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.


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

— Albert Einstein
Phil Blankenship Website

Brian Majeska

Monetizing knowledge for commercializations Roadmaps with clients.

Mr. Majeska has over twenty five years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Technology and Innovation in the road and chemicals industry. He has held leadership roles at Koch Industries where as Vice President of Technology he along with a team of professionals led the launch of numerous technologies including the introduction of NovaChip in the U.S. Additionally, Mr. Majeska worked with the leadership team in setting up asphalt businesses or joint ventures in Brazil, China, and Mexico.

Mr. Majeska now heads Adventus Material Strategies with Dave Henderson and Joseph Lorenc. The team is passionate about creating creating customer value in marketing, commercialization, & technical strategies into industry.

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

— William Blake

LINKED IN: Brian Majeska

Amy Miller

Strategic Resource

Amy Miller brings a wealth of experience to our Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the Women of Asphalt Association and held positions as a civil engineer and as a key account manager for W.R. Grace before moving into management positions of pavement industry associations.

Her extensive work experience encompasses civil engineering, pavement design, sales and management, as well as collaboration on a wide range of projects within both the asphalt and ready-mix concrete industries.

Amy is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified General Contractor. In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Engineering she holds a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Florida.

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

— Arthur C. Clarke

LINKED IN: Amy Miller
Asphalt road
Collin Browning

Collin Browning


Collin is President of Site Supply Inc. — a technical sales organization and distributor of construction materials for site development projects. Site Supply Inc. offers many commodity, proprietary and patented products. These innovative products include ACE XP Polymer Fiber for HMA/WMA reinforcement.

The technical sales and supply expertise makes Site Supply Inc. uniquely qualified to take new and innovative products to the market. Site Supply’s clients typically include Engineers, Architects, Government Agencies, Owners, Developers and Contractors. They work closely with designers to develop appropriate project designs and specifications for the products and systems.

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

— Walt Disney
Linked In: Collin Browning

Ronald Stickel

Asphalt & Concrete Consulting

Ronald Stickel provides consulting services for aggregate, hot mix asphalt and concrete producers and contractors. His decades-long experience in the paving industries makes him uniquely suited to the innovations-forward philosophy of Surface Tech.  Ronald’s experience spans virtually every aspect of paving — mix designs, technical services, quality assurance, forensic investigation and product development.

Before launching his consulting business in 2014, Ronald spent more than two decades heading up the Quality Assurance Department for Teichert Materials, where he oversaw a staff of 33 technicians responsible for aggregate/asphalt/concrete materials research, product development, and quality assurance and control for 16 aggregate facilities and eight concrete operations in Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada.

Building on his vast repertoire of knowledge and experience, Ronald continues to provide a wide range of consulting services to benefit both the asphalt and concrete industries.

“The only way you can predict the future is to build it.”

— Alan Kay

LINKED IN: Ronald Stickel