Daniel M. Harrington, Ph.D., president and chief operations officer, north, of the Lehigh Cement Co., Allentown, Pa., has been named to the board of directors of ASTM International for a three-year term.
Harrington, who became an ASTM International member this year, resides in Bethlehem, Pa.
Following his graduation from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in science, Harrington began his career in the concrete and cement industry as a management intern at W.R. Grace and Co. in Cambridge, Mass. Rising to the position of vice president and general manager at W.R. Grace, Harrington then became president and chief executive officer for Scancem Industries, Northeast – USA, in Reading, Pa.
In 1999, Harrington became president of Lehigh East for Lehigh Cement, and in 2003, took on additional responsibility as president and chief operating officer of Lehigh North. Lehigh North includes five cement plants, a grinding plant and import terminal, and a sand and gravel operation. He has strategy, organizational structure and financial responsibilities for Lehigh North.
Author of management, strategy and marketing articles for a variety of industry publications, Harrington has conducted seminars on total quality management, strategy and sales skills for various companies and association groups. He has also taught marketing and management classes at the university level.
A member of the boards of the Portland Cement Association, the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association and the Northeast Cement Shipper’s Association, Harrington has served all three groups as chair of the board. In addition, he is a member of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Harrington earned his M.B.A. in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J., and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in executive management from the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, Calif.