Executive Team


Don Hickey, EVP, Southeast Civil Division

Donald (Don) Hickey, P.E., is Executive Vice President for the southeast civil division of OHL North America. In this role, Don has corporate management responsibility over the four regional offices and asphalt plants, which make up Community Asphalt Corporation (CAC), and reports to Ashok Patel, CEO of OHL North America. Prior to being appointed EVP in early 2019, Don was Operations Manager of CAC and also served as Operations Manager in Judlau Contracting, Inc., a subsidiary of OHL in the Northeast. Don has extensive experience in the construction business dating back to 1994 and has managed numerous multi-million dollar transportation projects. Mr. Hickey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College and is an active member in the Moles, an organization of professionals engaged in the construction of tunnel, subway, sewer, foundation, marine, sub-aqueous or other heavy construction projects.

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Manuel Aguiar, Corporate Vice President & Chief Estimator of Community Asphalt

Manuel Aguiar has been with Community Asphalt for 19 years, playing a key role in setting the strategic direction of our organization and helping to guide the firm through a challenging period marked by steady growth. Mr. Aguiar has more than 28 years of experience in the roadway construction industry and with the Florida Department of Transportation in major construction projects as well as all aspects of the design-build process. His project experiences include heavy highway construction, asphalt paving, hot-mix production, underground utility installation and complete heavy civil site work preparation, as well as in the estimating and construction of local South Florida airport projects. Mr. Aguiar has been active in the Engineering Contractors Association of South Florida for 15 years, serving on the board of directors and as President.

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Stephanie Grindell, Vice President of Operations, Community Asphalt

Stephanie Grindell joined Community Asphalt as Vice President of Operations in February 2018. In this role, Stephanie is responsible for overseeing CAC’s Operations Division including Construction & Project Management, Equipment, Asphalt Operations (Paving and Plant), Bridge Construction and Hauling Departments for all operations centers (Miami-Dade, West Palm, Vero and Fort Myers). She reports to Paul Suellentrop, EVP, southeast civil. Stephanie brings more than 25 years of engineering experience on heavy highway and bridge construction projects including 15 years of operations management and 11 years with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Prior to joining CAC, Stephanie was Associate Vice President, Corporate Enterprise Operations Contracting Manager at HNTB Corporation, where she was responsible for improving the firm’s profit margins on Super Mega and Alternative Delivery Projects while mitigating risks. She also managed all stages of the contracting process from pursuit to closeout and developed and implemented enterprise-wide contracting strategies. Stephanie has extensive knowledge of the industry having worked for major transportation consulting and engineering firms, and on the owner side.