Jason Buesing

President & CEO

Jason has more than 25 years of experience in executive management, finance, treasury management, engineering, project management, and strategic development in the heavy civil, heavy highway, mining, and water resource industries performed for both the private and public sectors. These large-scale project experiences include roads, concrete structures, demolition/explosives, dams and reservoirs, stream restoration, water resources, ready-mixed concrete, channels, hydraulics, recycled product development, concrete paving, mass over-lot grading, water treatment plants, and mining operations.

Dan Duché

Vice President

As Meridiam’s Vice President, Mr. Duché leads the pre-construction efforts. He oversees engineering, estimates and proposals, equipment selection, and business development. He utilizes his 25 years’ experience and contacts throughout the mining and heavy-civil construction industries.

Having worked in both private and public sectors, Mr. Duché has held executive management, engineering, project management, strategic, and business development roles.

His project experience includes new mine development and associated infrastructure, dams and reservoirs, stream restoration, mine closure and reclamation, mass excavation, production areas at active mining operations, mine rehabilitation and restarts, access and remote construction operations.

Duane Walburg


As Meridiam’s Controller, Mr. Walburg oversees accounting operations and finance functions. He also participates in both strategic and corporate planning.

With 25 years’ experience in various industries, Mr. Walburg has worked in financial reporting and analysis, banking and cash management, cash flow forecasting, long term strategic planning, and tax planning.

Eric Gavin

Director of Operations

Eric has devoted his 25+ year career to the mining and heavy civil industries and currently runs field management and operations for Meridiam.
His underground mining experience includes infrastructure construction, utility installations, materials handling and conveyance projects, shaft repair and deepening projects, production blasting, water handling, mine rehabilitation, repair, and remediation & closure projects. Mine types include various hardrock, salt, coal, gypsum, and potash. Both surface and underground.
Eric’s surface experience includes production blasting, highway cuts, trench and dam blasting and demolition, and engineering highwall support methods including shotcrete, soil nails, rock bolts, and gabion walls. Environmental remediation and reclamation projects include mine clean up, retention ponds, and repositories
Eric specializes in projects with difficult access or logistics, constrained timelines or equipment requirements, design build and highly collaborative solutions with safety and quality as primary parameters by bringing constructable solutions and diverse resources in a coordinated approach.

Traci Nation

Senior Estimator

Traci has been estimating for the past 17 years, starting in the landscape industry before pivoting to civil construction. Traci has vast experience in all aspects of projects both residential and commercial from field to finish. Traci has managed landscape and heavy civil projects in virtually all areas of project completion including field analysis, design, estimating, subcontracting, installation, project management. Traci has won major multi-million-dollar projects from Federal, State, BLM, USFS and Municipal entities in her tenure.

Dan Glowatz

Director of Safety

Dan Glowatz is a seasoned safety professional with more than 15 years of experience in the heavy civil construction industry. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dan was hired as a Safety Supervisor for Kiewit in 2005. With Kiewit, he grew to the level of Regional Manager before moving over to the COLAS Group as Safety Director. Dan left COLAS in 2019 to join the Holly Frontier Corporation while they closed down their bio-diesel refinery. Upon completion of that project, Dan took a position with Walmart as their Regional Safety Director in charge of construction.

Jim Johnson

General Superintendent

Jim is an accomplished Construction and Project Manager with more than 27 years of combined field management experience in the trenchless industry.