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Shea Concrete chief Stratis elected 2016-17 NPCA chairman

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Greg Stratis, president of Wilmington, Mass.-based Shea Concrete Products, began a one-year term as chairman on October 1, as NPCA concluded its 51st annual convention in Austin, Texas. Joining him as 2016-17 officers are Chairman-Elect Ashley Smith of Smith-Midland Corp. in Midland, Va., and Secretary/Treasurer Michael Hoffman of Lindsay Precast in Canal Fulton, Ohio.

“We all know it is a challenging time to be a precaster,” Stratis told NPCA producers and associates. “But for every new challenge there are new opportunities, and the board, committees and staff are all committed to helping members take advantage of them.”

Along with the officer slate, NPCA members elected five new directors to three-year terms: Richard Alvarado of Western Concrete Products in El Paso, Texas; Ray Clark of U.S. Formliner in Athens, Ga.; Jonathan Ohmes of Champion Precast in Troy, Mo.; Philip Shoults of Oldcastle Precast in Mansfield, Texas; and, Ron Sparks of Columbia Precast Products in Washougal, Wash.

NPCA also named top individual award recipients: Mark Thompson, vice president of Jefferson Concrete Products in Watertown, N.Y., Robert E. Yoakum Award for long-time service to the industry and association; and, Sam Lines of Concrete Sealants in Tipp City, Ohio, Douglas G. Hoskin Award for membership recruitment.