Rampart’s Professional Personnel

Rampart’s professional personnel are ready to answer all your concrete removal and surface preparation questions, including: hydrodemolition, Fast Track Hydrodemolition, debris cleanup, and wastewater control and disposal.

Please use our contact form, call 412-262-4511, or email one of addresses listed below to contact any of Rampart’s personnel.



Beth Newbold, President

Beth 140316 Beth began her professional career managing production and design for the theater including assignments across the United States and internationally.  She was the Director of Facilities at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC during the $17 million restoration of the 600,000 square foot parking garage.  She has worked as a Project Manager at the National Institute of Health and the Bethesda Metro Center and as a scheduling consultant.  Beth has 22 years of experience in the hydrodemolition industry.  Beth is a member of ICRI.  As Rampart’s President, she is responsible for all aspects of the business.

Pat Winkler, Senior Vice President

Winkler, Pat Pat performed his first hydrodemolition project in 1986 as a restoration contractor and has been directly involved in the hydrodemolition industry for the past 29 years. He is a member of ICRI, ACI, SSPC and APC. Pat has a BA in Chemistry from Michigan State University, and an MBA from Rutgers University.  He is OSHA 10 certified.  As Rampart’s Senior Vice President, Pat is responsible for new business development, equipment research and development, and improvement ideas/upgrades.

Bob Schwab, Vice President and General Manager

Schwab, Robert Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Engineering and a MBA in Marketing and Finance. Prior to joining Rampart, he was Executive Director at McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. Bob has extensive experience in contracting, sales, safety, marketing, and customer service. As Vice President and General Manager, he is responsible for running Rampart’s day-to-day activities and operations.

Sam Dickson, Operations Manager

Dickson, Sam Sam started in 2009 as a Field Technician and has operated most of Rampart’s equipment on a variety of projects including bridges, stadiums, and parking structures.  Sam has experience in sales/estimating, project management, and is currently the Operations Manager.  He has completed the OSHA 30 Construction certification and is a member of the ICRI.  Sam served in the US Army and PA Army National Guard as an Engineer specializing in bridging, demolition and heavy construction.  He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.  As Operations Manager, Sam is responsible for the overall coordination of all aspects of project management.

Kathy Hassett, Director of Finance

Hassett, Kathy Kathy joined Rampart in 2010.  She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Kathy was previously employed as Vice President, Finance & Administration at Solid State Measurements, Inc.  Kathy is responsible for all of Rampart’s accounting, financial, contracting, and insurance activities.

Bill Merriman, Equipment & Maintenance Manager

Merriman, Bill - original cropped Bill started at Rampart in 2006 as a mechanic and field technician.  During his career, he has held multiple positions and has developed extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of Rampart’s operations.  Bill served in the US Army as a Maintenance Supervisor, Shop Foreman, and Generator Section Supervisor, as well as a Production Recruiter in the PA Army National Guard.  In his current position, Bill is responsible for all the equipment in Rampart’s fleet.  He oversees equipment readiness, preventive maintenance, and inspection activities.  Additionally, he supervises new equipment development and is responsible for all daily shop facility activities.

Bob Fonzi, Sr. Accountant/Purchasing Manager

Fonzi, Bob Bob joined the Rampart team in 2011.  He is responsible for various accounting functions, such as tax preparation, purchase tracking, and cost estimates.  He has a BS in Business Administration (Major Accounting) from Slippery Rock University.  Bob was previously employed by Drilling & Grouting Solutions, LLC as CFO/Partner.

Kim McCoy, Logistics Support

McCoy, Kimberly Kim has worked at Rampart for approximately five years.  She is responsible for all project logistics, including employee travel, permits, and project information coordination. Prior to joining Rampart, she was the Catering & Convention Services Manager at the Hyatt Regency.  Kim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology.

Mary Keller, Contracts/HR Manager

Keller, Mary Mary joined the Rampart team in 2010.  Prior to coming to Rampart, she was the Sales & Contract Administrator for Solid State Measurements, Inc.  Mary graduated from the University of
Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  As Contract Manager, Mary is responsible for all aspects of the contract process including pre-qualification, contract review,
partial & fully executed contracts, and change orders.  Additionally, she is also in charge of Rampart’s hiring process and human resources functions.

Patty McDonnell, Staff Accountant

McDonnell, Patty Patty started her career at Rampart in 2008.  She is responsible for all payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions.  Patty graduated from West Virginia Northern Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.  Prior to joining Rampart, she worked for Charles F. Orum, CPA.

Shawn Schake, Assistant Project Manager

Schake, Shawn1 Shawn is a recent addition to the Rampart team.  As Assistant Project Manager, he is responsible for managing all the details that make a project successful for our customers.  Shawn previously worked for Baker Installations and is OSHA 10 certified.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Finance.

Tom Collins, Field Superintendent

Collins, Tom 2013 Tom joined Rampart in 1992 as an Inventory Clerk, moved onto Field Technician, and then Senior Field Technician.  In his current position, Tom travels to jobsites across the country to prepare, manage, and direct the hydrodemolition work.  He oversees the completion of multiple projects and he supervises and trains field technicians.  With more than 20 years of experience, Tom has extensive knowledge of the hydrodemolition industry.  He is OSHA 30 certified.  Tom served in the United State Air Force with the 384th Bombardment Wing (BMW).

Tom McCann, Senior Estimator

McCann, Thomas

Tom has been with Rampart for the past three years and is committed to providing excellent customer service and developing comprehensive solutions for Rampart’s clients. He is a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and has a BS-Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is OSHA 10 certified.  Tom is responsible for all aspects of bid preparation, as well as providing educational presentations and attending industry-related conferences and meetings.


Wanda Cranmer, Safety Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Cranmer, Wanda Wanda began her career at Rampart as a Research Analyst in 2009.  As Safety Manager, she is responsible for all aspects of Rampart’s safety program including compliance with both OSHA and USDOT/FMSCA regulations; and as Marketing Coordinator, she is responsible for lead development, website updates, and other marketing functions.  Wanda has completed her OSHA 10 Construction certification.