The AMAP Board of Directors has concluded that the Covid-19 situation will make it impossible to conduct a safe onsite conference in 2021. While life has dealt us lemons, we are committed to making lemonade out of our predicament. We are looking at a number of ways to expand our virtual outreach to the global asphalt industry. The online 2021 workshop and conference events will be more interactive. This will enable us to offer a broader range of content including both live and recorded sessions. Over the next few months, we will provide updates on the annual conference and all our planned events.
Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering (ATS) Releases Animation Video on Common Pavement Distresses
This video highlights some common pavement distresses found in parking lots and stresses the importance of addressing them as soon as possible. Contractors, suppliers, and consultants of testing labs can share this helpful tool with their customers. It’s also a good educational resource for anyone new to the pavement industry.
AMAP Announces New Board Appointments
Dr. Everett Crews, AMAP President, recently announced three new appointments to the AMAP Board of Directors. Below are members who will be serving three-year terms. Collectively, they bring a broad understanding of asphalt modification to our industry.
Marketing and Business Development Manager
North American Monomers (CM)
AMAP New Supplier Member
Bernie Malonson is the Marketing and Business Development Manager for asphalt initiatives in the Chemical Monomers division of BASF Corporation. Bernie recently served as launch manager for the 2020 North American introduction of B2Last®, a low-viscosity reactive liquid asphalt modifier. He is currently on four published and pending asphalt-related patent applications.
Prior to joining BASF in 2016, Bernie has held various marketing, business and product development positions with Motorola Inc. and Ford Motor Company.
Bernie received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Technical Sales Manager
AMAP New Supplier Member
Andrew has extensive experience as a Technical Director working with formulation and design of paving products. He has worked with federal and state agencies earlier in his career. Currently, he is a Technical Sales Manager at Kraton Polymers and provides technical support for paving and roofing modification products.
Pavement Materials Engineer
Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering
AMAP New Associate Member
Nationally known for her dedication and contributions to the industry, Tanya has served on many state and national committees and research projects to expand her knowledge in asphalt properties and characteristics. Her cross-functional experience in academia, DOT, consulting, and asphalt construction along with exposure to international specifications and test methods contributed to her knowledge on the vast uses and challenges of asphalt pavements and products.
Tanya’s passion for educating others has led her to serve on several workforce development committees. These committees all share the same mission – to train and educate our future workforce through workshops, industry awareness education and program development.
Tanya is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida and Alabama. In her free time, she enjoys training in martial arts and playing soccer with her husband and daughter. Her bucket list includes “traveling around the world to find that perfect craft beer.”
AMAP Elects McGlumphy as Board Vice President
The AMAP Board of Directors has elected Kevin McGlumphy to fill the post of Vice President for 2020-21. He replaces John Murphy of Ultrapave as Vice President. Kevin has over 20 years of asphalt industry experience and has served in various capacities at Asphalt Materials, Koch Industries, SemMaterials and Road Science. His current responsibilities at Associated Asphalt include:
- providing technical team leadership of Asphalt Formulation, Emulsion Formulation, and New Product Evaluation and Design;
- providing Bituminous Technologies leadership in third-party testing, customer service, and research and development;
- developing strategies and key relationships for meeting current customer needs;
- producing and supplying on-specification materials, creating new products and service offerings that positively impact customer productivity;
- developing specialty products; and
- providing product support, field support and team selling.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Ohio Northern University.
2020 Annual Conference Photos
BASF Introduces B2Last Asphalt Pavement Modifier for Pavement Construction in North America
WYANDOTTE, MI, July 14, 2020 – At the Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, BASF will introduce its new B2Last liquid asphalt modifier in North America, which improves paving operations and helps make roads last longer. Read more…