Management's Vision for the Future:
To continue to lead Delta Industries and its affiliated companies toward being the best concrete producers in the markets that we serve, producing happy stockholders, customers, employees and suppliers.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Evans is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Certified Concrete Technologist. He has been in the ready mix concrete business since 1980 and has a diversified background in sales and marketing, as well as concrete operations. Tom has served on the board of directors for the Mississippi Association of General Contractors, Mississippi AGC CompTrust Fund, the Mississippi Construction Education Fund, and as past president on the Mississippi Concrete Industries Association. Tom has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Industries, Inc. since 1994 and currently serves on its Board of Directors.
Lance A. Bonner
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lance currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and corporate Secretary & Treasurer, having graduated with a business degree from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University. Prior to his time at Delta, Lance spent fifteen years at a large, regional law firm serving as its Chief Operating Officer, ten years as a CFO in the construction and supply industries, and several years in the banking industry. Lance currently serves as an officer and board member of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, and has previously served as a board member of the Mississippi Concrete Association, as President of the Mississippi Association of Legal Administrators, and has led other industry-related organizations.
Les Howell, P.E.
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Les serves as the company’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. Les received his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State in 1991 and earned his MBA from Mississippi College in 2003. He began his career with Entergy at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Les joined the Delta Industries organization as Chief Engineer in 1999 and is a professional engineer in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. He has twice served as president for both the American Concrete Institute Mid-South Chapter and the Mississippi Concrete Association. He currently serves on the BIPEC board of directors and is serving his second term on the board of directors for the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association.
Director of Sales & Marketing
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural / Construction technology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1980, Charlie embarked on a career in General Construction. Over the next 22 years, Charlie rose from the ranks of estimator / project manager to Vice President of a Top 400 General Contractor, securing contractors licenses in Mississippi, Arkansas, North Carolina and Florida. In 2002 Charlie joined Delta Industries Inc. as Director of Sales and Marketing and is now responsible for all business development activities company wide. Charlie has served on the board of directors for the ABC of Mississippi, Subcontractors & Suppliers Alliance of Mississippi and the Mississippi Association of General Contractors.
Wes McCleese, P.E.
Wes serves as Delta’s Chief Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis on Project Management, both from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Delta, Wes worked as a consulting civil engineer for over 18 years. He is a past President of the Mississippi Engineering Society, and has also served as a State Director and Chapter president of MES. He is also active within the local concrete industry, serving the Mississippi Concrete Association as a committee chair, and the ACI Mid-South Chapter on its Board of Directors. Wes is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee.
Murray came to Delta Industries after working in Healthcare IT for 13 years, where he held the position of Infrastructure Architect at one of the major hospitals in Mississippi. Murray’s duties as IT Director include management of all aspects of Delta’s IT infrastructure, applications, and systems and their integration with Delta Industries’ business processes and plant production.