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PRODUCERS - MARCH 2019

Karen Biondolillo has been named chief financial officer for the High companies, a diverse group of family-owned businesses, including High Concrete Group, and one of central Pennsylvania’s largest employers. She is responsible for corporate finance, accounting, tax and information technology departments; joins an executive committee providing strategic leadership to the business; and, succeeds Mike Van Belle, who has been CFO since 2005 and recently announced his retirement.

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MANUFACTURERS - FEBRUARY 2019

Chicago-based LafargeHolcim has named Kristin Beck as senior vice president of Supply Chain for the United States. With 20-plus years’ global supply chain and transportation management experience, she arrives from Dow Chemical Co., where she served as director, North American Road Logistics since 2014. Prior to her position at Dow, she held roles of increasing responsibility, including Program Manager-Logistics at Insight Corp. and Senior Account Leader at Schneider Logistics.

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PRODUCERS - FEBRUARY 2019

Eagle Roofing Products marks a milestone in concrete tile production and innovation this year. Headquartered in Rialto, Calif., the company has been family owned and operated since its 1989 founding by Robert Burlingame. Over the course of 30 years and counting, the producer has grown from a small business with one high-pressure extrusion machine and five employees to the largest domestically owned concrete roof tile operator, with four plants and a payroll of 700.

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ORGANIZATIONS - FEBRUARY 2019

Milwaukee-based Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E. is the newest National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Promotion team member. As senior vice president of Structures and Codes, he will join colleagues in advancing industry interests through model codes and technical standards, and support state and local advocacy efforts. He will work closely with engineers and architects, code advocates, and legislative specialists to offer technically correct code-related solutions that maintain public safety and increase building resilience. Campbell holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He moves to NRMCA from Portland Cement Association, where he served as director of Code Technology.

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MANUFACTURERS - JANUARY 2019

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. reports ramp up of a 440,000-metric-ton capacity expansion of its Rapid City, S.D., cement plant. Work at the Dacotah mill began in 2016, with a total investment of just over $100 million. The expansion increases the plant’s production capacity to 1,167,000 mt and is expected to reduce variable production costs. Tie-in of the new facilities was completed in late November, while production—suspended during that phase—has resumed and the new facilities are in the stabilization process.

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