CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 10, 2008 - Grace Construction Products, a worldwide leader in products and services for the construction industry, announced that Michael D. Ragan has been promoted to Vice President, Global Ready-Mix and will be appointed to the Grace Construction (GCP) Leadership Team, effective January 1st.

In this new global position, Ragan will focus on business strategies for ready-mix concrete in key growth regions around the world. In addition, Mike will lead efforts to develop global key accounts in the concrete industry, and provide guidance and leadership to Grace's newly formed Global Specification sales organization.

Mike will also retain his current position as VP and Business Director for the Americas Concrete and Cement business unit.

Ragan joined the Grace Construction Products division in 1982 and has held a succession of marketing, general management and sales management positions including global leadership responsibilities across a full product range spanning Grace building products, masonry products as well as cement and concrete products.

"Mike is a widely recognized and respected leader in the concrete admixture industry and interacts with industry executives frequently. His deep knowledge of the business and the people make Mike ideally suited to take on these additional responsibilities." said Andrew Bonham, President for Grace Construction Products. "We are pleased to have Mike in this new global role. He has a keen focus on creating customer value."

Ragan is a 1976 graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and is currently an advisory board member of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Foundation, the National Concrete Industry Management Steering Committee and is an outside board member of the Western Construction Group of St. Louis, MO.