New chairman for NSSGA
Maryland Materials Dave Thomey elected chairman of the board of National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
DAVID R. Thomey, executive vice-president of Maryland Materials Inc. has been elected the 2011 chairman of the board of America’s National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). His election came during the NSSGA board of directors’ meeting at the Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas on 23 March.
Commenting on his election, NSSGA president and chief executive officer Joy Wilson said: ‘Dave Thomey is a key reason NSSGA has an effective leadership team, having served as executive vice-president of our association several years ago and as vice-chairman of the board for the past year. His talent and vision acquired by leading a smaller aggregates production company is enhanced by his years of experience as an executive within his state association, as well as NSSGA.
‘Dave’s insights into what aggregate producers face each day, coupled with his experience in helping to run an association, create great assets for NSSGA. He is prepared to meet not only the challenges facing our industry today, but he also will continue to advance our association as the unified voice of the aggregates industry nationwide.’
Mr Thomey says his priorities for 2011 include active efforts to assure appropriate legislative actions in Washington. The top priority, he asserts, will be reauthorization as well as funding of the federal transportation system, which is vital to America’s economic recovery. ‘The problem is not the funds, so much as priorities,’ he said. ‘We need to become a priority. We need to rebuild our infrastructure and get people back to work so that we can compete globally.’
Meanwhile, Dale T. Drysdale will join NSSGA this month as the Association’s vice-president for occupational and environmental health. His duties will include developing and advancing NSSGA’s position on regulatory and legislative initiatives in subject areas based on sound science, and technical and economic feasibility; co-ordinating activities with association legal counsel, respective association staff and volunteer committees of the Environmental and Safety & Health and Government Affairs Divisions; developing workshops and forums on occupational and environmental health matters; and managing occupational and environmental research activities.