The International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA) – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading technical and promotional resource for acceptance of diamond grinding and grooving as well as pavement preservation and restoration – has announced the election of new board members for 2020.
The complete board of directors for 2020 are as follows:
- President: Al Adamek – Diamond Surface, Inc. (Rogers, MN)
- Vice President: Kevin Schneider – Acme Concrete Paving (Spokane, WA)
- Secretary: Alex Ugalde – Diamond Products (Saint Michael, MN)
- Treasurer: Scott L. Eilken – Quality Saw & Seal (Bridgeview, IL)
- Director: Jerry Voigt – American Concrete Pavement Association (Rosemont, IL)
- Director: Jake Steinberg – Highway Materials (Becker, MN)
- International Director – Charley Grady – Crafco, Inc. (Chandler, AZ)
Schneider began working for Acme Concrete Paving, Inc. in 2009. He worked as a project engineer, superintendent and project manager from 2009 – 2015 for Acme’s Concrete Paving Division, spending much of his time in the Bakken oilfields of western North Dakota constructing highways and airports. Schneider has been Acme’s Grinding Division manager since the fall of 2015, and he is Acme’s first representative on the IGGA board of directors.
Scott L. Eilken
Eilken has been in the concrete drilling, sawing, sealing, grinding and grooving industry since 1977. Since 1990, he has owned and operated Quality Saw and Seal, Inc. He has involvement in the Illinois State Chapter of the ACPA, the National ACPA and the IGGA, as well as the Illinois Road Builders Association. Further, he co-chairs the Seal/No Seal Group and is an active member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) committees.
Steinberg has been in the construction industry since 1991, when he became a project manager/estimator for Highway Services. In 2006, he began working for Construction Materials, Inc. in St. Louis Park, Minn. Then in 2014, along with business partners, he founded Highway Materials, LLC in Becker, Minn. A member of the IGGA’s board of directors since 2012, Steinberg chaired the Association’s communications committee for two years and has also served a term on the board of directors for the Concrete Paving Association of Minn.
Grady is the vice president and director of the International Group for Crafco, Inc. He has served in a variety of industry associations as a board member. He has also serviced as co-chair of an industry association associated with pavement preservation. Additionally, he has been with Crafco Inc. since 1991. However, in his former responsibilities as the vice president of sales for TWT International he was responsible for the development of the international activity for Crafco, since 1984.
Adamek started his career in the field with Diamond Surface, Inc. in 2009. Moving to the position of estimator in 2013, he was recently promoted to vice president. He is actively involved with the Concrete Pavement Association of Minnesota. He not only serves on the IGGA board of directors but is chairman of the IGGA Technical Committee as well.
Ugalde began his career in 1999 working in customer service at Diamond B Inc. out of Santa Fe Springs, CA and in 2001, he received a promotion to upper Midwest regional sales representative. In 2010, he left to work for Hilti North America as a highway heavy diamond sales manager. In 2017, he joined Diamond Products Limited and is presently a highway specialist.
He has previously served on the IGGA board and chaired the IGGA communications committee.
Voigt is the president and chief executive officer of the ACPA. He has been with the association for 25 years and was appointed president in 2005. For many years, he was the Association’s director of technical services. Under his leadership, the concrete pavement industry created the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University in 2005. He also led the Association through notable technology advancements, working with the IGGA to develop the Next Generation Concrete Surface Texture and creating the industry’s first webinars and “Web apps” (Web-based paving technology applications and training).
“We welcome and congratulate our newly elected board of directors,” said John Roberts, executive director of the IGGA. “This very talented group will help our Association make the world’s roadways and airports safer, smoother and more sustainable.”
About the IGGA
The International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1972 by a group of dedicated industry professionals committed to the development of the diamond grinding and grooving process for surfaces constructed with Portland cement concrete and asphalt. In 1995, the IGGA joined in affiliation with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) to form today what is known as the IGGA/ACPA Concrete Pavement Preservation Partnership (IGGA/ACPA CP3). Today this partnership serves as the technical resource and industry leader in the marketing of optimized pavement surfaces, concrete pavement restoration and pavement preservation around the world. The mission of the IGGA is to serve as the leading technical and promotional resource for the acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as well as PCC preservation and restoration. For more information, you can also visit www.igga.net.