04 March - 06 March 2019
Miami, Florida, US

Argus Americas Asphalt Summit

Speakers

Jim Musselman
Asphalt Performance Manager, Oldcastle Materials
Jim Musselman is an Asphalt Performance Manager for Oldcastle Materials, a vertically integrated company that produces over 135 million tons of aggregate and 45 million tons of asphalt mixtures in North America annually. Prior to joining Oldcastle, Jim was the State Bituminous Materials Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. He has worked in the area of a...
Jim Musselman is an Asphalt Performance Manager for Oldcastle Materials, a vertically integrated company that produces over 135 million tons of aggregate and 45 million tons of asphalt mixtures in North America annually. Prior to joining Oldcastle, Jim was the State Bituminous Materials Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. He has worked in the area of asphalt pavement materials and construction for over 32 years. Jim has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida.
Bill Lee
Terminal Manager, Century Asphalt
Mr. Lee Received a BSc and a PhD in Chemistry from University of Oklahoma in research on the ‘Chemical Characterization of Asphalt.’ He taught synthesis courses before moving to industry in 1993 with Deepwater Chemicals, where he managed R&D and full-scale production. In 1997, he went to work for GAF Roofing Materials, initially as Research Manager for Commercial Roofi...
Mr. Lee Received a BSc and a PhD in Chemistry from University of Oklahoma in research on the ‘Chemical Characterization of Asphalt.’ He taught synthesis courses before moving to industry in 1993 with Deepwater Chemicals, where he managed R&D and full-scale production. In 1997, he went to work for GAF Roofing Materials, initially as Research Manager for Commercial Roofing, then as Manager of Asphalt Technology. Mr. Lee moved to Total Petrochemicals in 2001 in Asphalt R&D, eventually being promoted to Asphalt Business Manager in 2007. He now manages the asphalt terminal for Century Asphalt in Baytown Texas, a facility with more than 550K bbls storage. He has also served as a consultant.
Abraham Garcia Prieto
Export Executive Asphalts, CESPA
Abraham Garcia is Export Executive for bitumen in Cepsa. He is responsible of the bulk exports of Cepsa’s bitumen. With a Technical Engineering Degree and Master in Quality and Environmental Systems, he joined Cepsa in 2007 at the Technical Department, in charge of Customer Technical Assistance for cold and warm mixes (emulsions). In 2010, he took a position in the Sales D...
Abraham Garcia is Export Executive for bitumen in Cepsa. He is responsible of the bulk exports of Cepsa’s bitumen. With a Technical Engineering Degree and Master in Quality and Environmental Systems, he joined Cepsa in 2007 at the Technical Department, in charge of Customer Technical Assistance for cold and warm mixes (emulsions). In 2010, he took a position in the Sales Department, in charge of the central Spain area, and finally in 2012 he joins the Export team, initially in charge of North African market, and later, worldwide for bulk operations, being part of the Cepsa’s Asphalts Export expansion
Flavio Vianna
President, Holding GV-BETUNEL
Flávio Vianna has more than 20 years of experience in the Brazilian asphalt industry and serves as Co-CEO of GV Holding. In 2014, Mr. Vianna led the effort to create GV Holding; a holding company resulted from the merge of three Brazilian asphalt distribution companies and the major private held asphalt distribution company in Brazil. Mr. Vianna is advisor of VP Investi...
Flávio Vianna has more than 20 years of experience in the Brazilian asphalt industry and serves as Co-CEO of GV Holding. In 2014, Mr. Vianna led the effort to create GV Holding; a holding company resulted from the merge of three Brazilian asphalt distribution companies and the major private held asphalt distribution company in Brazil. Mr. Vianna is advisor of VP Investimentos and member of the investment board of local Investment Funds that majorly support paving companies in Brazil. Mr. Vianna previously worked at Price Waterhouse as Senior Auditor, and participated on the auditing process of many major Brazilian companies. Mr. Vianna has a Bachelor degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Rio de Janeiro, UERJ, and lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Allen Smith
Principal, Asphalt Sourcing Alliance LLC
Allen Smith is a member of Asphalt & Sourcing Alliance (ASA); a consulting firm focused on assisting manufacturers and refiners in sourcing, using or selling asphalt and other related raw materials. Allen interacts with an extensive list of asphalt industry contacts and he is familiar with the major manufacturers, products, distribution channels, industry trends and compet...
Allen Smith is a member of Asphalt & Sourcing Alliance (ASA); a consulting firm focused on assisting manufacturers and refiners in sourcing, using or selling asphalt and other related raw materials. Allen interacts with an extensive list of asphalt industry contacts and he is familiar with the major manufacturers, products, distribution channels, industry trends and competitive dynamics. He and his colleagues have conducted multiple asphalt market studies, workshops and surveys and he has presented on asphalt, asphalt roofing and related topics to industry groups in North America and Asia.
Raymundo Benitez
President, Mexican Asphalt Association
Raymundo has a Chemical Engineer degree from Michoacan University (UMSNH). 1989 – 1999 BITUMICH (Bituminosos de Michoacan) Asphalt emulsions manufacture in Morelia, Michoacan. Mexico in QC Laboratory, asphalt emulsion production area and technical service. 1999 – to current in QUIMI-KAO S.A. de C.V. (1st fatty amines and derivatives producer in Latin America, as par...
Raymundo has a Chemical Engineer degree from Michoacan University (UMSNH). 1989 – 1999 BITUMICH (Bituminosos de Michoacan) Asphalt emulsions manufacture in Morelia, Michoacan. Mexico in QC Laboratory, asphalt emulsion production area and technical service. 1999 – to current in QUIMI-KAO S.A. de C.V. (1st fatty amines and derivatives producer in Latin America, as part of Kao Corporation Japan) El Salto, Jalisco. México. Raymundo was in R & D technical research in the asphalt and asphalt emulsion area, technical service for customers in USA, Mexico and Latin America. He also served as R & D Superintendent and Kao Europe Leader of Asphalt group (Spain and Mexico) and was an exportation technical salesman (Asphalt Area) He is a member of AMAAC (Mexican Association of Asphalt), and committee member of both HMA Technical and Asphalt Emulsions Technical. Mr. Benitez served as Technical Vice-President for 2 years and currently is President.