Geosynthetics industry veteran, Araujo, begins first term
The Denver-based IECA (International Erosion Control Association) announced in a Nov. 13 press release its Region One board members.
IECA’s Region One includes of North America, South America, and Europe.
The Region One membership voted to re-elect Beth Chesson and Julie Etra to the 2014 board of directors, according to the release. Joining Chesson and Etra is new board member, Rafael (Nicky) Araujo. He will begin his first term on the board, alongside fellow members Michael R. Chase, Chesson, Etra, Philip Handley, Ron Faucher, Brock Peters, Charles Riling Jr., Craig S. Benson, and Gustavo Salerno.
Araujo is an environmental engineer and holds a bachelor’s in biology, zoology, and ecology from the University of Panama. The press release stated: “With 30 years in the geosynthetics and erosion control industry, Araujo is the current CEO of Servicios de Ingenieria Geosintetica SA, a company based in Costa Rica that serves Latin America and the Caribbean.”
The release noted that IECA Region One board includes nine members, each serving three-year terms. Board positions will be decided at IECA’s annual conference—Environmental Connection 2014—Feb. 25-28, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
For more information, including titles and bios, read the complete press release.