ACI names new officers for 2010The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its new president, vice president, and four board members during the recent ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago.

New ACI President Richard D. Stehly officially assumed his one-year term, and new ACI Vice President James K. Wight began his two-year term, while four new board members began their three-year terms.

Richard D. Stehlyis the principal of American Engineering Testing, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn. A member of ACI since 1980, Stehly is a licensed civil engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He has also been extensively involved in fly ash applications.  The first ACI committee he served on was ACI committee 226, Fly Ash, Other Pozzolans, and Slag (now discharged). He holds a patent on a process to convert alum waste into a pozzolan.

James K. Wightis the F.E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.  He has been a professor in the structural engineering area of the civil and environmental engineering department since September 1973, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures.

Wight is known for his work in earthquake-resistant design of concrete structures. His more recent research has concentrated on the strength and inelastic behavior of connections in composite structures (reinforced concrete and steel) and the use of high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete composites for earthquake-resistant design of critical members in concrete structures. He has been involved with post-earthquake damage studies following earthquakes in Mexico, Chile, Armenia, Egypt, California, Japan, and India.

Elected as a new member of ACI’s Board of Direction isDavid A. Lange,professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, Ill. He is the associate head for Undergraduate Affairs of the civil and environmental engineering department, and he serves as director of the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology, a research center sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the O’Hare Modernization Program.

Denis Mitchellhas also begun his post as a member of ACI’s Board of Direction. He is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He currently serves on ACI Committees 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 318-G, Precast and Prestressed Concrete; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committees 408, Development and Splicing of Deformed Bars, and 445, Shear and Torsion. He also chairs the ACI Fellows Nomination Committee.

Also joining the ACI Board of Direction for the first time isJack Moehle.He is a professor of the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of California, Berkeley, Calif. An ACI member since 1977, he is a current member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures; 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation; and the Committee on Awards for Papers. He previously served on the ACI Technical Activities Committee.

David H. Sandersalso joins the ACI Board of Direction this year. He is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nev. He teaches in the area of structural design and conducts research in seismic analysis and design of structures. He has organized international workshops and chaired university committees including Bylaws and Academic Standards, college committees including Curriculum, and department and national committees.