Chaparral Concrete Equipment is an organization made up of individuals who are uniquely equipped in terms of training, expertise, experience, interest, and commitment to meet your needs for cement mixer trucks, concrete pumps, new and used concrete equipment, and comprehensive technical and engineering support along every dimension in the industry. We are proud of our products and our people, and we invite you to get to know us today. Here we are! Call or contact us to discuss your concrete requirements!
Chaparral Concrete Equipment is:
- Licensed Texas Motor Vehicle Dealer
- Licensed Texas company founded in 2000
- Allied Member Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association (tx-taca.org)
- Member National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (nrmca.org)
- All concrete equipment sold carries certification by the U.S. Concrete Plant Manufacturer’s Bureau (cpmb.org) and/or the U.S. Truck Mixer Manufacturer’s Bureau (tmmb.org).
Second generation new and used concrete equipment expert Fred Vincent, Chaparral’s CEO and Managing Partner, loves being involved with the motivated and capable people who build the world’s infrastructure from the ground up: a group he refers to as “the concrete guys.” Fred brings many years’ experience in the concrete industry, with involvement in every phase of the industry, including new and used concrete equipment, management, customer relations – domestic and international, and the highest level of formal education (Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA, University of Texas at Arlington, and Master of Business Administration - MBA, Texas Christian University) to Chaparral and to you! Despite his total commitment to meeting your needs for new and used concrete equipment, technical expertise, and concrete industry experience, Fred is involved in a number of personal interests and hobbies ranging all the way from impressive musical expertise (guitar and voice) to competitive bird hunting, bicycling, and other outdoor activities in which he has won numerous awards and titles. Fred is also active in concrete industry associations and organizations.
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Ricardo Molina, Chaparral’s bilingual and binational General Manager, performs many functions for this leading new and used concrete and heavy equipment provider, both domestically and internationally. Responsible, as a part of the Chaparral team, for sales, invoicing, advertising, deliveries, business plan analysis, among other functions, Ricardo thrives in this progressive company where his creative talents and decision-making abilities are valued and utilized. Ricardo is committed at both practical and philosophical levels to the role of concrete in the further development of infrastructure, and he is well versed and experienced in handling complex delivery logistics. Ricardo brings both vast management and hands-on, “on the ground” experience to Chaparral’s team, equipped with the Global Master of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a mechanical engineering and management degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Ricardo also enjoys motorcycles, boats, hunting, fishing, and camping when he is not at work.
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Fred Vincent, Sr.
Chaparral Concrete Equipment welcomes with both pleasure and excitement the recent addition to our team of experts in the concrete equipment field of Fred Vincent Sr., in the role of Senior Advisor. Fred Sr., father of Managing Partner and CEO Fred Jr., adds both breadth and depth to our already impressive line-up of folks who know the industry and are eager to help meet your needs.
While Fred Sr. will be involved in sales initially, bringing his many years’ experience to that role, he will also develop and provide advisory services to our construction industry clients on a global basis, assisting Chaparral Concrete Equipment clients with their recruitment and placement of concrete industry employees to achieve maximum operational productivity, providing direct consulting services on right-sizing a business, buying or selling a business, and merger and acquisition. He will provide customized business services seminars in small groups to Chaparral Concrete Equipment clients, addressing such issues as corporate culture, branding, achieving a 75% close ratio, Kingdom principles in business, and the specific relationships between time and money.
Mr. Vincent Sr. brings significant educational achievements to his new role as Senior Advisor at Chaparral Concrete Equipment. He holds an associate’s degree in aeronautical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, a B.B.A. in management and marketing from The University of Texas at Arlington, and additional post-graduate study at Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Mr. Vincent Sr.’s intimate knowledge of the concrete mixer industry is a result of his deep involvement in it as president of Equipment Southwest, Dallas, his responsibilities and immersion in the industry as Western U.S. Regional Manager for Rexcon/Rexnord, a leading concrete mixer and plant manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and as National Accounts Manager over the past six years with Rush Peterbilt Trucks, the largest heavy truck dealer in the U.S.
