Marietta Silos announces promotion, new manager

MARIETTA — A new project control manager and a promotion to vice president have been announced at Marietta Silos LLC.

Luisa Barton is a native of Marietta, a graduate of Marietta High School and a 2017 graduate of Marietta College where she earned a degree in petroleum engineering. She started her professional career working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas where she assisted directional drillers on rigs located throughout the southern USA.

At Marietta Silos, Barton will be responsible for submittals, safety, compliance and logistics in support of crew operations for silo construction and repair, inspection and cleaning.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help grow Marietta Silos into the future, and to improve efficiencies in what we do and how we do it”, Barton said. “And, of course, being back in my hometown and close to my family is important.”

According to president and CEO Dennis Blauser, the addition of Barton to the company adds a new dimension in how the company manages resources for silo and related projects from start to finish.

“The details associated with running safe and cost efficient capital projects for customers across the country require exceptional management skills, and Luisa brings these talents to our firm,” he said.

In her spare time Barton enjoys working out, traveling and spending time in the air as a licensed pilot.

Jordan Pomrenke has been promoted to vice president, business development of Marietta Silos. Pomrenke is a native of Williamstown, a graduate of Williamstown High School and a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in construction systems management.

Since his graduation he has worked in various field positions for Marietta Silos to acquire hands-on experience in the design, construction, inspection and repair of bulk storage silos and allied systems.

His role in business development includes expanding the company’s reach into existing and new markets throughout North America, overseeing projects and managing relationships with customers, professional engineering and architectural firms, and monitoring compliance programs for job safety and environmental impact. His direct involvement in field operations has provided him with a contextual understanding of all phases of silo applications, from needs assessment and cost/benefit analyses, logistics, construction, job site management and labor relations.

“My college career was initially focused on civil engineering, but the construction management program presented me with more opportunities to work through all phases of a project, from the drawing board to the final result”, added Jordan. “This combination of academic study and work on real world problems has positioned me to help advance our technologies in support of customer needs.”

When the company sees engineering concepts and bid tenders from large energy corporations, it can view solutions against a backdrop of many previous projects instead of an abstract drawing, he said.

“This gives us an advantage if developing the right solution from the start, while providing consultative assistance to our customers,” Pomrenke said.

The promotion of Pomrenke assures continuity of service as well as sustainability in all phases of the company, Blauser said.

“Jordan has earned a key position with Marietta Silos, and we look forward to working with him to maintain a legacy that dates back more than 100 years here in Marietta,” Blauser said.

Marietta Silos is part of the Marietta Group, which includes Marietta Inspection Services and USA Silo Service Inc. The company leads the industry in concrete stave, Slipform and Jumpform silo construction and is a recognized leader in concrete construction, inspection and repair.

Marietta Silos projects include major industrial giants, pre-cast building construction, cast-in-place projects and storage silo construction.