Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
Convening earlier this month in Rhode Island, NPCA elected Mike Hoffman, vice president of Corporate Development at Lindsay Precast Inc. as chairman for the next 12 months. A 32-year veteran of the Canal Fulton, Ohio, producer, Hoffman has a long history of NPCA committee and task group leadership and has served on the board since 2012.
Also during the convention, NPCA named recipients of its top two individual honors. Howard Wingert, president of Concrete Sealants Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, was presented the 2018 Robert E. Yoakum Award, recognizing service to the industry and association. Along with participation in NPCA activities and board terms, Wingert is a member of ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe and chairman of ASTM Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products. The Douglas G. Hoskin Award, NPCA’s top membership development honor, went to Leo Feuerstein, operations manager at Western Precast Concrete in El Paso, Texas. The award is presented to the individual sponsoring the most new members for a year. It was the third Hoskin Award in the last four years for Feuerstein, who sponsored 29 new association members.
NPCA drew 500-plus to this year’s convention and, with the help of the Northeast Precast Concrete Association, scheduled tours of eight Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire precast plants. More than 80 exhibitors filled the Precast Marketplace, which marked a record for the annual fall event. The NPCA 54th Annual Convention will be October 3-5 in Seattle.