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APR 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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36 • April 2018 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS ORGANIZATIONS The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Asso- ciation presented Ken Mulzer Sr., Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., with the 2018 E.B. Rayburn Jr. Award, recognizing leader- ship and innovation in industry marketing efforts. Now retired, Mulzer Sr., along with four siblings, helped grow the family aggre- gate business into a crushed stone, sand & gravel, concrete and asphalt production pow- erhouse. The business got its start in 1935 when his father, Arnold Mulzer, and uncles Edgar and Roland formed Mulzer Brothers, a small construction firm. In 1978, the com- pany transformed into what is known today as Mulzer Crushed Stone. The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Insti- tute has elected officers and directors, led by 2018-19 Chairman Kendall Anderegg, pres- ident of Mutual Materials Co. in Bellevue, Wash. Joining her as officers for two-year terms are Chair-Elect Marshall Brown PhD, president of ACM Chemistries Inc., and Secretary/Treasurer Ed Fioroni, PhD, vice president of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes. "Looking ahead, I'm pleased to tell you that ICPI and the industry are in good hands," says outgoing ICPI Board Chair Matt Lynch (Oldcastle Architectural). "Kendall brings her extensive business expertise and five genera- tions of family industry history and knowledge to the job. She possesses the vision and drive to lead ICPI and its members forward." ICPI has also elected to At-Large Board positions for 2018-2021 terms: ACM Chem- istries' Dean Jurik, vice president – Sales & Marketing; GCP Applied Technologies' Bill McHugh, national sales manager; Lehigh Cement's William Miller, vice president, Sales & Marketing; Best Way Stone's Paul Pignatelli, manager; and, Brooklin Concrete Products' Andy Savoie, manager. Two other ICPI mem- bers were newly appointed to the Board by virtue of chairing the ICPI Education and Meetings, Membership & Trade Show Com- mittees, respectively: County Materials' Darrin Braun, sales representative, and Besser Co.'s Terri Grulke, director–Corporate Advertising. The NCMA Education and Research Foun- dation's 2018 Unit Design Competition exposes students in college or university design and construction programs to con- crete masonry and hardscape products. Individual school teams begin in local com- petitions, proposing an innovative design for a concrete masonry or hardscape unit that can be produced on current equipment. First place teams from the local rounds qualify for the national competition, the top three teams from which will be invited to present their unit design at the NCMA Midyear Meeting, July 31-August 3 in Chicago. Additional information on the competition and entry submissions can be obtained at www.ncma.org. Fritz-Pak Corp. President and CEO Gabriel Ojeda is the recipient of the inaugural Amer - ican Concrete Pumping Association 2017 Hall of Fame Award. Shown here with Cen- tral Concrete Pumping's Carl Walker, he joined Dallas-based Fritz Industries in the 1980s, and began managing international promotion of the newly patented Slick-Pak product in 1994. Four years later, Ojeda seized an oppor- tunity to buy the Fritz Admixture Division, from which he and his wife Jane formed Fritz-Pak Corp. As the business grew, he continued ACPA involvement through com- mittee participation and a board of director appointment. MANUFACTURERS Command Alkon Senior Vice President Monty Newport and Vice President, Prod- ucts Chris Strickland have been named 2018 Supply Chain Provider Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "The automation of critical business processes, through software and a robust industry community, creates real-time visibil- ity and game-changing collaboration among trading partners," says Command Alkon CEO Phil Ramsey. "Chris Strickland and Monty Newport are accomplished innovators in their respective areas of expertise, helping to drive growth and bottom line results faster for our customers in heavy building materials." "Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and nonmanufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead," adds Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editor John Yuva. "This year's recipients embody the commit- ment to transformative supply chain tools and processes."

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