Deep Foundations Institute Elects Hayward Baker's John Wolosick as New President

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John Wolosick brings a well of knowledge to his new position as president of the Deep Foundations Institute. He also acts as the engineering director at Hayward Baker, with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction.

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Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the election of John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.G.E., as Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) president.

DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academicians and owners who are actively involved in the deep foundations industry. The multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensual voice and common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design, and construction of deep foundations and excavations. DFI has over 3,300 members worldwide.

Wolosick is the director of engineering for HBI’s Atlanta office, where he is responsible for engineering design and business development support for HBI’s offices nationwide.

With over 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting, Wolosick specializes in slope stabilization, support of excavation, soil nailing, micropile foundations including underpinning, and all types of grouting. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered professional engineer in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

As an active member of the industry, he is the author of more than 35 technical papers, and was the recipient of the 2008 ASCE/Geo-Institute Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award.

Currently, Wolosick serves as a member of the ASCE Earth Retaining Structures Committee. He is a former vice president and trustee of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), co-chair of the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee (2004-2007), and chair of the ASCE/Geo-Institute of Georgia Geotechnical Committee (2003-2005).

Wolosick works in the Atlanta office of Hayward Baker Inc. He can be reached at 770-442-1801 or jrwolosick(at)haywardbaker(dot)com.

About Hayward Baker Inc.

Hayward Baker Inc. ( is North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, annually ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine #1 in the profession. With a 60-year record of experience, Hayward Baker Inc. offers geotechnical construction technologies through a network of more than 20 company-owned offices and equipment yards across the continent. Project applications include foundation support, settlement control, site improvement, slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic/liquefaction mitigation, ground water control, and environmental remediation.

Hayward Baker Inc. is part of the Keller Group of companies, a multinational organization providing geotechnical construction services throughout the world. Web site address:

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