The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has elected James A. Russ as chairman of its board of directors. Russ succeeds David L. Vickers, Lehigh Cement Co., who completed his one-year term at the conclusion of the annual convention in San Diego.
Russ first entered the concrete and aggregates business in 1966, joining the Lone Star Industries group. Since 1969, he has held numerous management positions in the ready mixed concrete and mining industries in both private and public companies. He joined Aggregate Industries in 1991 as president of its mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, he was president of Rosenfeld Concrete and New England Concrete, both subsidiaries of Boston Sand and Gravel Co. Russ holds a bachelor of science degree in physics and engineering from Washington & Lee University.
He will lead a newly elected board that includes Hardy B. Johnson, Tarmac America, as first vice chairman; Hale D. Ritchie Jr., Ritchie Corp, second vice chairman; and Peter Brewin, Cemex, as treasurer.