PCA honors six members in Gleason Leadership Awards program

Source: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.

The Portland Cement Association has named 2020 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards recipients, each recognized for efforts in advancing industry programs and initiatives in three categories:

Business Continuity. CalPortland Co. Vice President of Technical Services Kirk McDonald, winner; Lehigh Hanson Director, Environmental and Land Resource Management Erika Guerra and Cemex USA Vice President of Government Affairs Robert Sullivan, finalists.

Market Development. Argos USA Cement Technical Director Steve Wilcox, winner; Votorantim Cimentos Vice President of Product Performance and Technical Services, North America Nick Popoff, finalist.

Young Leaders. Titan America Environmental Engineer Allyson Tombesi and Director of Quality Eric Koehler, winners; VCNA/St. Marys Vice President, U.S. Cement Sales Ed Griffith, finalist.

The awards are named after John “Jay” Gleason, who led the association from 1986 until his retirement in 2007, and “are a way to recognize individuals that go the extra mile, helping to positively impact our industry now and into the future,” says PCA CEO Mike Ireland.

“Everyone involved, winners and finalists, has shown leadership and  commitment toward the advancement of cement and concrete as the sustainable, resilient and preferred building material of choice in America,” adds Gleason Award Selection Committee chair Alex Car (Lehigh Hanson).

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