Mar 14, 2022
ARRA Announces 2022 Award Winners, 2022-2023 Board of Directors
During the 47th Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), February 22-25, 2022 in La Jolla, California, ARRA named its 2022-2023 board of directors. The association also honored several individuals with awards for their contributions to the industry.
ARRA Names 2022-2023 Board of Directors
Kimbel Stokes, The Miller Group was elected as President of ARRA. Stokes is the General Manager for The Miller Group. ARRA also elected new officers that include Vice President Jason Wielinski, Asphalt Materials Inc/Heritage Research Group and Secretary/Treasurer Bryan Ray, Allstates Pavement Recycling & Stabilization. Jonathan Pease, RockSolid Reclamation & Stabilization will serve as Past President.
Directors installed for 2022-2023 include Trevor Moore, Miller Paving Limited; David Peterson, Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc.; Mark Stahl, Wirtgen America; Marco Estrada, Pavement Recycling Systems; Chris Gallagher, Gallagher Asphalt Corporation; Nick Ware, Alpha Milling Company and Eric Baker, Astec Industries will return as a director. Steve Cross, PE, will continue as ARRA’s technical director.
Tom Kiernan Receives 2022 ARRA Richard E. Lowell President’s Award
ARRA honored Tom Kiernan for his lengthy and extensive service to ARRA and the recycling and reclaiming industry by naming him as the recipient of the 2022 Richard E. Lowell President’s Award.
Each year, the Richard E. Lowell President’s Award is presented to an individual who has, through long term involvement, worked to advance the goals of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association and to promote the growth and technological advances of the industry. Kiernan promoted the industry through seminars and educational resources. He had a passion for stabilization.
ARRA President Jonathan Pease stated, “Tom had an overall love for the industry and believed in all the processes of ARRA.”
Kiernan recently retired from LaFarge, Inc where he was a Sales Specialist.
ARRA Honors Jim Moulthrop with 2022 Special Recognition Award
ARRA presented Jim Moulthrop, retired FP2 Executive Director with the 2022 Special Recognition Award.
Moulthrop understood the importance of consistently working toward new and improved technologies to help agencies make the most out of their road budgets. He met with hundreds of policymakers in Washington and in state capitols across the country to explain the value and importance of pavement preservation.
Moulthrop contributed to articles on various pavement preservation topics, including standards and best practices, to numerous print organizations throughout his career, and was a regular contributor for FP2’s Pavement Preservation Journal.
Moulthrop was also honored by the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) and the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) for his efforts.
ARRA Names 2022 Special Recognition Award Winners
ARRA congratulated three individuals as recipients of 2022 ARRA Special Recognition Awards. Each year, through the ARRA Special Recognition Awards, ARRA recognizes public officials and consulting engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry. Nominations are submitted by ARRA members and the ARRA technical committees review all nominations and selects the award winners.
The first recipient was Mike Ristic, P.E., California Department of Maintenance District 8, for the 2022 Charles R. Valentine Award for Excellence in Cold Recycling. As Branch Chief, Ristic has been instrumental in promoting and coordinating training for new, cost-effective treatments to enhance road performance throughout the Caltrans District 8 network. Ristic’s emphasis on implementing cold in-place recycling has helped Caltrans rehabilitate asphalt roadways through the district, while meeting the state’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint. Using CIR, District 8 has also been able to minimize user delays and reduce wear and tear on the roadway network during construction.
The 2022 Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Full Depth Reclamation was presented to Saul Romero, Texas Department of Transportation- Odessa District. Romero has been a strong advocate for the use of emulsion-based Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) treatments to strengthen road bases long term. In the early 2000s, FDR was not very common in Texas, and they virtually stopped using this treatment with only one project being laid between 2010 and 2015. Knowing the benefits of FDR, Romero embarked on a journey to promote its performance, cost and environmental benefits among fellow engineers and other TxDot-Odessa District personnel. Under his leadership, the TxDot-Odessa District has been able to reintroduce FDR as a worthwhile solution for more durable roads within the Texas Market. Romero was lead engineer for four FDR Projects since 2015.
The final receipt was Lindsey Chieduko with the City & County of Denver for the 2022 Special Recognition for Excellence in Hot In-Place Recycling. The Citywide Hot In-Place Recycling and Repaving project was the largest asphalt paving project in Colorado completed in the 2020/2021 construction season. There were approximately 130 lane-miles resurfaced which treated over 910,000 square yards of city streets, incorporating nearly 63,000 tons of HMA, while recycling 50,000 tons of existing asphalt pavement. This project was a continuation of Denver’s decades-long Hot In-Place Recycling program, which utilizes this Pavement Preservation technique to resurface large amounts of City streets, while devoting budget/resources to other infrastructure projects.