Meet our Executive Team
Robert has spent an entire career in industrial construction. His first job performing millwright work and pipeline welding in North Carolina offered an opportunity to attend classes for blueprint reading, drafting, and diesel mechanics. Robert’s diverse and extensive skill set includes construction of food facilities, ethanol plants, grain handling, and milling.
Robert’s background also includes a wide range of industrial equipment and processing installations. Having worked around heavy industry his entire career, Robert has successfully mastered complex installations including process piping, pipeline welding, steel erection, millwright work, conveyer and rail systems, rigging and setting major equipment.
Robert’s technical abilities are complemented by his professional style and even demeanor. His construction sites are safe, productive, consistently on budget, and his customers ask for him back. Robert’s character, skill set, and integrity are virtually unmatched among elite project managers in the industry. Robert resides in Cimarron, Kansas.
Regional Vice President
Vice President, CSC Steel
Sean began his career in construction soon after high school as an ironworker and laborer. Sean’s mechanical and construction aptitude, and natural leadership, quickly put him on a fast track to management.
Sean filled the roles of ironworker foreman, general foreman, superintendent, and eventually Senior Project Manager. His multi-million-dollar project experience includes 200,000 square foot industrial plants and warehouses, food processing plants, multi-story medical and hospital projects, as well as institutional/educational building projects.
At CSC Group, Sean manages many of the projects in the Sedalia and Central Missouri region, as well as filling the role of estimating for CSC Steel. This includes Varco-Pruden pre-engineered steel materials, conventional steel materials, and steel erection proposals.
Sean’s attention to detail, natural leadership, strong work ethic, customer focus, and decades of experience coupled with his light-hearted style make him an extremely effective and well-liked construction professional. Sean resides in Sedalia, Missouri.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Edwards received an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from State Fair Community College in 1977, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Central Missouri in 1979, and an MBA from William Woods University in 2004.
While working his way through college, Mark held various positions in the banking industry. He accepted his first post-graduation position covering the Midwest with ADP, assisting companies in converting to automated computerized systems.
For the next 35 years, Mark worked as Area Finance Manager for Diebold, Controller / Operations Manager with Gardner-Denver, Controller with Waterloo Industries, Company Controller with Thyssenkrupp Stahl and Chief Financial Officer with Bennett Packaging of Kansas City.
These companies varied in size from $15M to $285M at the local level to over $5B worldwide. Mark spent the past 10 years helping his $19M firm move through a rapid growth and expansion period to become a $75M+ company. This required Mark to coordinate the utilization of several Economic Development programs offered within the City of Lee’s Summit
MO, Kansas City MO, Wichita KS, the State of Missouri, and the State of Kansas. The programs included Industrial Revenue Bonds, Chapter 100 Bonds, Workforce Development Grants, and various other Employment Development Training Programs.
Over his career he has attended and been trained in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizan events; Theory of Constraints” Training at Goldratt Institute New Haven CT / Yale University; APIC Manufacturing Education Series; and the Association of Manufacturing Excellence.
During his tenure, Mark has served as a Councilman for the City of Sedalia, a Board Member for Boys and Girls Club, a member of both the Sedalia Lions Club and the Sedalia Rotary, a Board Member for Sedalia Girls Softball, and VP of KC Formation Flight Show Team.
Mark recently moved back to the Sedalia area and looks forward to getting involved in the local community that raised him with good basic Midwest values.
Project Development Engineer
Lucas graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He started his career in the manufacturing industry with Cargill, working at a pork processing facility in Iowa. There he split time between operations and maintenance teams learning the ins and outs of the business before ultimately taking over as the Cargill project engineer on a $35 million investment aimed at growing the facility’s production capacity.
Lucas would go on to join Cargill Protein’s corporate engineering team as a build project manager and oversee an additional $250 million of spend over 4 years, across two major business expansions in Nebraska and Tennessee.
Lucas brings a unique perspective to the company through his experience acting as the owner representative for the design and construction of business growth driven projects. Lucas resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kathi Oster graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She later went on to earn her Master of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from Northwest MO State University.
For the first five years of her career, Kathi worked as an accountant for the state of Missouri, Department of Mental Health. She was in charge of yearly operating and expense budgets, tracking all allocations and expenditures, and payment of invoices.
Kathi spent the next part of her career as an auditor with the Missouri Gaming Commission. Kathi's responsibilities included performing audits of riverboat casinos to ensure compliance with state standards and regulations.
In the following decade, Kathi worked in education, spending time as a mathematical item writer for CTB McGraw Hill, followed by several years teaching high school mathematics, business, and marketing classes and leading the DECA chapter.
When CSC Construction Group, LLC was created, Kathi found her prior experience provided her with a perfect fit as the office manager for the company. Since its inception, Kathi has been responsible for project accounting for all construction projects undertaken by CSC Construction Group, LLC, from the initial purchase order to the final payment.