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With over 35 years in the industry, he began his career working for his father in the late 80s at the Powerscreen Dealer of Texas and the surrounding states. When presented with the opportunity to gain experience outside of Texas, he began his journey internationally. He took on the challenge in Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, North, and South America. It would later prove to be invaluable in leading a world-class operation today in La Grange, Texas.
Born in Coalisland, Ireland, he is the second eldest of nine with six brothers and two sisters. From an early age, he soon realized he was drawn into this industry. His passion for learning all he could by staying up to date with the latest technologies in material processing and conveying systems innovations, Paul took every opportunity to travel the world working and learning among leaders in the industry.
In 1995 Paul took a position with Michigan Cat, at the time one of the largest dealers in the nation, as Aggregate Equipment Sales Manager. He was soon exposed to an amazing world built on service and product support. During this time, Paul recognized that customer services was truly a game-changer in the world of screening crushing and conveying. After almost a decade of building this territory, it was time to return to his Texas roots.
In early 2002 he joined his father and brothers at McCourt Equipment as partner and Sales Manager. The business had a solid foundation with a loyal customer following, and Paul worked closely with the organization to learn insights and to share his industry best practices to strengthen the already thriving business. Together they built one of the premier equipment organizations in North America specializing in screening, crushing, conveying, washing, composting, and recycling. In 2006, Paul took on the leadership role as the company’s president.
With the strongest skilled and most knowledgeable team in the industry today, it goes without saying the principal to treat others the way you would like the be treated is how Paul leads the organization. Whether it is a customer, employee, or personally, this is the way he continues to lead successfully.
Eamon McCourt is the Executive Vice President of McCourt Equipment and is one of the initial founders of the company. He began his business career in Information Technologies with a Fortune 500 company. Eamon was one of the youngest IT Managers in his area and he took pride in helping others solve their problems. He carries this passion for McCourt Equipment, along with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Born in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, Eamon is the oldest of nine children. Eamon grew up in a family-oriented environment that encouraged him and his siblings to think and do what was needed to get the job done.
He started the business together with his father and brothers and transformed it into one of the industry leaders in the market they represent. This performance stems from the same emphasis on what he learned growing up, help others solve problems, and be there when someone calls.
Eamon is happily married, with three grown children and five grandkid. He enjoys spending time with family and passing on the same values with which he grew up.
McCourt Team since 2015
Audra Spann is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at McCourt Equipment, overseeing all financial functions and human resources. Audra joined McCourt in 2015 as a Financial Analyst and promoted to Financial Controller in 2016.
Before McCourt, she was a Senior Budget Analyst for LCRA. During her time with LCRA, she held other financial roles working closely with the plants and budget development, oversight, and for several large capital projects as a cost control project analyst.
Audra has experience in financial planning and analysis and is proficient in each area of accounting. Audra has served on the board of directors for several local nonprofits in a financial capacity in the community.
Audra holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Houston at Victoria and graduated with honors in 2002.
McCourt Team since October 2003
Colin Keane was born and raised in the north of Ireland. He moved to the USA in 2003 and settled in Austin, Texas, in 2004. In 2002, Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Information Management, from The Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland. He also attended St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida (2001) and The University of Texas at Austin (2008), respectively, on business and leadership programs. In 2003, he was the ninth company employee hired on by McCourt Equipment, Inc. and performed the role of Territory Manager. In 2013, he was promoted to Sales Manager and in 2020, promoted again to his current role as Vice President of Equipment Sales & Rentals.
Keane has over seventeen years of experience in crushing, screening, conveying and washing equipment sales, team skills, relationship building, and business development. Keane continues to be active in voluntary leadership roles within national and Texas-based industry associations. He serves on the ‘Emerging Leaders Council’ for the Associated Equipment Distributors and serves on the Associated General Contractors of Texas’ Scholarship Committee. He often speaks at industry association events and previously performed the role of Associate Division Chairman at the Associated General Contractors of Texas from 2013 to 2019.
