ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2021

After eight years as Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub executive director, Jeremy Gregory has transferred to a position with the newly formed MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium. MIT officials credit his spearheading of impactful research, encouraging connections between lab members, fostering industry partnerships, and greatly expanding the CSHub’s reach and presence nationally and internationally. “His insight, clarity, and…

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2021

The ACI Foundation has established the Burg-Coleman Iowa State ‘77 Fellowship, funded by a $75,000 donation from American Concrete Institute Executive Vice President Ronald Burg and 2020-21 President Jeffrey Coleman. Both are 1977 graduates of Iowa State University College of Engineering: Coleman a master’s in structural engineering, following a degree in civil engineering the prior year; and Burg, a degree…

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ACI summons best practices in global learning marathon

Production skills honed during a year of virtual conference, convention and education presentations have the American Concrete Institute poised for a first of its kind gathering: 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge, a free online learning program taking participants around the world with visits to experts from 12 ACI Chapters and 12 Partners.  “The Conference is a unique event that will…

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ACI Foundation Council funds ICF wall, UHPC column research projects

Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.  The ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council selected eight research projects to receive grants this year, aiming to further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with American Concrete Institute Technical Committees. The projects, along with their principal investigators and endorsing committees are: 

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ORGANIZATIONS – JANUARY 2021

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association has announced new Board, Associate Board and Young Leaders Development Group officers and directors, all for two-year terms. During a late-2020 virtual meeting, Bob Housel of Masters RMC Inc. was elected chairman, Jeff Detwiler of New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. vice chairman, and Jamie Stilley of Amerikohl Aggregates Inc. secretary/treasurer.

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 21 rising stars from producer and associate member companies for the 2020 Developing Industry Leaders program: Master Builders Solutions’ Mason Booth and Matthew Wilson; Aggregate Industries’ Jenay Brown, Dan Corneau and Matthew Riggi; Titan America’s Marty Elkes, Jr. and David Novitzki (S&W Ready Mix Concrete) and Justin Walker (Roanoke Cement); Euclid Chemical’s Jason Jimenez; Irving Materials’ Andrew Mercker, Tyler Stanley and Kyle Norwood; Oremus Material’s Alireza Nili; Dickinson Ready Mix’s Ben Olin; U.S. Concrete’s Francis Pico-Llerena and Luis Soto-Rivas; Coast 2 Coast’s Micah Red Elk; CalPortland’s William Regis; Bayou Concrete’s Leighton Reynolds; Preferred Materials’ Frank Russo-Alesi; and, Maschmeyer Concrete’s Michael Tucker.

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ACI Strategic Development Council hosts virtual Technology Forum

Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich. 

In lieu of a customary in-person gathering, the ACI Foundation will stage the Strategic Development Council Technology Forum 48 through August 25 and 27 webinars, each featuring four 30-minute presentations. The Forum will be presented free of charge, but separate registration is required for each presentation; participants will have the option of requesting a PDH certificate for self-reported credit. Registration, agenda and additional SDC Technology Forum 48 details can be obtained at www.ConcreteSDC.org.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Portland Cement Association have named Joe Roche as chief financial officer, reporting to NRMCA President Mike Philipps and PCA CEO Mike Ireland. Roche arrives with 30-plus years’ management experience supporting non-profit and trade organizations, and immediately transitions from the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md. He will lead ongoing evaluation, development and implementation of NRMCA and PCA financial processes and systems, and oversee the groups’ Finance Shared Services agreement. Based primarily at the Alexandria, Va., association offices, Roche will work with external finance partners to implement process improvements, maximize system capabilities, and focus on staff development.

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2020

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The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2020

The ACI Foundation Strategic Development Council has elected CECO Concrete Construction Vice President of North Operations Phil Diekemper as director for a term ending in 2022, and Euclid Admixtures Canada President and Euclid Chemical Inc. Vice President Claude Bedard as returning director. They join an SDC board comprising Chairman Charles Hanskat; Immediate Past Chairman Joseph Sanders; and, Directors Kirk Burns, Rodney Chiodo, Beverly Garnant, John Hausfeld, Carl Larosche, Brad Malmsten, Claudio Manissero, Charles Nmai and Glenn Schaefer.

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