Best of the best interviews, Q&As and opinions

By Jenny LescohierDecember 20, 2021

No one’s an expert on everything, in fact, many of us aren’t even an expert on one thing. That’s why we look to professionals (and sometimes each other) for perspective on topics big and small to help us broaden our horizons. To that end, here are some of our most popular interviews from 2021.

Kate Fox Wood, senior director, government relations, AEM

What the newly passed infrastructure bill really means to contractors, with Kate Fox Wood, AEM - To get answers to many of the questions we all have about this potentially impactful piece of legislation, we talked with Kate Fox Wood, senior director, government relations, AEM. Based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office, she oversees its federal government relations efforts.

How to make the most of the booming used equipment market, with

Kari Taylor, chief revenue officer at Ritchie Bros.

Kari Taylor of Ritchie Bros. - Kari Taylor, chief revenue officer at Ritchie Bros., talks about the state of the used equipment sector, preparing for auctions and possible changes to the frequency of in-person bidding. 

Benjamin Johnston, chief operating officer at Kapitus

How small construction firms can capitalize on government contracts, with Benjamin Johnston, Kapitus - A big chunk of the infrastructure bill is dedicated to projects that will require engineering and construction, and its likely tens of thousands of contractors will receive business from these investments. Benjamin Johnston, chief operating officer at Kapitus offers his perspective on what’s needed to make the most of these opportunities.

Crafting successful construction

Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction

bids, with Stephanie Schmidt, president of Poole Anderson Construction - With 21 years under her belt with a Pennsylvania contracting firm and industry experience dating back to 1983, Schmidt tells us what can make the difference between successful bids and those that get rejected.

Aaron Kleingartner, product and dealer marketing manager, Doosan

Doosan dozers: A deep dive, with Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan - Doosan Infracore North America recently announced it will soon add dozers to its equipment offerings. To find out exactly what the company has planned, we talked with Aaron Kleingartner, product and dealer marketing manager at Doosan, for details. 

Can technology solve the labor shortage in construction? Josh Weiss,

Josh Weiss, chief operator officer, Geosystems

Geosystems - Weiss, COO at Geosystems, gives his opinion that technology is not killing jobs, it’s skilling jobs.

Brittany Gentilhomme, assistant superintendent with Colantonio Inc.

Why one young woman is building a career in construction, with Brittany Gentilhomme of Colantonio Inc. - Gentilhomme, a 25-year-old New Hampshire native, is two years into an assistant superintendent’s position with Colantonio Inc., a Boston-area general contractor, and she wants others from her generation to see what she overlooked for many years: just how satisfying – and lucrative – a career in construction can be.

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