Colin is a recipient of several honors; industry, and non-industry. In 2003 in Belfast, N. Ireland, Colin was awarded Explorer of the Year by Invest Northern Ireland. In 2008 in Boston, MA, Colin captained the winning Austin Celtic Cowboys to the Junior D National Gaelic Football Championship. In 2012, Colin participated in and completed Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program. Colin received the Young Ambassador Award and a Top 40 Under 40 Honoree, both from the Irish Echo Newspaper in New York in 2014. He was recognized in Las Vegas in 2016 with an Under 40 award by Construction Equipment Magazine. In 2017, he completed his last year as a Young Leader in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, where he participated in voluntary community projects in the local areas of their annual destination conferences, namely, Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. He was also awarded McCourt Equipment’s 2019 Employee of the Year and recognized in 2020 by the Austin Business Journal for his most recent career promotion.
Colin is an avid golfer and enjoys travel, watching college football, and staying in contact with his family in Ireland. He met his wife, Nicki, in Austin in 2009 and got married in 2013. One unique fact about Colin’s life is that he became a father to his daughter, Vivien Slane, and a naturalized US citizen all on the same day in April 2018. Encouraged by his wife after witnessing the birth of his daughter in Austin, Colin made the journey to San Antonio to be sworn in as a US citizen. Colin, Nicki, and their daughter, Vivien, currently reside in Austin, Texas.
McCourt Team since November 2018
Sean Fox is the Parts & Components Sales Manager at McCourt Equipment. With over 20 + years of experience in the aggregate industry, Fox worked for Bruner and Lay, Superior Industries, and Telsmith. His years in the industry have acquired extensive knowledge of drilling and blasting, material handling, and crushing and screening. When Sean is not tending to his job duties, he can be found hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. A resident of Bastrop, Texas, Sean enjoys spending time with his family.
Our Parts & Components Sales Manager is reachable at email@example.com.
McCourt Team since February 2014
Britt Reid is our Sales Manager for Environmental Equipment at McCourt Equipment and is well known in the organics industry worldwide. Providing exceptional and thorough customer service in sales and consulting since 1992. His level of respect and knowledge is incomparable to any other in the industry. From helping Australia’s largest banana producer gain a 50% yield by going completely organic, to redefining the recyclability in municipal landfills by cutting down on waste volume, Britt is qualified to help in any area of the organics field needed. His personal goal in this ever-growing industry is to keep reducing landfill waste by recycling and composting. He hopes to eliminate the use of harmful chemical fertilizers by helping customers convert to organic alternatives. Britt has a unique relationship with his customers, as he considers many of them close friends. Aside from work, Britt enjoys riding his Harley, gardening, and landscaping, and spending time with his wife, his two sons, and their pets.
McCourt Team since August 2017
David Robinette, McCourt Equipment Mining Engineer/Customer Support, received a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Minerals Engineering and a Minor in Geological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2001 and has worked solely in the Aggregates Industry since that time. Positions have included three working internships with Martin Marietta Materials in North Carolina and Western Maryland, Eastern US Technical Services Group in Towson, Maryland for Lafarge Corporation, Great Lakes Aggregate Performance team member in Streetsboro, OH for Lafarge NA, Mining Engineer/Plant Performance for Shelly Materials (an Oldcastle company) in Findlay and Ostrander, OH, and Mining Engineer for Alleyton Resource Company (a Summit Materials company) in Columbus, TX.
