Concrete Products

FEB 2019

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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36 • February 2019 MANUFACTURERS Chicago-based L a f a r g e H o l - cim has named Kristin Beck as senior vice pres- ident of Supply Chain for the United States. With 20-plus years' global supply chain and transpor- tation management experience, she arrives from Dow Chemical Co., where she served as director, North American Road Logistics since 2014. Prior to her position at Dow, she held roles of increasing responsibility, including Program Manager-Logistics at Insight Corp. and Senior Account Leader at Schneider Logistics. She holds a bachelor's degree in indus- trial science from Central Michigan University and is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt. Addi- tionally, she holds certifications as QS/ ISO Quality Manager and Internal and External Auditor from the European Quality Associa- tion, as well as Apollo Root Cause Analysis from Effective Problem Solving, LLC. Doug Moore has joined Birmingham, Ala.-based Com- mand Alkon as vice president of Cloud Platform, charged with bolstering the company long-term technology vision and driving key cloud technology topics such as scalability, security, analytics, and information access. "Command Alkon's continuous growth represents a game-changing proposition that addresses the biggest concerns and complex- ities our clients face as they look to leverage the cloud," says Command Alkon Chief Tech- nology Officer Charles Evans. "Doug brings over 30 years of proven success in software development and cloud computing. His knowledge and implementation expertise will accelerate our customers' cloud adoption and unlock new benefits, including powerful business process applications, data-driven insights and increased productivity." Prior to Command Alkon, Moore served in a number of roles at software and technology companies, most recently as vice president, Applied Research at Guidewire Software. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Now in its ninth decade of operation, Salis- bury, N.C.-based Stalite has unveiled a new logo to reflect growth and stature in expanded lightweight slate production. The logo is abstract yet rock solid, management notes: Two identically shaped flames form the letter S. Enclosed in a circle, the design gives the illusion of looking into a rotary kiln within which Stalite's lightweight aggregate is created. Inside the circle, the gray and blueish tints, as well as the bottom section of the S, represent the transformation of the slate in Stalite's distinct process. "We felt it was time to give our logo a progressive, international look," says Gen- eral Manager Jody Wall. "We ship from North Carolina to literally all over the world. The aggregate's structural characteristics, com- bined with our strenuous quality assurance program, make Stalite the material of choice for high performance concrete projects." In addition to delivering lightweight aggregate to the state of Washington, Newfoundland and Norway, he adds, the company has developed relationships with concrete and construction interests in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, while preliminary projects are in the works for Singapore and Turkey accounts. Iowa-based truck suspension specialist Link Manufacturing Ltd. has expanded its Sales & Marketing team with the addition of Mike Blacker as vice president. He succeeds Michael Hof, who has been promoted to vice president of Business Development. Blacker will be responsible for providing leadership of sales and marketing functions and imple- menting strategies to increase specialty engineered cab, chassis and auxiliary suspen- sion volumes, along with specialty product and cargo management sales. Blacker brings more than two decades of sales and market- ing leadership across a variety of industries and distribution channels, including roles at Daimler Trucks North America and Accuride Corp. After leading the Sales & Marketing team for the past four years, Hof will focus on developing new relationships with original equipment manufacturers. Doug Moore Michael Hof Mike Blacker Kristin Beck

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