President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert D. Judson was born October 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in 1972 and holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Arkansas. Robert is a registered Professional Engineer by examination.
Robert has in excess of 40 years of food processing experience with USDA, FDA, and AIB design, facility construction and plant operations. He has a reputation for providing strategic planning and system process improvements to his clients. He has a reputation for leadership, team-building, continuous improvement methods, and results through employee and customer involvement. He was Project Manager for a project that received recognition as "US Food Plant of the Year in 1998" and his "fast/track" fire rebuild of Pretzel Inc.’s Facility obtained International recognition. He has provided service to international customers in the Middle East, Mexico, and Japan.
Robert is a founding partner, President and CEO of Emergent Construction Technologies, LP. Prior to starting Emergent, Judson was a corporate Engineering Manager for Frito-Lay, Director of Engineering and VP Manufacturing with Sara Lee Meat Group, VP Operations for Webber Smith and Shambaugh and Son Engineering, and Executive VP Food Processing for CMT, Inc. Robert is also founder of Hammerhead Marketing Group and inventor of the “rifled” Hammerhead paintball barrel.
Robert has significant experience in master planning, design, construction, and operational experience with: slaughter and/or processing of pork, beef, chicken and turkey, bakery and pork patty, smoked bacon, stuffed hams, water-cooked and smoked hams, soups and gravies, Mexican food entrees, corn and flour tortilla production, all types of snack foods, bagels, coffee manufacturing, pizza toppings, and various types of confectionery products. His experience includes all aspects of projects from concept design through the start-up of operations. He has won State EPA Environmental awards for most improved waste treatment operations for one of his clients and has recently designed and constructed oil recovery for bio-diesel systems.
Robert has published "Benefits to a Food Owner in Partnering" in Foods Engineering, and published articles in Bakery Equipment Manufacturing, Baking and Snacks and Food Plant Engineering. His awards include a "Presidential Commendation" for the Design of the Frankfort, Indiana Advanced Wastewater Treatment System and "Plant of the Year" for the “Wyandot Snack Food Fire Rebuild”, second runner-up for the Bakersfield Snack-food facility. He presented "Designing a Bakery for Sanitation and Utility Efficiency" at the 1995 Bakery Equipment Manufacturing Convention.
Judson is married and has five children, is a member of Bent Tree Bible Church, completed multiple "Top Gun" training courses, coached soccer, football, baseball, and was President of Youth League Wrestling and Little League. He is a member of Delta Kappa Chapter of "Alpha Tau Omega".
Daryl N. Snadon was born May 31, 1945 in Greenfield, Missouri. He graduated from high school in Missouri. In 1963, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend the Air Force Academy Preparatory School where he was an Arts Major. He then attended the University of Missouri at Columbia from 1964 to 1968 where he obtained a degree in Economics and Accounting and continued at the University of Missouri Law School through 1971 for a Juris Doctorate. In 1972, he attended the Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, Texas doing post-doctoral work on an advanced tax degree.
Daryl was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force Reserve. He holds licenses as an attorney in the states of Texas and Missouri.
Daryl is the owner of Beltway Development Company and Beltway Commercial Real Estate. Daryl is a Founding Partner and Director of Emergent Construction Technologies, an industrial and commercial construction company, and founding partner and director of SJS Hammerhead (developer, manufacturer and distributor of Hammerhead Paintball gun barrels and accessories). He was also a founder of Beltway Construction, Inc./Construction Management Technology, Inc., a major design/build international construction firm. Among other business ventures, Daryl is the co-founder of Chamberlain's Prime Chop House, a four star restaurant in Addison (which in the first year of operations was named one of the "Best New Restaurants in America"; by Bon Appetit Magazine), Chamberlain's Fish Market and a founding investor in 1-800-FLOWERS.
Daryl is past President of the Addison Business Association and past President of the MetroCrest Chamber of Commerce serving the cities of Addison, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Coppell. In addition, he formerly served on the Board of Directors of the InterFirst Bank - Galleria. He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Missouri Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association and the Society of International Business Fellows.
Mark A. Sommer was born September 12, 1957 in Dallas, Texas. In 1981, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He continued at the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate in 1983. Since that time, Mark has completed real estate courses through the Southern Methodist University Costa Institute, Commercial Investment Real Estate Council, and the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mark is also a graduate of Leadership Richardson, which is dedicated to the development of community leaders.
Mark joined Beltway in 1982 and is a partner in a substantial portion of Beltway’s portfolio. His responsibilities and activities include the acquisition and development of commercial real estate investments for Beltway’s long-term ownership, overseeing the leasing and management of all Beltway properties, and providing services to Beltway clients. Mark is a founding partner and Director of Emergent Construction Technologies, an industrial and commercial construction company, and founding partner and Director of SJS Hammerhead (the developer, manufacturer and distributor of Hammerhead Paintball gun barrels and accessories). Mark was a founding partner in Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in Addison, Texas, (named in its first year of operations as one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appetit Magazine), and was a founding partner in numerous other business ventures.
Mark is a member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Council, Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Greater Dallas Association of Realtors. Mark has achieved the professional designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) and is licensed in the state of Texas as a Real Estate Broker.