PCA: change and renewal
The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) has seen many changes, no more so than in recent years. The move of its leadership to Washington DC signalled a profound shift in the way its works and prepares for the US cement industry’s future. ICR spoke to its newly-elected chairman, Cary Cohrs, about the road ahead.
ICR: Congratulations on your election as chairman of the Portland Cement Association. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and your experience in the cement sector?
Cary Cohrs (CC): Since beginning my career in 1989 I have held positions as plant engineer, project manager, construction manager and plant manager. In 2000 I was appointed as vice president operations of Florida Rock Industries Cement Group. Since 2005 I have been president of American Cement Company LLC, a joint venture between CRH’s Oldcastle Materials Inc and the Stavola family, based in New Jersey. I have been a member of the PCA Board of Directors for several years and have served as co-chair of the Manufacturing Technical Committee and the local chairman for the 2002 IEEE/PCA Technical Conference.