Kevin Cavanaugh

Big River Industries, the nation’s largest producer of expanded clay lightweight aggregate, has hired Kevin Cavanaugh as an independent manufacturer’s representative. Cavanaugh’s responsibilities will include increasing sales via design community promotion that focuses on Internal Curing, Lightweight Concrete, Q-LITEĀ® Concrete Masonry as well as Geotechnical and Horticultural / Landscape lightweight aggregate applications.

With an extensive background in the concrete and masonry industries, he will coordinate efforts between Big River Industries and the company’s distribution partners, Garick and Lightweight Distributing, in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes territories.

Cavanaugh comes to Big River Industries from Oldcastle Building Products, where he was most recently a key team member responsible for introducing and commercializing a game-changing insulated masonry cladding system.

His 25-year career started at the National Bureau of Standards where he was involved in testing and computer-modeling concrete masonry unit wall thermal performance. Cavanaugh has served on or chaired numerous national and local industry committees, and is currently active in six professional associations. To learn more about Big River Industries, please visit