CalCIMA distributes awards to several members

By |  December 5, 2013

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) recently recognized several members who made outstanding contributions during 2013.

Jim Good, retired and previously with the law firm Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, received the association’s President’s Award. Good, who served CalCIMA as counsel since its inception in 2007, has been a longtime legal advisor to California mining companies, according to a press release.

The Benjamin J. Licari Distinguished Member Award went to Michael Toland, president of Spragues Ready Mix. According to CalCIMA, Toland has been a leader in promoting the association and membership with his colleagues.

The association’s Spirit of the Industry Award was given to Toby Goyette, environmental manager at Syar Industries Inc., and John Lane, EH&S project manager with Teichert Materials. Goyette was recognized for his leadership of an industry work group to respond to a draft industrial storm water order from the state water board. Lane was recognized for his leadership in developing a new air permit for industry to use portable equipment.

Another award, Associate of the Year, went to Katharine Wagner, partner with Downey Brand LLP. Wagner was recognized for her legal input of industrial storm water proposals and coordination with other interest groups.

John Kolski, community and government relations manager for Stevens Creek Quarry Inc., received CalCIMA’s Special Recognition Award. Kolski was recognized for outstanding efforts to support legislative initiatives, the association says.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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