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FEB 2019

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32 • February 2019 www.concreteproducts.com ORGANIZATIONS Milwaukee-based Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E. is the newest National Ready Mixed Con- crete Association Building Promotion team member. As senior vice president of Struc- tures and Codes, he will join colleagues in advancing industry interests through model codes and technical standards, and support state and local advocacy efforts. He will work closely with engineers and architects, code advocates, and legislative specialists to offer technically correct code-related solutions that maintain public safety and increase building resilience. Campbell holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illi- nois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He moves to NRMCA from Portland Cement Association, where he served as director of Code Technology. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Anthony Johnson, P.E., has joined the Post Tensioning Institute as executive director. He arrives from the Concrete Reinforc- ing Steel Institute's Regional Manager team, responsible for provid- ing technical assistance, outreach, and education to engineers, archi- tects, owners, contractors, and student groups. Johnson holds a Master of Business Administra- tion degree from the Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Dubai, United Arab Emirates is home to the first American Concrete Institute regional office and the organization's first physical presence outside the U.S. The Middle East Regional Office, headed by Director Ahmad Mhanna, will focus on advancing the development, dissemination, and adoption of ACI consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses in the Gulf Region. "This office will lead efforts to establish and nurture a wide range of strategic relationships between ACI members, chapters, companies, governmental bodies, educational institutions, and partners," he affirms. "In addition to strengthening strategic rela- tionships and increasing access to the Institute's consensus-based technical and educational resources, it is the intent of the American Con- crete Institute that our Middle East Regional Office serves as a vehicle for increasing the awareness of regional concrete design and con- struction practices," adds ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg, P.E. "All of us in the global concrete community can learn from and be inspired by the tremendous concrete innova- tion happening here in the Middle East." Joining Burg at an early-January reception marking the Middle East Regional Office opening were ACI President David Lange (University of Illinois); Vice President, International Relations Hassan Al Hashemi; plus, Executive Committee members Khaled Awad (past president) and Vice Presidents Jeffrey Coleman and Randall Poston. American Shotcrete Association Executive Director Charles Hanskat has been elected 2019 chair of the ACI Foundation Strategic Development Council, a broad-based group of material interests and downstream allies dedi- cated to accelerating technology transfer and commercialization in concrete practice. Hanskat has been involved in the design, construction, and evaluation of environmental concrete and shotcrete structures for 40-plus years. He is active in ACI Technical Activities, 301 Specifi- cations, 506 Shotcrete, and 350 Environmental Structures Committees, plus the SDC Technology Management Committee, Technology Transfer Advisory Group, Strategic Repair Research Coun- cil, and Vision 2020 Initiative. Anthony Johnson

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