Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Ed Carter of Dallas, Texas, to branch manager of its Dallas/North Texas branch office. Carter was previously a sales/project manager at Western's Austin, Texas, branch.

Carter will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carter will be responsible for ensuring the branch's profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.

Carter has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2015 and has a total of 20 years of experience in specialty construction, including manufacturing, contracting, application of polyurethane coatings and waterproofing.

He has attended Centenary College of Louisiana, Blinn College in Bryan, Texas, and Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a member of International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME).