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Meet the Sunrock Group

At The Sunrock Group, we’re proud to be a family owned and operated, professionally managed organization. The family members and the management and staff are personally dedicated to the long term growth and success of The Sunrock Group. Our goal is to be the preferred supplier, employer and neighbor in the communities in which we operate.

The experiences we have had over the course of more than 65 years have prepared us to exceed the expectations of today’s customer. I am proud of Sunrock’s dedicated and highly skilled workforce. Without their talents our continued success would not be possible.

The Sunrock Group is a seasoned company, fired with talent, enthusiasm and ambition. By bringing together the specialized talents of management, marketing and manufacturing, The Sunrock Group is recognized as a leading supplier of aggregates, recycled aggregates, asphalt and concrete products. These products are vital to the construction of highways, airports, sewers, waterworks, commercial and residential building and railroads.

We understand the requirements of these markets and have reacted to meet their needs. Our products provide the basic building blocks for the extremely high quality of life and mobility that Americans enjoy.

The Sunrock Group looks to the future with a management team that combines both experience and youth, eager to explore new ways of serving our customers. Please read below to learn more about the senior leadership team that is guiding our company in its goal of continued smart growth. This website will give you an excellent overview of who we are, what we do and how we can be of service to you.

Regards,
Bryan M. Pfohl
CEO & Chairman

Bryan Pfohl
Chairman
Bryan Pfohl is the Chairman of Carolina Sunrock LLC and Sunrock Group Holdings Corporation. The Sunrock Group is a supplier of construction aggregates, ready mixed concrete and hot mix asphalt in the Raleigh/Durham metropolitan area of North Carolina. The company also provides a variety of heavy highway contracting services to its customers. Sunrock, and its predecessor companies, have been a privately held, family business for over 70 years and are now entering a third generation of management by the Pfohl Family. Bryan, second generation, has been Chairman since 1980 and actively involved in the business for all of his adult life. In addition to his contributions to Sunrock, Bryan has been very involved in the business and construction materials communities. He is the past president of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, a former Chairman and Board Member of the Kerr Tar Council of Governments and has participated in other community and economic development organizations over the years. Bryan has been married to his wife, Mary Lynn, for 50 years, has two grown daughters, Katherine and Elisabeth whom are both involved in Sunrock. He and his family live in Raleigh, North Carolina. Away from the office and quarries Bryan enjoys traveling to Europe, and hunting quail and pheasant, and spending time with his 4 grandchildren - Madeleine, Luke, Olivia, and Matthew.
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Elisabeth Pfohl Sasser
Executive Vice President
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Katherine Pfohl Tejano
Executive Vice President
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The Senior Leadership Team of Sunrock

Gregg Bowler
EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Gregg is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Account with over 29 years of professional experience. Gregg joined Sunrock in 2010 as CFO after serving as CFO of CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions for 5 years and 15 years of CFO and Controller roles at Connell Limited Partnership. Gregg initially focused on Sunrock’s financial analysis, reporting and planning and IT with his role having expanded to oversee Sales, Contracting and all Administrative functions. Gregg is now responsible for the day to day operations and administrative functions of Sunrock. He has a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University. Gregg and his wife Ann have 3 children and first moved to the Triangle in 1992.
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John Barrett
Vice President and General Manager - Contracting Division
John oversees all facets of the paving and construction operations for Carolina Sunrock focusing on long range planning, project management and business development. John joined Sunrock in 2012 with more than 20 years’ experience in the asphalt and road construction industry. Prior to Sunrock, he was a partner in Barrett, Irvin and Jordan Construction, which was acquired by Sunrock to become their Contracting Group. John has held many positions in his 30-year infrastructure career including Project Manager, Owner, Estimator, Superintendent, Foreman and Equipment Operator. John earned a BS degree in Geology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985, holds a NC Heavy Highway General Contractors license, represents Sunrock on the CAPA Board of Directors and is active in NAPA and CAGC.
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Zach Satterwhite
Director of Sales, Concrete & Asphalt Operations
Zach is the Director of Sales, Concrete & Asphalt Operations. He is originally from Henderson NC and has over 18 years of experience in the construction industry. Zach began his career with Carolina Sunrock in 2006 and has held multiple positions inside the company. Zach’s responsibilities include the day to day operations of the concrete and asphalt divisions as well as oversight of the sales department. Zach is a graduate of UNC Greensboro. He has four girls and his wife Susan that he enjoys spending time with when he is not at Sunrock.
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Vasyl Shymonyak
Director Quality Control
Vasyl “Basil” Shymonyak brings over 20 years of quality control experience in aggregate, concrete and asphalt products to his role as Director Quality Control. Vasyl ensures that the organization’s products and services are in compliance with the company’s quality requirements, in addition to complying with customer and regulatory requirements for quality, safety, and reliability. He also directs quality-related activities in conjunction with Operations, Production, Engineering, Sales, Contracting and any other department/function that affects the quality of the organization’s goods or services. Vasyl began working with Carolina Sunrock in 1998. He is married with 3 children. Originally from Ukraine he moved to Raleigh area in search of better opportunities for him and his family. Outside of Carolina Sunrock, Vasyl enjoys spending time with his family, cooking food, travelling and working around the house.
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Ryan Emo
Director of Aggregate Operations
Ryan Emo is the Director of Aggregate Operations for Carolina Sunrock. He is originally from upstate NY and has over 25 years of experience in the aggregate industry. Ryan joined the team at Sunrock in January of 2017 as the Manager of Aggregate Production. In April of 2018, Ryan was promoted to his current role where he now oversee our 3 quarries, recycle, plant maintenance, and mobile equipment divisions. When he's outside of Sunrock, Ryan likes to spend time on the lake, hunting and camping with his wife Teresea and his 2 children.
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Christopher James
VP Corporate Controller
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant with 15 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Carolina Sunrock in 2012, Chris served as Accounting Manager at Eaton, Assistant Controller at Catalent Pharma Solutions, Senior SEC reporting Analyst at RH Donnelley, Senior Auditor at Dixon Hughes, and Auditor at KPMG. Initially hired as Financial Controller, Chris was promoted to Corporate Controller in June 2015, and again to Vice President, Corporate Controller in March 2019. Chris is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Finance and Accounting functions. He has Bachelor and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from East Carolina University, and he lives in Rolesville with his wife and 2 daughters.
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