After more than 42 years, Wayne Adaska has retired from PCA. His final day was Friday, October 30. Our attempts to connect with Wayne last week were unsuccessful, which we take as a sign he is enjoying retirement to the fullest extent.

We were happy to see a letter from Wayne, who says, “I’ve been extremely fortunate to experience a rewarding career with such a great organization. The variety of work and the many wonderful people at PCA and throughout the cement and concrete industry are just two examples of why my life at PCA was so enjoyable.”

ACPA enjoyed a good relationship with Wayne, who shared his expertise and experience on many projects and programs over the year, including collaboration on the APWA PwX and NACE shows (reaching public works officials and county engineers, respectively), as well as support in the area of roller compacted concrete, among his many other conributions to the cement and concrete industry.

Wayne also shared a photo taken in 1978. “Gone are the long sideburns, mustache and thick, dark brown hair,” he says. Although we didn’t have an opportunity to do one last interview before he retired, we are left with some lasting memories of a good friend and ally.  We wish him a happy retirement!