Convening last month in Rhode Island, the National Precast Concrete Association 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 history of NPCA committee and task group leadership and has served on the board since 2012.
|2017-2018 NPCA Chairman Ashley Smith (Smith-Midland Corp.) formalizes the transition to Mike Hoffman (Lindsay Precast).
|2017 Robert E. Yoakum Award recipient Andy Wieser (Wieser Concrete) presents the 2018 honor to Howard Wingert (Concrete Sealants).
Also during the 2018 NPCA convention, Howard Wingert, president of Ohio-based Concrete Sealants Inc., was presented 2018 Robert E. Yoakum Award, recognizing service to the industry and association. Along with participation in NPCA activities and board terms, Wingert is a ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe member and Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products chairman.
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. 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 enlisted 29 new NPCA producers and associates in 2017.
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 is a record for the annual fall event. The NPCA 54th Annual Convention will be October 3-5 in Seattle.