ACI Mourns Loss of ?ĮRichard Stehly

Words: Dan Kamys

ACI Mourns Loss of ?ĮRichard Stehly

Richard D. Stehly, president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), passed away Sept. 18 after enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, hockey, with teammates and friends. Stehly, who was a member of ACI since 1980, was elected president of the Institute in March 2010. During his short time as president, he championed several ACI initiatives in sustainable development regarding the use of concrete.??He was a recent chair of the Board Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development and had been extremely involved regarding the EPA’s proposed regulation of fly ash disposal, and even testified on ACI’s behalf in July before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, and Trade. Stehly was a member of numerous ACI committees. He served on the ACI Board of Direction and the Executive Committee. Additionally, he was an officer of the ACI Foundation and Creative Association Management, ACI’s for-profit subsidiary, and served on the Editorial Review Panel of the U.S. Green Concrete Council.

A Fellow of ACI, Stehly was a past chair of the Chapter Activities Committee and was a member of the Task Group on International Strategy, which led to the formation of the International Committee, for which he served as the first chair. He traveled to more than 25 countries on behalf of ACI, presenting lectures on various concrete topics to ACI chapter members. Stehly had, only days earlier, returned from a three week international trip to India, Germany, Italy, and Poland with ACI Executive VP Ron Burg. Stehly and Burg attended various conferences and forums, and had the opportunity to meet with the ACI Chapters of India and Italy.

The American Concrete Institute has announced Kenneth C. Hover, Ph.D., P.E., as its new president.

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