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2013 ASA President’s Award Ttional contributions to the shotcrete industry. It is the sole duction of wet-mix shotcrete to the industry some 30 years-shotcreter who got his start shoveling rebound for his fatheralmost a half century ago. He was instrumental in the intro-he ASA President’s Award was established in 2005 torecognize the person or organization that has made excep responsibility of the current ASA President to select the ago. As a contractor and an innovator of the wet shotcrete recipient of this award. process and a proponent of the use of one-sided forms, Since 2006, six well-deserving individuals and one organi- Zynda’s hard work and dedication to the industry has and is zation were awarded the ASA President’s Award, all of whom STILL changing the use of cast-in-place concrete in projects dedicated their time and energy to advance the shotcrete industry. to shotcrete! Zynda dedicated 10 years to ASA, serving as For 2013, outgoing President Michael Cotter presented the President for 2 years and also serving on various ACI shot- ASA President’s Award to Chris Zynda, a second-generation crete-related committees. Chris Zynda Recognition of Service T to the Association from charter member Theodore Sofis, nition, quality, safety, and acceptance in the construction-2007, Sofis’ participation in all aspects of ASA activities hashelped raise the shotcrete industry to a higher level of recoghis year, ASA’s Executive Committee elected to bestowan additional award to recognize the many years of service as both Director and Treasurer for the ASA Board of Direction industry. 2014 ASA President Charles Hanskat had the honor and Executive Committee. Serving in these capacities since of presenting this award. Ted Sofis Shotcrete • Winter 2014 49


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