Plibrico Makes Two Additions to its Team as it Sharpens Focus on Service Excellence
Eric Downing and Scott Forster bolster company’s depth of service
The Plibrico Company, a global leader in monolithic refractory technology, today announced the appointment of two new additions to its team. Eric Downing has joined Plibrico as Branch Manager of the company’s Florida and Georgia locations following the announcement that current Branch Manager, Dale Johnson, would be retiring at the end of this month. Scott Forster has joined Plibrico as project manager, responsible for estimating, engineering, and managing projects in the company’s Buffalo, NY location.
“Both Eric and Scott are well-seasoned refractory professionals with deep experience in refractories, installation, and sales. They will continue to support the “customer first” mindset of which Plibrico is so proud,” said Brad Taylor, CEO and president of the Plibrico Company. “Plibrico is shaping the future of the refractory industry, and with our team growing stronger each day, we are uniquely positioned to offer customers the complex refractory solutions that will improve the efficiency, safety and profitability of their thermal systems.”
Eric Downing, General Manager
A 25-year industry veteran with extensive construction experience, Eric Downing was most recently with a major western construction company as a Manager of Business Development. Prior to that, he served as Sales and Project Manager for nearly 16 years with a refractory contractor in North America. Downing will manage the company’s Florida and Georgia branch locations and will report directly to Brad Taylor.
Scott Forster, Project Manager
Scott Forster joins Plibrico as Project Manager in the company’s Buffalo, NY location where he will be responsible for managing functions that include safety planning and oversight, project estimating, material procurement, scheduling, and on-site direction. A seasoned professional, Forster has deep familiarity with refractory technology, having previously held senior project management roles for 34 years. Earlier in his career Forster was a refractory bricklayer, giving him firsthand knowledge of installation requirements and the management of work crews. Forster will report to Dave Mauger, Branch Manager of the Buffalo, NY location.
Downing and Forster join a growing team of experienced refractory professionals at Plibrico who are uniquely qualified to recommend, manufacture, and install the optimal refractories for each distinct application. Plibrico works closely with each of its customers, large and small, uniting the right refractories and services around their challenges. The company’s wide-ranging capabilities take projects from inception to completion, combining the deepest technical acumen with world-class engineering, manufacturing, construction, and maintenance services. Plibrico has built a business over more than a century, based on trust, knowledge and experience, qualities that create close lasting relationships with customers to deliver superior heat control solutions.
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