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ESCSI honors 2016 Holm Award recipient

The Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute honored its 2016 Holm Award recipient at the ESCSI Midyear Meeting held May 9-12, 2016 in Boulder, Colo.

Each year, ESCSI honors individuals and/or companies who have made significant contributions to the lightweight aggregate industry through their leadership and dedication. This year’s recipient, Charles Newsome, joins that distinguished list.

The Thomas A. Holm Award is presented each year to an individual employed in the industry who has contributed to research, development and use of expanded shale, clay and slate aggregate. Charles Newsome has spent his career making such contributions.

Charles Newsome is the general manager of the Carolina Stalite Company and the executive vice president of Johnson Concrete. He presently serves and has served in numerous leadership positions including the Executive Committee of the Education Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill, Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association Board (CCMA), National Concrete Masonry Association Board (NCMA), NCMA Foundation Board and Insteel Industries Board.

In addition to his commitment to the lightweight aggregate industry, Newsome is dedicated to mission work. Over the last three decades, he has worked with a village in Zambia in creating a modernized hospital and care center for orphaned children as well as developing educational and agricultural programs for the community.

“Charles has been a tireless promoter of the value and benefits of rotary kiln lightweight aggregate,” said John Ries, P.E., ESCSI technical director. “His vision and focus upon innovation along with encouraging future generations within the field has helped the industry grow in a very positive manner.”

Dr. Zeckser joins Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Jeff Zeckser joined Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Salisbury on June 1, bringing with him an expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

As a member of the Novant Health team, Zeckser strives to provide the very best in nonsurgical orthopedic care and rehabilitation medicine. With advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive, diagnostic and interventional techniques, Zeckser provides therapy options for those seeking to find improvements in pain and a more functional lifestyle.

Prior to completing his fellowship training in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zeckser completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska and completed an internship at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He holds a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Nebraska Wesleyan.

Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Salisbury is located at 810 Mitchell Ave. The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closes at 2 p.m. on Fridays. For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-216-5633.

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