PCI honors 10 new Titans of the Industry 

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named 10 PCI Titans of the Industry for their exceptional and unique contributions to advancing the organization and members’ role in building and infrastructure construction:

  • Roger Becker, a Spancrete veteran who capped his career with a decade as PCI vice president of Technical Services;
  • Reid Castrodale, engineering consultant, Portland Cement Association veteran, and Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute director of Engineering; 
  • Pat Hyne, (retired) 31-year Knife River Prestress veteran and PCI Foundation Trustee Emeritus;
  • Jason Lien, EnCon United executive vice president, early building information modeling adopter, and PCI Design Handbook contributor;
  • Richard Miller,  University of Cincinnati professor specializing in precast, prestressed concrete structures research and past chair of the PCI R&D and Technical Advisory Councils;
  • Andy Osborn, widely recognized author plus past chair of the Prestressing Reinforcement Committee and Technical Activities and R&D Councils; 
  • Sami Rizkalla, author of or contributor to nearly 300 publications, lead designer on the first North American bridge bearing fiber reinforced polymer concrete, and past FRP Composites Committee chair;  
  • Steve Seguirant, veteran of Washington-based Concrete Technology Corp. and principal engineer on a series of Washington State Department of Transportation projects with record-length (> 200 ft.), trailered prestressed bridge girders; 
  • Keith Wallis, veteran of Missouri-based Prestressed Casting Co. and past PCI and Quality Activities Council chair; and,  
  • Gary Wildung, past Quality Activities Council and Erectors Certification Committee chair.  
Titans on hand for a Precast Show question & answer session at the Colorado Convention Center (from left): Steve Seguirant, Jason Lien, Andy Osborn, Pat Hynes, Keith Wallis, Gary Wildung, Reid Castrodale and Richard Miller.
Photo: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

PCI named 50 charter Titans of the Industry in 2004 as part of observances of the organization’s 50th anniversary, and added eight Titans in 2014. This year’s group was honored during an awards dinner in Denver and held court at PCI’s Precast Show booth the following day. 

“It was an honor to meet and talk with the members of the 2024 Titans of the Industry class,” says PCI President and CEO Bob Risser. “Seeing so many exceptional stalwarts of the precast concrete industry in one place was inspirational. Our industry is strong and has a bright future thanks to the 10 deserving Titans who were selected by their colleagues and fellow PCI members. We thank them for their outstanding contributions to PCI and the precast concrete industry.”