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NSSGA names North Carolina director Executive of the Year

By |  March 25, 2013

Jay Stem Jr., executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, was recently named NSSGA‘s State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.

“NSSGA values what Jay is doing in the state of North Carolina and nationally by contributing to the development of industry positions with valuable insights from the North Carolina aggregates producers,” says Gus Edwards, NSSGA president and CEO.¬†“We have long been impressed with Jay as a partner in grassroots activism by his support of NSSGA’s government affairs in helping to advocate worker safety issues, transportation priorities and regulatory concerns, in addition to his active participation on NSSGA’s Environmental Committee.

According to Edwards, Stem was particularly helpful this past year in recognizing a problem with a pavement design software program that dramatically underestimated the structural value of aggregates. Stem’s foresight resulted in alerts being sent to state Department of Transportation secretaries.

Edwards also points to Stem’s leadership on state highway issues in North Carolina, noting that he works successfully with a national transportation research group to provide important information for its state transportation report.

NSSGA recognizes one of its state counterparts each year for exemplary partnership service to the aggregates industry. According to NSSGA, the award recognizes the work of the state association that has had a significant beneficial impact on the aggregates industry as an ally at the national level.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

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

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