Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff
Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected ACI president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees plus the ACI Financial Advisory Committee, and is longtime member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code.
Joining him as 2021-22 officers are University of Miami (Fla.) Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Chair Antonio Nanni, vice president, and Master Builders Solutions’ Charles Nmai, senior vice president. In addition, ACI has elected four members to three-year board terms: Michael Brown, FACI, senior engineering manager and senior technical principal in the Herndon, Va. office of WSP USA, Inc.; Anthony DeCarlo Jr., chief operations officer of TWC Concrete LLC, a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Baker Construction Enterprises; John Gajda, FACI, principal and co-founder of MJ2 Consulting PLLC, Cedar Park, Texas; and, Kamal Khayat, FACI, Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering at Missouri S&T University, Rolla.