Asphalt Institute adds new regional engineers

Dr. Grover Allen, P.E. and Jason Wielinksi, P.E. are the newest Regional Engineers at the Asphalt Institute (AI).

AI Regional Engineers work with asphalt user producer groups, state departments of transportation, Canadian municipalities, the 128 Asphalt Institute member companies and more through engineering and educational support.

Allen is covering Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. He obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He’ll be headquartered in Panama City, Florida.

Wielinksi is covering Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. He has his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo. He’ll be headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana.

AI Senior Regional Engineer Danny Gierhart was promoted to Deputy Director of Engineering in May. Gierhart will cover Oklahoma and Texas.

“Our eight regional engineers promote quality use of liquid asphalt in paving and roofing applications all over North America. We are pleased to have Grover and Jason on our team,” said AI President Pete Grass.

Founded in 1919, the Asphalt Institute is the international trade association of petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses.