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PCA Welcomes New President, CEO Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Gregory M. Scott became the Portland Cement Association's new president and chief executive offi‐ cer. He will head the association from its Washington, D.C., of‐ fice and represent PCA and its members before Congress, the Administration and the White House. In January 2012, Scott joined PCA as the senior president of government affairs, and was later promoted to president in September. Scott brings a strong record of accomplishments to PCA with a wealth of experience in trade association leadership and leg‐ islative campaigns on federal transportation, environmental and energy issues. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) in Washington, D.C. While executive vice president, Scott initiated a significant expan‐ sion of the association's public policy advocacy efforts. His work helped to position the group as a leading advocate for American manufacturing and a balanced, long‐term national energy policy. Prior to joining NPRA, Scott served as vice president of National Strategies Inc., a trade association representing CEOs of Fortune 100 firms on corporate finance and tax issues. Scott also has extensive legal, management and political expe‐ rience in the public and private sectors. He began his career serving on the staff of Sen. Timothy E. Wirth (D‐Colo.), first as a legislative assistant for then‐Rep. Wirth and later as assis‐ tant financial director for his campaign for the U.S. Senate. From 1991‐2008, Scott was a partner/member of Kelley Drye Collier Shannon, where he gained extensive expertise in pe‐ troleum refining and motor fuel marketing, legislative and regulatory issues. PRODUCTS Doran and SafetyTrax integration Help Fleets Doran successfully completed a collab‐ orative integration project with Safety‐ Trax AVL to provide fleets with a dynamic web‐based software applica‐ tion that provides real‐time updates for global position and vehicle tracking in‐ dicators along with tire pressures and temperatures for every vehicle in a fleet. "Due to technological advance‐ ments, the need for fleet to rely upon time consuming, inconsistent and inac‐ curate gauging or thumping tires to check tire pressures are a thing of the past." said Doran's General Manager Jim Samocki. "The integration between Doran and SafetyTrax, provides a cus‐ tomized, fleet‐specific website that of‐ fers at‐a‐glance functionality to view the current GPS location, speed and tire pressures/temperatures in real‐time for any vehicle in a fleet." In addition to the "live look‐in" map view, the system also has the capability to send e‐mails or text messages with tire pressure alerts to provide additional visibility and minimize the dependence upon drivers to address low tire pressure warnings. There is also a TPMS current status report that can be scheduled to run daily, weekly or monthly which will show every current tire pressure and highlight specific tires with low pressures. SafetyVision, www.safetyvision.com Heavy-Duty Diverter The Titan Series TLD Diverter is de‐ signed for use in gravity flow applica‐ tions where abrasive material is diverted from one source to either two or three destinations. Material handled with the TLD diverter can in‐ clude refractory mix, clinker, aggre‐ gates, rock and sand. It is the ideal solution for applications that require a positive seal from dust and fine pow‐ ders. The TLD diverter is engineered to channel the flow of material away from the leading edge of the flapper vane. This feature is critical to main‐ tain seal integrity and inhibit material 52 ROCKproducts • JANUARY 2013 leakage across the closed legs of the valve. According to the manufacturer, competitive flapper diverters have a tendency to leak past the vane shaft and trap material underneath, the TLD includes a shaft seal to eliminate this problem. To extend the life of the di‐ verter, the TLD has abrasion resistant liners that can be replaced when needed. Two removable access panels for inspection, cleaning and mainte‐ nance also come standard. Further‐ more, adapting the valve to a system is made easy with position indication switches and flanges. The valve also offers a wide variety of modifications to accommodate a range of tempera‐ tures, corrosive, humid and explosive environments. Vortex Valves North America, www.vortexvalves.com www.rockproducts.com

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