Press Release
April 2, 2013

Roland Elected to Transportation and Public Works Commission

Longtime Resident Represents Industry

Don Roland, Business Manager for Graniterock’s Road Materials Division, has been named Vice Chair of the City of Santa Cruz’s Transportation and Public Works Commission. Don had been voted to serve on the commission by the Santa Cruz City Council in 2012. The commission advises the City Council in formulating and implementing policy which includes planning, design, installation, and maintenance of public works and transportation projects related to automotive, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic within the city. The term is four years.

Mr. Roland has been with Graniterock for sixteen years and during that time he’s worked in such diverse areas as accounting, computer technology, sales, and his current position where he manages sales and operations for the company’s asphalt, recycle, and road oils and emulsions business units. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management Economics from UC Santa Cruz. He has a keen interest in Transportation and Public Works matters, particularly as they impact residential areas of the community. His insight and experience will prove invaluable as he serves as a bridge from industry to community.

Don is married to Dr. Randa Roland, a chemistry professor at UCSC. Don has an extensive record of serving the community, including serving two terms on the City of Santa Cruz’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County and Families In Transition.

Graniterock was founded on Valentine's Day of 1900, when its first operation, the A. R. Wilson Quarry, was opened in Aromas, and soon became a heavy engineering contractor. Its California Contractor's License #22 demonstrates how long the Company has been in business. Plant and branch locations include Aromas, Cupertino, Felton, Hollister, Monterey Peninsula, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and South San Francisco. Graniterock's Pavex Construction Division operates from area offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Oakland, and Watsonville, and performs large work such as highway or runway expansion projects, as well as commercial and residential projects. The Company's Corporate Offices have been located in Watsonville since 1900.

For more information, contact:
Don Roland, 831.206.5115
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063
Graniterock, 888.ROCK.100