Asphalt Coatings Engineering (ACE) is Proud of our 30+ Year History
Asphalt Coatings Engineering (ACE) is a manufacturer and supplier of asphalt maintenance materials. ACE supplies customers throughout the entire state of California as well as in parts of Nevada and Utah. Asphalt Coatings Engineering began life as franchise of Sealmaster and Wikel Manufacturing in 1985. In 1987 Don Forsyth purchased the franchise from Wikel Manufacturing and until 1995 the business was known as Sealmaster of California. In 1995 Don formally ended his relationship with Sealmaster and reincorporated as Asphalt Coatings Engineering, Inc. In 1998 Don’s son-in-law, Carl Reed, joined the company full time as a salesperson and welder. Don Forsyth officially retired in 2010 and Carl Reed took over ownership and day to day operations, though Don continues to make appearances from time to time. In 2015 Asphalt Coatings Engineering celebrated its 30th year of operations in its original Central California location and looks forward to many more years of serving the asphalt maintenance material needs of customers throughout the West.
Carl Reed started at Asphalt Coatings Engineering part-time as a welder in 1995 while in college. After graduating with a degree in Finance in 1998 he joined the company full-time and became the owner in 2012. He enjoys spending time with his wife Heather and with his three children Aubrey, Spencer, and Will. He also volunteers at his church and is an avid cyclist and backpacker.
Scott Hansen has been the plant manager at Asphalt Coatings Engineering since he joined the company in 1992. Scott grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho and holds a masters degree in Agriculture Economics. In his spare time Scott enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife, six children, and 15 grandchildren.
Sales Rep / Assistant Plant Manager
Joe Clifford has been employed at Asphalt Coatings Engineering since the fall of 2008. Joe holds a degree in Agricultural Business and worked in Agriculture and Construction prior to joining Ace as a sales rep and assistant plant manager. Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Robert Hernandez had been the chief compounder at Asphalt Coatings Engineering since 1988. With 28 years of experience mixing asphalt products, Robert has the expertise to ensure a quality product every time. When he isn't busy making asphalt sealer Robert enjoys fishing, working on cars, and shooting. He also tries to go to the races whenever he can.
Juvencio Vazquez joined Asphalt Coatings Engineering in 2002 as truck driver. Originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Juvencio immigrated to the United States in 1994 and became a US citizen in 2008. When he is away from work Juvencio enjoys being active in his church, writing, and spending time with his family.
Truck Driver / Mechanic
Gilbert Solis grew up on a farm in Shafter, CA and has been driving a truck for Asphalt Coatings Engineering since 2010. He also works as a mechanic during the slower winter season. When he is not on the road Gilbert stays busy taking his daughter to softball games and working on his house.
Jerry Aispuro has driven a truck for Asphalt Coatings Engineering since 2005. Prior to that Jerry had driven professionally since 1998. In his free time Jerry enjoys going to the beach with his family, fishing, and attending his church.