(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — October 5, 2015) - The Executive Committee of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has appointed David McDonald, Ph.D., PE, F.ACI as the 11th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute effective immediately. Dr. McDonald will continue to oversee daily operations as well as directing future progress of the Institute as he has for the past three months as interim president.
“All of the candidates we met were solid and well versed in the issues and challenges of steel reinforced concrete. The leadership and management skills demonstrated by Dr. McDonald while interim president were key elements in our choice of a new executive”, according to Chairman Scott Stevens.
Previously, David was Managing Director of the Epoxy Interest Group of CRSI where his efforts included steering technical and marketing efforts.
McDonald’s prior experience was a Senior Research Associate at a Fortune 500 organization where he had both personnel and financial responsibilities and as a Consulting Engineer specializing in construction materials. Dr. McDonald obtained both his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney Australia.
David has participated in many technical committees including those within CRSI, ACI, ASTM and NACE. He has published many peer reviewed documents on durability of construction materials and is well known in the concrete industry. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and has participated in management classes from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University and the American Management Association.
About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction.
Serving the needs of engineers, architects and construction professionals, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI also has a broad Region Manager network that supports both members and industry professionals. Serving the construction market in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. with regional offices located across the United States.