Hayes Brings Drilling Knowledge to ECA’s Southeast U.S. Region

Oct 21, 2016

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a leading distributor of foundation construction equipment, has named John Hayes Sales Manager of its Southeast Region. He will manage all business development and sales activities for customers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the Caribbean from the firm’s Green Cove Springs, Florida location.

Hayes has spent the majority of his career in the geotechnical industry, including a 10-year stint as Director of Marketing, Brand Management, and Business Development for Loadtest, Inc., a Florida-based global engineering firm specializing in testing the capacities of deep foundations. During that time, he participated directly in more than 250 load tests, including the development of the Osterberg cell method for Augercast (CFA) piles.

ECA’s physical presence in the southeastern U.S. was cemented in August 2015 with the acquisition of Pile Equipment, a leader in the hammer and vibro side of the piledriving market since 1987. Hayes’ drilling experience will ensure the delivery of comprehensive local guidance and support on ECA’s full complement of specialty foundation equipment regardless of the application.

“Providing comprehensive support to both our drilling and piledriving contractor customers is critical in all of our American and Canadian locations,” said Executive Vice President Ben Dutton. “John’s deep roots in the Southeast drilling market will allow us to deliver the well-rounded support that has defined the ECA brand for nearly a century.”

John and his wife Margaret have two children and enjoy golf, tennis, and a variety of water sports. A firm believer in giving back to the deep foundations industry, he has authored several industry papers, and was elected twice to the Board of Directors for the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors (ADSC).