Grace Construction Products has appointed Michael Ragan vice president and business director for the Americas Concrete and Cement business unit. He will
Grace Construction Products has appointed Michael Ragan vice president and business director for the Americas Concrete and Cement business unit. He will oversee sales, product management and technical services functions, as well as assume P&L responsibility for the North and South American Cement and Concrete business units. After joining the Grace Construction Products division in 1982 and filling a succession of marketing, general management and sales management positions, Ragan was promoted to vice president of sales in 2000. He has been responsible for the coordination of Grace products and services with large global cement and concrete customers, as well as direct sales organization responsibility for North and South America. Ragan is active in the RMC Research & Education Foundation, Concrete Industry Management Program/National Steering Committee, and the Western Construction Group of St. Louis.
In recognition of industry contributions, the International Concrete Repair Institute has awarded a fellowship to Patrick Doc Watson, senior technical product specialist at BASF Construction Chemicals-Building Systems.
Kansas City-based Western Forms Inc. has shored up its position as the world’s largest aluminum concrete form manufacturer by acquiring the assets of Michigan-based Durand Forms. Western Forms cites plans to continue operations and sell under the Durand brand name, and will utilize the physical assets and human resources in Durand, Mich., to meet the peak capacity requirements. Management is in the process of completing an integration plan.