PCA: change and renewal

Published 15 April 2013

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.

Cary Cohrs, newly-elected PCA chairman,

maps out the PCA’s objectives for the future

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.

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