NRMCA elects board chairman, new officers

Members of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association elected Frank Craddock, vice president of CEMEX in Houston, Texas, as chairman of the association’s board of directors. Henry Batten of Concrete Supply Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, was elected vice chairman and Tim Becken, Cemstone Products Company, of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, was elected secretary/treasurer for the 2008-2009 term.

Craddock has more than 28 years experience in the ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregate industries. Craddock has served on the NRMCA Board and Executive Committee for many years.

In addition to its new officers, NRMCA members also elected the following to serve on the board for three-year terms ending in 2011:

· Carmine Attanasio, New York City Concrete Promotion Council, Bronx, NY
· Diggs Bishop, Cardinal-Virginia Concrete, Springfield, VA (representing Mid-Atlantic region)
· Dave Bull, Morse Bros., Tangent, OR (representing Northwest region)
· John Ferraiolo, Ferraiolo Construction Corp., Rockland, ME (representing Eastern region)
· Sherry Griswold, Griswold Ready Mix Concrete, Inc., Jacksonville, FL (representing Southeastern region)
· Allen Hamblen, Glacier Northwest, Seattle, OR
· John Holiman, Concrete Company of Springfield, Springfield, MO
· Norm Jagger, Aggregate Industries, Eagan, MN
· Adam Manatt, Manatt’s Inc., Brooklyn, IA (representing North Central region)
· E.J. “Manny” Nappa, iMix, Glendale, AZ (representing Southwest region)
· Eric Nicholson, Centre Concrete, State College, PA
· Mark Stiles, Trinity Industries, Dallas, TX
· Mike Turner, Ash Grove KC Ready Mix Group, Overland Park, KS (representing South Central region)
· Bill Wagner, Lafarge Building Materials, Alpharetta, GA
· William Doug Walker, Walker Concrete, Stockbridge, GA

NRMCA’s board of directors also elected the following to fill vacant unexpired board seats:

· Jamie Rogers, Texas Industries, Dallas, TX
· Rodney Grogan, MMC Materials, Madison, MS
· Eugene Ceccotti, Shamrock Materials, Petaluma, CA
· Scott Bigler, Altaview Concrete, Sandy, UT
· Scott Parson, Staker Parson Companies, Ogden, UT
· Jim Purcell, Lehigh Cement Company, Allentown, PA
· Niel Poulsen, Aggregate Industries West Central Region, Golden, CO
· Gene Wagner, Bestway Concrete, Milliken, CO
· Pat Heale – Ocean Construction Supplies LTD, Vancouver, BC