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Leadership Team

Todd & Sargent's leadership team has helped guide the company’s success in the engineering & construction services industry. We've grown from a focused family company into a value-added, single-source expert in a broad range of slipform concrete solutions. Our core executive team has come together from a variety of backgrounds to help Todd & Sargent grow in size and services. The result is a long list of clients with strong customer satisfaction and a diverse portfolio of successful projects.

Jon Sargent

President & CEO

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Jon Sargent provides overall strategic and corporate direction to Todd & Sargent. In his role as President & CEO, he focuses on setting the company's vision, leading the company's leadership team, and ensuring the company lives its values every day. Jon is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), Construction Management Association, and former board member of Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa. Jon graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in Finance and from the University of Chicago with an M.B.A. in Economics. He is also a member of The Sargent Group, Inc. Board of Directors. Jon has been with Todd & Sargent since 2010.

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Alex Kerrigan

Vice President - Project Development

Alex Kerrigan is responsible for project development at Todd & Sargent, bringing ag and industrial projects from concept to reality. Alex works closely with each client’s team to develop successful facility designs and compile comprehensive and competitive cost estimates. Alex is a member of the American Feed Industry Association, Grain Elevator and Processing Society, International Association of Operative Millers, and National Grain and Feed Association. Alex graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Alex has been with Todd & Sargent since 2002.

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Pat Taggart

Vice President - Field Operations

Pat Taggart is responsible for field operations at Todd & Sargent. His duties include overseeing safety, field construction teams, construction scheduling, and project quality assurance. He also oversees Todd & Sargent's warehouse team. Pat graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agriculture Studies. Pat has been with Todd & Sargent since 1983.

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Bryan Coussens, P.E.

Vice President - Engineering

Bryan Coussens is responsible for all aspects of Todd & Sargent’s engineering function. Bryan manages Todd & Sargent’s team of engineers and drafters to meet our clients’ complex engineering needs. He provides structural, process, and value engineering for projects in the grain, feed, flour, biofuels, and specialty industries. Bryan also reviews projects for code requirements and compliance. Bryan is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Civil Engineering. Bryan has been with Todd & Sargent since 1996.

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Cathy Simmons

Design Manager

Cathy Simmons is responsible for working with clients to design and develop facilities in the feed, grain, four milling, pet food manufacturing, renewable and agri-industrial processing markets across the US and Canada. She develops project schedules and holds the design team members accountable to project deadlines. Cathy is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa Emerging Leaders, and Leadership Ames. Cathy started with Todd & Sargent as an Engineering Drafter in 1993 after graduating with a degree in Industrial Technology from McPherson College and two years of graduate level work in Industrial Education and Technology from Iowa State University. 

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James Bucher

Chief Financial Officer

James Bucher is responsible for Todd & Sargent's finance, accounting, and information technology functions. He manages the T&S accounting team, banking and insurance relationships, and oversees the annual audits of the company’s financial statements, benefits plans, and insurance programs. James graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Accounting and holds his Certified Public Accountant designation. James has been with Todd & Sargent since 2017.

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Scott Sylvester

Vice President - Business Development

Scott Sylvester is responsible for developing and maintaining strong client and partner relationships as well as identifying new market opportunities at Todd & Sargent. He has over 20 years serving clients and partners in the Ag and Industrial construction markets. He is an active member with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and past member of Food Processing Suppliers Association and Iowa Lean Consortium. Scott graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a General Studies degree, with an emphasis on communications and psychology.

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