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McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. took the opportunity of the 2016 Command Alkon User Conference in Atlanta to reveal FLEX Controls, billing the new platform as one of the most advanced systems for mixer trucks—with flexibility to meet any ready mixed concrete producer’s needs.

Lori Tiefenthaler, senior director of Marketing for Lehigh Hanson Inc., has been named 2017 Chairperson of the American Concrete Pavement Association Board of Directors—the first woman to serve as the top volunteer leader in the group’s 54-year history.

CalPortland Co. CEO Allen Hamblen and Continental Cement Co. President Tom Beck have been elected 2017 chairman and vice chairman of the Portland Cement Association Board of Directors. Hamblen succeeds LafargeHolcim, U.S. Cement CEO John Stull, crediting his “leadership in guiding strategic initiatives that reflect industry priorities.”

LafargeHolcim Ltd. characterizes its new Airium product as a disruptive technology for the insulation market. Developed at the producer’s global research & development center near Lyon, France, the fire-resistant, mineral insulating foam improves buildings’ energy efficiency from floor to ceiling.

Montreal-based McInnis Cement has appointed as president and chief executive officer Hervé Mallet, whose industrial sector tenure spans sales, marketing and operations management. Most recently, he oversaw eight production facilities as executive vice president – North America for Charlotte, N.C.-based die cast and metal injection molding specialist Dynacast International.