Meet Our Staff

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  • Jerry Voigt, P.E., President & CEO

    As the senior member of ACPA staff, Jerry Voigt is responsible for broad oversight and management of the association. He is responsible for programs and initiatives that directly impact and benefit ACPA members, affiliates, and technology partners, including the International Grooving & Grinding Association and National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center). Working with the ACPA Board of Directors, he develops and administers business objectives, strategies, and programs across all functional areas. He serves as the senior technical advisor for concrete pavements across all market areas and applications. Voigt is an ex-officio member on the ACPA Board of Directors; CP Tech Center’s Executive Board of Directors; and IGGA Board of Directors. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois.

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  • Leif Wathne, P.E., Executive Vice President

    Leif Wathne is responsible for developing and implementing plans and activities with ACPA’s agency customers and others in the public sector. He serves as the association’s primary contact with the U.S. Congress, Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and other key national agencies and organizations, which include the Highway Materials Group and the Transportation Construction Coalition. He is also involved in industry research and development efforts, and represents the association’s highway pavement interests with the CP Tech Center. Wathne provides technical support; develops technical publications: and supports development efforts for the highway market. Wathne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from
    Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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  • Andy Gieraltowski, MBA, VP - Operations and IT

    Andy Gieraltowski manages the operations of ACPA and serves as the Secretary of the ACPA Board of Directors. In the operations role, he assists the President/CEO with strategic planning, workplan development, budgeting, and reporting. He is also responsible for IT-related projects. This includes website development, software application development and support, network/systems administration, and consulting services for Chapter/States. He manages the ACPA “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards program and the two major events (Mid-Year and Annual Meeting). He earned, with honors, both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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  • Gary Mitchell, P.E., VP - Airports & Pavement Technology

    Gary Mitchell manages technical and market development programs related to pavements used in commercial, military, secondary and general
    aviation airfield facilities. He serves as the primary industry liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the association’s primary technical contact for design, construction, materials, and rehabilitation topics related to airfield facilities. Mitchell is also a liaison to the FAA’s Research, Engineering, & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), a Congressionally-mandated advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to the FAA Administrator. He serves as the industry’s primary airfield pavement research liaison to the CP Tech Center. Mitchell holds a Bachelors Degree in Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters Degree in Structural and Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He is a licensed professional engineer in FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, and TN

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  • Scott Mueller, VP - Marketing

    Scott Mueller leads ACPA’s national marketing programs and also serves as a key team member involved in the implementation of state-by-state
    promotion plans. In that role, he serves as a liaison to local promotion groups, providing leadership and guidance in marketing and promotion. He
    draws from vast experience in senior marketing and strategy leadership roles in companies where he blended marketing and technology to develop
    and implement brand strategies through channel disruption, innovation and digital marketing. Mueller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from
    Michigan State University and also completed the Executive Masters Seminar Program in Product Management from Wright State University. He is
    also certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in the Six Sigma Master’s Program from the Chicago Deming Association.

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  • Bill Davenport, VP - Communications

    Bill Davenport manages the internal and external communications programs for ACPA, including digital and print newsletters; social media and other
    web resources; media relations/crisis communications; and feature/news reporting on behalf of the association. He also produces and administers
    ACPA’s web-based educational programs, which include webinars, Meganars™, collaborative education, training, and technology transfer events. He
    also serves as the primary point of contact for the ACPA PAC, as well as the national and regional trade shows and exhibitions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from DePaul University.

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  • Eric Ferrebee, P.E., Director of Technical Services

    Eric Ferrebee is responsible for providing technical resources and consulting services to ACPA members; developing technical literature; overseeing research projects; and enhancing concrete paving technology and information. He also serves as one of several staff liaisons to the National Center for Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech Center), which is seated at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. In that capacity, he is part of the ACPA team responsible for representing the concrete pavement industry’s research needs and priorities. He earned both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Elke Allen, VP Finance / Comptroller

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Ann Shlimon, Finance Associate

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Larry Scofield, P.E., Pavement Innovation (shared w/IGGA)

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Chrissy Mysko, Marketing/Communications Coordinator

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Amber Davis, Administrative Assistant

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