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Industry News King Shotcrete Announces Métiers Paristech (Paris, France) in 2010 and New Appointments his master’s degree (MSc) in civil engi- King Packaged Materials Comp - neering in 2013 at Laval University, where any is pleased to announce the he is currently a PhD candidate. His research following appointments: deals with all aspects of the shotcrete process (equipment, placement, mixture design, Scott Rand—to the position of Vice material properties, and testing). President Sales, Construction Products Ginouse will be responsible for many Group. Rand will be responsible for the Nicolas Ginouse research and development testing initiatives sales activities involving all King Shotcrete and will also perform other technical functions involving materials and equipment throughout King Shotcrete materials and equipment. Ginouse joined King North America. 2 years ago as a work term student, through a fellowship indus- Since he started his career with King over trial work term program. This program allowed him to pursue Scott Rand 17 years ago, Rand has played a major role his doctorate while gaining valuable industry experience. in the growth of its U.S. markets and has led the sales team King Packaged Materials Company is a leading supplier that has grown the King Shotcrete brand to become a leading of shotcrete materials and equipment for the North American brand in the North American shotcrete industry. His involve- mining, tunneling, and construction markets. The company ment in major award-winning projects such as the construction has three manufacturing facilities from which shotcrete mate- of New York’s East Side Access Tunnel and the rehabilitation rials can be produced for shipment to markets across North of Detroit’s Lodge M-10 Freeway also helped strengthen King’s America and around the world. These appointments will reputation as an industry leader. strengthen King’s position as a full-service provider to the Rand has served on several committees of ASA and is a shotcrete industry. current member of the ASA Board of Directors. Patrick Bridger— to the position of Sales Manager, U.S. Markets. Bridger joins King with over 30 years of experience in the shot- crete industry. He will be responsible for over- Patrick Bridger seeing the continued growth of King Shotcrete materials and related shotcrete equipment throughout the United States. Bridger began his career at Shotcrete Plus in San Antonio, TX, under the lead- ership and mentoring of George Yoggy. He then spent 10 years working as a refractory shotcrete contractor in Texas, where he gained valuable field experi- ence. For the past 17 years, Bridger has worked continuously in the field of sales and most recently in a senior management position with Putzmeister America. He has been an active member of ASA since its inception and has served on several ASA committees. He is also a Past President of ASA. Nicolas Ginouse—to the position of Research and Development Leader. Ginouse received his degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Art et Shotcrete • Summer 2014 63


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