CEO/President and Director
In the spring of 1980, Cary Newton became an apprentice rodman and began a life-long career as an ironworker for JD Steel in Phoenix, AZ. With a highly competitive nature, Cary honed his skills as a rodman and quickly earned a reputation as an elite ironworker and leader, ultimately being appointed to the position of President in December of 1999.
Considered a boomer throughout most of his career, Cary has traveled throughout the United States and worked on every type of reinforced concrete project conceivable. Cary has always modeled great character and integrity and has helped to build JD Steel into one of the largest and most sought after independent reinforcing companies in the Western United States.
Since his appointment as President, Cary has continuously focused on JD Steels training programs, pushing for safer and more efficient productivity. As the leader of an employee owned company, Cary strongly believes in training at every level and is dedicated to the personal growth of each and every JD Steel employee. Which, includes project safety, superior trade skills, project management and company leadership.
Since its inception in 2004, Cary has served as a trustee on the Labor Management Committee for Local Union 846/847 which encompasses 26 states throughout the nation. He also serves as Chairman on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) which oversees the curriculum of field personnel and the training process, procedure and technics within Local Union 846/847.
Cary also sits on multiple committees within the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) in the support and advancement of the reinforcing industry.
Vice President – Alaska Region
Scott Hamilton has led JD Steel Company’s Alaska Region for almost 20 years. His focus on client needs, balanced with his commitment to his team, has allowed the Alaska region to be successful year after year. Experiencing the short time line construction season that Alaska presents has helped Scott develop a business practice that puts the clients schedule and expectations at the utmost priority, regardless of where the project is. As a Vice President of JD Steel Company and the Alaska Regional Manager, Scott has combined his education in business management with his solid experience in construction management to help create a standard and vision that guides his team. He has challenged his team and himself with the pursuit of excellence, and has provided leadership, mentorship and support to assist in this goal.
Regional Manager – South Region
Ken joined JD Steel in 2016 as a regional manager. He brings over 40 years’ experience in rebar and post tensioning construction. More than 20 of those years were spent as a rebar contractor in the highly competitive and demanding VA, MD, and DC market. Ken learned early on how to work with the customer to ensure that they have a positive and winning experience on their project. He is a firm believer for a project to be successful it must be a win, win for both JD Steel and our customer.
Ken’s management style is to lead by example. He never asks his team to do anything he’s not willing to do himself. He sees a big part of his job as removing roadblocks that impend his team and the project from being successful. This is accomplished through pre-planning with the contractor’s project team, working with the rebar detailer to prevent constructability issues and delays, and putting together the right JD team for the project. He believes intentional and detailed project management differentiates JD Steel from most of the other placing companies out there. Ken’s goal is that our customers have a positive experience working with us and that we played an important part in making their project a success.
Executive Vice President
JD Steel Company Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Corporate EEO Officer began his career as an ironworker in the spring of 1981 where he worked as an apprentice ironworker on a large coal-fired power facility in northern Arizona. Gary moved through the ranks while working on various projects and holding a variety of positions. He formatted the JD Steel Foreman’s Training Manual in 1994 and played an instrumental role in developing JD Steel’s first Foreman’s Training Program in 1995. Gary was appointed to the position of Contract Administrator and Corporate Safety Manager in 1997 and helped achieve one of the best safety records in our company’s history. In 1998 Gary created the first JD Steel Apprenticeship Program which was certified by the Governor’s Counsel in February of 1999. In December of that same year Gary was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and was appointed as an advisor to the Board of Directors. Gary continues to promote the JD Steel company culture and the philosophy of hard work, honesty and integrity that has served our company so well.
Vice President – Southwest & Rocky Mountain Regions
Brian was introduced into the construction industry in 1975 working on footings and foundations for residential homes and light commercial buildings located in and around Salt Lake City. In 1982 he was approached by the Brown Steel Company and offered a position in the concrete reinforcing industry. In 1987 Brian became a manager for the California division of Brown Steel Co., overseeing rebar installation for projects in Northern & Southern California.
In 1989 Brian went to work for Boman & Kemp Rebar in Ogden, Utah as an operations manager, and became the responsible managing employee for both the Reinforcing and Structural Steel divisions. His primary responsibilities included sales and installation of reinforcing steel.
In July of 2004 Brian accepted a management position with JD Steel Company as their southwest regional manager in Phoenix, AZ and quickly relocated his family to Mesa, AZ where he began managing JD Steel’s rebar operations in Arizona, Southern California and New Mexico.
J.D. Steel working together with Contractors, Concrete Companies and Fabricators has developed one of the premier rebar placing companies in the Southwest.
Cody began his career in residential construction. His leadership and management skills soon had him managing crews and estimating jobs as the Foreman. He then spent several years working at various nuclear power plants around the country, where his passion for safety set him on a leadership track. Through his work in power plants, he became familiar with rebar and the installation of footings and the installation of concrete reinforcements. In 2017, the responsibility of Safety Manager was assigned to Cody and he promptly acquired his OSHA 500 certification as well as his MSHA instructor’s card. He continues to gather information, attending safety training seminars and attaining the knowledge he needed to solidify his standing as a Safety Officer.
With the support and guidance of Gary Reddin, JD Steel’s Safety Department has become one of the best in the country for training rodman to be safe productive workers. The JD Steel family of management, supervision, foremen, field personnel, and office staff continually strive to maintain and improve a company-wide “Behavioral Based Safety Culture” that is second to none.
Chief Financial Officer
John graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1984 and has been a Controller in the construction industry since 1986. He started in the industry working for a concrete subcontractor for five years before moving on to a large swimming pool contractor for 13 years. John spent the next seven years working for two different ESOP construction companies before landing at JD Steel in July of 2012. John is well respected by his peers for his knowledge, experience, work ethic and integrity.
John has been married to his lovely wife Linda since 2000. Between them, they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. John is a sports enthusiast with his hobby of buying, selling and collecting baseball & football cards being a spinoff of that.
Regional Manager – Front Range Region
Working in the construction industry since 1983, Allan has the knowledge and ability to manage your project safely, productively and successfully for the entire team from beginning to end. Starting his employment with the JD Steel Company family of companies in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, Allan transferred to the Front Range Regional Office in late 2011. He continues a proud heritage as a member of an ironworking family, with a father and a brother in the industry as well. With strong commitments to safety, quality and honesty, Allan will help make your company and project a success