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ORGANIZATIONS - JUNE 2016

American Concrete Institute members, assembled 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, who were elected to three-year terms.

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Michael Schneider
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David Lange

Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee immediate past 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 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 Civil and Environmental Engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he joined in 1992. He is a member of the ACI Financial 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.

Richard Schreiman has joined CTLGroup in Skokie, Ill., as quality manager, responsible for directing growth and improvement of all programs under that banner. Schreiman has 25-plus years’ in metallurgy and quality systems management. His quality expertise includes ISO 9001/TS 16949 (automotive), AS9100 and Nadcap (aerospace and defense), ISO/IEC 17025 (testing laboratories and calibration), and NQA-1/ 10 CFR 50 Appendix B (nuclear). His areas of technical expertise include metallurgical laboratory testing and nondestructive inspection methods, welding and fabrication, thermal and chemical processing, casting and forging, and forensic failure analysis. Prior to CTLGroup, he held positions as Failure Analysis Associates research associate, Parker Aerospace materials and processes engineer, and ATI technical manager, Elgiloy Specialty Metals vice president of Quality.

Portland Cement Associationhas named Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E., as director of Code Technology. He will focus on national model building codes and referenced standards’ structural provisions, and manage analytical efforts supporting other key codes and standards activities—fire protection, energy conservation, sustainability, and enhanced resiliency among them.

Campbell received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent activities were concurrent: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee College of Engineering senior scientist and Structural Active Consulting Group proprietor. His experience includes educational and research positions at University of Wisconsin; Ohio State University; American University of Armenia; University of California at Berkeley; and, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.

The National Concrete Masonry Association has named Craig Schriner engineering projects manager – Geotechnical, responsible for promoting the use of concrete masonry and segmental retaining wall units in the transportation market. A Penn State University civil engineering graduate, he joins NCMA from Clark Construction, where he was an office engineer, responsible for estimating, subcontract management and project oversight.

Also joining NCMA as engineering projects manager is Richard Morrison. A Clarkson University civil engineering graduate, he arrives at NCMA from Froehling & Robertson, Inc., a geotechnical and environmental engineering firm serving government and commercial clients. He will assist various Engineering Department projects and manage association activities related to digital technology tools for architects and designers.

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Fred Goodwin

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has presented its top annual honor, Award of Merit, to BASF Construction Chemicals Fred Goodwin. Accompanied by the title of Fellow, the award is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. C09 members honored Goodwin for work in hydraulic cement grouts, packaged dry combined materials, and polymer modified concrete and mortars.

A 25-year ASTM member, Goodwin heads the BASF Construction Chemicals Global Corrosion Competency Center, providing technical expertise and driving research and development on grouts, adhesives and concrete materials. He previously served as Degussa Construction Chemicals principal scientist; ChemRex technology manager; Mapei Americas plant chemist; and, River Cement Co. chief chemist. In addition to ASTM, Goodwin is an International Concrete Repair Institute fellow, and member of the American Concrete Institute and ACI Foundation Strategic Development Council.

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Steve Talafous

Separately, ASTM Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units has presented its 2016 Award of Merit to Steve Talafous of Buildings Consulting Group, Inc. Minneapolis. Committee members cite Talafous’ contributions in creating water penetration tests for masonry plus extraction and testing of clay masonry specimens. He has been a member of ASTM since 1989, serving as second vice-chairman since 2014.

As Buildings Consulting Group principal, Talafous provides technical expertise for teams in areas such as business development and project management while also serving as an expert witness in legal matters. He previously served as Twin City Testing engineer; STS Consultants senior engineer; and, Braun Intertec associate. In addition to ASTM, Talafous is a member of American Concrete Institute, The Masonry Society and International Concrete Repair Institute.