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PCA Board of Directors Elects Charlie Sunderland as Chairman


The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Board of Directors elected Charlie Sunderland as chairman during the association's board meeting in Sea Island, Ga. Sunderland will serve a two-year term as PCA chairman, succeeding James Repman of California Portland Cement Company.

Sunderland is the current chairman of the board and CEO of Ash Grove Cement Company of Overland Park, Kan., and assumes the role of PCA's chairman with a lifetime of experience in the cement industry. He previously served as Ash Grove's vice president of administration, vice president of corporate development, and as secretary and risk manager.

In addition to serving as PCA's vice chairman for the past two years, Sunderland chaired its Public Works committee and served on the Market Promotion Council, the Paving Committee, the Regional Promotion committee, and the Residential committee.

Enrique Escalante of GCC of America (Denver) was elected vice chair. The director of GCC's U.S. division, Escalante was elected to PCA's board in 2001 and serves as chairman of the Research and Technical Council and the Product Standards and Technology committee.

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Based in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. For more information visit


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