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Baker Concrete veteran, CIM committee chair Schneider named ACI president

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI members, convening in Milwaukee for their spring Concrete Convention and Exposition, elected Michael Schneider, FACI, president, and David Lange, FACI, vice president for the 2016-2017 term, along with four board members to three-year terms.

Presently Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee chair, Schneider is senior vice president and chief people officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. in Monroe, Ohio. He joined the contractor in 1978 as project manager and, early in its expansion, helped open a Houston office four years later.

Schneider was named ACI Fellow in 2006; has served on the Institute board; and, chaired the Strategic Development Council and ACI Foundation, of which he is currently a Trustee. He is a member of the Concrete Research Council, served as American Society of Concrete Contractors president 2005-2006, and co-chaired the Contractor Task Group for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s P2P Task Force.

Lange is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he joined in 1992. He is currently a member of the ACI Financial Advisory and International Advisory Committees; Faculty Network; plus, Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 241, Nanotechnology of Concrete; and 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

Joining the ACI board this year are ACI Fellows Frances Griffith, associate director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Department of Civil Engineering; R. Doug Hooton, professor and NSERC/Cement Association of Canada Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability, University of Toronto Department of Civil Engineering; Neven Krstulovic-Opara, Spring, Texas-based ExxonMobil engineering associate and leader of the structural engineering research (Arctic) group of the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; and, Antonio Nanni, Inaugural Senior Scholar, Professor, and Chairman of the University of Miami Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.