It is with great honor to serve as the 2019 ACI Greater Michigan Chapter President. ACI has helped further me as an individual in the concrete industry. It was in 2014 that Dave Evangelista came to me and said I was nominated to become a board member in 2015. I was unsure exactly what that meant, but I am happy to report that it means a wealth of industry networking, education, and the formation of lifelong friendships.
We are very grateful to ACI National for granting us access to their facility after hours to host our monthly educational dinner meetings. Without them we would have a lot more work involved with less return. Vicki Rogers schedules all of our food catering and works very closely with our board to ensure success at each meeting. We have had a higher average meeting turnout since moving our location to ACI in Farmington Hills.
I would like to thank Past President John Perry and long time past board member Tony Johnson for paving an excellent path for not only myself, but the rest of the board. We would not be in the current state we are in without their help. Tony has gone above and beyond for years to make sure the the Greater Michigan Chapter has excelled beyond expectation and has been our hard bargainer to get the job done.
We have some exciting events planned in addition to our regularly scheduled dinner meetings. Please pay attention to our website and your email for announcements about our Detroit Tigers game and Golf outing which have both become annual events. We also have a very unique venue for our annual meeting this year, which will be held at the Ford Piquette Plant in Detroit. We hope to see you all there!
If you are thinking about joining ACI or wondering what ACI can do for you, please make a stop at headquarters, contact a local board member, attend one of our dinner meetings (the food is always great). I am confident that after my time as President, I will always remain involved with ACI and particularly the Greater Michigan Chapter. This organization has truly helped shape who I am in the concrete industry.
ACI Greater Michigan Chapter