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Grace Construction Products Promotes Mike Ragan to Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Concrete Products

Grace Construction Products, a business unit of W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), has named Michael D. Ragan Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Concrete Products. Ragan has led Gracešs worldwide sales force for Concrete Products since being appointed director of sales last year. In his new role as vice president, Raganšs expanded responsibilities will include leading W.R.Gracešs company-wide Sales Council and appointment to the Performance Chemicals Executive Leadership Team. Grace Performance Chemicals is comprised of Grace Construction Products and Darex Container Products.

"Mike brings to his newly expanded role more than 20 years of producer, distributor, contractor and specification knowledge within the construction industry. In addition, he has consistently demonstrated outstanding sales management skills, with a keen focus on creating customer value. His contributions have helped Grace increase productivity and continue dynamic growth worldwide," said Robert J. (Bob) Bettacchi, President, Grace Performance Chemicals and Senior Vice President, W. R. Grace & Co.

Ragan began his career at Grace Construction Products in 1982 with the Building Products group. He was appointed North American sales manager for the Fire Protection Products group in August 1990, and, in April 1993, became the general manager for the Masonry Products group. Prior to becoming the Concrete Products North American sales manager, Ragan served as the North American sales manager for Gracešs Waterproofing business.

Ragan is a 1976 graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and is an active member of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. He continues to reside in Hollis, New Hampshire with his wife Beth and their four children. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Grace Construction Products, a business unit of W.R. Grace & Co., is a leading manufacturer worldwide of concrete admixtures, cement processing additives, fire protection and waterproofing products and masonry products. The company has more than 125 plants and sales offices around the world.

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