We’re pleased to announce that veteran industry executive Jeff Lax has joined our company as President and Partner. Jeff was most recently President and CEO of GemSeal Pavement Products, a leader in the production and distribution of high-quality pavement products, where he led the team through the execution and integration of three acquisitions that doubled both the scale and geographic reach of the business.
In his new role, Jeff will work alongside C.B. Kuzlik, Founder and CEO, to develop and execute the strategic plan for continued, aggressive growth of the company. He will help lead the day-to-day activities and will collaborate with partners Mike Rosen and Mike Zator to ensure the “Let’s Pave Difference” is consistently communicated and implemented for all clients across the growing national business. And, as the management team considers add-on acquisitions to propel continued growth, Jeff will contribute his experience in mergers and acquisitions to the deal-making process.
“Jeff is joining Let’s Pave at an exciting time. With the recently announced investment and resources provided by Saw Mill Capital, the company is now better poised to accelerate the growth of the unique business model I helped pioneer,” said C.B. “Jeff’s strategic thinking and leadership strengths, coupled with his deep knowledge of the materials used by many of our customers, will add a new dimension to our proven team. He will help drive greater quality control and value for our customer base.”
“What I find most exciting about joining Let’s Pave is its track record of the fastest growth in a mature, stable industry,” said Jeff. “I have worked with C.B. for many years and have seen him very quickly build a winning team and revolutionize a new approach to pavement maintenance. I’m looking forward to working with C.B., Saw Mill Capital, and the rest of the Let’s Pave team to help the company accelerate its growth and achieve a clear leadership position based on its superior customer experience.”
In addition to strategic planning, finance, and business development experience, Jeff served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation officer, which included combat service in the first Gulf War. He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering and his MBA from the University of Virginia.
Welcome aboard, Jeff…Let’s Pave!