Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Cornell University Professor of Civil and Environment Engineering Kenneth Hover, PhD, P.E., has taken the helm at American Concrete Institute, following the September 18 passing of Richard Stehly, who had been named president in March. A 30-year member who was named Fellow in 1992, Dr. Hover has served since spring 2009 as ACI senior vice president, a post institute bylaws define second in line to the president. He chairs ACI Committee 301-C, Concrete Mixtures, Handling, Placing, Consolidating, and Curing, plus the Task Group on Fly Ash Communication, and serves on technical committees including 318-A, Structural Concrete Building Code.
Dr. Hover started as a project engineer and project manager for Cincinnati-based Dugan and Meyers Construction Co. After serving as Army Corps of Engineers (15th Combat Engineer Battalion) captain, he joined the structural consulting firm of THP, Ltd., in Cincinnati, advancing to partner. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in structural engineering from Cornell University. A licensed professional engineer in Ohio and New York, Dr. Hover lectures nationally and internationally on concrete materials and construction. In January 2006 at World of Concrete, he was named one of the Ten Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry.