LICA Announces Four New Board Members

From:   Long Island Contractors Association    

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LICA Announces Four New Board Members 

Nelson Fernandes, Jason Golden, William Haugland, Jr., and Joseph K. Posillico Bring Wealth of Experience and Knowledge to the Board

(Hauppauge, New York) - The Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA) today announced the election of Nelson Fernandes, Jason Golden, William Haugland, Jr., and Joseph K. Posillico to the Board of Directors. Each will serve a three year term and help lead the organization in its role as the voice of Long Island's highway and infrastructure professionals – who play a significant role in sustaining the region's quality of life and economic engine that is Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

“I am thrilled to welcome Nelson, Jason, William, and Joseph, to our board of directors,” stated LICA’s Executive Director Marc Herbst. “In the coming months, their experience will be instrumental as we advocate for issues that are critical to our region’s transportation and infrastructure needs such as the renewal of the Federal Highway Trust Fund.”

Jason Golden is President of 110 Sand Company located in West Babylon, NY.  110 Sand Company has operated for over thirty years providing sand and gravel resources that have built Long Island and the New York metro area. As President, Mr. Golden brings his background in business economics and finance, as well as hands-on involvement to guide the company's daily operations and continued growth through the 21st century.  Prior to joining 110 Sand in 2005, Mr. Golden worked at Deloitte & Touche as a Senior Consultant in their Regulatory Division, as an Investment Banker in Natural Resources at Goldman Sachs, and at the New York Stock Exchange as a Regulatory Examiner.  Mr. Golden also serves as a board member on the Farmingdale College Foundation Board since 2010.  Mr. Golden holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Hofstra University.

William Haugland, Jr. is a principal of Grace Industries LLC, a Haugland Group company and a full-service civil/heavy highway construction firm primarily serving the New York metropolitan area and the Northeastern United States. Starting as an entry level project administrator, from 2005 to 2006, Mr. Haugland worked on various projects at Hawkeye.  Under the guidance of Hawkeye Project Managers and his father Bill Sr., eventually Billy progressed to a project managerial position with the firm.  In 2007, the Haugland Group acquired an asphalt plant in Queens, NY.  This was the beginning of Grace Industries LLC & Grace Asphalt LLC.  Similar to his approach during his work with Hawkeye, he worked within every aspect of the operational facility.  The hands on experience provided invaluable insight that gave Haugland and his team the knowledge to install a major facility upgrade only one year into the facility’s operation.  The upgrade propelled Grace Asphalt into its most profitable years by utilizing innovative technology. In addition to Grace Asphalts’ productivity, Haugland was also thoroughly involved in Grace Industries, their heavy civil construction “sister” company.  Grace Industries has grown to become one of the largest NYSDOT contractors in the downstate regions.  Billy continues to uphold the family legacy, applying his solid professional understanding of the industry with and his personal integrity and reputation for hard work.

Joseph K. Posillico is the President & CEO of Posillico. With over 32 years of experience in the construction industry, Joe's primary responsibilities include oversight of estimating, project management and Strategic Planning. Joe graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 1981. Upon graduation, he joined the Exxon Corporation. While at Exxon, he coordinated and oversaw various construction and environmental remediation projects. He also managed his division's safety program and participated in labor negotiations.  In 1987, Joe returned to Posillico and managed several complex projects for both the NYSDOT and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. In 1991, he joined Posillico's estimating department. He then assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Estimator, the position he held until he becoming President in 2004.

Nelson Fernandes is the President of Divad Concrete, Inc. which he formed in March of 2003. Over the years Nelson has worked to provide a positive working environment between the subcontractor and general contractor. Nelson's family has been in the concrete construction business for over 40 years. He learned the business by working alongside his father, Mario, working and performing various duties for his company. He is a dedicated husband to his wife Marcy and father to his 2 daughters, Mia & Nicole.

Nelson, Jason, William, and Joseph join existing board members James Pratt, III, Chairman; of Pratt Brothers, Paul Farino, Secretary-Treasurer of Kings Park Asphalt; Patrick Ahern, President of Edward Ehrbar, Inc.; John Lizza, President for InterCounty Paving Associates; and Peter Scalamandre, President of Peter Scalamandre & Sons, Inc.

LICA, the voice of Long Island’s highway and infrastructure professionals, is comprised of more than140 member firms, contributing $3.8 billion in economic activity to the Long Island economy. LICA represents the interests of the region’s premier heavy construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry supporters, focused primarily in the transportation infrastructure construction industry, such as highways, bridges, sewers and other public works. LICA’s member companies play a significant role in the economic vitality of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Visit


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