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Howlin Team

Joe Penn - President
Joe joined the Howlin Team in 1986, after receiving a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Towson State University. He has earned National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association Levels 3 & 4 Concrete Technologist, Concrete Green Building Specialist, American Concrete Institute Field Testing Technician, and Maryland State Highway Administration Concrete Plant Production Certifications. Joe maintains the mission for Howlin Concrete, specifically people, markets, materials, environment and community. His primary objective is for the employees and owner of Howlin Concrete to succeed, through the success of their customers. The building blocks to accomplish this, are efficiency vigilance, continuous training and responsible environmental stewardship.


Derek Taylor - Vice President
Derek joined Howlin Concrete in 1999. Derek received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. Derek is a National Ready-mix Concrete Association Level 2 and 3 Concrete Technologist, American Concrete Institute Grade 1 Field Testing Technician, and Maryland State Highway Administration Concrete Plant Productions Certified. Derek maintains the day-to-day operations of the concrete division, aggregate division, and the mining division, including all sites and people. Derek is a member of the Edward B. Howlin Executive Committee and the Edward B. Howlin, Inc. Safety Committee.


Randall Wallace - Concrete Operations and Quality Assurance Manager
Randy has been with Howlin Concrete since 1996. Randy is a certified National Ready- mix Concrete Association Level 4 Concrete Technologist. Randy is responsible for maintaining the day to day operations of the concrete division, including the mixer fleet, concrete plants and staff, dispatch, and the quality control department.


Robert Reid - Maintenance Manager
Bobby joined Howlin Concrete in 1988. He was promoted to Maintenance Manager in 2009. He is responsible for scheduling and repairing equipment, ordering parts, and plant maintenance. Mr. Reid is a member of the Edward B. Howlin, Inc. Safety Committee and responsible for the environmental maintenance of the Howlin Sites.


Tommy Demarr - Aggregate Operations Manager
Tommy has been with Howlin Concrete since 1995. As Howlin’s Aggregate Operations manager, he is responsible for mining, trucking, and processing aggregate. Tommy has served in the excavating industry since 1980.


Sammy Catterton - Mining Foreman
Sammy joined Howlin Concrete in 1989 as a mixer driver. Sammy is now the Mining Foreman and is responsible for the mining of the aggregate.


Tom Ellis - Sales Representative
Tom has been with Howlin Concrete since August of 2000. Tom brought 31 years of sales experience with him to Howlin Concrete. Since joining Howlin Concrete Tom has been responsible for Residential and Commercial Sales, our lead sales person for high volume aggregate contract sales in Maryland and Northern Virginia.Tom is a graduate of the University of Richmond’s School of Business with a BS in Business. He is an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.


Todd Dove - Sales Representative
Todd has been with Howlin Concrete since 1998. Todd is a lifelong resident of Calvert County were he lives with his wife and two children. He has held many positions within the company, from main dispatcher, plant and driver manager for our St. Mary’s County plants, to his position today as a sales representative. His sales areas are residential and commercial projects in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. Todd holds certifications as a Maryland State Highway Plant production technician and American Concrete Institute Grade 1 field testing technician. Todd is also a member of the Edward B Howlin Employee/Customer Appreciation Committee.


Jessica Wallace - Inside Sales Representative
Jessica worked at Howlin Concrete during the summer while attending UMBC. After graduating from UMBC in 1997, she worked for Howlin Construction Company and then took some time off to be a stay at home mom. She returned in Howlin Concrete in 2004 as an inside sales representative and executive assistant to the Vice President. Jessica is also a member of the Human Resources Committee and Employee/Customer Appreciation Committee.