Our Team

Brent Barron, President & CEOBrent Barron, President & CEO

 Mr. Barron began his 50+ year sales and management career in industrial pump manufacturing and sales, where he rose from sales engineer through branch and regional manager. He served as President of a major Texas foundation construction and repair company for fourteen years. In 1991 he became CEO of URETEK USA, with U.S. and Mexican manufacturing and distribution rights for patented products and services in the pavement lifting and soil stabilization markets. The company services Departments of Transportation, Departments of Public Works, and is responsible for pavement, bridge, tunnel and airport facilities nationwide. Mr. Barron attended the Air Force Academy and completed degrees in business and mathematics at the University of Houston.

Michael Vinton, COO & VP Sales and Marketing Michael Vinton, COO & VP Sales and Marketing

Mr. Vinton started his career for URETEK USA as our Louisiana Sales Representative.  Through his expertise for project sales and management he now represents URETEK USA as COO and VP Sales and Marketing. He graduated from the University of Houston with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1986. He worked as a project engineer and later as a project manager for Fluor Corporation on assignments which included Alaska, Abu Dhabi, and various domestic locations. His successful representation of URETEK USA has been highlighted by his  ability to sustain remarkable growth in sales volume and profits. As COO & Vice President of Sales and Marketing for URETEK, Mr. Vinton now assumes management responsibility for the national sales and operational efforts of the company.

dsc_9050Randall Brown, VP Engineering

Randall W. Brown, PhD, PE has over 38+ years of international experience in civil engineering with specialties in geotechnical and pavement engineering. Upon retirement from the United States Air Force (USAF), Dr. Brown served as a USAF consultant for 7 years prior to joining the URETEK family of companies in 2004. Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University and his graduate studies at the University of Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Richard Newman William Newman, Vice President Finance and Treasurer 


Mr. Newman has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, finance, auditing and consulting and is a CPA licensed in Texas.  He retired from Weaver, the largest CPA firm in Texas as an Audit Partner.  He subsequently joined URETEK USA in 2014 as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. He serves on the Accounting Advisory Boards for both the University of Houston and Baylor University.  Mr. Newman has a MBA in Management from The University of Texas at San Antonio and was Managing Director of Patterson, Newman and Associates, LLC for 15 years.  He has also served as CFO for a worldwide insurance brokering firm.

Dave CrowleyDave Crowley, Eastern and Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager

Mr. Crowley started with URETEK USA in 2002 as a territory manager in the Washington DC area.  Prior to joining URETEK USA, Mr. Crowley worked for a firm that manufactured and distributed caulks, sealants and polymer foam products.  Mr. Crowley now leads URETEK USA sales teams for the Eastern Region.

Ed HibbardEd Hibbard, Central and Western Regional Sales Manager


Mr. Hibbard started his 20 year sales career in the mortgage industry, working his way up to Regional Vice President, managing multiple states across the country.  In 2008,  Mr. Hibbard changed direction and made the move into the Oil and Gas sector, working for Rex Supply Company where he achieved a rank of #2 in Sales.  In 2012, Mr. Hibbard joined URETEK USA Sales, covering the North Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas regions.  After receiving top sales recognition in 2014 – Mr. Hibbard was promoted to Regional Sales Manager and now leads a sales team covering the Central and Western United States.  He credits his success at URETEK USA by staying true to one philosophy: Pavement preservation is a partnership.  Customers come and go, clients are for a lifetime.

Norberto LaureanoNorberto Laureano, National Operations Manager
Mr. Laureano began his career with URETEK USA in 1999.  He started out as a Project Supervisor, managing multiple crews and successfully completing countless projects through the years.  In 2007, Mr. Laureano joined the sales team.  He developed a great relationship with the state of New Mexico and Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the cities and counties for both states.  His remarkable tenure in both operations and sales, and his reputation for professionalism make him a natural fit for National Operations Manager.  As National Operations Manager for URETEK USA, Mr. Laureano now assumes the responsibility of operations, training and profitability for the national efforts of URETEK USA.

Mark RichardsonMark Richardson, Regional Sales Manager, – TX, LA, AZ, NM, AR

Mark joined URETEK USA in January 2015, bringing a diverse sales background in the Oil and Gas field and the mortgage industry.  He personally covers North Texas and Louisiana, while managing a sales team that covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.  Mark received his degree from Texas A&M and bring military experience from his time in the United States Air Force.