Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC is pleased to announce Larry Winkleman has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2015, succeeding Tom Hinkle. Mr. Winkleman joined Hinkle in August 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, having worked for three prominent Ohio construction and construction materials businesses, S.E. Johnson Companies, Inc., Kokosing Construction Company, Inc., and, most recently, Miller Bros. Construction, Inc. Mr. Winkleman is a Civil Engineer and has a Master of Business Administration degree.
Regarding his new role, Mr. Winkleman said “I am honored to serve as President and CEO of Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC. A foundation has been laid by Buckner, Henry and Tom Hinkle that is our privilege to uphold and build upon. Our core values remain focused on meeting the needs of our customers with the highest quality construction materials and contracting services. Safety of our employees, our greatest asset, will continue to be our #1 priority as we strive to achieve a zero incident safety culture. Hinkle Contracting has both a proud heritage and a bright future.”
Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC was founded in 1942 by Buckner Hinkle, Sr., and is based in Paris, KY and employees over 500 people. Hinkle is a leader in Kentucky in both the production and sale of construction aggregates and in the production and placement of hot-mix asphalt. Hinkle operates 16 limestone quarries in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia and 14 hot-mix asphalt plants in Kentucky. In addition, Hinkle, through its subsidiary, Buckhorn Materials, LCC, operates a granite quarry and natural sand mine, both located in South Carolina.
Mr. Winkleman becomes the fourth President and CEO of Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC, following Buckner Hinkle, Sr., Henry Hinkle, and Tom Hinkle, who will continue his involvement with Hinkle Contracting as a consultant and advisor to the Hinkle Management team on special projects.