Harris elected as IRF-Washington Chair

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2007

(Alexandria, VA) On Jan. 1, 2007, Peter J. Boyd was appointed as the Chairman of the IRF World Executive Board. In accordance with the IRF Statutes, Mr. Boyd resigned as Chairman of Washington.

Mr. Boyd's departure therefore created a vacancy which led IRF to hold a special election to fill the remainder of Mr. Boyd's term. As a result, the Nominating Committee of the Washington Program Center, chaired by Brian J. Stearman, unanimously selected Brian T. Harris, Vice President, AECOM, as its nominee to fulfill the remainder of Mr. Boyd's term. In addition, the Nominating Committee unanimously selected Dr. T. Peter Ruane, President & CEO, ARTBA, to fulfill Mr. Harris' term as Treasurer and William F. Troxler, Jr., President and Chairman of the Board, Troxler Electronic Laboratories to fulfill Dr. Ruane's term as Secretary. All three were elected to fulfill these positions by a special ballot sent to the IRF-Washington membership.

The following individuals were elected to new positions:

Chairman - Brian T. Harris, Vice President, AECOM. Mr. Harris has more than 30 years experience in management consulting for the highway transportation industry. He is currently the global liaison of AECOM with total revenues approaching $2.5 Billion and 17,000 employees covering A/E services for facilities and infrastructure worldwide.

Treasurer - Dr. T. Peter Ruane, President & CEO, ARTBA. Dr. Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a 105-year old national federation of public and private transportation construction interests with over 5,000 members headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the economic development, transportation and construction

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Secretary - William (Billy) F. Troxler, Jr., President & Chairman of the Board, Troxler Electronic Laboratories, which manufactures testing/quality control measurement equipment for the construction industry. Troxler also provides a full range of radiological services to support users of radioactive material and radiation producing devices in industrial, governmental, medical, and educational settings. Mr. Troxler has been with Troxler for more than 25 years and has been the President and Chairman of the Board since 2000.


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