Employee Spotlight: Leo Oury

Somero’s team includes the best in the business: from industry innovators and creative problem solvers, to trusted customer support professionals and a world-class sales team.  Each month, we’re featuring one of these outstanding employees in our Somero Employee Spotlight.

This month, we’re talking with Field Service Professional, Leo Oury.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Somero?

Coming from a concrete family, father a concrete finisher, grandfather a concrete contractor, brothers in the industry Tom (Schwing) and Peter (Loopbelt/Illinois Conveyor) and other relatives that have also impacted the industry (great uncle invented hydraulic chute on readimix trucks and cousin invented the telescoping belt (ROTEC) for placing concrete. I’m still impressed the most by Somero’s innovation and impact on the concrete industry. I still believe the Laser Screed® machine is the most impactful product ever in concrete construction.

What’s your favorite aspect of your job?

Helping concrete contractors be better with less people and produce better quality concrete floors.

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Sleep schedule.

What life experience has influenced your success at Somero?

Seeing innovation growing up having worked for ROTEC in their shop during college and knowing how hard the concrete industry is working with my dad on side jobs.

How do you like to start your workday?


How do you like to spend your time off?

Hiking with my wife, visiting grandkids, going to the gym and hopefully more golf.

What was the best book you’ve read or movie you’ve seen recently?

Book: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Movie: 1917

What are you most excited about for both Somero and the future of concrete placement?

SRS-4 and SkyScreed. Want to part of the next big thing in the concrete construction industry. What’s going to be a game changer that Somero® is going to be the innovator of.