PDCA Committees

PDCA Committees are a significant resource to the Association, its members, and the driven pile industry. Each Committee has a Chair who is appointed by the PDCA President and each Committee has a Board Director who acts as a liaison between the Committee and the Board of Directors. Each committee meets between 4 to 6 times a year. One of those meetings is held at the PDCA Annual Conference, while the others are generally conducted by conference call.

All PDCA members are eligible to serve on any PDCA Committee(s). Any member of PDCA who has an interest in serving on one or more of the PDCA Committees or would like to find out more about the functions of each Committee, its responsibilities and the responsibilities of members should
contact PDCA by email or call the PDCA office at 904-215-4771.

PDCA members may sign up for Committee service by completing the PDCA Member Committee Request Form and submitting it to the PDCA office.

PDCA Committee Request Form

Associate Member Council Committee

Committee Members:
  • Diane Fischer, Chair
  • Pollyanna Cunningham, Co-Chair
  • Ric Anderson
  • Stephanie Conklin
  • Tom "TC" Heller
  • Karl Higgins
  • Ethan Liberty
  • Rob Likens
  • Jay Richardson
  • Robert Smith
  • Takafumi Takuma
  • Love Veronneau
  • Darin Werts
  • Steve Whitty
  • Doug Ford
  • David Maedgen
This committee serves as the leadership body for the PDCA Associate Members to ensure the needs of the growing PDCA Associate Member base are met. 

Chapters Committee

Committee Members:
  • John King, Chair
  • Rich Anderson
  • Greg Canivan
  • Tom Connor
  • Andrea Edwards
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Tim Fogarty
  • Kevin Gourgues
  • Jason Moore
  • Matt Scerbak
  • J.J. Waguespack
This committee provides an exchange of information between PDCA Chapters and PDCA in the interest of creating enhanced opportunities for growth, strength and collaboration within PDCA.

Communications Committee

Committee Members:
  • Jill Harris, Editorial Director, Lester Publications
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Diane Fischer
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Karl Higgins
  • Allen Johnson
  • Garland Likins
The Communications Committee shall establish editorial guidelines and review the content of PDCA publications, including the Association's quarterly magazine, Piledriver and website, www.piledrivers.org. The committee also manages the Project of the Year award, the Driven Pile Overview CD and email communications.

Contracts and Risk Committee

Committee Members:
  • Richard Kalson, Chair
  • Mike Byrne
  • Alex Filotti
  • Ryan Maloney
  • Mark Rice
  • Sayed M. Sayed
  • Kurt Seufert
This Committee is dedicated to educating PDCA subcontractors on how they can best negotiate their subcontracts and avoid the assumption of unfair risk.  

Education Committee

Committee Members:
  • Gerry McShane, Chair
  • Ryan Allin
  • Dave Chapman
  • Alex Filotti
  • Mike Gregory
  • Patrick Hannigan
  • Tom "TC" Heller
  • Mohamad Hussein
  • Garland Likins
  • Richard Morales
  • Patrick O'Driscoll
  • Alex Ryberg
  • Gerald Verbeek
  • Love Veronneau
This Committee is responsible for all educational programs, specifically the Annual Conference and the annual Design and Installation of Cost Efficient Driven Pile (DICEP) Conference. The Committee reviews presentation recommendations and procures speakers for each event. Additionally, the Committee oversees the College Professor's Piling Institute.

Market Development Committee

Committee Members:
  • Doug Keller - Chair
  • Mike Elliott
  • Brian Heck
  • Tom "TC" Heller
  • Daniel Sprunk
The Market Development Committee is concerned with promotion of the different pile types, planning PDCA tradeshow participation and monitoring trends in the market.

Membership Committee

Committee Members:

PDCA Board of Directors are the Committee for 2019
  • Scott Callaway
  • Jason Moore
  • Karl Higgins
  • Scott Webster
  • Larry Moore
The Membership Committee shall be concerned with increasing the membership of the Association.

Safety & Environmental Committee

Committee Members:
  • Chris Normand, Chair
  • Scott Callaway, Co-Chair
  • Keith Alfonsi
  • Dave Coleman
  • James Deemer
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Kevin Gourgues
  • Michael Gregory
  • Dave Harrison
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Peter Jensen
  • Mark Miller
  • Michael Morgano
  • Chas Raysik
  • Kevin Shannon
  • Warren Waite
  • Olaf Olsen
  • Mark Benacquisto
The Safety and Environmental Committee shall be concerned with environmental issues related to pile driving such as noise, vibrations, biofuels, pile installation in brownfield sites and marine life.

 Steel Sheet Pile Committee

Committee Members:
  • Gerry McShane, Chair
  • Ryne Allen
  • David Borger
  • Jonathan Carroll
  • Fernao Cesar
  • Dave Chapman
  • Alex Filotti
  • Rafael Garcia
  • Kevin Kane
  • Ethan Liberty
  • Scott Meaney
  • Richard Morales
  • Chuck Sornberger
  • Takefumi Takuma
  • Ian Vaz
  • Vahid Zanjani
The purpose of this Committee is to educate industry professionals on sheet piling, establish the PDCA as the leader in fronting technical information and discussions on sheet piling, and bring the best technical information to the industry covering a range of topics including;  benefits, design and application, plan review and value engineering, installation and project experience.

Technical Committee

Committee Members:
  • Dale Biggers - Chair
  • Billy Camp
  • Dave Chapman
  • Randy Dietel
  • Luis Garcia
  • Eric Hendrikson
  • Karl Higgins
  • John Holman
  • Casey Jones
  • Mike Justason
  • Garland Likins
  • Patrick O'Driscoll
  • Don Robertson
  • Anna Sellountou
  • Takefumi Takuma
  • Gerald Verbeek
  • Greg Canivan
  • Doug Ford
The Technical Committee shall be concerned with those technical problems of interest to the membership and the Board of Directors and shall develop and maintain PDCA's design and installation specifications.