SKOKIE, Ill.—Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized Tony Dosien as a finalist for 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. Dosien was honored in the Market Development category.
Dosien, district sales manager for Lafarge North America Inc., and based in Davenport, Iowa, was nominated for his leadership as the steering committee chairman during the recent successful Minnesota billboard and media campaigns that lead to a breaking of the stalemate between the industry and the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the use and design of concrete pavements. Throughout the planning and immediately following the launch, Dosien actively communicated the campaign’s intent and verbalized his support and that of Lafarge. His visibility and backing helped to ultimately galvanize the industry behind this new approach.
Because of the campaigns, in 2011, an additional $65 million was added for concrete projects switched from the resurfacing budget. The seven-inch concrete minimum thickness policy was eliminated. An alternate design/alternate bid committee was formed at the DOT, with concrete paving representation and input. DOT is now consistently designing five- and six- inch-thick concrete pavements for overlay applications.
Dosien also serves on the PCA’s Paving 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.
The Portland Cement Association, based in Washington, DC, with offices in Skokie, Ill., represents cement companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. For additional information, visit http://www.cement.org