It is an honor for me to serve as the 2016 ACI Greater Michigan Chapter President. Four years ago I took the opportunity, provided by past president Tony Candiloro and the board, to participate in shaping the direction of the Chapter by becoming a first year director. During these past four years, I have expanded my understanding of our chapter and all the great things we can offer to our members and the industry. The Greater Michigan Chapter currently serves approximately 200 members made up of owners, engineers, architects, educators, students, contractors and material suppliers. We typically hold seven dinner meetings each year where we get together to discuss and learn about the advances in concrete, while enjoying a meal and catching up with friends and colleagues. We also host several fun events each year including the Tigers game in June, the golf outing in September and the annual dinner meeting in December, which with fingers crossed may be at Joe Louis Arena this year.
I would also like to take a moment to address the ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition that will be hosted in Detroit on March 26th-30th, 2017. This rare opportunity will give our members throughout the country the ability to learn more about ACI International and the committees that create ACI resources and guides. If you can’t get away for the whole convention, please visit us on Contractor’s Day, Tuesday March 28th, as we will be showcasing some of the exciting construction projects that are reshaping Detroit.
In closing, I would like to thank our 2015 President, Chad Nienhaus, and the board for all their contributions last year. We were once again awarded Outstanding Chapter for 2015, in large part to Chad and everyone’s efforts. I would like to extend a very special thank you and best wishes to Chad for all his hard work serving the Greater Michigan Chapter over the years. As you move on with your career and family, know that you will always be welcomed and missed.
I look forward to continuing the traditions and growth of this great organization in 2016 and hope to see everyone soon!
ACI Greater Michigan Chapter