U.S. Concrete CEO Bill Sandbrook was recently featured in the podcast "Dose of Leadership," a podcast that profiles leaders in business around the country. In the podcast, he explains how he was able to take a company recovering from bankruptcy into one of the nation's most crucial concrete suppliers.
Sandbrook credits much of his leadership from his time in the U.S. military (13 years, including a four-year tour in Germany). His leadership prowess would shine brightest in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, where he ordered the timely deployment of company trucks to assist with cleanup despite a lack of prior approval. Those skills would again help him in 2011, when he had to pull a straggling concrete company up from its darkest period after the recession.
You can listen to the full podcast here.