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Industry News NAPA Annual Meeting Sets Industry Course Forward With a focus on driving performance in the asphalt industry, close to 900 industry leaders met in Marco Island, Fla., for NAPA's 60th Annual Meeting. Attendees enjoyed general sessions, educational breakout sessions, and committee meetings all geared to drive performance for their company, customers, and the driving public. The meeting began with the passing of the gavel from outgoing 2014 Chairman William C. Ensor III of Maryland Paving Inc. to 2015 NAPA Chairman Michael Cote of The Lane Construction Corp. Ensor reported on the many achievements accomplished on behalf of the asphalt pavement industry during his tenure. Cote spoke to challenges facing the asphalt industry: federal highway funding; alternative paving materials trying to erode market share; environmental regulations and their costs; the need to improve worker safety; and how reduced prices, and the supply and demand Keating Honored as 'Man of the Year' for oil-based energy could affect the asphalt industry. A highlight of the meeting was closing keynote speaker and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, who shared his insights into the geopolitical and economic catalysts that affect the supply and demand of oil and natural gas. The opening keynote address came from Maj. Dan Rooney (ret.), F-16 fighter pilot, professional golfer, and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which raises scholarship funds to benefit the surviving family members of soldiers who lost their lives or were severely disabled in the service of our country. Other general sessions focused on the real-world advantages of asphalt pavements and how they benefit road owners and the travelling public, and a look at 2015 legislative priorities from highway users. Educational sessions discussed life-cycle assessment; creating a corporate culture that emphasizes quality; high RAP practices in Japan; and environmental, health and safety regulatory updates. NAPA extends a big thank you to the generous sponsors who helped make the 60th Annual Meeting possible. Platinum Sponsors: Clean Energy Fuels, The Lane Construction Corp., Oldcastle Materials Co., Volvo Construction Equipment, and Wirtgen America Inc.; Gold Sponsor: Caterpillar Inc.; Silver Sponsors: Atlas Copco/ Dynapac, LeeBoy/LB Performance, and Roadtec Inc.; Bronze Sponsors: AkzoNobel, Astec Inc., BOMAG Americas, Dillman Equipment, Ergon Ashalt & Emulsions Inc., Green Patch, Kenco Engineering Inc., and HCSS; and Media Partners Asphalt Contractor and Asphalt Pavement. In a surprise ceremony during NAPA's Annual Meeting, 2013 NAPA Chairman John J. Keating, President and Chief Operating Officer, East, for Oldcastle Materials, was named NAPA's Man of the Year. Last presented in 2009, the Man of the Year honor recognizes outstanding contributions by industry leaders for the betterment of the entire asphalt industry. Keating was honored for his leadership in developing the asphalt industry's marketing and communications platform, and strengthening and unifying the partnership between the Asphalt Institute, the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, and NAPA. Keating currently heads the industry's Marketing Council, which brings together leadership from AI, NAPA, and the SAPAs to oversee research, marketing, and deployment activities for the asphalt pavement industry. more Industry News on page 15 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2015 * 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2015

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Meet the Chairman
Built to Last
New Lifts for a Smooth Takeoff
High Scores, Smooth Rides
NAPA Quality in Construction Award Winners
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2015