IGGA Announces New Officers and Board of Directors
WEST COXSACKIE, NY – (Jan. 4, 2010) – The International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading promotional and technical resource for acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as well as pavement preservation/restoration markets — has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2010 year.
The officers for 2010 are as follows:
- President: Jenne Imholte-Decker of Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
- Vice President: Pete Lewis of Highway Services, a division of Penhall (Rogers, Minn.)
Secretary: Alex Ugalde of Diamond B (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.)
- Treasurer: Scott L. Eilken of Quality Saw & Seal (Bridgeview, Ill.)
- Past President: Terrance “Terry” Kraemer of Diamond Surface, Inc. (Maple Grove, Minn.)
- Director: Jerry Voigt of ACPA (Skokie, Ill.)
- International Director: Charley Grady of Crafco (Chandler AZ)
The first female president of IGGA, Imholte-Decker grew up in the industry. Her uncle was a co-founder of Progressive Contractors Inc. and her dad was their first foreman hired in 1971. She worked for Progressive Contractors Inc. herself as a laborer for seven years. She has been with Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc. for 12 years.
Imholte-Decker said her goal for the IGGA in 2010 is to help member become more politically active.
“The authorization of the 6 year Transportation Bill is very important to our infrastructure and I want to encourage and help ensure IGGA members earn their share of the work,” said Imholte-Decker. “We need to reach out to more state and county engineers and educate them about the long-term benefits of Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation. With increased participation through our membership, this can be achieved.”
The International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1972 by a group of dedicated industry professionals committed to the development of the diamond grinding and grooving process for surfaces constructed with Portland cement concrete and asphalt. In 1995, the IGGA joined in affiliation with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) to represent its newly formed Concrete Pavement Restoration Division. The IGGA/ACPA CPR Division now serves as the technical resource and industry representative in the marketing of optimized pavement surfaces, concrete pavement restoration and pavement preservation around the world. The mission of the International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) is to serve as the leading promotional and technical resource for acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as well as Concrete Pavement Preservation (CPP) and restoration. For more information, visit www.igga.net.