Concrete Products

MAR 2016

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 36 of 75 March 2016 • 35 James Bogdan has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Sustainability Initia- tives. Based in Pittsburgh, he will help position members to meet new require- ments in such green building standards as LEED and Green Globes. Initiatives include product sustainability and trans- parency, supply chain sustainability, and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Most recently, Bogdan led corporate sustainability efforts for a leading distributor of electrical, lighting and maintenance products. He evolved the sustainability program to align with growing stake- holder interests of assessing supply chain ESG risks. Prior to that, he was manager, Market Sustainability Initiatives for a New York Stock Exchange-listed global coatings and glass company, where he devel- oped and implemented strategies to influence architect, engineer and contractor specifications with a focus on the green building market. Bogdan also provided environmental, health & safety consulting expertise for an architectural and engineering firm. The American Society for Concrete Contractors has announced 2016 officer and director elections: Chris Plue of Webcor Concrete, San Francisco, first vice-president; Anthony DeCarlo of Cincinnati, Chris Forster of Tustin, Calif., and Mario Garza of Southville, Mich., vice president; and, Keith Wayne of Kannapolis, N.C., treasurer. Newly elected or re-elected directors are Nick Adams of Cleveland; Heston Hamilton of Spanish Fork, Utah; Ray Merlo of Milford, Mich.; David Somero of New Ipswich, N.H.; and, Jason Swagert of Apex, N.C. ASCC's Decorative Concrete Council has elected Neil Roach of Cre- ative Construction by Design, Danville, Ill., as council director of the DCC Advisory Board for 2016-17; and, Chris Sullivan of Lit- tleton, Colo., secretary. Newly elected or re-elected directors are Michael Campbell of Oxnard, Calif.; Rich Cofoid of Odessa, Fla.; Greg Hryniewicz of Annapolis, Md.; Byron Klemaske II of San Diego; Rick Lobdell of Nashville; and, Denise Valdepena of Shawnee, Kan. Honolulu-based Construction Management Inspection, LLC, has joined CTLGroup, Skokie, Ill., in a strategic alliance to pursue and execute building science and engineering projects for clients in Hawaii and the surrounding Pacific Coast region. Construction Management specializes in building condition assessments, con- struction management, repair design, sustainability, and expert wit- ness testimony. "This will benefit our clients in these regions by providing a more efficient approach to engineering challenges in the areas of field investigation, repair design, and construction observation," says CTLGroup CEO Brent Nixon, PhD, PE. "Hawaii's building owners, con- tractors, and materials suppliers are faced with complex challenges requiring a combination of materials and structural expertise. This alliance addresses those needs by providing a single source for the required set of skills." BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS James Bogdan

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