2020 Board of Directors
The officers for 2020 are as follows:
President: Al Adamek – Diamond Surface, Inc. (Rogers, MN)
Vice President: Kevin Schneider – Acme Concrete Paving (Spokane, WA)
Secretary: Alex Ugalde – Diamond Products (Saint Michael, MN)
Treasurer: Scott L. Eilken – Quality Saw & Seal (Bridgeview, IL)
Director: Jake Steinberg – Highway Materials (Becker MN)
Director: Jerry Voigt – American Concrete Pavement Association (Rosemont, IL)
International Director: Charley Grady – Crafco (Chandler, AZ)
Adamek is a graduate of St. Cloud University with a degree in finance. He started his career in the field with Diamond Surface, Inc. in 2009. Moving to the position of Estimator in 2013, he was subsequently promoted to Vice President before being promoted to President of Diamond Surface Inc. Besides serving on the IGGA board of directors, he also serves on the board of the Iowa Concrete Paving Association and is actively involved in the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota.
Kevin Schneider is a graduate of Central Washington University with a degree in Construction Management. He began working for Acme Concrete Paving, Inc in 2009. He worked as a Project Engineer, Superintendent and Project Manager for Acme’s Concrete Paving Division from 2009-2015 spending much of this time in the Bakken oilfields of western North Dakota constructing highways and airports during it’s most recent oil boom. Kevin has been Acme’s Grinding Division Manager since the fall of 2015, and he is Acme’s first representative on the IGGA Board of Directors.
Outside of work Kevin enjoys competing in backyard kayak races down the Little Spokane River with his wife, son, daughter and friends in their hometown of Spokane, WA.
Ugalde is a graduate of Utah State University. He began his career in 1999 working in customer service at Diamond B Inc. out of Santa Fe Springs, CA and in 2001, he was promoted to Upper Midwest Regional Sales Representative. In 2010, he left to work for Hilti North America as a Highway Heavy Diamond Sales Manager. In 2017, he joined Diamond Products Limited and is presently a Highway Specialist.
He has previously served on the IGGA Board and also chaired the IGGA Communications Committee.
Scott L. Eilken
Eilken has been in the concrete drilling, sawing, sealing, grinding and grooving industry since 1977. He worked in the field and in the office for Accurate Coring for 13 years in the Greater Chicago area. Since 1990, he has owned and operated Quality Saw and Seal Inc.
He is currently involved in the Illinois State Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), the National ACPA, the IGGA, as well as the Illinois Road Builders Association. Further, he co-chairs the Seal No Seal Group and is an active member of the TRB Committees.
Jake Steinberg began work in the construction industry in 1991 with Highway Services, Inc. (Rogers, MN), while attending college at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN. Following graduation in 1994 with a B.S. in Finance, he went to work for Highway Services/Penhall Company managing and estimating concrete repair projects throughout the country. In 2006, he began working for Construction Materials, Inc. (St. Louis Park, MN.), supplying and servicing the concrete paving and repair industry in the upper Midwest and other locations throughout the country and Canada.
Prior to his current term, Jake served on IGGA’s board of directors from 2012-2014, along with leading the association’s Communications Committee from 2010-2011. Additionally, Jake was a member of the board of directors for the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) in 2005 & 2006.
In 2014, Jake, along with his business partners, founded Highway Materials, LLC. The company is based in Becker, MN and its primary area of focus is the manufacturer dowel bar assemblies and the supply of other materials for the concrete paving and repair industry.
Gerald "Jerry" Voigt, P.E.
Voigt is the president and chief executive officer of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). He has been with the association for 25 years and was appointed president in 2005. For many years, he was the Association’s director of technical services.
Under his leadership, the concrete pavement industry created the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University in 2005. He also led the Association through notable technology advancements, developing the Next Generation Concrete Texture, creating the industry’s first webinars and “web apps” (web-based paving technology applications and training).
He earned both his Masters and Bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois.
Charles Grady is the Vice President and Director of the International Group for Crafco, Inc. Charley has served in a variety of industry associations as a Board Member, as well as Co-Chair of an Industry Association associated with Pavement Preservation. He has been with Crafco Inc. since 1991, although in his former responsibilities as the Vice President of Sales for TWT International he was responsible for the Development of the International Activity for Crafco, since 1984. His experience encompasses promotion and education of various pavement preservation technologies and processes, with presentations in over 100 countries throughout his career.