Patrick A. Jacomet, executive director of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA), has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2014 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.
Each year, NSSGA recognizes the leader of a state’s aggregates association for exemplary service to the industry. The award acknowledges the significant contributions of a state association and its leadership at the national level. It is to be presented at NSSGA’s 2015 Annual Convention Closing General Session in Baltimore, March 18.
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 highlighted Jacomet’s efforts to organize other state aggregates associations’ responses to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s onerous Waters of the U.S. rule proposal.
Under Jacomet’s leadership, OAIMA received the 2014 Minerals Education-Public Outreach Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for its outstanding efforts in raising awareness about the use of aggregates and minerals, and their important role in daily life. In partnership with the Miami County (Ohio) Park District, OAIMA created a program that provides book bags and educational rock box kits for school children as a reward for completing the “Family Quest Nature Program.” Every year, more than 2,500 children and their parents participate.
OAIMA’s board of directors President Tony L. Price, senior vice president, sales, National Lime & Stone Co., added, “NSSGA’s recognition of Pat for his many contributions to the aggregates industry is well-deserved. He should be commended for his tireless efforts in advocating on behalf of the industry.”