Meet Our Team
Our Leadership Team
Our people – not our machinery - are our biggest assets. DIS-TRAN Steel’s leadership team lives by our company values, modeling our culture of respect and integrity each day. We're a team that likes to have fun, but we also know how to get stuff done.
Trust your steel structures and utility projects to a team that always has your back!
Donnie Roberts, P.E.
An alumnus of Louisiana Tech University, Donnie graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Joined the team at DIS-TRAN Steel in 1996 as an entry level engineer. Donnie has worked in all aspects of the business from Operations to Management and is a licensed professional Civil Engineer. Now the President of DIS-TRAN Steel he oversees all aspects of the company. Donnie enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and two children.
Executive Vice President
Jerry graduated from Louisiana College and spent his early career playing professional baseball for the Montreal Expos. He began working for DIS-TRAN as a temporary employee during the off-season and joined the company full-time after retiring from the Expos. He has held many positions during his tenure with the company including purchasing, inventory control, production & operations management, and business development. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and studying the Lakota (Sioux) language. Rumor has it he can sing, but few have been able to catch him in the act. He does admit to being a terrible guitar and keyboard player.
EVP of Operations
Jarrod is a lifelong resident of Central Louisiana, and currently lives and commutes from one of the least populated areas of the state. An alumni of Northwestern State University, Jarrod graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Technology in 2002. After graduation, he joined the Crest Family of companies and has worked in nearly all aspects of the business. In his current role, Jarrod manages the long-term business strategies of the company as well as overall organizational development. In his spare time, Jarrod enjoys time with his wife Summer and three kids, Lily, Sam and Jonah. He is an avid woodworker and outdoorsmen and can typically be found building something.
Jennifer Gemar, P.E.
VP of Engineering & Quality Control
Jennifer Gemar is a professional engineer who currently works with the engineering and quality control groups for DIS-TRAN Steel. She is a proud fighting tiger from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating in 1999, she joined the DIS-TRAN team focusing on the design of high voltage substation, transmission, and distribution steel structures. She currently serves on the ASCE 113 design committee and served as past president of the local LES Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the ball fields with her husband and three boys.
Clayton Eagles, P.E.
EVP of Business Development & Marketing
Clayton began his career with DIS-TRAN Steel as a Civil Engineer after receiving a BS in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. After moving into estimating, and working with customers to meet their project budgets and timelines, Clayton became Product Manager and took on the VP of Pole Operations responsibility. Clayton led the core team in opening the Ohio facility, ensuring that its culture of quality and safety matches the standards of excellence formed at Pineville operations. Now as EVP of Business Development & Marketing, Clayton collaborates with customers on a daily basis, guiding them toward success. With the delightful chaos of raising two daughters, each day brings a thrilling new adventure.
VP of Pole Operations
Marcus is a lifelong resident of Louisiana and a proud product of Cajun Country. He received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 2007. Marcus has spent the majority of his career holding Project and Operations Management positions in oil and gas manufacturing. He joined the Crest Family in 2018 and currently oversees DIS-TRAN Steel’s pole product line. When he’s not at work, Marcus enjoys spending time away from work with his wife and three daughters. He can normally be found either at his children’s sporting events or cooking for family, friends, and coworkers.
VP of Business Development
Born and raised in Louisiana, Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. After 13 years in the healthcare industry, Mike joined DIS-TRAN Steel where he meets with customers to discuss upcoming projects and stays on the lookout for new partnerships. When he isn’t traveling, Mike enjoys spending time at home with his wife and two kids. He enjoys fishing, hunting, golf, cooking, and LSU sports.
Strategic Accounts Manager
A lifelong resident of Louisiana, Chris received a bachelor’s degree in business from Louisiana College. Since graduating, Chris served in various sales/business development roles as he enjoyed looking for the next “rock” to turn over. He came to DIS-TRAN Steel and our Overhead Solutions in 2012. When Chris isn’t scouring the globe collecting frequent flyer miles, you can find him enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends.