Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Elections for the Deep Foundations Institute 18-member Board of Trustees were held in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting.
Incumbent trustees elected to additional terms include: James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering; Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., GE, Senior Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; and Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., each elected for a fourth three-year term, and Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood; Arturo Ressi di Cervia, special projects executive at Kiewit and a Foundation and Geotechnical consultant; and James O. Johnson, executive vice president of Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., each elected for a second three-year term.
New DFI Executive Committee members were elected as follows:
- Robert Bittner, P.E., president of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers, as DFI president
- Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., as DFI vice president
- John Wolosick, P.E., D.GE, director at Hayward Baker, as DFI treasurer
- Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood, as DFI secretary
- James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering, as DFI immediate past president
Bittner is a professional engineer with 40 years of experience in construction engineering and project management on major marine construction projects worldwide. His work focuses on minimizing construction costs of major marine structures through the design and development of innovative methods and equipment, which have been employed on the construction of bridges, immersed tube tunnels, ocean outfalls and intakes, marine terminals, offshore structures, locks and dams. Bittner is currently president of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers, Inc. Prior to starting his own firm in 2009, he was president of Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. He has a B.S. (Civil Engineering) and a M.S. (Construction Management) from Stanford University. He was chair of the DFI Marine Foundation Committee for six years.
About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.