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AISC names new VP of certification; director of technical assistance

CHICAGO — Jacques Cattan has been named the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) vice president of certification; and Heath Mitchell, P.E., replaces the late Kurt D. Gustafson as AISC’s director of technical assistance.

Cattan previously worked at AISC from 1994 to 1999 as a staff engineer. He left to join Chicago architectural and engineering firm Teng & Associates as a project manager, focusing on developing proposals and managing competitive and A/E design-build projects.

"We’re pleased to welcome Jacques back to AISC," said Roger E. Ferch, P.E., AISC’s president. "He returns with significant leadership experience and industry expertise and will be influential in AISC’s efforts to educate the marketplace on the value of quality certification."

Mitchell also rejoins AISC. He was an AISC staff engineer from 1994 to 1999 then left to work for PCS Structural Solutions in Tacoma, Wash, to gain design experience as a project manager. Since then he’s maintained involvement with AISC as a committee volunteer and also has worked part-time on AISC’s technical assistance panel. He resides in Tacoma, Wash.

"Heath is a smart and dedicated engineer who cares to help people and build a stronger basis upon which AISC can help engineers and members of the industry," said AISC vice president and chief structural engineer Charlie Carter. "Those who contact the AISC Steel Solutions Center for technical assistance and innovative solutions are in very capable hands."

For more information about AISC Certification, please visit www.aisc.org/Certification. Learn how AISC’s Steel Solutions Center helps the design and construction communities with their structural steel projects at www.aisc.org/SteelSolutionsCenter.