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Industry News A graduate of the University of Direction as a Past President member. His position replaces Maryland’s School of Engineering, Kenneth C. Hover, ACI President in 2010-2011. Rushing joins College Park, MD, Clark began his James K. Wight, ACI President in 2012 and Anne M. Ellis, ACI construction career in 1950 with The George Hyman Company President in 2013, to complete the requisite three Past Presidents (later to be renamed Clark Construction). Within two decades, of ACI serving on the Board as stipulated by the Institute’s Bylaws. he ascended through the company ranks and assumed the role Four new members were also elected to serve 3-year terms on of President and Chief Executive Officer. During his 64­year the ACI Board of Direction at this time. They are: tenure, Clark dramatically expanded the Clark Construction • JoAnn P. Browning, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Group’s service offerings and geographic footprint. The com- San Antonio, TX; pany currently has more than a dozen regional offices across • Cesar A. Constantino, Titan America LLC, Roanoke, VA; the country, and more than 4000 employees. • Kimbery Kayler, Constructive Communication, Inc., Perhaps one of Clark’s greatest legacies to the company and Dublin, OH; and its employees is that he planned thoroughly and thoughtfully • Roberto Stark, Stark+Ortiz, S.C., Mexico City, Mexico. for the day when he was no longer at the company and carefully transitioned the leadership of the company to where it is today. Mesa Industries Continues Growth Clark left an indelible mark on the company and the construc- with Three New Hires tion industry. Equally as important as the contributions he made to the built environment, is the tremendous impact he made through his philanthropy. A man of great principles, Clark believed firmly in the importance of giving back to the community. Leading by example, he taught those around him to do the same. Clark Construction Group is grateful for the contributions Clark made to the organization, and for his exemplary lessons in leadership and humanity. While he will be dearly missed, his legacy will endure, both through his extraordinary charitable James Chadwick Bryan Koshover Joy Salaz giving and the big blue Clark signs that dot the landscape. James Chadwick joins Mesa Industries as Strategic Sourcing ACI Officers for 2015-2016 Appointed order system and manage the best practices for procurement.Manager, where he will lead the daily interaction of the purchase at The Concrete Convention and Before joining Mesa Industries, Chadwick worked as a Senior Exposition – Spring 2015 Buyer for Luxottica. He brings significant experience in sourcing and vendor management to the Mesa Industries team. Bryan Koshover joins as the Marketing Manager and will play a key role in further contributing to the growth goals of the orga- nization as well as lead branding initiatives. Prior to joining Mesa Industries, Koshover was Director of Marketing for American Health Associates where he led marketing and branding efforts. Joy Salaz joins Mesa Industries as the ERP Business Appli- cations Analyst and will be in charge of executing performance Sharon L. Wood Kahaled Walid Awad Michael J. Schneider improvement initiatives across the organization through the At the conclusion of The Concrete Convention and Exposition optimal use of third-party business solutions. Salaz comes to – Spring 2015 in Kansas City, MO, Sharon L. Wood, Dean of Mesa Industries from Champion Windows and has a proven Cockrell School of Engineering and the Cockrell Family Chair track record in successful ERP System Implementation. of Engineering No. 14 at The University of Texas at Austin, Mesa Industries is a leading Austin, TX, was appointed ACI President for 2015-2016, as manufacturer of products for refin- eries, storage tank facilities, and elected by the ACI membership. Kahaled Walid Awad, the specialized construction industries Chairman and Founder of ACTS, a material and geotechnical with over 45 years of experience delivering consulting firm based in Beirut, Lebanon, begins his 2­year quality, American-made products. Mesa term as ACI Vice President, joining Michael J. Schneider Industries is a certified women­owned busi- (Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Baker Con- ness through the Women’s Business Enter- crete Construction, Inc., Monroe, OH) in his second year as prise National Council (WBENC) with the Institute’s other current Vice President. headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, and addi- Wood succeeds William E. Rushing Jr., (Vice President, tional offices in Houston, TX, and Monrovia, CA. Mesa Indus- Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., Inc., New Orleans, LA) ACI President tries is the parent company for ASA Corporate members Airplaco 2014-2015, who will now assume a position on the ACI Board of and Gunite Supply & Equipment Co. Visit www.mesa-intl.com. 64 Shotcrete • Spring 2015


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