Houston, Texas - October 3, 2018
CEMEX announced today for the first time ever, one of its ready mix truck drivers earned top industry honors winning the 2018 National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association’s National Mixer Driver Championship last weekend in National Harbor, Md.
Thomas Comeau, a CEMEX mixer truck driver from Tucson, Ariz., was awarded first place after competing against roughly 80 drivers from across the U.S. during the championship at NRMCA’s Concrete Works event. Drivers were judged on vehicle-handling skills, vehicle-inspection abilities and grades on written exams.
Comeau came to CEMEX from the Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office in 2014 after deciding to make a career change. Upon joining CEMEX, Comeau committed himself to the company’s safety program, helping other drivers whenever possible. Comeau has won the title of best driver in Arizona for the last three years, allowing him to compete in the NRMCA Nationals.
“Tommy Comeau is not only the best in the West, but he’s shown he’s the best of the best,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—West Region Eric Wittmann. “He is dedicated to safety, and he has put in a lot of work by studying and practicing for this high achievement. We are extremely proud of his efforts.”
“Our drivers are the best in the industry, and they are always working to maintain that status,” said CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos. “They strive every day to provide a Superior Customer Experience safely and efficiently. This achievement serves as a great example of what is possible through hard work and dedication.”
CEMEX drivers Fernando Velasquez from Merced, Calif., and Marcial Barrera from the Bay Area, each received outstanding performance medals for the competition. In the 2017 competition, Dave Mangold, a veteran CEMEX driver from Cocoa, Fla., placed second in the NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship.
“Our people and our drivers are the backbone of all that we do,” said CEMEX USA Executive Vice President—Human Resources and Communications Guillermo Martinez. “From the moment they start with CEMEX and throughout their entire employment, they put safety first. These drivers are the kinds of employees who make and keep CEMEX strong.”
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. Its U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, more than 50 strategically- located distribution terminals, 50 aggregate quarries and nearly 270 ready-mix concrete plants.