ACI Elects New President, Vice President, Board Members

Clockwise from top left: Antonio Nanni, Maria Juenger, Oscar R. Antommattei, Peter Barlow, Arturo Gaytan Covarrubias, and Carol Hayek. Photos courtesy of ACI.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA) recently announced the appointment of its 2023-2024 president and vice president, along with four board members.  

Antonio Nanni has been elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2023-2024, and Maria Juenger has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term. Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for three-year terms: Oscar R. Antommattei, Peter Barlow, Arturo Gaytan Covarrubias, and Carol Hayek.

Nanni, Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida, USA). He has been an active member of many ACI committees, including 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement; 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement; the International Advisory Committee; and the Committee on Codes and Standards Advocacy and Outreach. Along with his current role as a Trustee for the ACI Foundation, Nanni has also served ACI as a member on several boards and committees and been recognized by the Institute for his many contributions. 

Juenger is the L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, USA). She is a Fellow of ACI and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Along with membership in numerous ACI committees, Juenger has received awards from ACI for her research, teaching, and service. 

Antommattei, FACI, is the Chief Concrete Engineer and Materials Engineering Manager with Kiewit Corporation (Lone Tree, Colorado, USA). He leads Kiewit’s engineering technical services for concrete—from design to production and construction. In addition, Antommattei is a member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee, Fellows Nominating Committee, the ACI Foundation Concrete Innovation Council, and is serving his last year as Chair of the Construction Liaison Committee.

Barlow, FACI, is currently a concrete repair and restoration consultant with Barlow Consulting and has been in the construction industry for more than 50 years. He was the Founder of Contech Services, Inc. (Seattle, Washington, USA), a specialty contractor performing concrete strengthening, repair, and waterproofing projects on the West Coast since 1993. As a Fellow of ACI, Barlow is active both on the local and national levels, having recently been appointed to the ACI Board of Direction. 

Gaytan Covarrubias, FACI, is the Innovation and Sustainability Manager at CEMEX México (Mexico City, Mexico), where he has been employed for more than 19 years in various roles. He is also certified as a LEED Green Associate and Sustainability Professional ENVISION from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Along with receiving the 2012 ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, Gaytan Covarrubias became a Fellow of ACI and received the Chapter Activities Award for his activities throughout Mexico in 2018. 

Hayek is the Chief Technical Officer for CCL International (Jessup, Maryland, USA) and teaches prestressed concrete design at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, USA). A member of ACI, Hayek is Chair of Joint ACI-PTI Committee 320, Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code; and a member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete; and ACI Subcommittee 318-T, Post-Tensioned Concrete. She is also a member of ACI Committee S803, Faculty Network.

Source: ACI,