Eagle Materials Inc. directors have taken a key step toward mid-year separation of cement- and gypsum wallboard-centered Heavy and Light Materials businesses into independent, New York Stock Exchange-traded companies, both Dallas based. Leading the Heavy Materials namesake will be current Chairman Mike Nicolais and President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Haack. Leading the Light Materials business, operating as American Gypsum Company, will be Chairman Dave Powers, former Eagle Materials CEO and current director, and President and CEO Craig Kesler, current chief financial officer.Read More
As a critical component of an ongoing commitment to a complete customer experience (CX) transformation, Daimler Trucks North America has created an entirely new CX organization and named 34-year company veteran Paul Romanaggi as Chief CX Officer.Read More
Thirty months into a rollup plan centered on distributors of specialty materials, accessories and tools for U.S. and Canadian concrete and masonry contractors, private equity-backed Construction Supply Group has surpassed the 100-branch threshold. The Denver-based company has acquired Best Materials, a Phoenix-based ecommerce platform, plus Advantage Construction Supply and Spec-West Concrete Systems, both of California.Read More
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute elected new directors during its 2019 convention: Matt Ballain, Coreslab Structures; Jenny Frost, Wells Concrete; Harry Gleich, Metromont Corp.; Matt Graf, International Concrete Products; Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group; Bob Pabst, High Concrete Group; Jay Stracener, Precast Erectors; and, Randy Wilson, Meridian Brick.Read More
Thomas Holmes has been named Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA) executive director, bringing more than 30 years in precast/prestressed concrete industry experience, primarily in vice president of marketing and general manager capacities. He will represent the precast/prestressed concrete industry in the Mid-Atlantic states liaising with construction managers, architects, transportation department officials, engineers, general contractors and academia.Read More
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has appointed Diep Tu as Florida Prestressed Concrete Association (FPCA) executive director. A licensed professional engineer in Florida, he has served as Florida Concrete & Products Association director of Engineering for more than 15 years, responsible for promoting concrete in parking lots, streets and local roads. Prior to FC&PA, Tu was rigid pavement research engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation Materials Research Office, Gainesville.Read More
Eric Carleton, P.E., vice president of Technical Services for the National Precast Concrete Association, has received the Frank J. Heger Memorial Award from ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe. The Heger Award recognizes distinguished services and dedication to Committee C13, whose portfolio of standards play an important role in concrete pipe testing, engineering and specification.
The American Concrete Institute has promoted key staff with an eye to increasing alignment and flow from ACI technical documents to educational products: Michael Tholen to managing director of Engineering and Professional Development, Claire Hiltz to manager of Professional Development, and Matthew Senecal to manager, Engineering.Read More
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years’ of executive association management experience, including nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who left PCI in late-2014 to lead the Portland Cement Association.
Sources: Gage Brothers Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.; CP staff
Gage Brothers kicked off a summer-long centennial anniversary celebration on June 17 with a “Top 100 Jobs” countdown, presenting via social media channels significant projects over its 100 years in concrete, primarily architectural and structural precast. The top 10 projects will be revealed September 15-24, the latter date dovetailing the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Foundation National BBQ competition and fundraiser.Read More