Howard B. Fitzgerald is the Sales Manager for Lhoist North America, a global leader for Calcium Products. Howard’s primary role is to introduce and support the application of calcium products – quicklime, hydrated lime, and limestone – to customers in the electric power industry. Howard has over 27 years’ experience in the coal-fired electric power industry in coal ash management and acid gas control, as well as, an additional 10 years’ experience in heavy construction and manufacturing. In his career, Howard has developed several new business operating units and operations with responsibilities including product development, project permitting, finance, construction, and operation commissioning. In the 90s, Howard was involved in the excavation of ponded ash from 5 ponds back for use as structural fill. His coal ash application experience spans artificial reefs, flowable fill, concrete products, agricultural applications, etc. Howard’s education includes a B.S. in Civil Engineering.