Responsibilities with those experiences varied and included: equipment/plant operation and routine plant maintenance, performance metrics gathering and presentation of KPI’s, team member for investigating and evaluating potential acquisitions, assisting in integrating purchased companies, scheduling and compiling plant audits to identify and address inefficiencies, was instrumental in the Capital Expenditure Process where he would use plant simulation tools and site studies to justify and write capital requests and typically manage once approved, and aggregate plant supervisory roles. He was instrumental in Oldcastle’s Plant Metric Tracking System as its co-creator, including training of nearly all Oldcastle operating companies, development of training documents, and assisted in the development of KPI reports. Another exciting role was being a company instructor where he helped develop materials and train foremen/managers in Crushing, Screening, Conveying, Washing/Classification, and Process Optimization. With Summit Materials, he focused metrics tracking, forecasting, budgeting, and introduced/trained individual site supervisors/managers to the corporate financial/accounting tracking system, was responsible for all of Alleyton’s aggregate capital requests, inventory measurement/reporting monthly, managing new equipment installations, making plant changes to maximize production, Greenfield plant projects, as well as acquisition evaluation, and acquisition integrations, various plant improvement projects, budgeting/forecasting for all locations, mine planning, overburden removal management, long-term site management strategies, and personnel development.
At McCourt Equipment, David uses his industry experiences in project justification, plant simulation, presentation skills, and process improvement knowledge to assist our valued customers in their mining and processing improvement needs. McCourt Equipment is pleased to offer David’s assistance to our customers with the justification process, equipment selection, and evaluation of existing processes for potential improvement suggestions. From the working face to loadout, we will strive to assist our customers in making the best long-term solutions for their business and solidify our ongoing relationships.
When not at work, David enjoys clay target shooting, gardening, maintaining a classic car collection, and traveling back to his family farm in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland.
McCourt team since January 2007
Wayne Beseda is the Service Manager and oversees the Safety of the employees at McCourt Equipment. Born in La Grange, Texas, Fayette Memorial Hospital, and spent his first year of life in Houston, Texas. His parents later moved to Ellinger, Texas to be closer to family, growing up with two sisters, attending and graduating from La Grange school district in 1982, pursuing a ranching career after graduation where for 26 years was in charge of a 1000+ acre, and 300-acre plot near La Grange. Meeting his wife Connie in 1987 and later marrying her in 1985 at the St John’s Catholic Church in Fayetville. Wayne has three sons, one daughter, and five grandchildren. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys spending time with his grandkids, hunting & fishing (a family favorite), spending time outdoors, and working with kids where he has coached baseball & softball. A fond memory for Wayne was when the team of 9-10-year-old girls in which his daughter played won State Champions for the Little League.
Deciding for a career change in 2007, Wayne applied at McCourts, where he works since January 2007. When Wayne started, his job duties included welding, fabricating, field jobs, and working on equipment in the shop not long after becoming a team leader. Wayne attended the University of Texas in Arlington, where he became a certified Safety & Health Official.
“I thoroughly enjoy my job and all the people I work with. It is a challenging job, but also gratifying. McCourt Equipment has grown tremendously in the past 13 years. I feel blessed to be a part of it all!” Wayne Beseda
McCourt team since May 2003
Anthony Kutchka is the Lead Field Service Technician at McCourt Equipment. As the lead tech, his goal is to have the best field service in the industry. He has been with McCourts since 2003. Jr takes it personally when customers are not happy with our service or our response time. His team tries their best to be on-site within 48 hours of a service call. He is proud to say that McCourt Equipment is one of the first companies to be ISD (Independent Service Dealer ) certified. A certification such as ISD means McCourt Equipment can do all the work a local cat dealer provides, including all warranty work. The additional certifications and training help us ensure less downtime for our customers since we do not have to wait for anything. We recently became a Volvo dealer certified as well.
Before Jr came to work for McCourts, he worked on vehicles and equipment for an independent service center for five years. He grew up working on his family’s farm from a young age, where he operated and worked on farm equipment. His whole life Jr has enjoyed working on different stuff. He graduated from TSTC in 1998 with a 3.8 GPA in diesel technologies. When Jr is not at work or on the phone with customers, he likes to take his three kids fishing or hunting depending on the time of year. The one thing Jr says all the time is “ if someone built it, he can fix it “ he truly believes that with enough time and information, he can fix just about anything.