THE WOODLANDS, TX – January 14, 2019 – Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) today announced that Kate Sberna has been appointed to the position of Vice President, Chief Talent Officer effective January 7, 2019. In this capacity, Ms. Sberna will lead Sterling’s talent, leadership development, and recruiting initiatives to create a best in class human capital management process and support Sterling’s growth.
“As we developed the next phase of our Strategic Plan, which focuses on driving significant growth, we realized one of our largest risks was associated with having enough of the right talent given the tightening U.S. labor market,” said Sterling’s Chief Executive Officer, Joe Cutillo. “As a result, we have added a Human Capital element to our strategy, developed this new role and expanded the role of our Board Compensation Committee to include Talent Development. We expect that this effort, combined with the skills and background Kate brings us, will enable Sterling to be an industry leader in recruiting, training and retaining both new and existing employees at all levels of the organization. Kate is an accomplished human resources executive and has a proven track record of creating people strategies and solutions, building talent, and leading teams to successfully drive business results. When coupled with the expanded focus on talent development at the committee level of our Board of Directors, we are excited to have Kate’s expertise in building an action-oriented, diverse thinking culture where current and future employees view Sterling as a career and not just a job.”
Ms. Sberna brings 20 years of experience building talent and transforming companies in a variety of sectors – from private security to energy – having held various human resources leadership roles with teams and responsibility across the globe. Most recently she was with Aggreko, a supplier of modular, mobile power, heating, cooling, and related services worldwide where she held the position of Global Director of Learning & Talent and led the company’s worldwide learning and talent function. Kate’s 11 year career with Aggreko also included roles as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Aggreko’s Rental Solutions business, and The Americas division. Prior to this, Kate was Vice President of Human Resources for Corrpro Companies, a global leader in the corrosion protection industry, where she helped establish a new operating model and was responsible for aligning the organization’s human capital with business strategies.
Additionally, the Company has appointed Craig Allen, previously Sterling’s Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2013, to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance &
Administration Officer, where he will continue to oversee Sterling’s ethics & compliance program, and Human Resource operations.