New Leadership in Preservation
At the 50th annual meeting of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Feb. 27-March 3, 2023, Litchfield Park, Arizona, AEMA elected its officers and board of directors for the 2023-2024 term. Dan Koeninger, PE, pavement preservation division manager for Terry Asphalt Materials Inc., was elected president of AEMA. The association also elected new officers that include Vice President Matt Kennedy, McAsphalt Industries Limited, and Secretary/Treasurer Arlis Kadrmas, BASF Corp. Bob Huitt, Russell Standard, will serve as past president.
The Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) held its 48th annual meeting at the same time and location, electing its officers and board of directors for the 2023-2024 term as well. Jason Wielinski, a regional engineer with the Asphalt Institute, was elected as president of ARRA. The association also elected new officers that include Vice President Bryan Ray of Allstates Pavement Recycling & Stabilization and Secretary/Treasurer Mark Stahl, Wirtgen Group. Jonathan Pease, RockSolid Reclamation & Stabilization, will continue to serve as past president.
Rounding out the trifecta, the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) held its 61st annual convention at the same time and location, electing its officers and board of directors for the 2022-2023 term. ISSA elected President Dave Welborn, who is the director pavement preservation technical services, India Sales, and specialty mastic business, of Ingevity. Brad Pearce, Viking Construction, was elected as vice president; Jeff Roberts, VSS International Inc., was elected as secretary; and Chris Oakes, Pavement Solutions Inc., was elected as treasurer. Completing the officers is Chuck Ingram, Slurry Pavers Inc., who will serve as immediate past president.