The 2024 MCA Concrete Maintenance Manager of the Year Award goes to John Blair from Fisher Companies.

In the realm of concrete production and maintenance, where precision and efficiency reign supreme, individuals like John Blair stand out as invaluable assets. As the Maintenance Manager at Fisher Companies, John embodies the epitome of dedication, expertise, and leadership.

John Blair


With over three decades of experience, including a remarkable 24 years specifically in the ready mix industry, John brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the table. His journey at Fisher Companies spans seven years, during which he has consistently showcased his unparalleled proficiency in maintaining and repairing concrete plants, heavy equipment, and ready-mix trucks.

What distinguishes John is not just his extensive experience, but his remarkable ability to leverage it effectively. He is known for his talent for swiftly diagnosing and rectifying issues, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum operational efficiency. John's leadership extends beyond mechanical prowess; he has assumed a crucial role in guiding and training operators, emphasizing the significance of proper equipment maintenance and operation.

Moreover, John's impact on the company exceeds the confines of his job description. He spearheaded the overhaul of the vehicle maintenance records system upon his arrival, a task he executed with commendable precision and diligence. Additionally, his efforts in revamping and optimizing the spare parts inventory have not only optimized resource allocation but also mitigated the impact of electronic sensor failures, a common challenge in modern equipment.

John's commitment to continuous improvement serves as a beacon for his peers and subordinates alike. His relentless pursuit of excellence has not only elevated operational standards but also fostered a culture of innovation and efficiency within the company. Under his stewardship, Fisher Companies has witnessed a tangible reduction in downtime-related costs and an increase in the scope of in-house maintenance capabilities.

John's receipt of this award is a testament to his outstanding contributions to Fisher Companies and the concrete industry at large. John Blair is a cornerstone of reliability and excellence in the concrete industry.