Slag Cement Association Appoints Dr. Anthony E. Fiorato As New Executive Director

Dr. Anthony E. Fiorato will head the Slag Cement Association as executive director effective February 1, 2010.

“Tony brings a wealth of experience in the cement and concrete industries to the SCA,” says Angus Jappy, president of the Slag Cement Association and vice president, cementitious materials, North America, Lehigh Hansen “His depth of knowledge about sustainable construction and the role that slag cement can play in advancing green building solutions is a tremendous asset that we believe will enhance the performance and visibility of the SCA.  He is a proven manager and we welcome his talents.”

Tony Fiorato served as president and CEO of CTLGroup, engineering, testing and research firm, from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. From 1989 to 1999 he was vice president of research and technical services for the Portland Cement Association. He joined PCA in 1973 as a structural engineer and served in a number of professional and management positions within the association and its subsidiary, CTLGroup.

Fiorato is a fellow and past president of the American Concrete Institute.  He currently serves on ACI Committee 318 Structural Concrete Building Code, the ACI Standards Board, and the ACI Board Advisory Committee on ISO TC 71 on Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, and Prestressed Concrete.  A fellow of ASTM International, Fiorato currently serves on ASTM Committees C01 on Cement, C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and E36 on Laboratory and Inspection Agency Accreditation. He is chairman of Committee C09 and the Executive Committee of the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory. He served on the ASTM board of directors and was chairman of the board in 2006.

Fiorato was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008. He is the recipient of a number of awards in recognition of his contributions.

The SCA represents companies that produce and ship over 90 percent of the slag cement (ground granulated blast furnace slag) in the U.S.

SCA is the leading source of technical knowledge on slag cement and slag blended cements in North America. Through a program of continuous research, promotion and education, the SCA communicates the performance and sustainable benefits of this cementitious material to stakeholders throughout the construction industry. The association functions, through the support and participation of member companies, for the benefit of the community at large.

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