Mimi Rainero Coles, Sales and Business Development Manager with Permatile Concrete Products Co. in Bristol, Va., has been appointed National Precast Concrete Association's (NPCA) 48th Chairman of the Board. Rainero Coles began her term in the year-long position on October 6 at NPCA's 47th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

For Rainero Coles, participation in NPCA is a family tradition that has been a part of her life since she was young. In her first speech as chairman, she stated, “I thank you for the confidence you have placed in me to lead NPCA for the next year. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Board and I look forward to working with our experienced Board of Directors and dedicated staff.”

Also elected to the Board for 3-year terms were Terri Rondeau, Director of Corporate Advertising for Besser Co. in Iowa; Mike Hoffman, General Manager of Lindsay Concrete Products Co. Inc. in Ohio; Paul Heidt, Manager of Engineering with Garden State Precast Inc. in New Jersey; and Jonathon Ohmes, Manager at Champion Precast Inc. in Missouri. Michael Tidwell, President of Bartow Precast Inc. in Georgia was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer and Brent Dezember, President of StructureCast in California, is now Chairman-Elect.