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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Installs New Chair and Board Members, Bestows Honors at PCI Convention

Parul Dubey on February 20, 2024 - in News, People

CHICAGO, February 19, 2024 – The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) elected Jim Fabinski as its new Chair at the 2024 PCI Convention in Denver, Colo., February 6-10. Attendance totaled 1013, almost matching the previous year’s record attendance.

There were many memorable moments during the annual event. These included dozens of college students visiting companies at the second annual PCI Student Job Fair. Ten new PCI Titans of the Industry recognizing members who made lasting contributions to the precast concrete industry were honored, and hundreds of members attended the annual PCI Design Awards Cocktail Reception.

“PCI made great progress with industry sustainability initiatives at our Convention in Denver,” said Fabinski, vice president/general manager at EnCon Colorado. “We look forward to sharing with the market the attributes that make precast concrete the most sustainable construction material.”

Cheryl Lang, president of Tindall Corporation, joined the PCI board’s officers as secretary/treasurer. Six others were elected as new board members: Phillip Iverson, of Tindall Corporation; Corey Greika, of Coreslab (INDIANAPOLIS); Ashley Fortenberry, of Tindall Corporation; Chris Rogers, of Metromont Corp.; Alan Lebihan, of Unistress Corp.; and Philip Miller, of Alfred Miller Companies.

“It was nice to see our members travel to Denver for the 2024 PCI Convention in such great numbers,” said PCI President and CEO Bob Risser. “This was a special meeting kicking off a year celebrating PCI’s 70th anniversary. Many members reported that they are looking forward to a productive and successful 2024. I’m also looking forward to working with new PCI Chair Jim Fabinski and our new PCI Board members for the next year.

“Everyone enjoyed the many special events, including the second PCI Student Job Fair which reminds us that the precast concrete industry will be in good hands in the future,” Risser added. “Finally, congratulations to all of the deserving award winners who were honored for their many contributions throughout their careers especially the latest group of PCI Titans who were recognized for their life-long contributions at a special dinner in their honor.”

Several deserving people were recognized during the PCI Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon for their outstanding contributions to PCI and the precast concrete industry.


  • Harry Gleich is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, PCI’s most prestigious award. He is recognized for his precast concrete design work across various projects. He was involved in the design of seven National Football League stadiums and four Major League Baseball stadiums. Gleich is president of Gleich Engineering and Associates, which he founded after retiring from Metromont in 2023. He started at Metromont in 1986 and was senior vice president of engineering when he retired. Watch the award video.
  • Gregory Lucier received the 2024 PCI Educator of the Year Award. Lucier is an associate research professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is an advisor and mentor to students in the PCI Big Beam competition and he is an advisor to master’s and doctoral students working on precast concrete research.
  • Brandon Ross received the 2024 PCI Educator of the Year Award. Ross is the Cottingham Associate Professor of Civil Engineering in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. He is involved with Clemson’s PCI Foundation Studio and teaches courses on reinforced concrete design, prestressed concrete design, and structural adaptability.
  • Brent Koch was honored with the PCI Foundation Partner of the Year Award, which emphasizes the importance of collaboration, innovation, and technical expertise to drive the industry’s progress at schools across the nation. Koch is chief engineer at Con-Fab California Corporation.
  • Alexis Gregory received the PCI Foundation Community Engagement Award. The honor highlights the precast concrete industry’s responsibility to positively influence the communities it serves. Gregory is associate professor at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, where she has conducted a PCI Foundation Studio for three years.

Eleven members were honored as 2024 PCI Fellows. Watch the Fellows Awards video.

  • Matthew Cooper is director of engineering and drafting at Shockey Precast
  • Adel ElSafty is a professor at the University of North Florida
  • Jim Fabinski is vice president/general manager at EnCon United
  • Dennis Fink is president of Northeast Prestressed Products LLC
  • Edith Gallandorm is director of Codes and Standards for PCI
  • Cathy Higgins is vice president of sales and marketing for Dynamic Color Solutions Inc.
  • Matthew Huslig is chief engineer at Coreslab Structures Inc. (MIAMI)
  • Jane Martin is director of marketing at GATE Precast Company
  • Barry McKinley is president and chief technical officer at PTAC Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • Andrzej Nowak is a professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is the Elton & Lois G. Huff Eminent Scholar Chair at Auburn University
  • Perry Schram is associate vice president and office director for the Pennoni consulting firm


The 2025 PCI Convention will be held February 3-7 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Photo Caption: PCI honored 11 members as 2024 Fellows at the PCI Convention. From left to right are PCI President and CEO Bob Risser, Fellow Adel ElSafty, Fellow Barry McKinley, Fellow Perry Schram, Fellow Andrzej Nowak, Fellow Dennis Fink, Fellow Matthew Huslig, Fellow Jane Martin, Fellow Matthew Cooper, Fellow Edith Gallandorm, Fellow Cathy Higgins, Fellow Jim Fabinski, and 2023 PCI Chair Matt Ballain. Photo: PCI

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About PCI

Founded in 1954, The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is a technical institute for the precast concrete structures and systems industry. PCI develops maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for the design, fabrication, and construction of precast concrete structures and systems. PCI develops consensus base standards, industry handbooks, quality assurance programs, certification, research and development projects, design manuals, continuing education, and periodical publications. PCI members include precast concrete producers, erectors, suppliers, professional engineers and architects, educators, students, and industry consultants who complement the wide range of knowledge of precast concrete. For more information, visit pci.org/howprecastbuilds.

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