President, Preferred Materials, Inc.
Earl Losier is President of Preferred Materials, Inc., a regional supplier of building materials and paving services, employing more than 1,075 employees. Earl leads the family of businesses within Preferred, which includes Preferred Materials – Concrete, Preferred Materials – Asphalt, and Conrad Yelvington Distributors, a multi-state construction material distribution network. He has worked with Oldcastle for six years, most recently serving as Executive Integration Manager leading the team tasked with integrating the acquired Canadian assets from Lafarge-Holcim. Prior to this role, Earl has held the position of Regional President – APAC KS/MO & AR/OK, as well as the position of VP/GM – Tilcon DE. In addition to Oldcastle, Earl has held progressive roles with other major entities, including Vulcan Materials and Titan America. Earl earned a BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University and brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the building materials industry.
President, Preferred Materials Concrete
Darryl Fales is President of Preferred Materials, Inc., Concrete Division. He holds a BA from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Darryl started his career in the concrete industry with Rinker Materials. He held multiple positions at Rinker including being selected to help design and implement the company’s new $100 million SAP software system. Upon completion of the company-wide SAP roll-out, Darryl was promoted to region manager with full P&L responsibility for Rinker’s operations in southwest Florida. After the divestment in 2007, Darryl joined Preferred Materials as Vice President South Florida, and continued his focus in the southern Florida markets. In June 2010, Darryl was an integral part of the Schwab Ready Mix acquisition, and led the integration of those assets into Preferred Materials. He was promoted to the position of President shortly after, and the business was reorganized with other Oldcastle Materials companies in Florida.
President, Preferred Materials Asphalt
Nat Fisher is President of Preferred Materials, Inc., Asphalt Division. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Nat started his career as an Army officer and then became a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and the Corporate Executive Board. He entered the construction materials industry as the Vice President for Strategy and Development for Lafarge Construction Materials and later became GM of their Great Lakes Aggregates business. He joined the Shelly Company (a division of Oldcastle Materials) in 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of the Northeast Ohio division. Nat was named President of APAC Southeast in 2012. In January of 2014, APAC Southeast became the Asphalt Division of Preferred Materials, Inc. or more simply, Preferred Asphalt.