National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) chairman of the board of directors Ron Summers, announced through the following statement that NSSGA president and chief executive office Jennifer Joy Pinniger will retire.
Pinniger announced plans to relocate for at least a good part of each year to live with her husband in England.
“I know I speak for the board, our members and our staff in expressing our decidedly mixed feelings about accepting Joy’s decision to leave…we would have preferred her to stay here and continue leading NSSGA as she has done an outstanding job for the association and the industry for nearly 16 years. Yet we are also happy for her in her recent marriage to a British citizen, and anticipated that this would cause the couple to soon make a decision on their future location," said Summers.
Based near the nation’s capital, NSSGA is the world’s largest mining association by product volume. Its member companies represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States and approximately 107,800 working men and women in the aggregates industry. During 2011, a total of nearly two billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $17 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.
The full statement can be found here.