Fred Sr. enjoys the concrete mixer and construction industry because it involves working with people who are forward-looking, big-thinking builders who look to the future. He particularly enjoys being involved from the initial planning of a project to its actual realization, thriving on the creativity required to put the right package of equipment together for a particular project. For this reason, among many others, he looks forward eagerly now to helping to put the right companies together with the right people at Chaparral Concrete Equipment.
Fred Sr. counts his evangelical Baptist grandmother, who ran a tailor shop and seamstress business in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the Great Depression, as the most important personal and ethical influence on him as he was growing up. He counts as the His most important work experience over his career, be believes, was at Rexcon/Rexnord where the corporate culture was defined as “God first, family next, then work.”
While Fred Sr. enjoys golf, gardening, and family in his spare time, he devotes large amounts of his time away from work to teaching English, using the Bible, to people who are new arrivals to the U.S., addressing the needs of inner city children, and coordinating volunteer ministries for some twenty-five ministries ranging from services to homeless persons to orphanages in Africa. His passion is “sharing Christ with others” and encouraging and being encouraged in the process. Fred Sr. is driven by concern for others, by his strong desire to help people become the best that they can be, and by his passion for sharing this message both within the work setting and outside of it.
Welcome, Fred Sr., to Chaparral Concrete Equipment!
Sr. Operations Manager Jose Molina plays major roles for Chaparral Concrete Equipment in Mexico, Central America, and South America, serving new international customers and identifying new markets for concrete plants, new and used concrete equipment, and related products and services. Jose, armed with both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monterrey “Tec” and a Master’s in International Business from The European School of Management, London, UK, finds the work environment at Chaparral stimulating in its openness to new ideas and new ways of getting things done. An integral part of Chaparral since the completion of his academic work, Jose enjoys football, golf, skiing, motorcycling, and world-wide travel. He is a former football player with the “Borregos Salvajes,” having accumulated several prestigious awards in that arena. Jose looks forward to sharing with you his experience and expertise to meet your particular concrete equipment and services needs.
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Joining Chaparral Concrete Equipment this month as our Site Manager with responsibilities in a number of key areas within the company is Sharon Vincent, wife of Managing Partner and CEO Fred Vincent, Jr. We are excited to welcome her to the team and excited about all that she brings to her new association and involvement with Chaparral Concrete Equipment!
Sharon comes to Chaparral Concrete with a wealth of experience in business, including some 23 years of intensive involvement and responsibility in the semiconductor industry. In her long-term association with Wonlk Quartz International (formerly Quartz International), Sharon was involved in the manufacturing and supply of quartz products to such semiconductor industry giants as Intel, Motorola, AMD, and others. Starting with QI as Office Manager, Sharon worked her way up the promotional ladder through Site Manager to Materials Manager, enjoying the many roles she was called on to enact at each step of the way. Sharon was a key performer in her former positions, but she particularly enjoyed the Site Manger and Materials Manager positions. Sharon was with Quartz International until its Texas facilities were consolidated with other units in 2009.
Sharon holds an Associate’s degree in Administrative Management.
As Site Manger for Chaparral Concrete Equipment, Sharon will be responsible for a number of major support functions, including but not limited to organizational execution, DMV audit support and prevention, IRS audit support and prevention, purchasing and sourcing support, IT and facilities support, and an array of human resource functions, including health insurance and other benefits, 401K support, and income tax support.
Sharon is a north Texas native, having grown up in Mesquite. She fondly recalls family holiday gatherings in the area and enjoys family time, actively step-parenting the three Vincent boys, boating, adventuring on vacations, and reading. She is committed to community improvement and to helping others through her church, volunteering in several capacities.
Sharon looks forward to the many challenges that await her with Chaparral Concrete Equipment.
Vice President for IT (Information Technology) Christopher Vincent is responsible for all of Chaparral Concrete Equipment’s website and online presence, online marketing, and the development of online and search engine marketing strategies. Chris, degreed in computer science and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), brings impressive expertise and experience in software engineering and architecture to Chaparral, whose highly trained engineers and concrete equipment and application specialists offer him the challenges of association with a responsive, professional, results-oriented organization. Chris also lends his personal and professional support to his religious faith and his musical interests, as an accomplished jazz saxophonist, study group leader, and fundraiser.