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Paul Dye Pacific Northwest Manager Office

Paul Dye

Biography:

Paul joins CRSI as the Pacific Northwest Manager with over 37 years of combined roles in the reinforcing steel industry. He provides a working devotion and understanding to promoting, sustaining and enhancing the reinforcing steel industry. With almost his entire career located in the Pacific Northwest, he maintains an extensive working knowledge of operations, sales, estimating, detailing, and fabrication within the industry.

The last 15 years Paul was Vice President and COO of (CRSI member company) Precision Rebar & Accessories, Inc., Vancouver, WA. Previously he was Regional Manager for Graham Steel in Vancouver, and worked as a project manager for Western Coating in Ogden, UT. He started his Reinforcing Steel career with Graham Steel in Kirkland, WA, where he advanced his experiences and extensive working knowledge of the many aspects the industry provides.

Paul's working relationships with owners, design professionals, government agencies and contractors within the reinforced concrete industry enhances CRSI's promotional and technical team.

David Shepherd, AIA CRSI Midwest Region Office

David Shepherd, AIA

Biography:

David joined the CRSI team as Midwest Region Manager to promote the benefits of reinforced concrete to design professionals, contractors, governmental agency staff and academic institutions. David is a licensed architect with over 35 years in the construction industry. He spent the past 18 years at the Portland Cement Association, most recently as Director of Sustainable Development, and previously as Residential Technology Program Manager. Additionally, he worked for a commercial general contractor, was a construction manager for a major real estate investment / management company and a principal of a residential design/build business.

Mike Mota, PhD, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE CRSI Northeast Region Office

Mike Mota, PhD, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE
  • Vice President of Engineering, Northeast Region Manager
  • Williamstown, NJ
  • Phone: 630-380-5867
  • Contact VIA Email

Biography:

Dr. Mota is the Vice President of Engineering and for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). Mike is responsible for the Engineering Department and oversees the development of all technical publications and standards. Mike is an active member of several ACI and ASCE committees; Chair of ACI Committee 314 on Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings, serves on the Board of Directors of the Concrete Industry Board of New York City/NYC ACI Chapter and is a past member of the editorial board of STRUCTURE magazine. Mike was elected a Fellow of ASCE in 2012, ACI in 2013 and SEI in 2015.

Prior to joining CRSI, Mr. Mota worked for the Portland Cement Association in a similar capacity since 2001.

David Fanella, PhD, PE, SE, F.ACI, F.ASCE

David Fanella, PhD, PE, SE, F.ACI, F.ASCE

Biography:

After a long and mutually-respected work relationship, CRSI is proud to have Dave join the CRSI staff on a permanent basis. Dave’s proficiency and expertise in reinforced concrete design is well regarded in the design community. His role at CRSI is to facilitate the development and output of technical information produced by the Institute as well directing and providing assistance to our technical department and member committees.

Dave has authored numerous publications on reinforced concrete design, including his latest titled Reinforced Concrete Structures - Analysis and Design, Second Edition, which is based on the provisions of ACI 318-14. He was the recipient of the Alfred E. Lindau Award from the American Concrete Institute in 2014.

Prior to joining CRSI, Dave was Principal at a consulting structural engineering firm in Chicago, IL. He is a member of a number of ACI Committees and serves as an Associate Member on the ASCE 7 Committee. He is also past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

Brett Lord CRSI Southeast Region Office

Brett Lord

Biography:

Brett brings extensive knowledge of concrete and the concrete construction industries. In his role as Region Manager, Brett will promote the use of steel reinforced concrete construction in the Southeast and serve as an industry resource on both regional and national levels.

Prior to joining CRSI, he was the Director of Technical Services-Project Management/Estimating at McCarthy Improvement Company. In addition to the ready-mix concrete industry, he has also worked in the autoclaved aerated concrete and lightweight aggregate industries. In the late 1980s Brett served in the United States Army as a Sergeant (E-5) Infantryman. Brett is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences.

Amy Trygestad, PE, F.ACI Codes & Standards

Amy Trygestad, PE, F.ACI

Biography:

Amy's responsibilities as Director of Codes and Standards includes identifying opportunities, developing strategies, and creating code change proposals and revisions to current standards. She will also assist in developing new CRSI standards documents to advance building requirements that are favorable to the steel reinforced concrete industry.

Amy was the president and principal engineer of Chase Engineering as well as a consulting principal engineer with CTLGroup before joining the Institute. She participated in the Portland Cement Association Program dealing with Buildings and Special Structures for the Central US. Amy served as the concrete industry representative on the Editorial Board for STRUCTURE, the official magazine of the three national structural engineering organizations in the United States—NCSEA, CASE (ACEC), and SEI (ASCE).

Amy graduated with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 2014 and actively serves on committees: 362 Parking Structures, 423 Prestressed Concrete (Committee Secretary), 421 Reinforced Slabs (Committee Secretary), 347 Formwork, and 132 Responsibility in Concrete Construction. She was the Minnesota Concrete Council President in 2007, serving on the MCC Board for over 10 years.

Rob Kinchler, PE CRSI Greater Southwestern Region Office

Rob Kinchler, PE
  • Greater Southwestern Region Manager
  • 4000 Eagle Point Corporate Dr., Suite 121
  • Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Phone: 630-380-5870
  • Contact VIA Email

Biography:

Rob is the Southwest Regional Manager and promotes the benefits of reinforced concrete construction to the marketplace. Rob is a structural engineer with years of experience designing industrial and commercial projects. He is available to deliver educational presentations on reinforced concrete systems, technologies, and industry related topics. Rob’s background includes developing conceptual budgets and utilizing subcontractor relationships to more accurately determine up front project costs. He is a graduate of Auburn University and received his M.S. in structural engineering in 1991.

Prior to working with CRSI, Rob spent ten years working with AISC as a regional engineer. He was responsible for putting together conceptual budgets for projects using steel, developing design fabricate build teams, giving technical presentations, and promoting the use of steel. Before that he worked with Raytheon Engineers and Constructors and Burns & McDonnell EAC designing concrete and steel structures for power plants, paper mills, and other industrial facilities.

Nathan Westin, PE

Nathan Westin, PE

Biography:

Nathan is responsible for providing technical expertise in the design and construction of reinforced concrete structures. Nathan assists in the development of technical publications by the institute and is staff liaison for CRSI committees on Bar Supports and Reinforcement Anchorages and Splices as well as a member of several ACI and ASTM code committees.

Prior to joining CRSI, Nathan worked as an engineering consultant where he oversaw multiple projects regarding the performance of structural products, systems and materials. Nathan also worked in manufacturing on R&D projects for anchor systems and designed structural anchor connections. Additionally, Nathan has experience as a project engineer on a multi-billion-dollar mixed use project where he supervised the construction of engineering works. Nathan has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pete Fosnough

Pete Fosnough

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