AltusGroup Precast Partnership Names Carson Executive Director

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Organization poised to expand membership and grow CarbonCast market share under direction of long-time board member

John Carson will serve as Executive Director of AltusGroup, Inc., effective July 1, 2012.

“I can’t think of a more qualified candidate than John Carson to lead our organization moving forward,” said Rick Pennell, chairman of AltusGroup’s board of directors.

AltusGroup, Inc., (altusprecast.com), a partnership of the nation’s leading precasters dedicated to innovation, named John Carson as its executive director effective July 1, 2012.

As executive director, Carson will serve as a single point of contact for AltusGroup members and the industry. He will ensure AltusGroup operations, marketing, membership, product and fiscal strategies are effectively aligned and implemented.

“I can’t think of a more qualified candidate than John Carson to lead our organization moving forward,” said Rick Pennell, chairman of AltusGroup’s board of directors.

"John has a true passion for CarbonCast. He brings extensive industry knowledge, a broad network of contacts and proven leadership skills to our organization at a time when we are well positioned for growth.”

Carson has served on the AltusGroup board of directors since the organization’s inception in 2003. He will remain chairman of its marketing committee, a position he has held since April 2012.

Carson was previously Director of Commercial Development and Marketing for Chomarat North America, Anderson, S.C., where he spearheaded the commercialization of C-GRID® technology and other composite products during his 11 years at the company. Chomarat NA is the exclusive supplier of C-GRID® carbon fiber grid to AltusGroup precasters who use the material for shear transfer and other reinforcing in precast concrete enclosures and double tees marketed under the CarbonCast brand.

His 30 years of experience in sales, strategic marketing and business development includes positions at Hercules Chemical, Himont Polyolefins, Dupont Polyester, Hexcel Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology and Management, North Carolina State University.

To date, AltusGroup precast companies have erected more than 21 million square feet of surface area with innovative CarbonCast technology on over 425 structures throughout the United States and Canada.

About AltusGroup
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the breakthrough CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 13 AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled national network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors that they will get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select reinforced CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.

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