• Coopersburg PA

James M. Casilio

Professional Summary

Operations Manager, Materials Engineer, Corporate Officer, and Shareholder for the Casilio Concrete family of companiesFrank Casilio & Sons, Inc. – Crushcrete, Inc. – Concrete Décor Studio & Store

Responsible for mix design / quality control, day to day operations, customer service, and sales for         3.6 million cubic yards of concrete.

Thru daily customer contact, continued innovation, and numerous statewide initiatives I established my company as the leading producer in our market and myself as a top concrete materials engineer.

Added to the reputation of an established business by increasing the level of customer service, improvements to our products, increasing the capability of the staff, and regular modernization to the plants and equipment.

Expanded the established business thru diversification and new opportunities:

  • Cruschrete Concrete Recycling – started in 1998 current annual sales over 1.8 million – 8 employees 
  • Concrete Décor Studio and Store – started in 2012 current annual sales 500k – 5  employees  

Work History

Work History

Operations Manager - Materials Engineer

Mar 1985 - Aug 2015
Casilio Concrete

Responsible for day to day operations for 3 plant/30 mixer truck concrete company.
Directly supervise dispatching, sales, batching, mix designs, and quality control.
Primary customer contact for sales, service, and technical questions.
Managing, hiring and training a staff of thirty to sixty fulltime employees.
As officer and shareholder shared responsibility for profit and loss, and growth.  

Individually: Dispatched over 900,000 cubic yards of concrete.
                     Batched over 50,000 cubic yards of concrete.
                     Delivered over 5,000 cubic yard of concrete

Manager / Geotechnical Engineer 

Sep 1979 - Mar 1985
Casilio Geotechnical Associates

Principal – Foundation engineering and test drilling company.
Conducted test drilling operations to evaluate subsurface conditions prior to construction on over 300 projects in the Mid-Atlantic states.
Performed analysis on test results obtained and issued reports containing recommendations for foundation design and construction over 120 projects.
Grew the business to included three test drilling rigs and four employees.

Testing Laboratory Manager

Apr 1978 - Sep 1979
Certified Testing Labs

Manage physical testing lab and field technicians for construction materials testing company.
Responsible for managing technicians conducting tests in house as well as scheduling and training technicians for field inspection.
Primary customer contact for scheduling tests and field inspections, and all technical questions for testing of soils, aggregate and concrete.

Selected Career Accomplishments

Led a statewide initiative to address bridge deck concrete on Pennsylvania.  Coordinated a multi year industry wide research, testing, and field verification program. This resulted in the current use of AAAP for PennDOT bridge decks. This also established the PACA Concrete Technical Committee as the representative authority for our industry in Pennsylvania.   2011 -2013

ACI Examiner/Instructor - Conducted over sixty classes for PACA (PCPC) where over 2600 technicians and inspectors received their certification. Since 1998

As part of a design professional team developed new master project specifications for Liberty Property Trust. These will be used as the model specifications for all new Liberty Property construction. 2014

Began the use of supplemental cementitious materials in concrete production and managed their use to improve the quality of our concrete and provide a superior product. – 1985.

Supplied seven “sections” of I78 construction in the Lehigh Valley.  These contracts contained 13 bridges including the seven largest bridges. A highlight was Section 07B, the bridge over the Delaware. Over 20,000 cubic yards were supplied to this project with only one ten yard load rejected load in the entire job.  1985- 1988

Implemented and developed a computer based dispatching and truck tracking system displaying real time truck status thru existing radios before the use of cell phones. - 1988.

Led a statewide initiative to reduce the specified air content of all PennDOT concrete from 6.5 to 6.0%. This enabled concrete producers to supply a better product with reduced rejections and failure rates. 1994 -1996

Supplied the RT 33 Extension bridge over the Lehigh – As part of a team with the contractor and PennDOT District 5, I led the development of mass concrete specifications, modeling, and construction monitoring for three mass placements totaling over 6,000 cubic yards.  This project received an ACI award for innovative concrete construction – 2000 - 2001 

Incorporated the NRMCA Concrete Delivery Professional program into our business. We became the first local company to have all of its drivers CDP certified. - 2003

Supplied the first LEED certified building in Pennsylvania – The Plaza at PPL Allentown, PA  - 2004

Chairman PACA Concrete Technical Committee – 2009 - 2011



Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Licenses and Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - 1987
ACI Examiner – May 1998
CDL Class A License

Career Development

Presented course at World of Concrete - 2002 
Graduate course pavement design – Kansas State – 2012
World of Concrete – 15 courses 1999 - 2011