The PCI Foundation voted during its fall retreat to add two new trustees to its board of trustees. Joining the board will be Greg Force and Todd Adams. The PCI Foundation provides grants for educational and research initiatives focused on state-of-the-art innovative approaches to the integrated use of precast concrete design, fabrication, and construction. PCI Foundation will have programs at seven colleges and universities during 2014.
Greg Force has been the President and COO of Tindall Corporation since 2004, having joined the company in 1988. He is a civil engineering graduate of Lehigh University and obtained his MBA from GA College and State University. Greg has filled positions in engineering, sales, and project management and was Vice President and General Manager of the Virginia Division before becoming a corporate member. He has been actively involved in the Precast, Prestressed Concrete Institute for nearly 30 years, serving as Chairman of the Board in 2012, Chairman of the Design Handbook Committee for the 7th Edition, Chairman of the Parking Structures Committee, and a member of the Technical Activities Council. Greg remains active on several technical committees and is a member of the Research and Development Council. He is a registered Professional Engineer in ten states and a Fellow of PCI and of ASCE.
Todd Adams has been a sales representative for JVI Inc. for over twenty years. Todd is a graduate of the inaugural LPCI Class and is the current chair of the Membership Committee and the Vice Chair of the LPCI committee. He chaired the PCI Foundation Auction Committee for 2013 and currently serves on the Board of the following regional association: PCI Central, PCI Illinois Wisconsin, & PCI Midwest. He is in his second year of the National PCI Board of Directors. With his wife Cathy, Todd co-hosts a weekly podcast Zen Parenting Radio and co-founded the conscious living company Be U. Inc. Todd created The Tribe- a monthly men’s discussion/activity group. Todd is a blogger on the website Good Men Project. He is a certified instructor for the Institute of Heartmath where he was trained in stress reduction and relaxation.
Other PCI Foundation trustees and officers for 2015 include:
Chairman Thomas J. D’Arcy, The Consulting Engineers Group Inc.
Vice Chairman, Patrick W. Hynes, Knife River Corp.
Advanced Technology Council Chair Michael W. LaNier, Berger/ABAM Engineers Secretary & Academic Council Chair, C. Douglas Sutton, Purdue University School of Civil Engineering
Treasurer James R. Voss, JVI Inc.
Leon H. Grant, Coreslab Structures (CONN)
Dean Gwin, Gate Precast Company
Tom Kelley, Gage Brothers
Robert H. Konoske, Coreslab Structures (LA)
Marianne Methven, Hamilton Form
Richard Miller, University of Cincinatti
Chris Pastorius of Metromont and Jim Toscas of PCI will retire from the PCI Foundation board of trustees at the beginning of 2015.