statement. Randy Thompson, Daniel Ward and Trey Hardin joined the company as part of a strategic growth plan to meet escalating market demand and position the company for future growth.
Watershed Geo services the environmental, civil and renewable energy sectors with patented environmental solutions for utility, waste management, erosion control and mining industries. The company is widely recognized for innovative technology and systems that are sustainable, low-cost and engineered for extreme performance.
“Our team is already widely known for breaking innovation barriers to address long-standing gaps in civil, environmental and energy infrastructure,” Watershed Geo CEO Mike Ayers says. “Demand for the economic and environmental advantages our solutions create is growing rapidly and we are excited to welcome these three accomplished industry professionals to the team as we keep pace with market demand now, plus make a strategic investment in our future growth.”
“Demand for the economic and environmental advantages our solutions create is growing rapidly and we are excited to welcome these three accomplished industry professionals to the team as we keep pace with market demand now, plus make a strategic investment in our future growth.”Mike Ayers, CEO, Watershed Geosynthetics LLC
Geosynthetics innovator Randy Thompson has joined the company as director of HydroTurf revetment. Credited with the development and introduction of the geosynthetic-armoring technology adopted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect 85 miles (137 km) of levees in southern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, Thompson brings more than 25 years of technical expertise in the infrastructure market to the role. He joins Watershed Geo following roles at Propex GeoSolutions and Contech Engineered Solutions LLC. He holds responsibility for managing HydroTurf’s commercial success by driving technology development, improvement and innovation. Thompson holds an M.S. in engineering and technology management from Oklahoma State University.
Daniel Ward joins Watershed Geo as the company’s field operations manager. Ward previously served as a project manager for environmental construction company and geosynthetics installer COMANCO Environmental Corp. working on projects involving municipal solid waste landfills, utilities, phosphate and mining. He has additional technical sales experience from Advanced Drainage Systems. In his new role, Ward will represent Watershed Geo on projects across the U.S. and manage the company’s field operations for the ClosureTurf, HydroTurf, VersaCap and PowerCap systems. He will also manage and direct Watershed Geo’s field managers and field representatives in their support of new installations and post-installation maintenance activities. Ward holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Ohio University.
Trey Hardin has stepped into the role of inside sales technical representative. Prior to joining Watershed Geo, Hardin spent more than a decade working in various sales capacities, including senior premium membership service consultant for the Atlanta Hawks and rental and sales coordinator for Mashburn Equipment. Hardin’s experience bringing in repeat, premium clients and his knowledge of the construction industry make him uniquely positioned to understand market needs and to build partnerships and collaborations with internal teams to help deliver solutions for customers.