Dec. 7, 2016, Washington, D.C. – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced that Allen Hamblen, President and CEO of CalPortland Company, has been elected chairman of the PCA Board of Directors, and Tom Beck, President of Continental Cement Company, was elected vice chairman. Hamblen takes over PCA board chairmanship from John Stull, CEO of U.S. Cement for LafargeHolcim US.
“I thank John for his leadership in guiding strategic initiatives that reflect industry priorities,” said Hamblen. “My focus as chairman will be to look for ways that PCA can engage other associations in complementary and collaborative ways. I believe that together we can accomplish great things for the cement industry.”
“PCA is very fortunate to have such strong leadership on our Board, and I look forward to working closely with Allen during his chairmanship,” said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas.
Prior to 2006, Hamblen was President and CEO of Glacier Northwest and has worked with CalPortland and its predecessor for 31 years. Hamblen is past chairman of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, a trustee of the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation and is a past president of the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association.
A past chairman of the American Concrete Paving Association, Beck served as senior vice president at Continental Cement from 2005 to 2013, and as vice president of sales and marketing from 1996 to 2005.
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Founded in 1891 with the principle of providing unsurpassed quality, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California and operates in the Western U.S. and two Canadian Provinces. For more information about CalPortland Company, visit www.calportland.com.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 92 percent of US cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.