SKOKIE, Ill.—The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Board of Directors elected Charlie Sunderland as chairman. Sunderland will serve a two-year term as PCA chairman, succeeding James Repman of California Portland Cement Company.

Sunderland is the current chairman of the board and CEO of Ash Grove Cement Company, Overland Park, Kan., and assumes the role of PCA’s chairman with a lifetime of experience in the cement industry. He previously served as Ash Grove’s vice president of administration, vice president of corporate development, and as secretary and risk manager.

In addition to serving as PCA’s vice chairman for the past two years, Sunderland chaired its Public Works Committee and served on the Market Promotion Council, the Paving Committee, the Regional Promotion Committee, and the Residential Committee.

Enrique Escalante of GCC of America was elected vice chairman. The director of GCC’s U.S. division, Escalante was elected to PCA’s board in 2001 and serves as chairman of Research and Technical Council and Product Standards and Technology Committee.