FARMINGTON HILLS, MI– The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that Rex C. Donahey, Ph.D., will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Director of Innovative Concrete Technology. In this newly created position, Donahey will be responsible for actively providing outreach by the Institute to trade organizations, companies, and individuals to attract emerging technologies for development within ACI.
Donahey will continue to serve as Editor-in-Chief of ACI’s monthly magazine, Concrete International (CI) until his successor is named. In this role and in previous positions as a faculty member, a structural engineer, and a director of research and development for an industry supplier, Donahey has developed a strong understanding of the needs of contractors, designers and suppliers. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. A lifelong learner, he has also earned certificates in online courses covering design, deep learning, strategy, disruptive technology, and user experience for augmented reality applications.
“I’m pleased and excited that Rex will be taking on this new role,” stated Ronald G. Burg, ACI Executive Vice President. “The future well-being of the Institute depends on accommodating innovation and not being limited to existing technology and practices. ACI needs to be recognized as the professional organization of choice for developing new and emerging technologies. Adding a Director of Innovative Concrete Technology to ACI staff is essential to this effort and will keep ACI Always Advancing. “