AGRU America has promoted Chris Eichelberger to vice president of geosynthetics; Michael Gnau, P.E., to vice president – eastern region sales, and Walt Steinbeck to western region manager.
“As AGRU expands its influence and product offerings, we are thrilled to recognize the vital role these industry leaders play in our long-term success of AGRU, “says Robert L. Johnson, president and CEO. “They are setting the bar in their levels of performance, professionalism, expertise, and passion, providing significantly positive outcomes for our organization. Congratulations to all three!”
Eichelberger has served in technical marketing and sales roles in the eastern region at AGRU over the last seven years. He has over 20 years of geosynthetics industry experience, including the installation of geosynthetic materials in applications of solid waste, mining, liquid containment, and CCR management along quality assurance of geosynthetics. He is also a board member of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI).
Gnau began his career with AGRU eight years ago in a territory sales role, has served as eastern region manager for the last five years, and will lead the geosynthetic sales efforts moving forward. Before joining the geosynthetics industry, he was a senior project engineer and most recently specialized in coal combustion residuals projects.
Steinbeck joined AGRU eight years ago, has represented the company in a territory sales role, and has served as western region manager for the last five years. His geosynthetic experience spans over 28 years in construction and product-related sales.