Phil French, President
Phil French is the President and major share holder of Con-Fab California Corporation. Phil carries in excess of 40 years of expertise in the precast industry in such fields as design, estimating, production, sales, and executive management.
As an individual and as a company, Phil has been involved in the manufacturing of precast components for bridges, parking garages, office buildings, cold storage buildings, stadiums, high rise condominiums, and hotels.
Originally from England, Phil has a B.S. in Engineering from London University (1963) and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Hawaii (1974). He worked as an engineer for construction companies in Australia, England and Canada, before moving to the U.S. in 1968.
In Australia, Phil worked for an American precast company based in Hawaii that was involved in the manufacturing of precast components for the Sydney Opera House.
As Plant Manager for Ameron HC&D’s Precast and Post Tensioning Division in Hawaii, he introduced the design and testing of the 9 foot wide Tri-Tee to compete with Hollow Core.
Phil founded his first company, P.C. French Ltd., a post tensioning, rebar and precast erection firm operating in Hawaii and the South Pacific, in 1976. In 1984 he founded Con-Fab Hawaii and California. Con-Fab Hawaii was sold to Rocky Mountain Precast in 1998.