ACI Illinois has named Randell Riley, Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter-ACPA, Inc., the 2017 recipient of the Henry Crown Award. He was honored on May 6 at the ACI Chapter’s Annual Dinner at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago.
ACI recognized him as a long-time contributor to the concrete industry. The ACI Chapter’s newsletter cited, “His accomplishments in advancing concrete pavements and technology are well respected by contractors, material and equipment suppliers, and agency engineers.”
The ACI Chapter recognized Riley for his record of professional excellence, adding that he has “worked extensively with the Illinois DOT and the Tollway Authority,” and has been instrumental in the development of concrete overlays and concrete parking lots in Illinois.
As a Henry Crown Award winner, $1,000 will be donated to the charity of Riley’s choice.
Riley started his career with the Iowa DOT as the Assistant Cement and Concrete Engineer. From 1981 to 1989, he served ACPA National as the Director of Engineering and Technical Service. He also worked for the Illinois Concrete Council and the Great Lakes Cement Shippers from 1989 until 2006, when he became the Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter, ACPA. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois Springfield.