Chicago — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) elected Chuck Prussack, P.E., as its 2016 chairman. Prussack is manager of sales, engineering, and quality control for Oldcastle Precast, Inc. in Spokane, Wash.

"With nearly 40 years of experience in the precast/prestressed concrete industry, Chuck brings a wealth of technical knowledge and dedicated leadership to the role of PCI chairman," said Bob Risser, P.E., PCI's president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to his guidance as we move ahead with our goals of growing the precast concrete industry while maintaining our role as the keeper of the industry's body of knowledge."

Prussack joined Oldcastle Precast in 1979 when it was known as Central Pre-mix Prestress Company. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. He is also a PCI fellow, a panel member on several National Academy of Sciences bridge-related projects, prestressed concrete lecturer, and presenter on various bridge projects. He earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Washington State University.

"I look forward to serving as PCI's chairman in the coming year," said Prussack. "My theme is being good stewards of the industry and what it takes to do that. My goals for the Institute include greater member engagement in training all levels of professionals, from plant workers to engineers and drafters; and promoting the benefits of precast/prestressed construction and product innovation with PCI as the primary resource for education, information, and connection."  

In addition to Prussack's appointment, two other officer elections were held by members of the 2016 board of directors: Daniel A. Juntunen, Wells Concrete, was elected vice chairman and Mason H. Lampton, Standard Concrete Products, Inc., was elected secretary-treasurer.

The following individuals were elected as new members of PCI's 2016 Board of Directors: Dennis Fink, Northeast Prestressed Products, LLC; John Seroky, High Concrete Group, LLC; and Joel Sheets, Tindall Corporation, South Carolina Division.