CalCIMA Announces 2023 All Star Award Winners

For Immediate Release - November 29, 2023

Contact: Julia Maldonado,, (916) 554-1000 ext. 109

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced its 2023 All Star Awards on November 7 at the 2023 Education Conference.  All Star award winners are chosen based on their contributions to advancing and making positive impacts for the industry. This year, All Star Award winners were selected based on their contributions to advance sustainability, safety, participation in the Concrete Testing Adherence Collaboration, and advocacy with the Department of Transportation and California Air Resources Board.

“Every day members are working with the association's staff and our policy committees to provide input, outreach, and implementation of regulations and association programs,” said Robert Dugan, President and CEO of CalCIMA. “That engagement ensures that we craft solutions and advocacy that works for our industries' producers.  Their work is often behind the scenes, but really is the important work to continue the availability and supply of essential materials. We couldn't do it without them. We are happy to honor these hardworking members. As “ONE CalCIMA,” we are stronger together and that is always worth celebrating!”

The winners are as follows:


  • James Little - National Ready Mixed Concrete Company
  • Juan Gonzalez - Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
  • Patrick Frawley - Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
  • Marc Robert - G3 Quality
  • Matt Hinck - CalPortland
  • Pat Imhoff - CalPortland
  • Marty Hansberger - Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
  • Ignacio Valdivia - Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
  • Sam Rade - Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
  • Mark Hill - Cemex
  • Aaron Johnston - Graniterock
  • Gary Johnson - Granite Construction Co.
  • James Hancock - Granite Construction Co.
  • Tim Reed - Vulcan Materials Company
  • Mike Ruddy - Knife River Construction
  • Ed Luce - Cemex
  • John Lane - Teichert Materials
  • Dan Staebell - Cargill, Inc.

Concrete Testing Adherence Collaboration

  • Armando Mena - Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
  • Jake Wierktma - National Ready Mixed Concrete Company
  • Jesse Heran - National Ready Mixed Concrete Company


  • Matt Smylie - Ford Construction Co., Inc.

DOT Advocacy

  • Pete Conlin - Teichert Materials
  • Pat Imhoff - CalPortland
  • Mark Hill - Cemex
  • Katha Redmon - Graniterock
  • Gary Kirk - CalPortland
  • Robert Hightower - Eco Material Technologies
  • Don Vivant - United Rock Products
  • Greg Vinson - Cemex
  • Jeff Pollard - Vulcan Materials Company
  • Andrew Suarez - Martin Marietta
  • Nathan Shwiyhat - Martin Marietta
  • Frank Randacore - Graniterock
  • Corina Wong - Granite Construction Co.

CARB Advocacy

  • Anne McQueen - Yorke Engineering, LLC
  • Harmony Gates - Yorke Engineering, LLC
  • Matthew Meyer - CalPortland
  • Dennis Hunter - Knife River Construction 

Congratulations to all the winners! You are CalCIMA's home-run hitters.


CalCIMA member companies produce the essential materials and minerals that build California. Our operations are essential to California's present and future. If it's built, we're in it.