MEET THE TEAM
Dan Kennedy leads Sidley Precast Group’s overall operations, providing executive oversight for the division’s structural and architectural precast offering, professional services, research and development, sales, marketing, and other strategic initiatives. Dan offers over 40 years of experience in the precast construction industry, joining R.W. Sidley in 1980 as a Field Supervisor working with installation crews at various job sites in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, New York and Western PA. That hands-on experience prepared him to assume the role of Operations Manager of our field and plant in Thompson, Ohio, for 15 years. Dan became Operations Manager in 1991 before being promoted to Vice President of our Precast Group in 1998.
Dan is passionate about inspiring others to achieve their personal best. Part of his motivation on staying focused comes from a bit of advice he received early on and followed through the years, which is “work hard every day and don’t worry about what others around you are doing.” Dan enjoys being part of a family-run business that provides building solutions that improve people’s lives. He has helped transform millions of square feet of precast construction from engineering concepts to over 1,200 world-class completed projects, including hospitals, office buildings, stadiums, manufacturing facilities, and parking garages.
Having a genuine desire to advance the industry, Dan is actively involved in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He was on the Board of Directors team from 2005-2006, 2011-2014 and 2017-2019. He is a member of the organization’s Plant Certification Committee, and Field Certification Committee ensuring company plants adhere to quality planning and manufacturing process requirements developed explicitly for the precast concrete industry. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tri-State University.
When he is not driving innovation at Sidley, you’ll find Dan playing golf, working on projects around the home, dining out, and traveling to Florida – one of his favorite destinations.