The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has restructured its promotion, technical services and sustainability programs and staff into two separate departments. Pending board approval, the National Resource Directors Division, known more informally as Promotion, will be renamed Local Paving and operate under Brian Killingsworth, senior vice president/division head.
Amanda Hult, previously senior director, Pavement Structures, has been named senior director, Local Paving. She will report to Killingsworth along with Senior Vice President, Local Paving Jon Hansen; Senior Vice President, National Resources Glenn Ochsenreiter; and, Senior Directors, Local Paving Phil Kresge and Doug O’Neill. Hiring of an additional director of Local Paving is pending board approval.
Killingsworth joined NRMCA in 2011 and has 20-plus years in pavement engineering. He provides technical expertise and education to producers and their customers to advance application of ready mixed concrete for streets, local roads and parking areas, and represents the association on pavement codes and standards development. Killingsworth is a professional engineer and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
The NRMCA Sustainability Division, spanning Buildings and Pavements Departments, will transition to Structures Promotion and Sustainability Department and remain under Senior Vice President/Division Head Lionel Lemay. Continuing to report to him are Vice President, Sustainability, Codes and Standards Tien Peng and Senior Director, Building Promotion Gregg Lewis.
“This restructuring will more accurately reflect the long-term strategic goals of the ready mixed concrete industry and fulfill the wishes of our membership,” says NRMCA President Robert Garbini. “Both Brian and Lionel, and their respective staff, have clearly defined roles, which will no doubt advance [our] overall mission of promoting concrete as the building material of choice.”
Separately, NRMCA has named participants for its 2015-2016 Developing Industry Leaders program: Michael Baldoni, Irving Materials, Nashville; Don Bassett, Eastern Concrete Materials, Elmwood Park, N.J.; Patrick Bergin, Aggregate Industries, Golden, Colo.; Erica Biser, Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; Herbert Burton, Patrick Frawley and Mike Tornquist, Central Concrete Supply, San Jose, Calif.; Anthony DiMaio, Superior Concrete Materials, Washington, D.C.; Branon Evans, Ingram Concrete, Brownwood, Texas; Joseph N. Ferrara, Ferrara Bros., Flushing, N.Y.; Reid Harris, Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, N.C.; Dustin Heiland, Redi-Mix, Inc., Euless, Texas; Danielle Leines, Trimble Construction Logistics, Tempe, Ariz.; Bubba Metts, Concrete Supply Co., Morrisville, N.C.; Bo Morgan, United Companies, Grand Junction, Colo.; Todd Morris, Concrete Supply Co., Greenville, S.C.; Margaret Ramirez, Cemex, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and, Rickey Swancey, BASF Corp., Vestavia Hills, Ala.
Developing Industry Leaders organizers aim to broaden participants’ understanding of the ready mixed concrete industry at a national and strategic level with a peer-centric program. It encourages participants to make lifelong, career friends as they gain insight into a specific, national challenge. The group will start its work at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks Conference and Expo, September 18–22 in San Antonio, and present its findings at the 2016 convention.