Educational advisory board

The Mission of the NPE Education Advisory Board (EAB) is to assist in the growth of the educational programs offered at NPE. EAB members volunteer as experts in the development of appropriate and timely content that will attract a wide range of interested industry stakeholders. The EAB will provide guidance and propose initiatives for the continued success of the conference and for the development of additional educational resources.


Chris Tamannay

Petra Paving

Chris Tamannay has been in the business since 1988, starting in seal coating and inline striping by myself and later entering into paving in 1992 with three guys. He now employs 12 to 15 people. Chris has been attending the NPE since 1999 and started teaching and facilitating round tables in 2009. In 2007 Chris joined NPE’s Educational Advisory Board and is very passionate about NPE as it rescued his business and taught him how to be efficient and successful!

Mark Carter

Peloton Sweeping

Mike Byrd

Midwest PLM

I started my career in 1993 running asphalt millings machines. Only a few years later I found myself as the Operations Manager for a large milling company, managing over 10 mills up and down the east coast. That experience took me even further, overseeing large highway projects from start to finish. In 2014 I started Midwest Parking Lot Maintenance LLC. alongside Leigh Byrd. We quickly grew into one of the largest asphalt maintenance companies in Ohio, receiving Pavement Maintenance Magazines “2019 Contractor of the Year” award. That September we sold the company to Ronyak Paving. Since then I moved to Idaho and work as an Estimator/Project Manager for ESI, Colorado’s largest Civil Paving and Infrastructure Company. I also own and manage a company called Siteworx Consulting. We consult small and large companies on things like estimating, project managing, job costing, growth strategies, and create company policies. I have been on the NPE’s advisory board for 3 years now as well as speaking and training at the conference.

Nick Howell

T & N Asphalt Services

Nick Howell, President of T&N Asphalt Services, Salt Lake City, UT. Nick has been in the asphalt business over 24 years. Nick has been a regular Presenter and Round Table Moderator at the National Pavement Expo since 2008. Nick contributes a monthly column to Pavement Magazine. He has been a member of the Pavement Advisory Board since 2007, the National Pavement Expo Educational Advisory Board and Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Preservation Committee since 2019.

Shawn Boyce

Brothers Paving & Concrete Corporation

Shawn Boyce has been in the Paving and Concrete industry for 25 years. He currently runs the day today operations at Brothers Paving Concrete Corporation Located in Northern Virginia which employees around 200 men and women.

Todd Eichholz

A and A Paving

Tom Eosso

Eosso Brothers Paving

Thomas Eosso is Vice President at Eosso Brothers Paving located in Farmingdale, NJ. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the paving industry and has been a regular speaker at National Pavement Expo and National Pavement Expo West for 13 years. He has done an excellent job of developing and refining over the years to meet the specific needs and demands of his audience and his customers. His main focus is to provide his customers with a custom solution to suit their pavement needs. Thomas is passionate about technology and utilizing it to enhance productivity throughout his company. He believes that communication is the key to success in the office and in the field.

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