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Association News ASA Executive Director King Packaged Materials Company, was reelected to a second ASA is proud to announce the appointment term. Oscar Duckworth, Valley Concrete Services, andFrank of Charles S. Hanskat as full-time Execu- Townsend, Superior Gunite, were elected to first terms. tive Director effective February 2015. Fol- These three Directors join the previously elected Directors lowing the Board vote to confirm an and the ASA Executive Committee to form the 14-member Executive Director who will also act as ASA Board of Direction. Technical Director to support and promote ASA’s mission, Hanskat’s new role was 2014-2015 ASA Graduate Charles Hanskat and Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, NV. Scholarships Awardedannounced at ASA’s recent Annual Meeting The 2014-2015 ASA Graduate Scholarships have been awarded Hanskat’s background in the industry on various ACI commit- to Simon Bérubé, Pasquale Basso Trujillo, and Qian Wu. Each tees, including ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting, and C660, student received a stipend of $3000 (USD) for tuition, resi- Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification; the Strategic Development dence, books, and materials. Council; ASTM International; and most recently, ASA Presi- Simon Bérubé earned his Bachelor’s in civil engineering dent and Shotcrete Nozzleman Examiner, brings a wealth of from Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada, where he is experience to this role and the Association. continuing on to earn his Master’s in the same field. He is interested in the field of shotcrete repairs and is currently ASA Officers and Directors Elected researching spray distribution and the rebound of materials. Executive Committee Pasquale Basso Trujillo received his Bachelor’s in civil engineering and administration from Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. He is now pursuing his Master’s in civil engineering at Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada. He is researching the development length of reinforcing steel in shotcrete structures and hopes to continue his research through a Doctorate. Qian Wu graduated from the South China University of Technology with his Bachelor’s in civil engineering. She is now working toward her Master’s in civil engineering at the Left to right: Scott Rand, Marcus von der Hofen, Lihe (John) Zhang, and Bill Drakeley The ASA membership has elected the following individuals to leadership roles in the Association, with terms beginning February 2, 2015. President Marcus von der Hofen, Coastal Gunite Construction Co.; Vice President Bill Drakeley, Simon Bérubé Pasquale Basso Qian Wu Drakeley Industries; Secretary Scott Rand, King Packaged Trujillo Materials Company; and Lihe (John) Zhang, LZhang Con- sulting & Testing Ltd., were all elected to 1-year terms. Michael Cotter was reappointed as Past President for another 1-year term in consideration of Hanskat’s new appointment. Board of Direction Three individuals were (re)elected to 3-year terms as ASA Directors, beginning on February 2, 2015. Patrick Bridger, Patrick Bridger Oscar Duckworth Frank Townsend Shotcrete • Winter 2015 71


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