Advisory Board

Surface Tech is pleased to work with these outstanding professionals as our Advisory Board and Board of Directors.

Phil Blankenship, P.E.


Phil’s career as a professional engineer includes more than two decades in the asphalt industry. He provides valuable insights for asphalt materials research. Phil has been instrumental in assisting Surface Tech in mix designs, product testing and providing technological assistance to our distributors.

Phil is widely recognized within the asphalt industry through published research and as prominent speaker and trainer. His experience includes a decade with Koch Industries, where he was a platform technology developer for the company’s research into the effectiveness of high-polymer asphalt interlayers and polymer hot mix. In a subsequent decade, he was the Senior Research Engineer and mixture lab manager for the Asphalt Institute.

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Jeff Grillo

Construction, Operations, Engineering, and Supply Chain Executive

Jeff Grillo is president of JLG Construction Management; he is a managing partner with World Wide Professional Solutions and a principal of Thornton, Grillo and Esparza. As a construction operations and supply chain executive, he has worked to create solutions that close the gap between the owner and supply chain capabilities. The three companies he stewards align to provide collaborative strategies, offer construction management teams and supply high-rise office and residential design/build solutions.

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

— William Blake

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Neil Tunmore

Strategic Resource

Neil Tunmore brings an extensive background and experience at Intel Corporation in senior positions in Finance, HR, Facilities and Construction. He focuses on execution, strong leadership and clarity of strategy and vision. The challenge of driving change in the construction industry drew him to facilities management and global construction. Neil is also drawn to innovation and disruption in the construction industry and embraces trying new methods and materials.

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

— Arthur C. Clarke