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Malisch to Receive Coveted National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Award

Senior Managing Director of the American Concrete Institute Voted as Recipient of Richard D. Gaynor Award

Farmington Hills, Michigan (November 15, 2007) – Ward R. Malisch, Senior Managing Director of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), will be awarded the 2008 Richard D. Gaynor Award, presented by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

The award, which will be presented to Malisch during the 2008 NRMCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. next March, is given annually by the NRMCA Research, Engineering and Standards Committee to members who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the betterment of the ready mixed concrete industry.  The award is named for Dick Gaynor, who retired from NRMCA in 1996 after more than 42 years with the Association.  

In addition to being an active member of NRMCA and the Senior Managing Director of ACI, Malisch has demonstrated his commitment to the industry through various positions from academia to construction and as the publisher of Concrete International and former editor of Concrete Construction magazine.  He serves on the Board of Direction of the American Society of Concrete Contractors and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

During his distinguished career, Malisch has also served as the Director of the World of Concrete seminar program, Director of Construction Information Services for the Portland Cement Association, and the Managing Director of Engineering for ACI.  He has also helped lead the advancement of concrete knowledge by authoring more than 50 papers and articles on concrete materials and construction.

Malisch, who is set to retire from ACI at the end of 2007, plans on assuming a part-time position as Technical Director for the American Society of Concrete Contractors, and will continue in a consulting role to ACI as Publisher of Concrete International.  

For more information, contact:

Sara Steptoe
Marketing Communications Specialist
248-848-3148
Sara.steptoe@concrete.org

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