The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently introduced its 2019-2020 president, vice president, and four board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Randall W. Poston has been elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2019-2020, Cary S. Kopczynski has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and Jeffrey W. Coleman 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: Walter H. Flood IV, Maria G. Juenger, Michael E. Kreger and Ishita Manjrekar.

Poston is Senior Principal with Pivot Engineers, Austin, Texas, and Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the College of Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. For the past 33 years, he has been engaged in the evaluation, repair, and strengthening of hundreds of structures. His expertise includes investigation of structural failures, evaluation of corrosion of steel in concrete, structural concrete repair and strengthening design, and nondestructive testing. He is an active member of numerous technical committees, particularly ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, of which he was Chair during the 2014 Code cycle. He is also a Trustee of the ACI Foundation and a voting member of Advancing Organizational Excellence.

Kopczynski is CEO and Senior Principal of Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC), an award-winning structural engineering firm with offices in Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Chicago, IL. CKC designs major urban buildings throughout the United States and beyond. The firm has won over 60 regional, national, and international awards, and has been selected several times by Zweig White and Civil + Structural Engineer magazine as a top structural engineering firm to work for.

Flood is an Assistant Engineer and Project Manager at his family’s testing and inspection business in Chicago.

Juenger is a Professor and holder of the Austin Industries Endowed Faculty Fellowship in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where she has been since 2002. Her teaching and research focus on materials used in civil engineering applications. She primarily examines chemical issues in cement-based materials; these include phase formation in cement clinkering, hydration chemistry of portland cement, calcium sulfoaluminate cement, and supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical deterioration processes in concrete. In 2005, she received a Faculty Early CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.  

Kreger is the holder of the Garry Neil Drummond Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. For the past 36 years, he has been actively engaged in a diverse program of structural concrete research investigating the behavior of earthquake-resistant precast and cast-in-place reinforced-concrete frame systems, and dual-plate composite shear walls; repair and strengthening methods for nonductile frame systems; behavior of post-tensioned segmental box girder bridges; durability of bridge post-tensioning systems; fatigue resistance of post-tensioned bridges; and behavior of pretensioned bridge systems.

Manjrekar is Technical Director at Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India, and oversees Sunanda’s Research and Development, with a specific focus on developing and marketing Sunanda’s line of sustainable construction chemicals. Her areas of expertise include durability, admixtures, corrosion protection, and damp proofing. She works actively with several professional bodies, including the Indian Green Building Council, Indian Concrete Institute, and Indian Building Congress. Manjrekar is also a member of the Board of Direction of the India Chapter – ACI, where she serves as Vice President.

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