Portland Cement Association Awards honor outstanding effort

Portland Cement Association (PCA) awarded seven industry professionals with Promotion Progress Awards at its annual spring committee meeting in March. The winners were selected from 16 nominees, all PCA member company personnel, for outstanding effort in promoting cement and concrete products. The members receiving the honor are: Ron DeLeenheer, Ash Grove Cement Co., for his leadership in creating a powerful promotional liaison between PCA and the Regional Promotional Group programs. Bob Helinski, Lafarge North America, for his crucial role in the development of both U.S. and Canadian cement specifications, including a recent change to ASTM C-150 to permit the use of up to 5 percent limestone in portland cement. Al Innis, Holcim (US) Inc., for his work in the creation of PCA state transportation department communications teams to inform local DOTs of upcoming standard changes regarding limestone in cement and the benefits of these changes. Bill Larson, CEMEX, for forming the first Sustainable Development and Construction Workshop to discuss key issues affecting the use of cement and concrete in Southern California. Frank Lennox, Buzzi Unicem, for countless hours spent influencing the use of RCC, pervious concrete and fulldepth reclamation using cement in the Southeast. Barrett Reese, TXI, for dedicated efforts to promote concrete in all aspects of construction, including residential, architectural and pavement work. Cathy Sauerwine, Lehigh Cement Co., for her work in promoting the use of white cement in infrastructure applications to improve aesthetics and enhance roadway safety. The 2005 Promotion Progress Awards are cosponsored by PCA and the Cement Association of Canada. More information on individual award winners is available at www.cement.org/pca.

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