CalPortland’s Hamblen, Continental’s Beck lead PCA board

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

CalPortland Co. CEO Allen Hamblen and Continental Cement Co. President Tom Beck have been elected 2017 chairman and vice chairman of the PCA Board of Directors. Hamblen succeeds LafargeHolcim, U.S. Cement CEO John Stull, crediting his “leadership in guiding strategic initiatives that reflect industry priorities.”

“My focus as chairman will be to look for ways PCA can engage other associations in complementary and collaborative ways. I believe that together we can accomplish great things for the cement industry,” adds Hamblen, who has worked with Glendora, Calif.-based CalPortland and predecessor companies for 31 years. Prior to taking the helm in 2006, he was president and chief executive of the company’s Oregon and Washington cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete business, Glacier Northwest. He is also past National Ready Mixed Concrete Association chairman and Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association president, and continues as a Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation trustee.

PCA Vice Chair Beck served as senior vice president of Chesterfield, Mo.-based Continental Cement from 2005–2013, and vice president of Sales & Marketing for nearly 10 years prior. He is past American Concrete Pavement Association chairman.