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August 29, 2013

CEMEX Director Recognized by Portland Cement Association

SKOKIE, Ill.—Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized Jim Mack as a finalist for the 2013 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Award.  

Presented at PCA’s annual fall committee meeting, August 27, 2013, 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.  Mack was honored in the Market Development category.

Mack, director of market development at CEMEX USA, Houston, has been a critical component in PCA paving advocacy efforts.  His research and analysis has been integral to past and on-going life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) research, the integration of MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub work into advocacy, and the melding of technical engineering aspects with financial aspects. 

Time and time again, Mack has been an industry representatives at meetings with such agencies as the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Government Accountability Office to illustrate concrete’s LCCA benefits to illustrate to agencies.  He is also active in sending the message to local advocacy arenas.

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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