Pat Sauter receives Emerging Leadership Award

Pat Sauter, Vice President of King's Material, receives first Emerging Leadership Award

Patrick J. Sauter, Vice President of King’s Materials, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was presented with NCMA’s Emerging Leadership Award on August 3 at the association’s Midyear meetings held at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Emerging Leadership Award recognizes professionals within the industry that have demonstrated excellence and great promise through their companies, through regional industry efforts, or through NCMA service.

Pat is a founding member of NCMA’s Young Professionals Group (YPG). His contributions helped to ensure the success of the YPG, and he also quickly became engaged in many NCMA activities and served on numerous committees, notably with the Government Affairs Committee. Pat was elected to the NCMA Board of Directors in 2012, and also began service on the Executive Committee in 2014. He was elected as NCMA’s Chair of the Board in 2016, becoming the first Chair who was also a YPG member and the second youngest Board Chair in NCMA’s history.

He has also been instrumental in efforts to develop the Concrete Masonry Checkoff program, being involved in discussions from the beginning and being a part of the Checkoff Governance Team. He made countless visits to Washington DC to meet with elected representatives throughout the Checkoff process.

In addition to his service to the concrete masonry industry, Pat is also active in his local area, such as serving on the board for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation.

“I’ve always considered myself to be an old soul, but you are an ancient soul. While perhaps not the best delivery, it was a genuine compliment. You are a role model for people like me who work in a family business – someone who has the job not because you have the right last name, but because you’re really, really good at what you do,” said Starling Johnson, Johnson Concrete Products and Chair of NCMA’s Young Professionals Group, who presented Pat with the award.

For Pat’s outstanding service to NCMA and the industry and providing leadership and motivation to other young professionals, it is fitting that he was presented with the first ever Emerging Leadership Award.

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Published September 1, 2021
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