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ORGANIZATIONS - MARCH 2019

Concrete Pumping Association of Canada is now operating as an American Concrete Pumping Association chapter, but maintaining the CPAC name. A merger will give members from Canada a dedicated forum while continuing to benefit from ACPA’s strong safety, training and concrete pump operator certification program. It creates what ACPA Executive Director Christi Collins calls “synergy and alignment on both sides of the border as we advocate and lobby for shared resources for the greater concrete pumping community.” Concrete pumpers in the United States and Canada share many issues, including those tied to safety, workforce development and promotion, she adds.

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PRODUCERS - MARCH 2019

Karen Biondolillo has been named chief financial officer for the High companies, a diverse group of family-owned businesses, including High Concrete Group, and one of central Pennsylvania’s largest employers. She is responsible for corporate finance, accounting, tax and information technology departments; joins an executive committee providing strategic leadership to the business; and, succeeds Mike Van Belle, who has been CFO since 2005 and recently announced his retirement.

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MANUFACTURERS - FEBRUARY 2019

Chicago-based LafargeHolcim has named Kristin Beck as senior vice president of Supply Chain for the United States. With 20-plus years’ global supply chain and transportation 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.

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