Executive Retirements Drive New Leadership Approach at Coldspring

Changes Come As Company Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Coldspring, the leading quarrier and fabricator of natural stone and bronze manufacturing in North America, is honored to recognize the retirements of Dan Rea, Senior Vice President of Sales, and George Schnepf, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rea will retire in February and Mr. Schnepf will retire in December.

“Dan and George’s leadership has helped guide our organization and the industry for decades, and their impact will resonate within the industry for years to come,” said Greg Flint, President and Chief Operating Officer, Coldspring. “These pending retirements provided the motivation for Coldspring to look at new and innovative ways to operate and be governed moving forward. Their support of our transformation to a restructured leadership team has been instrumental.”

The restructuring, which is occurring as Coldspring celebrates its 125th year in business, elevates a team of 10 leaders to more directly represent the company’s various value streams, ushering in a new era for customer service and employee engagement in the process.

The new leadership team includes:

Meet the Leadership Team

“This transformative team-based approach will allow Coldspring to unleash the power of its teams and build a new business framework using four key competencies—shared knowledge, common purpose, trust and empowerment,” said Flint.

About Rea and Schnepf

Rea began his career at Coldspring in operations in 1977. He stepped away from the company in 1980 to serve in the United States Air Force as a meteorologist. Upon his honorable discharge, Rea returned to Coldspring resuming his duties in operations.  He moved to the drafting department and was soon promoted to project manager. Rea assumed the General Manager of Construction Services in 1996 and then moved to sales management in 2003. Throughout his long tenure, culminating in his final position of Senior Vice President of Sales, Rea provided vision to the natural stone industry. He is recognized for his commitment to promoting the benefits of natural stone as the material of choice—as demonstrated through his many years of service with the Natural Stone Institute, including Board President. Rea was recently announced as the recipient of the Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Natural Stone Institute.

Schnepf, a Certified Public Accountant, received an accounting degree from Iowa State University, followed by a master’s in business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.  After starting his career at Deloitte, he joined Coldspring in 1988 and has been the Chief Financial Officer at Coldspring for most of his 35 years at the Company.  Schnepf is active in a variety of industry and community groups serving on numerous boards.  His leadership at Coldspring was focused on a broad range of functions including finance, tax and accounting, information technology, human resources, real estate, purchasing, logistics, and more.

To learn more about Coldspring’s leadership changes, click here.

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