››Owner - Admin
Wendy Banks, MBA, co-owns and operates CMT with her brother, David Van Zee. Under her leadership, CMT has earned several prestigious awards, including a national painting award. Wendy and co-owner/brother David Van Zee were named North Carolina's SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 2008. Banks spent the first 15 years of her career working in the hospitality industry for Hyatt Hotels, Walt Disney Attractions and Universal Orlando. Orlando is where Wendy developed her philosophy of putting client relationships first - a philosophy that works!
HOBBIES: Serious biking with her dad and brother*; traveling with husband Doug; spending time with family; reading
*When we say serious, we’re talking about events such as 2012 Cycle North Carolina - 500 miles over 6 days!
David Van Zee
››Owner - Operations
David Van Zee, B.S. Manufacturing Engineering, co-owns and operates CMT with his sister, Wendy Banks. There are only 130 people worldwide who hold the SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector Certification, and Van Zee is one of them. He’s also a NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3. Van Zee was previously a systems and process engineer for Bonset America and Konica USA. An engineer with heart, Van Zee carefully considers all variables as he solves problems and leads CMT to success on every project.
HOBBIES: Serious bike riding; spending time with wife Maria, daughter Payton and son James; being an active member of his church; taekwondo (black belt level)
Bess Farmer is the epitome of grace under pressure. As Finance Manager, Farmer manages payroll, banking, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She is an active member in NC Water Operations association and has been a member of our team since 2007.
HOBBIES: Spending time with husband Ben and their two kids; walking
We’ve relied on Operations Manager Will Mayfield since 2008. Will not only manages the crew and safety elements, he also keeps us on budget and prepares proposals. Will’s depth and breadth of knowledge of surface prep and linings allows us to anticipate, plan and execute award-winning projects.
HOBBIES: Fishing; spending time with wife Kimberly; being an active member of his church; vacations on the beach -- any warm beach will do!
Ty Bovā joined CMT in 2011 and has 24 years of experience in the construction industry. Ty’s outstanding supervision and management skills result in the top-notch work that we demand, with a satisfied crew to boot! Ty holds a multi-state GC License, Public Utilities License and is NACE Coating Inspector Level 1 - Certified.
HOBBIES: Riding dirt bikes with his older son; fishing; golf; spending time with family
Lori Hudson came to CMT in 2008. She coordinates and maintains our safety equipment, facilitates job materials, does inventory control and manages vendor relationships. Her 14 years of experience in the coatings industry includes three years with a wastewater treatment plant -- insider experience that serves her well every day on the job.
HOBBIES: Gardening; baking; photography
David Gambrell leverages his 35+ years in water and wastewater focused coatings projects as he travels the region bidding and estimating projects for CMT. Also one of the elite SSPC Concrete Coating Inspectors and NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3, Gambrell knows coatings and the challenges of rehabilitating aging water and wastewater systems.
HOBBIES: Hunting, fishing and trips to Vegas with wife Carol. Don't ask him about his favorite band, KISS, unless you have a little extra time!
Terry brings 30 years of experience in sales, equipment and coatings. He has extensive customer service experience along with his many equipment certifications including plural component. Terry is also a NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 1.
HOBBIES: Hunting; fishing; hiking; camping; spending time with family
Maria Van Zee
Before joining our team, Maria gained extensive experience in a variety of advertising and marketing positions. At CMT, Maria is responsible for developing the company’s marketing advertising and branding campaigns.
HOBBIES: Spending time with her husband and two kids; cooking/baking; knitting; photography
Carroll Van Zee
Carroll is Wendy and David's mom and the company's #1 cheerleader. She joined CMT in early 2013 to assist Bess in the finance department. Carroll definitely makes our family-owned business feel more like home as only a mother can!
HOBBIES: Traveling in the RV; training her puppy, Snickers; spending time with her kids and 8 grandkids
Raylene joined CMT in June of 2013 with over 27 years experience with the town of Wallingford, CT Department of Public Works as their Executive Secretary. Raylene brings a wealth of knowlege regarding bid specifications, accounts payable, payroll preparation and budget manangement.
HOBBIES: Gardening; traveling; spending time with family
Clark has spent six years advising small businesses with the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Western Carolina University.
HOBBIES: Traveling with his wife Amanda; reading; running
Axel has been in the coatings industry for 15 years. He has served in every functional area including crack injection and repair, concrete rehabilitation, general painting and high performance coatings application/installation.
HOBBIES: Spending time with family
››Human Resource Safety Officer
Benjamin joins CMT with 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry including specialties in safety, training, and human resources. From experience as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force and working with the Veterans Administration, Benjamin brings organization, leadership, and staffing solutions to CMT.
HOBBIES: Mountain biking; hunting; fishing; hiking
Colin has 5 years of experience in the construction industry. He has degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and International Business.
Hobbies: Soccer, Hockey, Traveling