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Leadership Team

Todd & Sargent's leadership team has helped guide the company’s success in the engineering & construction services industry. We've grown from a focused family company into a value-added, single-source expert in a broad range of slipform concrete solutions. Our core executive team has come together from a variety of backgrounds to help Todd & Sargent grow in size and services. The result is a long list of clients with strong customer satisfaction and a diverse portfolio of successful projects.

Lee Sargent, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Sargent provides overall strategic and corporate direction to Todd & Sargent as the company continues to grow. In addition to his duties as CEO, Lee also performs civil and structural engineering for feed mills, flour mills, pet food facilities, grain elevators, industrial silos and other industrial manufacturing facilities including biodiesel facilities. Lee is a member of Associated Builders & Contractors, American Feed Industry Association, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, and serves on the National Fire Protection Association 61 Board. Lee graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is also Chairman of The Sargent Group, Inc. Board of Directors. Lee has been with Todd & Sargent since 1970.

Jon Sargent


Jon Sargent is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing overall corporate strategies, goals, and policies for Todd & Sargent, as well as for the company’s administrative functions and corporate risk management. Jon is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), Construction Management Association, and former board member of Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa. Jon graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in Finance and from the University of Chicago with an M.B.A. in Economics. He is also a member of The Sargent Group, Inc. Board of Directors. Jon has been with Todd & Sargent since 2010.

Steve Smith

Chief Operating Officer


Paul Sondgeroth

Sr. Vice President - Operations

Paul Sondgeroth is responsible for overall management of field construction and project management for Todd & Sargent. Paul’s primary responsibility is management of all field superintendents and their staffs. Duties include project management, quality control assurance in slipform construction and millwright services, subcontractor negotiations/coordination, job cost accounting, project change orders and project scheduling, as well as overseeing purchasing and warehouse staff. Paul is Past-President of Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa, and has served as a member of ABC National Labor Committee and ABC National Planning & Futuring Committee. Paul has been with Todd & Sargent since 1975.

Pat Taggart

Vice President - Operations


Bryan Coussens, P.E.

Vice President - Engineering

Bryan Coussens is responsible for all aspects of Todd & Sargent’s engineering function. Bryan manages Todd & Sargent’s team of engineers and drafters to meet our clients’ complex engineering needs. He provides structural, process, and value engineering for projects in the grain, feed, flour, biofuels, and specialty industries. Bryan also reviews projects for code requirements and compliance. Bryan is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Civil Engineering. Bryan has been with Todd & Sargent since 1996.

Alex Kerrigan

Vice President - Project Development


James Bucher

Chief Financial Officer

James Bucher is responsible for Todd & Sargent's finance, accounting, and administrative functions.  He also manages the T&S accounting staff and oversees the annual audits of the company’s financial statements, benefits plans, and insurance programs.  James graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Accounting and holds his Certified Public Accountant designation.