PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 18, 2021) – Ron Harman, whose career includes work on the iconic Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix and development of precast concrete design, has retired after almost 40 years at Coreslab Structures, Inc., the last 16 as General Manager.
Harman joined Stanley Structures in 1982 as quality control manager and continued with Coreslab Structures as plant manager. He served as Vice President/Assistant General Manager for 4 years and was promoted to General Manager/Vice President in 2005.
Harman will serve as a consultant to the Coreslab plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Ron worked tirelessly to improve efficiency and to increase profits handling the overall operations of the company and division. He is a consummate professional. His signature as a leader at Coreslab is very evident around the Valley and the Southwest,” said Rick Reichenberg, who was promoted to GM in January as Harman’s replacement. Reichenberg, who has been with Coreslab for 28 years, was promoted from Vice President/Sales and Marketing.
Harman was instrumental to the precast concrete business by making the decision to extend the double-tee beds out from 500 feet to 570 feet, making the plant more efficient with an increased capacity of Double Tee production to 100,000 SF per week.
“It was a banner year for us in 2010 with the introduction of the 12-foot wide Double Tee and the completion of Fountainhead Office Plaza in Tempe,” Harman said. “The strength of the company has always been built around safety, innovation, quality products and customer service.”
Harman introduced the 12-foot wide Double Tee to the Phoenix market and introduced the slender beam design for spandrels. Under his leadership, the company introduced self-consolidating concrete (SCC), completed the Burton Barr Central Library designed by renowned architect Will Bruder and completed the Catalina Parking Structure which is the tallest in Arizona. From 1988 to 2020 Coreslab completed 1,309 projects.
Other major Coreslab projects in Arizona under Harman include the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall parking structure; the Grand Canyon University parking structure; Intel Fab 12 in Chandler; the Maricopa County Court Tower; and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport rental car center.
In Las Vegas, Coreslab built Mandalay Bay’s 2 MSF parking structure, the largest Coreslab project at the time (1995); and the New York New York Hotel & Casino’s 10-level parking structure, the tallest on the Las Vegas Strip at the time (1997).
As GM, Harman was also responsible for managing staff, formulating policies, coordinating business operations, managing operational costs, ensuring good customer service, engaging with vendors, and many other facets of the business.
A native of Nebraska, Harman moved to Arizona more than 60 years ago. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona.
About Coreslab Structures
Since 1975, Coreslab Structures, Inc. has been a premier producer of precast/prestressed concrete products. Over the last four decades, it has emerged as a major supplier of structural, architectural and hollow core solutions to markets in Canada and the United States. With 17 precast/prestressed concrete facilities across North America, Coreslab is a leader in construction innovation, structural design and sustainable practices, dedicated to providing top quality products and services. Its commitment to excellence, leading technical expertise and collaborative culture allows it to deliver award-winning, innovative solutions that meet the schedule and cost requirements of its valued customers. To learn more visit www.coreslab.com.