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| ASSOCIATION NEWS ASA OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ELECTED Executive Committee The ASA membership elected the following individuals as officers in the association, with terms beginning January 16, 2017: President, Scott Rand, King Packaged Materials Company; Vice President, Lihe “John” Zhang, LZhang Consulting & Testing Ltd; Secretary, Ryan Poole, Consultant; and Treasurer, Cathy Burkert, American Concrete Restorations, were all elected to 1-year terms. William Drakeley, Jr., Drakeley Industries, will serve as Past President to complete the Executive Committee for 2017. Board of Direction Three individuals were elected to 3-year terms as ASA Directors, beginning on January 17, 2017. Mason Guarino, South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas Inc., was re-elected to a second term. Jonathan Dongell, Pebbles Technologies, and Marcus H. von der Hofen, Coastal Gunite Construction Company, were elected to first terms. These three Directors join the previously elected Directors and the ASA Executive Committee to form the 14-member 2017 ASA Board of Direction. 2016-2017 ASA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED The 2016-2017 ASA Graduate Scholarships have been awarded to Thomas Jacob- Vaillancourt and Pierre Siccardi. They each received a stipend of $3000 (USD) for tuition, residence, books, and materials. Their bios and a brief summary of their research projects can be found on p. 10 of this issue. Our annual graduate scholarship program was recently revised by the Board to provide the scholarship to a Laval University graduate student engaged in shotcrete Jacob-Vaillancourt research. ASA’s Student Outreach Task Group was established at the same time to actively engage in pursuing broader-based Siccardi programs and activities to promote and support student education in the shotcrete industry. TWELFTH ANNUAL ASA OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARDS BANQUET The Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, NV, again hosted ASA’s Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This annual event scheduled in conjunction with World of Concrete remains a very popular venue for leaders in the shotcrete industry to gather and celebrate the top projects of 2016 that have exemplified the creative and effective uses of shotcrete placement in concrete construction. This year’s award-winning projects can be seen beginning on p. 18 of this issue. Left to right: Poole, Rand, Zhang, Burkert, and Drakeley STRUCTURAL SHOTCRETE SYSTEMS, INC. LICENSE #579272 A www.structuralshotcrete.com JASON E. WEINSTEIN, P.E. VICE PRESIDENT 12645 CLARK STREET (562) 941-9916 SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670 FAX (562) 941-8098 76 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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