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SEP 2018

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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24 • September 2018 ORGANIZATIONS The National Precast Concrete Association will vote during its Annual Meeting, October 5-7 at the Omni Providence Hotel in Rhode Island, on 2018-2019 officers and directors. Officers nominated are Chairman-Elect Jon Ohmes of Champion Precast Inc. and Secretary Treasurer Ron Sparks of Columbia Precast Products. Director nomi- nees are Bill Bundschuh of Pretech Corp.; Mark Chinery of Forterra Pipe & Precast; Clay Prewitt of H2 Pre-Cast Inc.; and, Daryl Burns of Delta Specialty Precast Concrete Engineers. Also at NPCA, Alex Morales has returned to the staff as director of Workforce Development, within the Technical Service Department. An engineer with nearly 20 years in the precast industry, he was on the NPCA staff from 2000-2008. In addition to assuming engineering tasks, he will work with NPCA's outreach effort, focusing on workforce development to attract the next generation to the precast industry. The Portland Cement Association has named winners and finalists in the three categories of the 2018 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards, honoring members who have advanced industry programs and initiatives and named after PCA's president from 1986-2007: • Business Continuity, recognizing positive contributions to support oper- ations areas including advocacy, research and standard setting, plus safety & health. Winner, Ash Grove Cement Corporate Director, Safety & Health Steve Minshall. Finalists, Salt River Materials Environmen- tal & Energy Manager Brett Lindsay and Argos USA Cement Technical Director Steve Wilcox. • Market Development, honoring leadership in shaping a favorable com- petitive marketplace through activities such as national and regional marketing and promotion, imaging and branding, federal and local advo- cacy, codes and standards, plus work with academia. Winner, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Senior Director of Marketing Lori Tiefenthaler. Finalists, St. Marys Cement/VCNA Vice President, Sustainability Bill Asselstine and GCC of America Market Manager David Gray. • Young Leaders, recognizing member company employees who demon- strate a high potential for success in leadership roles and strong commitment to PCA and the cement industry. Winner, GCC of America Vice President, Energy & Environmental Gina Lotito. Finalists, St. Marys Cement/VCNA Vice President, Sales & Marketing U.S. Ed Griffith and LafargeHolcim US Production Manager Adam Posly. The MKA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) chartered by Seattle-based engi- neering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates, has joined the Charles Pankow Foundation (CPF) as a major funding partner on key research initiatives. CPF promotes innovation in building design and construc - tion through open-source research in the public domain. It has been especially successful in research on moment frames bringing cast- in-place and precast concrete deeper into seismic building practice. "CPF was the inspiration for the formation of the MKA Foundation. Leadership in structural and civil engineering includes an obligation to engage and invest in non-proprietary research that is thoughtfully advancing our profession," says longtime CPF Director Ron Klemencic. "We hope others will join in the mission of providing the A/E/C Industry with a better way to design and build." BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS

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