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Tracy Matson, Chief Executive Officer
Over 30 years ago, Tracy set out on a mission. He believed better people with better ideas could produce better concrete floors. Today, the team continues to prove this as the Ace Avant family leads the industry for safety, quality, and speed. A visionary, Tracy is highly involved with building the team and thrives when making dreams become reality.
Michael Somero, President
You want to catch Michael on a Saturday morning? 9 times out of 10 you'll find him running trails in the Uwharrie National Forest. With a longstanding commitment to the vision, his efforts at ensuring Ace Avant is a coveted asset on any project strengthens the company immeasurably.
Steven Perkins, Site Division Manager
Steve puts everything he's got into everything he does. He's a division manager, but you can expect to find him out on the site. Outside of work, he'll likely be ranching his cattle and ostriches, but that's only if he's not at the fire-station where he's volunteer Chief.
Luke Estola, Controller
Thoughtful and calculated, Luke's accounting acumen coupled with his strong business integrity has enabled Ace Avant to meet goals and focus on the future. Luke enjoys hunting in Michigan as well as honing his golf skills.
Beth Summerell, Accounts Payable
The more business you do, the more invaluable team members like Beth become. Handling innumerable receipts and invoices in stride, Beth keeps the accounts payable in order. Beth's true passion are her two sons.
Erik Linn, Vice President Pre-construction
Associates know Erik to be a real straight shooter. His knowledge of the industry and his field of expertise has made him an influential member of the company. Erik is a family man, and athleticism runs in his DNA, with tennis being a forte of his, and two sons who excel at sports.
Sofia Villa, Human Resources
With the #ACEFAM for several years, Sofia is always up for a challenge. Totally fluent in English and Spanish, she's well versed and stays current on the latest practices in HR. Besides being an integral team member respected by her colleagues, Sofia is a dedicated mother to her three boys, as well as a phenomenal pianist.
John Pekkala, Senior Vice President
Dedicated, with an indomitable spirit and work ethic, John keeps it real. He's a straight talker, whose invaluable experience allows him to see it for what it is, and get the job done.
Dan Hill, Scheduler
He's been there and done it, so he knows what it takes to get it done, and schedules accordingly. Dan keeps progress running smoothly, while motivating colleagues to join him for lunchtime gym sessions. He's an avid whitetail hunter, and looks forward to climbing tree stands before daylight in deer season, even though he's scared of the dark.
Richard Wheeler, Safety Director
Imagine looking this good in your 60s! Rich is the force behind Ace Avant's exemplary safety record, implementing practices that make for a safer, better work environment. Rich loves hunting in New England, and most who know him well will tell you he's got a green thumb, recognizing his gardening abilities.
Zachary Matson, Specialty Division Manager
Always enthusiastic, Zach is bound and determined to get it done, and to get it done right. With a broad skill set forged from experience, both in managing and in the technical side of his field. Up for the challenge, Zach is always hungry for more.
Dave Herrick Jr., Concrete Cutting Division Manager
Dave is lauded for his excellence in managing the concrete cutting division. But if you're looking for him after hours, there's a good chance he's wrenching on his performance cars, or keeping his two hyper Husky pups in line.
Benjamin Henault, Concrete Division Manager
Benjamin brings the "A-Game." His professional approach to leadership and keen understanding of concrete keeps our Concrete Division at the cutting edge of the industry. Benjamin enjoys spending time with his young family, and is in his element on the golf course.
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