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Industry News crews and customers to ensure all project objectives are met business’s research and development efforts for mortars, tile in a safe, timely, and professional manner. adhesives, grouts, hydrated lime, gypsum, and white cement. Paulsen joins CCS Group with 40 years of experience. Prior to that, Seiler was Technology and Product Manager for While working for the family’s construction company as a Viapol, now part of The Euclid Chemical Company, in its youth, he built “bunker” silos, tilt-up silos, and confinement Construction Chemicals division. He also spent 10 years as structures. Eventually becoming involved in all facets of the Technology and Production Manager for BASF Construction construction industry, he started his own company performing Chemicals in South America. underground sewer and water projects, commercial building, Seiler received his chemical and industrial engineering and real estate development. He has experience in all aspects degrees from Centro Universitário da FEI, São Bernardo, of company management with an emphasis on business Brazil, and his Executive MBA in industrial management from growth and personnel development. Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil. Paulsen received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Justin Leckie Joins He is a Past President of the Associated General Contractors R G Johnson Company Heavy-Highway Chapter in Nebraska and a Past Chairman R G Johnson Company welcomed Justin of the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce. Paulsen holds Leckie as the newest member of their office a Well-Drillers License in Nebraska and Kansas; is a current family. Leckie joins the organization as an Board member and Committee Chairman for the Society of Assistant Project Manager. Leckie attended Marketing Professional Services, and is also a member of The Dennison University, Granville, OH, and Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). then attended Case Western Reserve Uni- versity, Cleveland, OH, for post-graduate BASF Appoints school, where he received his MBA. He and New Manager of Justin Leckie his wife, Gina, now live in Upper St. Clair, WA. Technology for Leckie was previously with PNC, where he helped manage Admixture Systems Business an online payment solution, now included in the PNCthe development and launch of Administrative Advantage, The North American Admixture Systems Product Suite. business of BASF’s Construction Chemi- Leckie hopes to bring a new, fresh perspective to the Com- cals division has announced that Paul pany, with which he can contribute innovative ideas to carry Seiler has been named Manager of Tech- R G Johnson Company’s success into the future. nology, responsible for the development of admixture and concrete technologies and customer support. Seiler will be based in the Beachwood, OH, headquarters, Paul Seiler effective immediately. Grab In his new role, Seiler will manage the Admixture Systems business’s Technology Department, which formulates innova- testing and support resource for concrete producer customers. your tive products, develops new technologies, and serves as a methods, procedures, and models to assist customers in the camera! In addition, the department is involved in developing test implementation of new technologies. “The Manager of Technology position is a key role in our business,” said Gabriel Cottrell, BASF Admixture Systems Working on an interesting shotcrete project? business manager. “In just the past few years, we have intro- Proud of the work you shoot? duced groundbreaking technologies such as the Green Sense® Take a picture! Take several! From beginning to end, Concrete mixture proportioning optimization service, as well photos add a lot to the story. If you have high quality/ as a brand new class of workability-retaining admixtures. Paul print resolution photos to support the work you do, you Seiler has the technical proficiency, practical experience, and could enter your project for ASA’s Outstanding Shotcrete innovative spirit to help us continue to bring to market new Projects Award Program. technologies that will help our concrete producer customers So start taking pictures today! differentiate themselves today and in the future.” Seiler comes to BASF from Votorantim in Brazil, where he Visit www.shotcrete.org and served as Technology and Process Manager and directed the look in the “ASA Membership” section for “Project Awards.” Shotcrete • Winter 2013 65


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