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Concrete Producers | September 2008

Texas Industries, Dallas, has promoted Sharon Ellis to treasurer, responsible for the capital and cash management functions within the company. She brings

Texas Industries, Dallas, has promoted Sharon Ellis to treasurer, responsible for the capital and cash management functions within the company. She brings 17-plus years' experience in corporate finance and joins TXI from The Container Store, where she served as chief financial officer.

Separately, TXI Vice President-Corporate Controller Les Vines has been named chief accounting officer. A 13-year company veteran, he will be responsible for public financial reporting, while continuing to manage TXI's corporate accounting function and all tax matters.

Pittsburgh precaster Castcon Stone, Inc. has named Ken DiBucci regional sales representative, responsible for selling stair and landing systems in the Midwest region, including western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. Bringing 20-plus years of sales experience to the company, he served more than a decade as partner in Tom DiBucci Concrete, a western Pennsylvania ready mixed producer.

Also joining Castcon Stone's sales team is Case Donchez, who will be responsible for selling precast stair and landing systems in the Mid-Atlantic region, including eastern Pennsylvania, New York City, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Among previous sales positions, his most recent was laboratory safety equipment sales specialist for Pittsburgh-based Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Fabcon has appointed Craig Wassenaar chief financial officer, joining the prestressed hollowcoreplant producer from Sun Capital, where he oversaw finance, accounting, treasury, risk management, budgeting, strategic planning, information systems and legal matters.

Tindall Corp. has appointed Gregg Riphagen technical sales representative for its Corrections Division, with a territory covering southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. He joins the company following an 11-year association with Acorn Engineering, the last seven as national sales manager, overseeing six regional sales managers as well as maintaining a number of major house accounts Û Tindall among them.