Press Release


Patrick Zanen Goes to GOMACO


Patrick Zanen returns to GOMACO as the company’s Global Director Business Development.

Ida Grove, IA, USA – Patrick Zanen is returning to GOMACO as the Global Director Business Development. He will be working directly with Kent Godbersen, GOMACO Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, on the global view of our sales and distribution network.

“I feel like I am returning to my roots, as I began my career in slipform paving as a young man in Ida Grove, Iowa,” Zanen said. “I have dedicated a large portion of my life to the sales and service of concrete paving equipment and it is a privilege to be working together again in a family environment and with the GOMACO team.”

Zanen began his concrete career with GOMACO Corporation in the early eighties and most recently was the head of product management and sales for Wirtgen’s slipform paving division.

“I am looking forward to working with Patrick on the global sales and service of GOMACO products,” Godbersen said. “The interest in our product line has reached historic levels and it is important for us to give every GOMACO customer and potential customer an opportunity to pave with the latest in concrete paving technology. Patrick brings with him a wealth of knowledge in slipform paving as well as a vast amount of experience working directly with both customers and dealers. He is well traveled and familiar with the paving requirements of the various regions around the world.”

Zanen is a citizen of Belgium and speaks Dutch, French, German and English.

GOMACO Corporation ( is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.