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Industry News winds down with a special event at the Fall Convention, communities depend on,” said Horsley. “This agreement November 12-15, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, IL. will help our organizations to avoid duplication of effort For more information on these and other ICRI events, visit and streamline the process—saving both time and www.icri.org or contact Dale Regnier, Manager, Marketing & precious resources.” Chapters, at 847-827-0830. Industry Personnel ASTM International and AASHTO Agreement Benefits Road Strata Hires Mark Sanders Construction and Transportation as President and CEO of Strata Proximity Systems Strata Worldwide LLC has announced the hiring of Mark Sanders as President and Chief Executive Officer of Strata Proximity Systems LLC. Mark Sanders, the former Joy Global Vice President of Corporate Marketing, The signing of an Agreement on Standards between will be focusing on customer needs to ASTM International and the American Association of State drive and improve product development. Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) solidifies With over 25 years of experience in theMark Sanders coordination between two organizations working in the mining industry, Sanders brings strong market under- common interest of highway construction, safety, mainte- standing, manufacturing know-how, and international busi- nance, and sustainability. ASTM International President ness development experience to Strata Worldwide and its James A. Thomas and AASHTO Executive Director John proximity systems. Horsley entered into the agreement at AASHTO headquar- Prior to joining Strata, Sanders worked at Joy for more ters in Washington, DC. The document is an outgrowth of than 26 years. During that time, he held a succession of posi- the ongoing relationship between the two groups and serves tions, including Manufacturing Manager, Vice President as a future basis for continued mutual cooperation on the Supply Chain, and Managing Director of both the China and development and publication of standards related to the Americas business units. highway construction. Sanders comes from a family with a rich heritage in the “ASTM International is pleased to enter into this agreement mining industry. He graduated from the University of Not- with AASHTO,” says Thomas. “We hope that it will foster tingham, Nottingham, UK, with a degree in mining engineering better coordination in mutual areas of interest, reduce unneces- and later earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, sary duplication of effort, and be responsive to industry needs Pittsburgh, PA. in an efficient and collaborative manner.” At Strata, Sanders will work directly with customers to By supporting the science and technology of highway understand their needs and help align and grow the Strata construction, road safety maintenance, and sustainability, proximity business globally. ASTM International standards help to ensure that roadways Strata Worldwide is a global leader in mine safety solu- are reliable, safe, and built to last. In the transportation field, tions. The company’s product line includes wireless com- several ASTM technical committees develop the standards munications and tracking systems, emergency mine refuge relied upon by the industry, such as ASTM Committees C01, chambers, secondary roof support products, proximity detec- Cement; C09, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates; D04, Road tion systems, and mining construction services. Strata is and Paving Materials; D18, Soil and Rock; D35, Geosynthetics; committed to the design and development of technologies and others. For over 100 years, ASTM International has that are beneficial for today and lay a foundation for improved developed more than 1000 standards that address the needs of solutions in the future. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the road construction and transportation. company has service and sales support offices in the mining Through AASHTO, the nation’s preeminent transportation regions of the United States, Europe, Australia, South Africa, experts provide an unparalleled resource for the development China, and Mexico. of more than 125 volumes of standards and guidelines that are used worldwide in the design, construction, maintenance, CCS Group Welcomes Lance Paulsen operation, and administration of highways, bridges, and other CCS Group welcomes Lance Paulsen transportation facilities. as the new Operations and Business “A top priority at AASHTO is to find faster and smarter Development Manager. He will be ways to build the transportation systems that the economy and working closely with the production 64 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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