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September 08, 2015

PCA Names 2015 Gleason Award Winners

SKOKIE, Ill. — The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has named the winners and finalists for the 2015 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Award.

Presented at PCA’s annual fall committee meeting, 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 three categories of key strategic initiatives: Business Continuity, Market Development as well as Young Leaders. This year’s honorees are:

Category: Business Continuity

Winner: Bill Larson, vice-president, marketing, CalPortland Company

Runner-Up: Brett Lindsay, environmental manager, Salt River Materials Group

Category: Market Development

Winner: Jim Mack, director, market development, CEMEX USA

Runner-Up: Scott Palmer, manager, market development, Salt River Materials Group


Category: Young Leaders

Winner: Adam Swercheck, director, environmental affairs, Buzzi Unicem USA Inc.

Runner-Up: Scott Nielson, corporate environmental manager, Ash Grove Cement Company


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.


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