Concrete pavement contractors begin search for new association chief

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

The American Concrete Pavement Association is seeking a successor to retiring President & CEO Gerald Voigt, P.E., who will move to a non-executive role once a new staff leader is appointed. During his nearly 33-year tenure—more than half at the helm— the association has chartered the widely known and respected National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (or CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University, Ames, and entered cooperative agreements with the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Aviation Administration to implement applied research and technology for highways and airports. He is also credited with fostering a mutually beneficial working relationship with the cement industry; growing contractor membership to historically high numbers; advancing concrete pavement market share; and, building a stronger national/chapter team.

“We congratulate and commend Jerry for his long and distinguished service to ACPA and the concrete pavement industry,” says ACPA Chairman David Howard, P.E. (Koss Construction Co., Michigan). “This is not a farewell, however, because Jerry has generously agreed to stay on with ACPA in an important role where he will focus his time, expertise, and attention to assist staff, including a new CEO, with the association’s robust and ambitious work plan and long-term programs.”

Joining Howard on a chief executive search and transition team are Ed Griffith of St. Marys Cement Co.; Ernie Peterson of Ash Grove Cement Co.; Steve Friess of Milestone Contactors LP; Greg McCormick of Northern Improvement Co.; and, Dan Rozycki of The Transtec Group. Over a projected three- to four-month window, Howard notes that the team will solicit input from association members and chapters on the qualities they seek for the fifth chief executive in ACPA’s 58-year history. (Individuals interested in consideration for an interview can contact David Howard, [email protected].)“We are optimistic and confident this approach will help us attain our goals in legislative advocacy; technical service and research facilitation; concrete pavement marketing and promotion,” Howard observes. “We see a great opportunity with a new Administration and the 117th Congress to advance a well-funded, robust highway bill. We support the proposed $2 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ clean energy and infrastructure campaign and are encouraged by both the jobs creation and infrastructure investment aspects.”

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