American Shotcrete Association New president, officers announced

The American Shotcrete Association has announced new president Patrick Bridger, of Allentown Shotcrete Technology Inc., and the 2010 class of new officers and directors. Bridger has been elected by the ASA membership to a two-year term as president.

The president of Allentown Shotcrete Technology, he has been involved in the shotcrete business for more than 25 years. He is a member of ACI committees 506, Shotcreting, and C 660, Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification. Bridger is also an approved educator and examiner for the ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification Program.

The ASA membership has also elected the following individuals to leadership roles in the association. Joe Hutter, King Packaged Materials Co., was elected to a two-year term as vice president. Elected to one-year terms were secretary Michael Cotter, consultant, and treasurer Ted Sofis, Sofis Co. Inc. Bridger, Hutter, Cotter and Sofis, plus immediate past president Chris Zynda, of Joseph J. Albanese Inc., will serve as ASA’s 2010 Executive Committee. Four new ASA directors were also elected.

The new directors are William T. Drakeley Jr. of Drakeley Industries LLC, Charles Hanskat of Concrete Engineering Group LLC, Tom Norman of Airplaco Equipment Co., and Ray Schallom III of Allentown Shotcrete Technology Inc. These individuals, plus five previously elected directors and the ASA Executive Committee, form the 14- member ASA Board of Direction.

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