Our Executives

Our Executives

Our Executives:

Tommy Mathews, President:

Tommy Mathews, PG, REM is President and founder of Westward. Mr. Mathews has testified numerous times before the Texas Legislature, works as expert on land use issues and as a liaison between industry and community groups. He frequently serves on stakeholders and task groups at the state and national level working on various environmental issues that impact industry. Mr. Mathews is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (PG) and Registered Environmental Manager (REM). He has served on the Environmental Committees of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association, Associated General Contractors of Texas, Texas Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Association, and the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and Guadalupe Blanco River Trust.

Rick Mathews, Senior Vice President Business Development & Administration :

Rick Mathews, CSIP, CESCO is the Vice President of Westward. He has over thirty years of experience in the construction, aggregates, and environmental consulting industries. His primary responsibilities include managing environmental issues relative to these industries. Mr. Mathews has prepared plans, permit applications, and conducted site assessments for over 150 facilities in Texas. His daily duties include project management, customer relations, acting as liaison with regulatory agencies and development of internal company programs.

Gary Nicholls,
Senior Vice President Operations:

Gary Nicholls, PE is Vice President, Principal Engineer for Westward. He is a professional engineer with over thirty years of experience in the construction, aggregates, and construction material industries. Mr. Nicholls is responsible for management and supervision of air permitting, Edwards Aquifer Protection Program Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans, civil engineering designs, as well as employee training and development of company technical policies. In addition, Gary worked with the TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and the Lower Colorado River Authority developing their Technical Guidance related to quarry operations.

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