A strong economy, the industry’s growing reputation for quality, and new products have helped sales of segmental concrete pavement systems reach a post-recession high. The challenge now is to develop enough highly skilled contractors and installers to meet the demand.
CHANTILLY, Va. (PRWEB) March 26, 2018
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute today announced new Board of Directors’ members and association officers.
Kendall Anderegg, President of Mutual Materials Company in Bellevue, WA, was elected ICPI Chair by the Board of Directors. Previously, she served as Board Chair-Elect for two years and Chair of the ICPI Marketing Committee.
“Looking ahead, I’m pleased to tell you that ICPI and the industry are in good hands,” said Matt Lynch, outgoing ICPI Board Chair. “Kendall brings her extensive business expertise and five generations of family industry history and knowledge to the job. She possesses the vision and the drive to lead ICPI and its members forward during this critical time.”
In addition, the Board elected the following individuals to officer positions:
- Chair-Elect: Marshall Brown PhD, President, ACM Chemistries, Inc.
- Secretary/Treasurer: Ed Fioroni, PhD, Vice President of Sales, Keystone Hardscapes
- Immediate Past Chair: Matt Lynch, President, Anchor, an Oldcastle Company
Five other industry leaders were elected to At-Large Board positions for 2018-2021:
- Dean Jurik, Vice President - Sales and Marketing, ACM Chemistries, Inc. (reelected)
- Bill McHugh, National Sales Manager, GCP Applied Technologies (newly elected)
- William Miller, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Lehigh Cement Company (newly elected)
- Paul Pignatelli, Manager, Best Way Stone, Ltd. (newly elected)
- Andy Savoie, Manager, Brooklin Concrete Products Corp (reelected)
Two other ICPI members were newly appointed to the Board by virtue of chairing ICPI Committees:
- Darrin Braun, (Chair, ICPI Education Committee), Sales Representative, County Materials Corporation
- Terri Grulke (Chair, ICPI Meetings, Membership, & Trade Show Committee), Director-Corporate Advertising, Besser Company
With the entire ICPI Board, these elected and appointed Board members represent segmental concrete pavement manufacturers, industry suppliers, and segmental pavement contractors. In all, the ICPI Board of Directors is comprised of 31 industry executives representing companies serving the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The new officers and other Board members will lead ICPI and the industry during a promising, yet challenging time, according to Anderegg.
“A strong economy, the industry’s growing reputation for quality, and new products have helped sales of segmental concrete pavement systems reach a post-recession high,” said Anderegg. “The challenge now is to develop enough highly skilled contractors and installers to meet the demand. With so many other trades looking to also engage young people, it’s obviously a big challenge, but it’s one that ICPI is well-positioned and excited to address. We are fortunate to have such top-notch professionals commit their expertise and energy to helping build ICPI and advancing the industry.”
She said the Board recently approved a Workforce Development program to attract more high school and post-secondary school students to the industry. In addition, ICPI is developing and rolling out a new Education Road Map and accompanying online Learning Management System to provide expanded education opportunities for industry professionals, including contractors and manufacturing sales representatives.
About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
ICPI is the trade association that represents the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association’s membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.icpi.org.