Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, Califronia to branch manager of its San Francisco branch office. Carden was previously superintendent at the branch.
Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch's profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.
Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of craftsman, foreman and superintendent at the San Francisco branch before being promoted to branch manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years.
He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.
Additionally, Carden is acting as an advisor to the Sam Mazza Foundation, offering guidance on maintaining the 109-year-old castle located in Pacifica, California.
Publication date: 3/27/2018