The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced that Tom Beck, President of the Continental Cement Company, has been elected as chairman of the PCA board of directors. Elected to work alongside him as vice chairman is Ron Henley, President of GCC of America. Both men were elected at the PCA board meeting at the end of October. The role of board chairman was previously held by Allen Hamblen, President and CEO of the CalPortland Co.
Beck has previously held the role of chairman for the American Concrete Pavement Association, as well as being Senior Vice President at Continental Cement from 1996 to 2013.
Before joining GCC of America, Henley was President of Boral Construction Materials. He is also a board member of the Denver Scholarship Fund.
“As a chairman of the PCA’s board of directors, Allen Hamblen strengthened the cement industry in many ways,” said Beck. “In taking over this important position, I view my role as being part of a relay team. Hamblen has simply passed the baton to me for the next couple of years. We must continue to be more focused, efficient, and effective. That includes our alliance with the National Ready Mix Concrete Association and the American Concrete Pavement Association, so that each association can focus on their core strengths, as well as strive to produce better results.”
“The PCA board of directors plays a critical role in determining our legislative, regulatory, and business priorities,” said Michael Ireland, President and CEO of the PCA. “Allen Hamblen was an amazing chairman and I believe similar accolades will be in order after Tom Beck’s tenure ends. I look forward to working closely with our leadership team over the next year.”
The PCA represents 93% of US cement production capacity and has facilities in all 50 states.
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