Enrique Escalante, president of Denver-based GCC of America, has been elected Portland Cement Association chairman for a two-year term, succeeding Ash
Enrique Escalante, president of Denver-based GCC of America, has been elected Portland Cement Association chairman for a two-year term, succeeding Ash Grove Cement’s Charlie Sunderland. Escalante joined Mexico’s GCC in 1999, heading the domestic division, and moved to his current post the following year. He arrived at the company with more than 20 years’ management and sales experience in heavy industry and construction materials.
In addition to serving as PCA vice chairman for the past two years, Escalante chaired the Research and Technical Council and Product Standards and Technology Committee, and was a member of the Regional Promotion and Publications Committees. GCC has been especially active with 2006-08 ready mixed producer acquisitions that expanded the company’s presence in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and the Dakotas. In early 2008, it opened a $200 million, 1 million-ton/year cement plant in Pueblo, Colo. GCC of America is based in Denver.
Also during the PCA fall board meeting, directors named Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America, the U.S. subsidiary of Titan Cement Group, vice chairman. He assumes the post in addition to chairing the Sustainable Development Committee.