FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 22, 2012) – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2012-2013 president, vice president, and four board members during the ACI Spring 2012 Convention in Dallas, Texas.

James K. Wight was elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2012-2013.

  William E. Rushing Jr. has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and Anne M. Ellis is now the Institute’s senior vice president, which is also a two-year term.  

Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for three-year terms.

Roger J. Becker is the Managing Director of Research and Development for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). Jeffrey W. Coleman, FACI, is both a licensed professional engineer and an Attorney at Law and Principal Partner in the law firm of Coleman, Hull & van Vliet, PLLP, Minneapolis, MN. He has been an ACI member for over 30 years. Robert J. Frosch, FACI, is a Professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received his BSE from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, in 1991 and his MSE and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and 1996, respectively. And Steven H. Kosmatka, FACI, is Vice President of Research and Technical Services at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Skokie, IL.