Lanham, MD – National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Mike Kvach has joined its staff as Vice President for Product Deployment, a newly created position. Kvach’s primary role is to further strengthen the delivery and deployment of the asphalt industry’s marketing activities, working in close cooperation between NAPA, the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, and the Asphalt Institute.

            From 2000 to 2008, Kvach was the Executive Vice President of the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa. In that role, he led the industry’s asphalt pavement marketing activities in the state, as well as being active in various national industry initiatives.

Prior to joining APAI, Kvach was the National Sales Manager for the Hot Mix Asphalt Paver Group at Cedarapids Inc., located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During his 12-year tenure at Cedarapids Inc., Kvach held responsibilities in various sales and marketing positions. From 2008 to 2009, Kvach was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Peterson, an Astec Industries company based in Eugene, Oregon that manufactures heavy forestry and recycling equipment.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.