Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff
Cemex Director of Market Development-Commercial Strategy Jim Mack was elected 2019 ACPA chairman during the group’s annual meeting in Florida. Based at Cemex USA Houston headquarters, he succeeds Chuck Niederriter, who during a traditional passing of the gavel noted how Mack is the first ACPA chairman to have served with a cement company, regional shipper’s group, ACPA-affiliated Chapter, ACPA National and the Portland Cement Association.
“The combination of his work experiences, business sense, and technical prowess give him some unique perspectives on the industry,” said Niederriter, chief operating officer of Golden Triangle Construction Co., Imperial, Pa. “But even more than that, Jim has a well-deserved reputation as being a staunch and tireless advocate for concrete pavements.”
Mack cited two main objectives for his term as chairman: Implementation of the industry pavement promotion plan, plus continuation of his predecessor’s ConcreteCOMPETES initiative, aimed at aligning resources at the national level to scale up pavement promotion and support the local network.