Meet Our Leadership Team

We lead by example, with purpose and our sleeves rolled up.

Our leadership team is actively involved in day-to-day operations, overseeing design and manufacturing as they relate to customer needs across all platforms. With a hands-on approach, a big picture perspective and a focus on quality and customer satisfaction, they ensure our work is done right, the first time and on time.


Mark Porto

CEO

Mark Porto

CEO

Mark joined ACI and became President and CEO of Associated Steel Group, ACI and Alliance Steel Group in 2018. Since that time, he has been living the brand – being committed to investing in the people, technology and equipment to allow Alliance to maintain its focus on superior products and service. This is his first foray into the pre-engineered steel building business, but he arrives at ACI with extensive management experience in Shipbuilding, Aerospace, and Transportation Equipment.


Mike Gilbert

President

Mike Gilbert

President

In the metal building industry for 10 years, Mike joined Associated Steel Group in 2013 serving as Group CFO and President of ACI Building Systems.  Mike’s focus is on working with the board and lenders to establish short and long-term strategies for value creation, allocating resources that support customers and team members while providing an acceptable return to investors.


Keith Shedd, PE, SE, MASCE

Chief Engineer ASG

Keith Shedd, PE, SE, MASCE

Chief Engineer ASG

As Chief Engineer, Keith oversees all engineering practices for ASG companies, as well as all customer facing project integration. Calling on 38 years of experience in the steel industry, he manages scheduling projects, training engineers, implementing standards, developing projects and resolving customer issues while leading a team of 12 engineers. Keith joined Alliance in 2019, spending the previous 16 years as Chief Engineer at partner company ACI.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 24 states.


Jeremy Cedotal

Master Scheduler / Continuous Improvement Leader

Jeremy Cedotal

Master Scheduler / Continuous Improvement Leader

The Louisiana Boy, Jeremy has been with ACI since 1999. With the ability to work fast and efficiently without compromising ACI quality standards, he has held many leadership positions through the years, from Drafting Manager to Master Scheduler to Continuous Improvement Leader. Service and quality define ACI and Jeremy actively promotes each to the customer base and employee family.


Tim Davis

Vice President Sales

Tim Davis

Vice President Sales

With over 40 years in the industry, Tim has virtually worn every hat in the metal building business. While managing the sales team, Tim emphasizes the unmatched ability of the ACI Team and its focus on regularly exceeding customer expectations.


Scott Forsyth

Project Management and Estimation Manager

Scott Forsyth

Project Management and Estimation Manager

A 17-year ACI veteran, Scott began his career in Component Sales and has since worked in Internet Sales and as a Senior Estimator. He currently serves as Project Management & Estimating Manager where he enjoys the challenges of the evolving metal building business.  


James E. Lloyd III

Senior IT Director

James E. Lloyd III

Senior IT Director

James joined the ACI team as Senior IT Director in 2019. He manages a team charged with developing, managing and improving the technology infrastructure and tools that enable ACI to provide the highest level of customer service. James has over 13 years of IT experience, nine of those in the manufacturing sector.


Mike Newton

Vice President of Manufacturing

Mike Newton

Vice President of Manufacturing

With over 20-years’ experience in the industry, Mike originally was in the Information Technology side of the business and transitioned to Plant Manager where his IT background proved valuable to plant automation, quality and efficiencies. He joined ACI as VP of Manufacturing in 2018 and is charged with day-to-day management of his team, automating manufacturing lines and updating processes and equipment.


Toney Roberts

Comptroller

Toney Roberts

Comptroller

An accounting veteran, Toney has been Comptroller at ACI since 1999. In his position, Toney is in charge of supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting for the company. With a quick wit and free snacks, what’s not to like about Toney.


Marty Tolbert

Purchasing Manager

Marty Tolbert

Purchasing Manager

Marty is the Purchasing Manager for ACI. Marty started with the company in 1995 and has 24 years of purchasing experience in the industry. Marty and his team are responsible for the purchasing of materials, products, and services for ACI.


Deanna Towles

Account Manager

Deanna Towles

Account Manager

A 27-year accounting professional, Deanna joined the ACI team in 2014. Having previously worked in agriculture, real estate and logistics, she now knows the metal building business inside, and out. Working with the proven, talented ACI team, she has created great relationships with the company’s customers. Deanna is known for her thick southern drawl. If you are an ACI customer, you probably need to become familiar with it.


Debbie White

Human Resources Manager

Debbie White

Human Resources Manager

Debbie has served as ACI’s Human Resource Manager for over 26 years. Her strong relationships have served ACI well with years of highly qualified candidates walking through company doors. And even better than her HR skills may be her ability to plan great company picnics every year.


Marsha Williams

AR/Credit Manager

Marsha Williams

AR/Credit Manager

When you have been on the job for 25 years, you better love it. Marsha does and is reminded everyday that ACI has the absolute best customers and employees to work with.


David Wilson

Vice President Engineering

David Wilson

Vice President Engineering

David joined ACI in 2018 with over 23-years’ experience in the Metal Building Industry. He manages the Engineering, Drafting and Customer Service functions at ACI, where his technical knowledge is only surpassed by his superior customer service.