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• Released a new Pool Committee Position Statement on cold joints; • Availability of a Technical Director allows ASA to field technical inquiries in a timely fashion; • Launched new Association logo, consistent graphics standards, and coordinating apparel; • Presented an introduction to shotcrete to students at three universities; • Exhibited at two international tradeshows: WOC 2016 and AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of- Way Association); and • Better, more targeted tradeshow follow-up (which led to increased membership). Every sitting president wants to leave their association in a better place than when they took office. As a team (and with full effort from all volunteers), I believe we have done that. Maintaining status quo in an ever-changing environment leads to a lack of credibility and diminishes the sustainability of an organization. Our accountability, structure, discipline, and subsequent accomplishments have helped shotcrete climb the ladder of credibility at a faster pace than ever before. I’m confident this momentum will continue under Scott Rand, our new ASA President. With his leadership, Scott will expand on this past year’s success and continue propelling the shotcrete industry forward. We have taken great strides toward becoming self-reliant as an Association, with full-time ASA staff providing the large majority of our Association’s administration, organization, and guidance. This is evidenced as neither I nor our Executive Committee have needed to interact with our association management firm over the past year. I believe this to be a great indication that ASA has built a solid, self-sustaining foundation and is heading in the right direction. With our eminently qualified and trained staff, ASA has the opportunity to continue these efforts to grow and provide more options on how to best serve our members with an efficient and effective organizational structure. Reputation is built upon quality and recognition—both of which take time and determination. We have all put in the time and effort to build our reputation over the past year. Because of this, ASA is approaching the black on the reputation ledger—let’s keep it going. www.shotcrete.org Winter 2017 | Shotcrete 5


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