Frank Craddock, executive vice president of Cemex, was elected chairman of the board of directors for 2008–09; Henry Batten of Concrete Supply Co., vice chairman; and Tim Becken; Cemstone Products Co., secretary/treasurer.

Eileen Dickson was promoted to managing director, education. She previously had been the department's senior director. Visit


More than 250 members, staff members, colleagues, family, and friends helped the National Concrete Masonry Association celebrate its 90th anniversary at its open house and lab dedication at his headquarters in Herndon, Va., in May. Visit


George Barney, senior vice president for market development at the Portland Cement Association, retired in May. Barney, who has been with PCA since 1970, oversaw the association's six market promotion programs, as well as its research and development, education and training, market research, and building code activities.

John Prentice was appointed to the newly created position of vice president of industry liaison. Visit