U.S. Concrete CEO, Bill Sandbrook, revitalized a struggling concrete company from the doldrums of bankruptcy and helped make U.S. Concrete into the thriving company it is today. The Morning Call sat down with him for a Q&A to learn more about the unlikely concrete supply CEO and his unique backstory.
Sandbrook grew up in Nazareth, TX, a small town in the Texas panhandle. He then launched a career in the military during the end of the Cold War and through the Gulf War. Sandbrook has been at the helm of U.S. Concrete for nearly six years, but only began working in the building materials industry in 1992 after an early military retirement.
In the interview, Sandbrook spoke about how his experience at Nazareth molded him into the person his is today. As the captain of the wrestling team and tennis team, not to mention president of student council, he searched for leadership positions where he could find them. This passion for leading teams and accomplishing objectives has carried over into his current role.
When Sandbrook took over U.S. Concrete, there was no guarantee that the company would stay in business. Stock was not trading and the credit line was abysmal, making the task of righting the ship a daunting one. Nevertheless, Sandbrook took the wheel and began developing a team that could forge a path to success. Combined with an uptick in the market, U.S. Concrete made a complete 180 from the Chapter 11 reorganization.
You can read the full interview below: