Tom McEvoy


Former President of High Concrete, a leading manufacturer of prestressed concrete, and U.S. Plastic Lumber, a producer of HDPE deck profiles. Tom’s experience with prestressed concrete made him realize that this was a much better material for deck, dock and landscape construction than any of the wood or synthetic wood products currently on the market. After graduating from Williams College, Tom spent 24 years with Armstrong World Industries in various executive positions in Hong Kong, London and the U.S. While at Armstrong, he earned a MBA at Emory University in Atlanta.

Doug Lorah


Doug has over 40 years of experience in the prestressed concrete industry. He was the long time VP of Production at High Concrete and a leader of several production and process improvement committees at PCI ( Precast Concrete Institute). He is a Fellow at PCI and now runs Lorah Consulting, working with precast concrete companies throughout the U.S.

Ken Baur


Ken has been very active with the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) and have served on many of the Institutes committees including a 9 year tenure with the Technical Activities Committee which provides oversight to all of the research sponsored by PCI as well as review of all published documents. He has served a 20 year tenure with the Research and Development Committee and the Parking Structure Committee. During his work with these committees he has served as a technical advisor to many research projects. Ken recently served as Chairman of a $550,000 project to investigate Prestress Bond in Self- Consolidating Concrete. This research has resulted in a test program which is now recommended by all PCI certified production facilities.

Ken is a Professional Engineer registered in the states of PA, MD, NY, NJ, and DE. He is also a Fellow of the Precast Concrete Institute and a LEED Professional.

Brian Betz

VP, Technical & Sales

Independent Consultant and Representative for Concrete Lumber Co domestically and internationally. With a strong background in Manufacturing, Sales and Distribution he has worked in the WPC industry for over 20 years and the concrete industry for more than eight. In addition Brian has a strong background in residential/light commercial construction. His greatest passion is still building exterior decks and boardwalk projects. He has been on many developmental teams introducing new concepts and products to the building industry for almost two decades. Brian is ACI-Certified.

John Zook


John is the owner of Zook Masonry, a leading concrete contractor in Pennsylvania. The company pours concrete foundations and flat work for large commercial projects with stringent quality requirements, including work for Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. John brings the same quality focus to LumberCon as our exclusive manufacturing partner.