Managing director honored

Ward R. Malisch, senior managing director of the American Concrete Institute, will be awarded the 2008 Richard D. Gaynor Award, presented by the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association.

The award, which will be presented to Malisch during the NRMCA convention in March, is given annually by the group’s Research, Engineering and Standards Committee to members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the betterment of the ready-mix concrete industry.

In addition to being an active member of NRMCA and the senior managing director of ACI, Malisch has demonstrated his commitment to the industry as the publisher of Concrete International and former editor of Concrete Construction magazine. He serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Concrete Contractors and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. During his distinguished career, Malisch has also served as the director of the World of Concrete seminar program, director of construction information services for the Portland Cement Association, and the managing director of engineering for ACI.

Malisch, who is set to retire from ACI at the end of 2007, plans on assuming a part-time position as technical director for the American Society of Concrete Contractors, and will continue in a consulting role to ACI as publisher of Concrete International.

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