USA: PCA's Gleason Jr Leadership Award goes to Nielson at Ash Grove

USA: PCA's Gleason Jr Leadership Award goes to Nielson at Ash Grove
Published: 16 September 2016

Tagged Under: PCA Ash Grove Cement Company 

Scott Nielson, corporate environmental manager for Ash Grove Cement Company, has won the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA)  2016 John P Gleason Jr Leadership Award.

Scott receives his award from the PCA

Scott receives his award from the PCA

The awards honour individuals who have exhibited industry leadership by advancing key association programmes and initiatives. Presented at the PCA Fall 2016 Congress meeting in Chicago, awards were presented in three categories: business continuity, market development and young leaders. Nielson was honoured in the Young Leaders category having been runner up in 2015.
 
“During his time as PCA president, John Gleason Jr was widely known for his ability to build consensus amongst the industry players, resulting in better cooperation and growth of the association,” said PCA President and CEO James G Toscas. “This award honours his legacy by recognising those in the industry who embody the spirit he brought to PCA throughout his 20-year tenure.”

Scott is an active PCA volunteer, serving as co-chairman on the PCA Energy and Environment Committee’s Environmental Technology Subcommittee. He has direct responsibility for Ash Grove’s environmental compliance and has taken a leadership role in implementing continuous-emissions monitoring systems.
 
“The Gleason award embodies what the 2016 IEEE conference host committee and PCA committees have accomplished,” said Nielson. “They provide the opportunity to develop tangible programmes that build and grow the cement industry and its employees. This award is a special honour for me.”
 
Meanwhile, Jacqueline Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA, who directs Ash Grove’s federal, state and local government relations and community affairs, was the first Ash Grove employee and first woman in the industry to earn a Gleason award. Hers was awarded in the business continuity category in 2014.