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Staff Editorial transitions By Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director Let me take this opportunity to introduce Chris for his assistance in my transition into the Association, myself as the new Executive Director of the and I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor. American Shotcrete Association (ASA). For the last 7-1/2 years, I have been responsible for In taking over for Chris Darnell, the managing the technical content (examination materials, previous ASA Executive Director, I find study guides, and related documentation) of new and the Association to be in a very exciting existing ACI Certification programs at the American Con- position in terms of its stability, the crete Institute. I served as liaison to its certification com- diversity of its current offerings, and its mittees and managed its Quality Review program, as well potential for further growth. as organized and executed other ad-hoc committee and task Chris leaves the Association having recorded its highest- group projects. With an educational background in mate- ever levels of both membership and certification activity; rials science and engineering (BSE, University of Mich- furthermore, many new or significantly updated programs igan; MS, Northwestern University) providing the have been released during his term as Executive Director. I foundation of my concrete industry experience, I am eager plan to continue these successes and build many more along to bring this unique skill set to the ASA staff in support of the way. I would also like to extend a sincere thank-you to our ever-expanding technical and educational resources and certification programs. Teamed with ASA’s outstanding Programs Coordinator, Alice McComas, I’ll work closely with our committees and volunteers in growing ASA and, as a result, strengthening the shotcrete industry as a whole. While getting to know many of ASA’s members, I have found everybody in the shotcrete com- munity to be extremely welcoming and it is clear that everyone involved is wholeheartedly committed to ASA’s mission of encouraging and pro- moting the safest and most beneficial use of shotcrete. I look forward to meeting and working with you in the near future! Did you know ASA is on facebook? “like” us on facebook www.facebook.com/ AmericanShotcreteAssociation 6 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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