New Directors Appointed to the Board of the International Road Federation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, November 28, 2018 - The International Road Federation (IRF Global) has announced today the election of 26 Directors who will serve on the IRF Board for a two-year term through November 2020.

The IRF Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of public, private and academic organizations who have been elected based on their commitment to the goals and objectives of the IRF. With 48 members representing 27 countries now represented, the Board enhances one of its roles as a reflection of the geographic and institutional diversity of the global road community.

According to IRF Chairman Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel "The Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in guiding IRF in the delivery of world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services and continuing education programs". "It is my sincere hope that the collective knowledge, expertise and vision displayed by our volunteer leadership will help fulfil our vision", he added.

IRF Global Executive Committee:

Chairman (term 2017-2019)
Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Vice Chairmen (term 2017-2019)
Jeffrey R. Reed, Valley Slurry Seal Company | United States of America
Bill Sowell, EDI | United States of America
Thomas Topolski Parsons | United States of America
Treasurer (term 2017-2019)
Lester Yoshida, Parsons | United States of America
Elected Directors to Serve on the Executive Committee (term 2018-2019)
Dan Hickey, 3M | United States of America
Robert Jaffe, Consystec | United States of America
Chris Sanders, Lindsay Transportation Solutions | United States of America
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University | United States of America
Fernando Vilhena, Armco Staco | Brazil
Kiyoshi Watariguchi, Maeda Corporation | Japan
Past Chairman
Brian Stearman, Parsons | United States of America
IREF Chairman
Essam Radwan, University of Central Florida | United States of America

Appointments to the IRF Board of Directors (Term 2017-2019):

Dan Hickey, 3M | United States of America
Josep Lluís Giménez, Abertis | Spain
Fernando Vilhena, Armco Staco | Brazil
Patricia Calle, Avery Dennison | Colombia
George Way, Consulpav | United States of America
Robert Jaffe, ConSysTec | United States of America
Mariano Barone, Glassbeads SA | Argentina
David Krahulec, Horizon Signal Technologies | United States of America
Omar Smadi, Iowa State University | United States of America
LanammeUCR, Luis Loria | Costa Rica
Sofia Berger, Louis Berger | United States of America
Kiyoshi Watariguchi, Maeda Corporation | Japan
Hathlool Al-hathlool, Ministry of Transport | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abdulkadir Uraloglu, Ministry of Transport, Telecommunications and Maritime Affairs | Turkey
Michael Henry, Ministry of Transport | Jamaica
Paul Parchment, National Roads Authority | Cayman Islands
Keryn Kliskey, Opus International Consultants | Australia
Lester Yoshida, Parsons | United States of America
Hermanto Dardak, REAAA | Malaysia
Philip Wijers, SensysGatso | Netherlands
Saied Solomons, South African Road Federation | South Africa
Michael Stenko, Transpo Industries | United States of America
Gregg Mitchell, Trinity Highway Products | United States of America
Ronald Faller, University of Nebraska | United States of America
Jeffrey Reed, Valley Slurry Seal Co. | United States of America

Appointments to the IRF Board of Directors (Term 2018-2020):

Kamil Kaloush, Arizona State University | United States of America
Jose Reves, Ascendi | Portugal
Miguel Angel Salvia, Argentina Road Association | Argentina
Chris Jennions, Bechtel | United Kingdom
Joe Y. Chou, China Road Federation | Taiwan
Bashar Rihani, Dar Al-Handasah | Lebanon
John LeFante, DBi | United States of America
Bill Sowell, Eberle Design Inc. | United States of America
Yoshinori Nishida, Japan Road Contractors Association | Japan
TBN, Korea Expressway Corporation | South Korea
Chris Sanders, Lindsay Transportation Solutions | United States of America
Raul Murrieta, Ministry of Communications | Mexico
TBN, Public Authority for Roads & Transportation| Kuwait
Essam Khalaf, Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning. | Bahrain
Shaikha Al Arfaj, Pan Arab Consulting Engineers | Kuwait
Thomas Topolski, Parsons | United States of America
Maitha bin Adai, Road & Transport Authority Dubai | UAE
Shaflk Nasser, SABER | UAE
Tarek Al-Shawaf, Saudi Consulting Services | Saudi Arabia
Akio Kasuga, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. | Japan
Carl McCollum, Swarco | Austria
Mohammed Abdel-Aty, University of Central Florida | United States of America
Andelko Scukanec, University of Zagreb | Croatia
William F. Troxler, Jr., Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc. | United States of America
Olga Landolfi, TTS Italia | Italy
Ajay Ranka, Zydex Industries | India

Detailed information on the mission and leadership of the International Road Federation may be found here.

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