Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc.’s Stephen Crane Adds Responsibilities as President and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil

Putzmeister America, Inc.’s vice president and CFO, Stephen Crane, has been named president and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil, in conjunction with his current responsibili heading the finance and information systems operations for the Americas.

As president and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil, Crane will maintain overall responsibility for the strategy and performance of Putzmeister’s rapidly expanding operation in Brazil.

Schwing Appoints Geroquip, Inc. as New Dealer in Quebec

Geroquip, Inc., with offices in Quebec and Laval, Canada, has been appointed the new Schwing boom pump dealer for the province of Quebec. Schwing has 16 boom pump models from 17 to 61 meters with a choice of eight boom designs. The company has been a Schwing stationary pump dealer for more than 15 years. “With their excellent reputation for customer service and extensive knowledge of all things concrete, Geroquip is a great asset for us and our French Canadian customers,” according to Tom O’Malley, Schwing vice president of sales and marketing— North America.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes James Rogers Back as Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has named James Rogers southeast regional sales manager. In this role, he will manage sales of boom pumps, trailer pumps and Telebelt® placing systems in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Schwing Staff Changes: Focus on the Future

Schwing America has announced organizational changes to put additional emphasis on research and development of concrete handling technologies. Long-time Schwing employee Tom Eggert will lead this strategic expansion, utilizing his industry experience. “Tom has demonstrated his keen ability to identify customer-focused solutions in his 35-year history with the company,” explains Brian Hazelton, Schwing CEO. “In this newly created position, he will be focused on developing and bringing to market innovative products for the future.”

Friedrich Schwing, Sr. Inducted Into AEM Hall of Fame

In November, 2013, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) inducted Friedrich Schwing Sr. (1909-1992), founder of Schwing GmbH, Herne, Germany into their prestigious Hall of Fame. Ceremonies were held at the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Strategic Partnership Between S.E. Intermat and Hanley Wood, LLC to Develop World of Concrete Europe

S.E. Intermat, owner and organizer of the INTERMAT trade shows, and Hanley Wood, LLC, organizer of World of Concrete, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a new event, “World of Concrete Europe.”

Concrete Contractors Honored for Exemplary Safety at ASCC Annual Conference

Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2012 were recognized by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Missouri, at the association’s annual conference, September 19, in Columbus, Ohio.

Cemstone Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for Commitment to Quality

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high performance concrete, has been chosen as a recipient in the 2013 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Quality Awards competition. This is the third year Cemstone has received the NRMCA Excellence in Quality Award.

Concrete Construction Names Bob Weatherton One of Five Most-Influential People of 2013

Concrete Construction has named its five most influential people for 2013, and prominent in the roster is ACPA member Bob Weatherton. The most-influential people are often selected based on specific recent accomplishments—this is not generally considered a lifetime achievement award. Sometimes, though, there are people who have moved mountains over the years and there’s a current reason to recognize those efforts.

Moving Mountains

by Bill Palmer for Concrete Insights, a Concrete Construction Blog

We have selected the Five Most-Influential People in the concrete industry for 2013 and I think you will enjoy learning about these individuals over the next few weeks. Some you probably already know, or know of, but others are people who have worked behind the scenes to make a difference in our business