The American Concrete Institute introduced its new president, vice president, and four board members during the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, Ill. New ACI president Richard Stehly officially assumed his one-year term, and new ACI vice president James Wight began his two-year term, while four new board members began their three-year terms. Stehly is the principal of American Engineering Testing Inc., based in Minneapolis.
A member of ACI since 1980, Stehly is a licensed civil engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has been a member of numerous ACI technical committees and is the current chair of the Board Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development and the Strategic Planning Task Group. He is also an officer of the ACI Foundation and Creative Association Management, ACI’s for-profit subsidiary. He has also been extensively involved in fly ash applications.
He holds a patent on a process to convert alum waste into a pozzolan. New vice president James K. Wight is the F.E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan. A professor in the structural engineering area of the civil and environmental engineering department since September 1973, he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures.
Joining the ACI’s Board of Direction are David Lange, professor of civil and environmental engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and David H. Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Nevada. Also new to the board are Denis Mitchell, James McGill professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University, and Jack Moehle, professor of civil and environmental engineering at University of California, Berkeley.