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NRMCA elevates four to senior-revel posts, adds to GovAffairs, IES departments.

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has promoted Jon Hansen to vice president, National Resources North Central region; Amy Miller to vice president, National Resources Southeast region; Brian Killingsworth to vice president, Pavement Structures, and Tien Peng to vice president, Sustainability. Each was previously senior directors of NRMCA.

Hansen joined NRMCA in August 2006, transitioning from director of marketing for the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete/Iowa Concrete Paving Association partnership. His most current work at NRMCA includes concrete overlays of existing asphalt parking areas, conventional concrete parking lots, insulating concrete forms, and streets and local roads. He was the originator of the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots, devoting over three years on the document from concept to printing. His client list at NRMCA includes the nation's largest business owners, private corporations and public agencies. In addition, he represents NRMCA as a special board member with the American Society of Concrete Contractors. A native of northwest Iowa, now based in the Des Moines area, Hansen has spent his entire career in the construction industry as a company owner, business manager and market developer.

Miller has over 20 years experience in the construction industry since beginning her first job in high school at a commercial roofing company. Graduating from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering and an MBA, she worked in the consulting industry prior to working as a sales engineer for a pipe company and a key accounts manager at Grace Construction Products. Miller joined NRNCA in 2008 as a member of the National Resource Directors team. She serves as a liaison of the concrete industry to key National Accounts and through efforts with state associations located in the Southeast. Miller is a registered professional engineer and general contractor in Florida, where she resides.

Killingsworth, who joined the association in 2011, has over 20 years experience in the engineering consulting business. At NRMCA, he provides technical expertise and education to the ready mixed concrete industry and its customers to advance the applications and use of ready mixed concrete for streets, local roads and parking areas, including conventional concrete, concrete overlays, roller-compacted concrete and pervious concrete. He represents NRMCA before organizations that develop codes and standards for pavements, including AAS-HTO, FHWA and ACI. Over the first 12 years of his career, Killingsworth was actively involved in several research projects with the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, FHWA and state Departments of Transportation. Killingsworth is a professional engineer and holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.

Based in San Francisco, Peng is a long- time advocate of sustainability, green building and social responsibility in various industries from housing to microfinance to community planning. He represents the concrete industry in green building codes and standards, including the LEED green building rating system, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision rating system and the International Green Construction Code. Prior to joining NRMCA in 2011, he worked in the building design and construction industry developing green homes, communities and commercial buildings. His credentials include LEED AP+, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Certified Green Professional (COP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).

In addition to the National Resources promotions, NRMCA has also restructured its Government Affairs and Operations, Environmental and Safety departments. Kevin Walgenbach has been named senior director of compliance and regulatory affairs. He will focus on advising the ready mixed concrete industry on compliance with operations, safety, labor and environmental regulations. Walgenbach previously was senior director of legislative and regulatory affairs.

Replacing Walgenbach as a senior director in Government Affairs is Elizabeth Fox, who joined NRMCA after nine years in the U.S. Senate, most recently as an Environment & Public Works Committee staff member with responsibilities including EPA regulation, water and infrastructure, mining, natural gas and alternative fuels. She was also the lead committee staffer for the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act issues and drafted several key components of the last stormwater bill and several infrastructure and environmental bills.
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Date:Dec 1, 2013
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