The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) elected officers to the NCMA Board of Directors during the NCMA Annual Convention, Feb. 6-10, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Dale Puskas of Basalite Concrete Products was elected NCMA chairman of the board. As chairman, Puskas will continue the many initiatives the association is currently pursuing.

“Some of my primary goals are maintaining and growing market share against competitive systems, improving the recent decline in membership due to the economic downturn and the perceived value of associations in general, advocating for government regulations and establishing organizational succession planning as new leaders begin to emerge in our industry,” Puskas said.

Joseph Bowen of Mutual Materials was elected as chair-elect of the board, while Charles Newsome moves into a past-chair officer.

The following members also will serve as members of the 2014 NCMA Board of Directors:

Region I

Barry A. Diller • Nitterhouse Masonry Products, LLC

Greg McElwee • Cinder & Concrete Block Corporation

Brendan Quinn • Ernest Maier, Inc.

Jason Schmitz • York Building Products Company

Region II

Michael S. Carlson • CEMEX

Tim Ortman • Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.

Kent Trump • Titan Block

Kevin L. Vogler • Block USA

Region III

Robert V. Goldman • County Materials Corporation|

Carol T. Lee • Lee Brick & Block

Bruce Loris • Oberfields LLC

Kent Waide • Ruby Concrete Company

Region IV

R. G. Atwood • Featherlite Building Products

Peter J. Browning • Salina Concrete Products, Inc.

Patrick Sauter • King’s Material, Inc.

Darryl Winegar • Midwest Block & Brick, Inc.

Region V

Brian Austin • Amcor, An Oldcastle Company

Phil Bonnell • Basalite Concrete Products, LLC

Wade Ficklin • Oldcastle Architectural West

Thomas Finch • RCP Block & Brick, Inc.

Region VI

Gary Belisle • Oldcastle Architectural Canada

Bobby Correia • RINOX, Inc.

Bruce Dick • Expocrete Concrete Prod. Limited, An Oldcastle Company

Tony Neves • Brampton Brick Limited

Appointed Director

James Hammer • Westblock Systems

AMD Board Representative

Marshall L. Brown • ACM Chemistries, Inc.

Paul Croushore • LANXESS Corporation

Kevin Curtis • Besser Company

William McHugh • Grace Construction Produts

Market Segment Committee Chairs

Timothy A. Bott • Allan Block Corporation

Rocky S. Jenkins • CEMEX

David Mariner • Boral Stone Products