The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) elected officers to the NCMA Board of Directors during the NCMA Annual Convention, Feb. 6-10, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif.
Dale Puskas of Basalite Concrete Products was elected NCMA chairman of the board. As chairman, Puskas will continue the many initiatives the association is currently pursuing.
“Some of my primary goals are maintaining and growing market share against competitive systems, improving the recent decline in membership due to the economic downturn and the perceived value of associations in general, advocating for government regulations and establishing organizational succession planning as new leaders begin to emerge in our industry,” Puskas said.
Joseph Bowen of Mutual Materials was elected as chair-elect of the board, while Charles Newsome moves into a past-chair officer.
The following members also will serve as members of the 2014 NCMA Board of Directors:
Barry A. Diller • Nitterhouse Masonry Products, LLC
Greg McElwee • Cinder & Concrete Block Corporation
Brendan Quinn • Ernest Maier, Inc.
Jason Schmitz • York Building Products Company
Michael S. Carlson • CEMEX
Tim Ortman • Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
Kent Trump • Titan Block
Kevin L. Vogler • Block USA
Robert V. Goldman • County Materials Corporation|
Carol T. Lee • Lee Brick & Block
Bruce Loris • Oberfields LLC
Kent Waide • Ruby Concrete Company
R. G. Atwood • Featherlite Building Products
Peter J. Browning • Salina Concrete Products, Inc.
Patrick Sauter • King’s Material, Inc.
Darryl Winegar • Midwest Block & Brick, Inc.
Brian Austin • Amcor, An Oldcastle Company
Phil Bonnell • Basalite Concrete Products, LLC
Wade Ficklin • Oldcastle Architectural West
Thomas Finch • RCP Block & Brick, Inc.
Gary Belisle • Oldcastle Architectural Canada
Bobby Correia • RINOX, Inc.
Bruce Dick • Expocrete Concrete Prod. Limited, An Oldcastle Company
Tony Neves • Brampton Brick Limited
James Hammer • Westblock Systems
AMD Board Representative
Marshall L. Brown • ACM Chemistries, Inc.
Paul Croushore • LANXESS Corporation
Kevin Curtis • Besser Company
William McHugh • Grace Construction Produts
Market Segment Committee Chairs
Timothy A. Bott • Allan Block Corporation
Rocky S. Jenkins • CEMEX
David Mariner • Boral Stone Products
- 78The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) has published new guidelines for “green” concrete masonry units (CMUs).
- 74A new provision in the 2009 funding bill for the Department of Defense addresses one of the National Concrete Masonry Association’s top legislative priorities. The provision requires the Secretary of Defense to incorporate principles of sustainable design and lifecycle cost-effective practices as an element in all major military construction projects.
- 66The Masonry Society (TMS) will present an intensive seminar on Special Inspection of Structural Masonry Construction on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Herndon, Va., at the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) headquarters.