ASCE honors Berg

December 14, 2020

Ryan R. Berg, P.E., D.GE, of Ryan R. Berg & Associates Inc., in Woodbury, Minn., has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the 2021 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award “for his expertise in geosynthetic-reinforced earthworks and retaining structures and for his lifelong contributions to the developments and applications of …

ASCE names Fertal as chief operating officer and announces one-stop shop for civil engineering news, information

December 10, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced that Martin (Marty) J. Fertal, P.E., will join the society as chief operating officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. In this position, Fertal will be responsible for coordinating the annual operations plan and budget and providing a strong day-to-day leadership presence. “I look forward to adding Marty’s leadership …

Brown and Caldwell hires new Pittsburgh leader

December 9, 2020

Heather Dodson brings vast knowledge of regional environmental market Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell is pleased to welcome Heather Dodson as its new Pittsburgh leader. The strategic hire highlights the firm’s continued expansion to better serve clients in the Northeast’s municipal and private water, wastewater and stormwater sector. With 17 years …

Pedro J. Amaya joins GEI

December 1, 2020

GEI Consultants Inc., one of the nation’s leading technical consulting services firms, is pleased to announce Pedro J. Amaya, P.E., has joined GEI’s Columbus, Ohio, office as a senior consultant. Amaya has more than 34 years of engineering experience in the design, maintenance and construction of dams, landfills, foundation design, and construction and monitoring of …

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

Robert Motis joins EC Applications

August 26, 2020

EC Applications (ECA), an Anaheim, Calif., based geosynthetics installer, has announced that Robert (Bob) Motis has accepted the newly created position of vice president–construction. Motis will provide key leadership to the EC Applications Construction Group with a focus on leadership development/professional growth, construction operations oversight and consistent delivery of operational excellence. Motis joins ECA with …

Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21, 2020

Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products industry, having …

IFAI announces hiring of Fred Chuck as GMA executive director

April 17, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director. He brings more than 38 years of geosynthetics industry experience along with him to IFAI. Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics industry as well as time on the …