Concrete Products

MAR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 48 of 67 March 2019 • 47 FEATURE READY MIXED Based at the South San Francisco plant, David Buoncristiani is closing in on 33 years as a Central Concrete mixer driver, free of reportable accidents, and is the producer's 2018 Delivery Professional of the Year. A member of the Central Cares, Safety and Safety First Committees, he coined the yard signage slogan, "Be Safe. Be Central Safe." "David Buoncristiani embodies all of our core values. On the front line of our company, he is our most valuable asset with his calm demeanor, attention to safety, and to service," notes Operations Man- ager, South | West Bay Joe Cerrito. "David can be counted on to make sure conditions are optimal for all, no matter the size or scope of the job. Hauling over 15,000 yards incident free in 2018, he navigated some of the region's most challenging terrain in its busiest market." From his very first day with Central Concrete in 1986, "He has shown others his superior work ethic, diligence in safety practices, and professional handling of job site conditions," Cerrito affirms. "He can be counted on to make each delivery a positive and successful experience for every customer no matter the circumstances. He has excellent decision-making skills, helping make each working day a safe and successful one." "Dave's character speaks for itself as he is always striving to pro- vide exceptional service and does so with the most charismatic of personalities," observes Malcolm Drilling Co. Superintendent Steve Benesi, reflecting on nearing 30 years of deliveries from Buoncristiani. "I have worked with many concrete drivers and would rank Dave in the top 1 percent of all [of them]. He is a humble and hardworking individual with a great sense of humor who takes pride in his work. He is rock solid when it comes to anything related to concrete." Adds Consolidating Engineering Labs Special Inspector Michael Lacoste, "He makes my job easier by handing me the batch ticket telling me what mix he has, what type of slump am I looking for, and not adding water without checking with me even if the pump operator or finishing crew tells him to. Dave always puts his truck in just the right spot for unloading. He is the picture of what a professional mixer driver should be." Dave Buoncristiani (right) finishes a Central Cares campaign he spearheaded, raising funds to support Silicon Valley Career Technical Education apprentice heavy-duty technicians.

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