The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced that Allen Hamblen, President and CEO of CalPortland Company, has been elected chairman of the PCA Board of Directors, and Tom Beck, President of Continental Cement Company, was elected vice chairman. Hamblen takes over PCA board chairmanship from John Stull, CEO of U.S. Cement for LafargeHolcim US.

“I thank John for his leadership in guiding strategic initiatives that reflect industry priorities,” said Hamblen. “My focus as chairman will be to look for ways that PCA can engage other associations in complementary and collaborative ways. I believe that together we can accomplish great things for the cement industry.”

“PCA is very fortunate to have such strong leadership on our Board, and I look forward to working closely with Allen during his chairmanship,” said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas.

Prior to 2006, Hamblen was President and CEO of Glacier Northwest and has worked with CalPortland and its predecessor for 31 years. Hamblen is past chairman of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, a trustee of the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation and is a past president of the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association.

A past chairman of the American Concrete Paving Association, Beck served as senior vice president at Continental Cement from 2005 to 2013, and as vice president of sales and marketing from 1996 to 2005.