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CEMEX’s Frank Craddock recognized by PCA as winner of the 2012 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award

September 4, 2012

CEMEX is pleased to announce that the Portland Cement Association (PCA) has recognized CEMEX’s Frank Craddock, Executive Vice President of Commercial and Public Affairs, as a winner of the 2012 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award.

Presented at PCA’s annual fall committee meeting, August 28, 2012, in Chicago, the awards honor employees of member companies who have exhibited industry leadership by taking the Association in new directions. Awards are presented in each of PCA’s two categories of key strategic initiatives: Business Continuity and Market Development. Craddock was honored in the Market Development category.

Craddock was instrumental in fostering the creation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub, which was established in 2009 with the goal of accelerating emerging breakthroughs in concrete science, and engineering and transferring that science into practice.

Supported by PCA and the Ready Mixed Concrete Education and Research Foundation, Craddock coordinated the governance structure of The Hub and established an Industry Advisory Council of both cement and ready mixed concrete executives for the Hub. He also acted as this advisory group’s first chairman.

In addition, Craddock serves on the PCA Board of Directors; PCA Government Affairs Council, PCA PAC Board and PCA PAC Finance Committee.

The award is named after John P. “Jay” Gleason, Jr., who served as PCA president from 1986 until his retirement in 2007. Gleason was known for his consensus building among both members and allies and for his strong leadership skills.

The Portland Cement Association, based in Skokie, Ill., represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX's U.S. network includes 13 cement plants, 46 active cement distribution terminals, more than 100 aggregate quarries and more than 420 ready-mix concrete plants.