December 7, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMAP to Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award on Frank Fee
The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers is pleased to announce that Frank Fee will receive its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the AMAP Asphalt Hall of Fame. Frank’s induction will take place at a reception in his honor during the 2016 AMAP Annual Conference & Workshop in Seattle on February 10, 2016.
In a career spanning more than 45 years, Frank Fee has worked in laboratory and technical service roles for several asphalt binder suppliers. In the 1980s, while Lab Manager at Elf, he was a pioneer in the development and market introduction of then-new SB binder technology. During this time he was instrumental in informing and educating owners and agencies about the benefits of this new binder approach, and he set up the protocols for many of the first field trials that ultimately demonstrated the validity of the laboratory results.
With the implementation of the new PG binder specifications in the mid-to-late 1990s, Frank was involved with formulation of binders to meet the new specifications, as well as the approach of “grade bumping” for polymer-modified asphalt. The results of his work can be directly associated with many states including modified binders in their pavement plans.
Frank has been an industry leader over his career. He was a founding organizer and member of the North East Asphalt User/Producer Group and served as its Producer Chairman for over a decade. He has continued to promote modified binders and provide leadership in many industry organizations, including the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, ASTM, the Transportation Research Board, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Asphalt Mixtures Expert Task Group. His industry leadership and willingness to mentor others in their work has done much to advance the innovation and technology of modified asphalt and the improvement of our highway infrastructure.
While Frank recently retired from NuStar Asphalt, he continues to consult and share the benefit of his many years of experience. AMAP is pleased to recognize his longstanding leadership and contributions to our industry.
More information about the 2016 AMAP Annual Conference & Workshop where Frank will be honored can be found at modifiedasphalt.org/annual-conference. Registration is open — we look forward to seeing you there.
Jim Sattler | Executive Director | Association of Modified Asphalt Producers
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