Race Rock Group Team
Donald W. Young

Mr. Donald Young is the Founder and Managing Member of Race Rock Group and all its affiliates, a private holding company focused on control and non-control investments in private companies, industrial and commercial real estate, hedge funds, private debt, venture capital and other alternative investments that he founded in May 2007.  Mr. Young is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Race Rock Infrastructure (RRI). Race Rock Infrastructure is a Houston, Texas based manufacturer of critical infrastructure products and solutions with a nationwide presence. In November 2020, Race Rock acquired Structural & Steel Products, Inc. (“SSP”), a Fort Worth, Texas based manufacturer of engineered pole products for electricity transmission/distribution, highway lighting and sign structures, telecommunications, and other specialty end markets, as well as a distributor of guardrail and other highway safety products. In December 2022, Race Rock acquired both Highway Safety Corporation (“HSC”), a Glastonbury, CT based fabricator of guardrail and bridge rail products as well as solar panel structural support posts, with in-house galvanizing capabilities and Ohio Galvanizing Corporation (“OGC”), a Marion, OH based provider of galvanizing services.
Since 2021, Mr. Young has served on the board of Newpark Resources (NR:NYSE) where he is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance and  Audit Committees.  Since December 2019, Mr. Young has served on the board of Gulf Capital Bank where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance, Audit and Loan Committees.   From November 2019 to March 2021, Mr. Young also served as Executive-in-Residence with Warburg Pincus LLC in their Industrial and Business Services Group.
Prior to Race Rock, Mr. Young was Chairman and CEO of Hoover Ferguson Ltd. from 2008- 2019 and a board director until 2021. Hoover Ferguson, now Hoover CS, was a fully integrated provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units, catalyst bins, modular containers and other related rental products and services to the global energy, petrochemical and general industrial end markets with 42 locations in 26 countries. Mr. Young led a management buyout of Hoover Group in 2009 and eventually sold the company to First Reserve in 2015 before merging Hoover with the Ferguson Group to create the Hoover Ferguson Group in 2016. During his tenure, Hoover Ferguson won multiple awards including being listed five years in a row as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work and Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies by the Houston Business Journal. In 2015, Mr. Young was selected as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the five state Gulf Coast region and was a finalist for the national award.

Prior to joining Hoover in 2008, Mr. Young worked in New York City in private equity at Citigroup Venture Capital and Sciens Capital and investment banking at Bank of America and Prudential Securities. Mr. Young is the former Chairman of the Houston Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and has served on the board of directors of KIPP Houston, Energy Workforce Council and The Doe Fund as well as numerous industry and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Young currently serves on the board of Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation and the Fishers Island Club. Mr. Young graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government and was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. Mr. Young lives in Houston, Texas and is married to Kelley Chapoton Young and they have two sons, Chap and Chase.

Johan Wramsby

Mr. Wramsby spent 19 years of his career with Hoover Ferguson Ltd where he held executive leadership roles spanning the company, including CFO, COO and SVP. During his tenure at Hoover, he was instrumental in organic growth, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Prior to Hoover, Mr. Wramsby started his career at General Electric Appliance where he held positions in procurement and finance. Mr. Wramsby graduated from Bellarmine University with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Andrea Bryan

Prior to joining RRG, Ms. Bryan was the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Hoover Ferguson Ltd. from 2014-2019. Mrs. Bryan graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a B.A. in English and holds her MBA from Rice University. 

Will McCarthy

Prior to joining RRG, Mr. McCarthy worked as a Senior Consultant in Deloitte's M&A/Restructuring practice, advising clients throughout the deal life cycle, from strategy assessment to post-merger integration. He began his career at Motiva's Port Arthur refinery, where he held a variety of engineering, equipment integrity and project management roles. Mr. McCarthy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Rice University.