SKOKIE, Illinois — Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized Chip Hussey as a finalist for the 2014 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Award.
Presented at PCA’s annual fall committee meeting, August 26, 2014, 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 as well as Young Leaders. Hussey was honored in the Market Development category.
Hussey, vice president of cement of Argos USA, in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a key part of the Argos leadership team and was instrumental in the seamless transition of Lafarge southeastern assets to Argos in 2012. Through that transaction, Argos expanded its cement territory to include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. In 2014, Argos expanded its southeastern presence through the acquisition of Vulcan Cement and Ready Mix assets in Florida
In addition to his duties at Argos, Hussey serves on the Board of Directors for the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
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.
Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Illinois, 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 www.cement.org.