American Concrete Institute names president, VP, board members

The American Concrete Institute introduced its 2012-2013 president, vice president, and four board members during the ACI Spring 2012 Convention in Dallas, Texas.

James K. Wight, the Frank E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2012-2013. An active member of ACI since 1973, Wight was named a Fellow of the Institute in 1984 and previously served on the ACI board of direction.

William E. Rushing Jr., vice president at Waldemar S. Nelson & Co. Inc., has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and Anne M. Ellis is now the Institute’s senior vice president, which is also a two-year term.

Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI board of direction, each for three-year terms. They are: Roger J. Becker, managing director of research and development for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute; Jeffrey W. Coleman, P.E., attorney at law and principal partner in the law firm of Coleman, Hull & van Vliet, PLLP, Minneapolis, Minn.; Robert J. Frosch, professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; and Steven H. Kosmatka, vice president of research and technical services for the Portland Cement Association.

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