People, Plants and Paving Digital Conference Brings in Talent From Reality TV, Caterpillar, Wirtgen, LeeBoy and More

MILWAUKEE — World of Asphalt and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) are excited to announce some of the biggest sessions being featured at this first-ever digital conference for asphalt pavement professionals. People looking to learn from these pros can register here.

A Conversation with Dave Turin: Finding the Gold Lining in Challenging Times – Dave Turin

Reality show star “Dozer” Dave Turin grew up in the asphalt business, and that experience helped shape his career. Turin is coming to the People, Plants and Paving Digital Conference to have a peer-to-peer conversation with attendees, exploring the challenges he’s experienced in his career, and what drives him to succeed. Bring your questions!

Not Everything is Flat: Paving Up, Down and Around – Todd Mansell – Caterpillar Paving

The flexibility of asphalt pavement means it can go every which way a project requires, and Caterpillar’s Todd Mansell will walk attendees through paver setup, grade and slope control, graded takeoff and paving wide width’s and steep inclines. Mansell focuses on proper paver setup, and attendees can learn how to set their equipment up to lay their path right the first time, no matter how difficult the project.

Best Practices for Milling and Profiling – Tom Chastain – Wirtgen America

One of World of Asphalt’s most popular speakers is back. Tom Chastain from Wirtgen America will lead professionals in a session on how to mill it, sweep it, tack it and pave it. Attendees will learn how to facilitate smoother cutting and more efficient profiling operations. Asphalt pavement professionals know getting these stages smooth can have a significant return on investment.

Best Practices for Residential and Commercial Paving – Brian Hall – LeeBoy

LeeBoy’s Brian Hall returns to World of Asphalt to help asphalt paving professionals tackle their challenges with commercial and residential paving. Hall will walk attendees through the principles of not just laying down quality pavement but taking a project from planning to completion.

Culture is King – Brian Hess – The Pavement Group/Top Contractor School

Pavement doesn’t lay itself, and top-notch talent doesn’t turn up on its own.  The Pavement Group’s Brian Hess knows the power an organization’s culture can have in attracting and retaining the talent needed to make, and keep, a business succeeding.  Hall will show attendees how to create an “unbreakable” culture, and how to turn that into growth for a business.

Many of the People, Plants, and Paving Digital Conference sessions qualify for Professional Development Hours.




About World of Asphalt

Held every year except during CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, World of Asphalt is the leading trade show and conference focused on the asphalt and paving industries. The World of Asphalt People, Plants and Paving Digital Conference runs March 9-11, 2021. World of Asphalt returns to the show floor March 29-31, 2022 at the Nashville Music City Center. The show features the best education, and latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the asphalt and paving industries. The show is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. For more information on World of Asphalt, visit

About the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations.  NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,200 companies as members, was founded in 1955.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.