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September 04, 2012

CEMEX VP Recognized by Portland Cement Association

SKOKIE, Ill.—Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized Frank Craddock as a winner of the 2012 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award.

Presented at PCA’s annual fall committee meeting, August 28, 2012, in Chicago, the awards honor employees of member companies who have exhibited industry leadership by taking the Association in new directions. Awards are presented in each of PCA’s two categories of key strategic initiatives: Business Continuity and Market Development. Craddock was honored in the Market Development category.

Craddock, executive vice president for CEMEX, Houston, Texas, was instrumental in fostering the creation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub, which was established in 2009 with the goal of accelerating emerging breakthroughs in concrete science, and engineering and transferring that science into practice.

Supported by PCA and the Ready Mixed Concrete Education and Research Foundation, Craddock coordinated the governance structure of The Hub and established an Industry Advisory Council of both cement and ready mixed concrete executives for the Hub. He also acted as this advisory group’s first chairman.

In addition, Craddock serves on the PCA Board of Directors; PCA Government Affairs Council, PCA PAC Board and PCA PAC Finance Committee.

The award is named after John P. “Jay” Gleason, Jr., who served as PCA president from 1986 until his retirement in 2007. Gleason was known for his consensus building among both members and allies and for his strong leadership skills.

About PCA
Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at

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