The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has named Patrick A. Jacomet, executive director of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA), as its 2014 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year. The award, which is given to the leader of a state association for exemplary service to the industry, will be presented at NSSGA’s 2015 Annual Convention Closing General Session in Baltimore, MD, on March 18, Aggregates Manager reported.
In an association press release, NSSGA’s president and CEO Michael W. Johnson said, “Pat’s leadership is an example for the entire industry. Whether it is a federal issue or a matter of public education, he regularly goes above and beyond for the benefit of the entire industry. He isn’t concerned about who gets the credit for a success, just that the job gets done.”
Johnson highlights Jacomet’s efforts to organize other state aggregates associations’ in their responses to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s onerous Waters of the U.S. rule proposal. The press release also notes that, under Jacomet’s leadership, OAIMA received the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ 2014 Minerals Education-Public Outreach Award for outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the use of aggregates and minerals, and their important role in everyday life. OAIMA also partnered with the Miami County (Ohio) Park District to create a program that provides book bags and educational rock box kits for school children as a reward for completing the Family Quest Nature Program, in which more than 2,500 children and their parents participate every year.
“NSSGA’s recognition of Pat for his many contributions to the aggregates industry is well-deserved,” Tony L. Price, OAIMA’s board of director president and senior vice president of sales at National Lime & Stone Co., adds in the press release. “He should be commended for his tireless efforts in advocating on behalf of the industry.”