Mar 14, 2022
ISSA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors, ISSA President’s Award Winner, Special Recognition Award Winner
The 60th Annual Convention of the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) was held February 22-25, 2022 in La Jolla, California. During the convention, ISSA elected its officers and Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term, honored retired FP2 Executive Director Jim Moulthrop with a Special Recognition Award, and presented the ISSA President’s Award for Excellence to VSS International Inc. for their work on the Yosemite National Park Pavement Preservation Project.
ISSA Elects 2022-2023 Board of Directors
During the convention, ISSA elected its officers and Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term.
ISSA re-elected President Chuck Ingram, Business Development Manager of Slurry Pavers Inc. Dave Welborn of Ingevity was re-elected as Vice President; Brad Pearce of Viking Construction was re-elected as Secretary; and finally, Eric Reimschiissel, American Pavement Preservation, was re-elected as Treasurer. Completing the officers is Larry Tomkins, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., who will continue to serve as the immediate Past President.
The 2022-2023 Board will include elected directors Tim Harrawood, Vance Brothers, Inc.; Jason Lampley, Doolittle Construction; Fabio Mendez, MPI Ltda.; Chris Oakes, Pavement Solutions Inc.; Doug Olsen, Western Emulsions Inc.; Justin Guiles, Vestal Asphalt Inc.; and Jeff Roberts, VSS International, Inc. Bob Jerman continues his appointment as ISSA’s technical director.
ISSA Honors Jim Moulthrop with Special Recognition Award
During the convention, retired FP2 Executive Director Jim Moulthrop was honored by ISSA with a Special Recognition Award.
Moulthrop was passionate about employing the pavement preservation concept — using the “right treatment on the right road at the right time” — to improve roads nationwide while minimizing the financial challenges associated with the “fix the worst roads first” mentality. He has worked diligently to educate future generations on applying this important concept. He was always looking ahead when it comes to various technologies and designs used to extend service life of roads across America.
Over his long and distinguished career, Moulthrop held positions and/or served in some capacity for other agencies and associations including the following:
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Exxon Chemical Americas
- Koch Materials Company
- Fugro Roadware
- University of Texas at Austin
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Expert Task Group
- Transportation Research Board
- ASTM International
- Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists
- Canadian Technical Asphalt Association
- National Center for Pavement Preservation
Moulthrop was also honored by the Asphalt Emulsion Manufactures Association (AEMA) and the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA).
VSS International Inc Awarded 2022 ISSA President’s Award for Excellence
During the convention, the ISSA President’s Award for Excellence was presented to VSS International Inc. for their work on the Yosemite National Park Pavement Preservation Project by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-Western Federal Lands Highway Division.
The ISSA President’s Award was established to recognize those contracting achievements that best exemplify the highest quality of workmanship and materials, as well as conformance to best practices as defined by the International Slurry Surfacing Association.
This project was accepted in November 2019 and was completed on time and within the owner’s budget. All pavement preservation techniques represented by ISSA were performed by VSS International. This project required multiple crews and precision execution due to the location, limited communications, long material supply line of deliveries and suppliers over 100 miles away, and historic snowfall levels and summer snowmelt limited VSS’s ability to start work in some areas.
According to Doug Worley, FHWA/Western Federal Lands Highway Division, “VSSI did a great job in scheduling around these late winter season conditions- through coordinating and managing its subcontractors in the rescheduling of various work components and ensuring progress was made in part of the Park where and when work was possible.”