Silver Spring, MD – March 26, 2013 – The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has elected William Childs, IV, of Chaney Enterprises, Waldorf, MD, as chairman of its Board of Directors. Association membership chose Childs earlier this month at NRMCA’s Annual Convention held in San Antonio, TX. He succeeds David Robison of Delta Industries, Jackson, MS, who now serves as immediate past chairman.

Mr. Childs has led Chaney Enterprises since 2000. He joined the company in 1992 as vice president of sales and marketing. He has been very active on numerous committees and association activities for the past several years. Mr. Childs is a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors and a past president of the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association. Mr. Childs is a graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia where he received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration.

For vice chairman, the membership elected Henry (Ric) Suzio. Mr. Suzio has been employed by The L. Suzio Concrete Co., Inc., Meriden, CT, in various sales, dispatch and purchasing roles since 1990. He received a bachelor’s of science degree from Springfield College and is the past president of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Mr. Suzio has served on NRMCA’s Concrete Promotion and Developing Industry Leaders committees and has been involved in the Eastern Region promotion activities.

Allen Hamblen is NRMCA’s new secretary/treasurer. He is president/CEO of CalPortland Company and has worked for CalPortland and its predecessors for 28 years. Mr. Hamblen is currently on the Board of Directors for both the Portland Cement Association and NRMCA and is a past president of the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association. He received a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

"We are fortunate to have Bill, Ric and Allen as our new leadership team,” said NRMCA President Robert Garbini. “They are true industry professionals with experience in a wide range of issues critical to our membership. The staff of professionals at NRMCA will work to carry out their directives on a variety of projects and issues, and I also look forward to working with them.”

NRMCA supports the continued expansion and improvement of the ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, advocacy, professional development, promotion and partnering. Founded in 1930, the organization represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry.