The American Concrete Institute has made sveral kewy staff member changes.
Michael L Tholen (pictured left) is the American Concrete Institute’s new managing director of engineering and professional development; Claire A Hiltz is manager of professional development, and Matthew R Senecal is manager, engineering.
Tholen will coordinate the efforts and resources of the Engineering and the Professional Development Departments. He will continue the supervisory and coordination aspects of his previous position in the Professional Development Department and act in a similar role for the Engineering Department. He will oversee the Engineering staff in both departments to allow better interdepartmental coordination and align staffs’ strengths with project requirements.
Tholen received his BS in architectural engineering and his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He previously worked at ACI as the engineering editor of Concrete International and most recently as managing director of Professional Development.
ACI’s Engineering Department will be under the direction of Matthew R Senecal, (pictured right) manager, engineering. Senecal received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his MS in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He worked as a Civil and Structural Engineer for 14 years before joining the ACI Engineering Department in 2004, where he most recently served as senior engineer.
Claire A Hiltz (pictred left) will, as ACI’s new manager of professional development, coordinate and implement programs to increase the effectiveness and productivity of ACI professional development.
Hiltz was previously course developer, professional development. Hiltz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, and a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Design and Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.