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September 11, 2015

CEMEX USA Director Recognized by Portland Cement Association

SKOKIE, Ill. — Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jim Mack as a winner of a 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.

Mack, winner of the Market Development category, is recognized for leadership in paving advocacy efforts. His research and analysis has been integral to past and on-going life cycle assessment and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) research, the integration of MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub work into advocacy. He has been an industry representative at meetings with such agencies as the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Highway Administration, state departments of transportation, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office to illustrate concrete’s LCCA benefits.

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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