WALTHAM, Mass., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) announced today that Holcim (US) employee John Sommers has been awarded the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Meritorious Service Award. Sommers received this award on May 16, 2012 at the 2012 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference in San Antonio, TX.
The Meritorious Service Award recognizes a member of the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Committee who has made significant contributions to the committee and to the conference.
"It is a great honor to be recognized by the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Committee," said Sommers. "I am proud of my work both on and off the committee in contributing to the advancement of the industry."
"We are proud that a member of the Holcim community is being recognized with this award. John's contributions over the past 16 years to Holcim, the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Committee, and the industry have been significant," commented Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US). "On behalf of the entire Holcim organization, I congratulate John and thank him for his work."
Mr. Sommers, a third Generation cement professional, has served the IEEE-IAS for 16 of the nearly 43 years he has been with Holcim. He has held several different positions on the IEEE-IAS Committee including Local Conference Chair for the Salt Lake City Conference in 2000. John currently serves as the Nominations Chair on the Executive Committee.
IEEE, pronounced " I-triple-E", stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
The IEEE uses its Industry Application Society (IAS) to facilitate different industries. The IAS sponsors the Cement Industry Committee (CIC) which is responsible for an annual Cement Industry Conference. The CIC is made up of approximately sixty cement industry professionals from cement manufacturers, consultants and vendors to the industry. The CIC sponsors papers and presentations on all aspects of cement manufacture.
The annual Cement Industry Conference teams up with the Portland Cement Association as a co-sponsor. Between the two entities the whole spectrum of cement manufacture is presented at the annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference.
About Holcim (US) Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
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