Carter, Eichelberger, Fox now in new positions
By Ron Bygness
Three well-known veterans in the geosynthetics community have moved into new positions.
Lance Carter was recently named chief engineer at ERS Design Build LLC in Woodstock, Ga.; Chris Eichelberger is now vice president/corporate technical marketing with Georgetown, S.C.-based Agru America Inc.; and Patrick Fox is the new engineering department chair at Penn State.
Carter was previously the technical director at Strata Systems for more than 10 years. Prior to Strata, Carter held engineering positions with the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS), and Tensar. He is a Virginia Tech graduate.
Carter and co-author Mike Bernardi wrote a special feature article, “NCMA’s Design Manual for Segmental Retaining Walls—Submittal requirements for polyester geogrid reinforcement,” that ran in the February/March 2014 issue of Geosynthetics magazine.
Eichelberger was previously with American Environmental Group (AEG), five years as director of business development and two years as vice president. He is a Penn State graduate.
Eichelberger has contributed a number of articles for Geosynthetics magazine, including an October/November 2013 piece that was named Best Technical Article by the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association. He was a co-author of the article that described the liner management of the pond and reservoir systems at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona.
Fox has been named the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering within Penn State’s College of Engineering.
Prior to joining the Penn State faculty, Fox was a professor of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering at the University of California–San Diego. He previously held tenured academic appointments at Ohio State, Purdue, and UCLA.
Fox has been a long-time contributor to Geosynthetics and its predecessor, Geotechnical Fabrics Report (GFR).
Ron Bygness is the senior editor at Geosynthetics, a magazine and website published by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) based in Roseville, Minn.