SKOKIE, Illinois — Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Corey Zollinger the winner of a 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. Zollinger was honored in the Young Leaders category.
Young Leaders recognizes up-and-coming member company employees under 40 years old and who will lead the cement industry in the future – individuals that demonstrate high potential for success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong commitment to PCA and the cement industry.
Zollinger, director of market development for CEMEX USA, in Houston, is an energetic, passionate industry spokesperson for roller-compacted concrete (RCC) pavements. Through his leadership, he has advanced the awareness and quality of RCC pavements throughout the country. He played a major role in organizing and obtaining financial sponsors for the very successful RCC paving demonstrations at the 2013 and 214 World of Concrete.
Zollinger was instrumental in developing the concept and creating the recently established Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement Promotion and Research Council with the mission to build awareness of RCC pavements, support and advocate for research and partner with allied industry groups, government agencies and other decision makers to improve and promote the use of RCC. He serves as chairman for this group.
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.