Sources: Fabcon Precast, Savage, Minn.; CP staff
Four-plant, prestressed hollow core panel producer Fabcon has named Mike Rafi as chief executive officer. He succeeds Mike LeJeune, who transitions to chairman of the board after overseeing day-to-day operations for 20 years.
Sources: Sources: Summit Materials, Inc., Denver; CP staff
Nearly 11 years after founding Summit Materials, Thomas W. Hill has announced his retirement as president, chief executive officer and director, effective September 1, after which he will assume a senior advisor role for the remainder of the year and serve in a consulting capacity through July 2023. His successor in the C-suite and on the Summit board is Anne Noonan, who will arrive with 30-plus years’ of senior leadership experience at publicly traded companies and become the highest ranking female among major North American cement, aggregate and concrete producers.
Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
ACI introduced its 2017-2018 officers and directors during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit, led by President Khaled Awad, chairman of Beirut-based material and geotechnical consultant ACTS; Vice President Randall Poston, senior principal with Pivot Engineers in Austin, Texas; and Senior Vice President David Lange, University of Illinois professor of Civil Engineering.
Sources: Schwing America Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; CP staff
Parent company Schwing Group moved decisively on a new executive team following the mid-August departure of Schwing America CEO Brian Hazelton, appointing as successor Bill Murray, chief financial officer since 2012, and promoting Tom O’Malley from vice president to senior vice president of Sales & Marketing.
Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff
Convening in New Orleans late last month for its 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary observance, ICPI presented William Schneider the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant industry contributions through technical innovation and advocacy; demonstrated leadership; dedication to employee well-being; and, stressing contractor/installer education as paramount to producer success.
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff
“An Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials” will be held December 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverfront, host venue of ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates standards development meetings.
Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva; CP staff
WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) new Product Category Rules (PCR) for unreinforced concrete offer producers a common methodology to prepare Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their mixes. CSI membership includes all multinational companies with integrated North American operations: Argos, CRH, Cemex, GCC, Heidelberg, Holcim, Lafarge, Taiheiyo, Titan and Votorantim.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA has become an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program Operator, a designation enabling it to help members meet new requirements in LEED v4, International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products. EPDs are third-party verified reports published by product manufacturers that provide quality assured and comparable information regarding the environmental performance of their product.