AASHTO’s executive director to retire

May 28, 2018

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced May 24, 2018, that Executive Director Frederick G. “Bud” Wright will retire at the end of 2018. “AASHTO is a wonderful place to work,” Wright said in a prepared statement from AASHTO. “In my experience—and that experience working in transportation now spans more than …

AASHTO announces passing of Kane

May 21, 2018

On May 18, 2018, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the death of Dr. Anthony R. “Tony” Kane, the former director of engineering and technical services of AASHTO. Kane died last week after battling a long illness. He was 72. Kane served in his role at AASHTO from 2001 to …

Geocomp hires Epstein as Southeast regional manager

May 3, 2018

Geocomp, a geostructural consulting, design, instrumentation and testing company, hired Aaron C. Epstein, P.E., to lead the consulting division in the company’s Atlanta, Georgia, offices in the position of Southeast regional manager, the company said. Epstein will develop Geocomp’s southeastern U.S. geostructural engineering services, expand opportunities for structural health monitoring and geotechnical instrumentation/monitoring, and support …

HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta …

Maccaferri North America hires new area managers and a sales representative

April 3, 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.   Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and …

IFAI announces retirement of president and CEO Mary Hennessy

February 1, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, has announced the retirement, effective June 1, 2018, of its president and CEO, Mary Hennessy. The IFAI board of directors has begun a search for her replacement and plans to name the person by May 1, 2018. Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage LLC and …

Competence and vision: Knuffinke retiring from NAUE

December 20, 2017

After nearly 27 years, Thomas Knuffinke is retiring from the senior management team of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG at the end of this year. NAUE News reported the retirement of senior manager Thomas Knuffinke in their December 2017 issue. After successfully completing his studies in business administration, Knuffinke started his career in 1981 with …

Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI president, dies

October 26, 2017

Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI board member and president, died October 8th. He served on the IFAI Board of Directors from 1977 to 1989, and as IFAI president (a position now called chairman) from 1985 to 1987. He was involved with the IFAI Awning Division, now called the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association. His obituary appeared in …

TenCate hires Mac Millan

October 12, 2017

TenCate announced early October the hiring of Ashley Mac Millan, P.E., as Engineering Business Manager—Northwest (Utah, Idaho, Ore., Wash.). Mac Millan has a BS in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and brings more than seven years of geotechnical engineering experience to TenCate. She has served as a technical expert on mechanically stabilized earth structures, …