MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2021

David de Garis will retire as branch manager of Columbia Concrete Block Machine Australia in July, capping a nearly four-decade career with Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, Wash. He will assist in a leadership transition over the next five months. Concurrently, Columbia Machine has appointed Nigel Butler to the new position of CCBM Australia general manager. He arrives with extensive experience…

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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 – FEBRUARY 2020

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Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.

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MANUFACTURERS – DECEMBER 2019

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St. Louis-based Afinitas has promoted Matt Childs to vice president of Sales, Americas for the HawkeyePedershaab-BFS equipment and automation sales organization. He joined the company in 2017 as vice president of Sales, North America.

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Clarifying the Concrete Pipe Industry’s Views on “Open Competition” Legislation

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by Jeffrey A. Hite

Concrete Products’ November editorial concerning the Federal Highway Administration’s withdrawal of the patented and proprietary products rule may have unintentionally conflated the concrete pipe industry’s position on the repeal of that rule and the ever-present threat to our industry from so-called “open competition” legislation. For the sake of clarity, this letter elaborates on the position of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) on “open competition” legislation.

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2019

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To recognize the recently proclaimed Concrete Industry Day, American Concrete Pavement Association-Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, American Concrete Pipe Association and Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association members hosted legislators and staff late last month for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver. In addition to government outreach, the associations teamed to raise awareness of the industry’s key link to economic growth and sustainable development practices in the state.

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MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2017

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Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Americas has named Jesse Osborne as general manager of its GRT concrete admixtures and cement additives division, Eagan, Minn. Reporting to Mapei North America CEO Luigi Di Geso, he will interface with the Mapei Global Liquid Admixture Group, headed by Walter Nussbaumer, and the company’s Research & Development Center in Milan, Italy. His arrival coincides with planning for an admixtures R&D facility at Mapei’s new plant in Logan Township, N.J.

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Governor continues Concrete Day in the State of Colorado

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Governor John Hickenlooper is maintaining a spring tradition of recent years, observing “The concrete industry is vital to Colorado’s infrastructure and economy. On April 28 we recognize concrete as a sustainable, green building material and superior choice for construction. We look forward to recognizing the thousands of employees who make a difference in our state during the annual Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.”

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Pipe Association chief Childs moves to senior HawkeyePedershaab post

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab, Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

After nearly 12 years as American Concrete Pipe Association president, Matt Childs has joined pipe and precast machinery specialist HawkeyePedershaab as vice president of Sales, responsible for the North American market. Concurrently, Brad Schmidgall has been promoted to executive vice president of Sales in charge of developing HawkeyePedershaab’s global sales strategies.

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Pipe, ready mixed, pavement groups stage Concrete Day at Colorado Capitol

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed April 29 as Concrete Day in the state of Colorado, recognizing “the industry as important to further development in our state and the hard work, dedication, and efficiency of its employees … The industry is an important contributor to Colorado’s infrastructure and economy. We look forward to celebrating Concrete Day at the Capitol every year.”

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