ACPA presented its 2019 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Peter Deem, Holcim (U.S.) (retired) and ACPA/Leet Denton Honorary Life Member.

The award recognized Peter for his distinguished career and dedicated service to the American Concrete Pavement Association. Among his many contributions to the Association were his leadership in collaborating with ACPA contractors to build the Association and expand both its scope and its effectiveness in the marketplace. 

“In a range of leadership positions, including service as ACPA’s 2006 Chairman of the Board, his contributions went above and beyond the call of duty, even after his retirement from Holcim,” says Gerald F. Voigt, ACPA President and CEO. “During and after his distinguished career, Peter’s passionate leadership of the government affairs initiatives for more than a decade stands alone as a testament to his dedication.

“Along with his adroit leadership and guidance, Peter also brought an unwavering smile and created an atmosphere where hard work, fun, passion and positive direction were the ingredients of many great successes,” Voigt adds. “He led ACPA with class and vision, as a cement member representative, committee chairman, Board leader, volunteer staff member, and friend to all.”

The Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan award is one of the most coveted awards presented by the American Concrete Pavement Association. The award recognizes individuals and companies, as well as other organizations, for unparalleled commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community.

First presented in 1968, the award was originally named in honor of Harold W. Hartmann, who served as the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer from 1964 until 1974. In 1987, Robert E. Hirschman’s name was added in recognition of his term as the Association’s Chairman (then President) in 1967, as well as his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer from 1975 to 1987. In 2007, the name of Edward A. Egan was added in recognition of his steadfast leadership and dedication to the Association and the industry it serves. Among the stations he occupied was the ACPA’s chairman in 1986, as well as Secretary-Treasurer—from 1988 to 2007, making him the longest-serving person in that capacity in the Association’s history. 

“Along with his adroit leadership and guidance, Peter also brought an unwavering smile and created an atmosphere where hard work, fun, passion and positive direction were the ingredients of many great successes,” Voigt adds. “He led ACPA with class and vision, as a cement member representative, committee chairman, Board leader, volunteer staff member, and friend to all.”

The Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan award is one of the most coveted awards presented by the American Concrete Pavement Association. The award recognizes individuals and companies, as well as other organizations, for unparalleled commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community.

First presented in 1968, the award was originally named in honor of Harold W. Hartmann, who served as the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer from 1964 until 1974. In 1987, Robert E. Hirschman’s name was added in recognition of his term as the Association’s Chairman (then President) in 1967, as well as his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer from 1975 to 1987.  In 2007, the name of Edward A. Egan was added in recognition of his steadfast leadership and dedication to the Association and the industry it serves.  Among the stations he occupied was the ACPA’s chairman in 1986, as well as Secretary-Treasurer—from 1988 to 2007, making him the longest-serving person in that capacity in the Association’s history.