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
The task of this Committee is to serve as the leadership body for the PDCA Associate Members to ensure the needs of the growing PDCA Associate Member base are met. The Associate Member Council is also responsible for promoting the materials, products and services of PDCA Associate members to end-users and decision-makers, provide input on conference program development, facilitate Associate Member opportunities, and promote the benefits of PDCA membership to other companies.

Chapters Committee

Committee Members:
  • John King, Chair
  • Rich Anderson
  • Greg Canivan
  • Tom Connor
  • Tim Dittmeier
  • Andrea Edwards
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Tim Fogarty
  • Kevin Gourgues
  • Sarah Honeyman
  • Michael Kelly
  • Erich Kremer
  • Bill Marczewski
  • Jason Moore
  • Matt Scerbak
  • J.J. Waguespack
Responsible for providing an exchange of information between chapters and national PDCA, and designed to enhance opportunities to create growth, strength and collaboration in advancing PDCA at the chapter and national levels.

Communications Committee

Committee Members:
  • Jill Harris, Editorial Director, Lester Publications
  • Tim Dittmeier
  • Dermot Fallon
  • Diane Fischer
  • Eric Hendriksen
  • Karl Higgins
  • Allen Johnson
  • Randy Kelly
  • John King
  • Erich Kremer
  • Garland Likins
Responsible for establishing editorial guidelines,acquisition, assembly and review of all editorial content of PileDriver magazine, annual directory and calendar. Also responsible for the functionality of the PDCA website and distribution of the "Pile of News" e-newsletter, and promotion of the PDCA Project of the Year Awards.

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.  The Committee will also address the risks associated with new project delivery systems and will keep the organization's contractors informed about how to identify, assess, control and monitor risks related to pile driving activity.

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.

The Committee is developing a set of short videos that will explain various aspects of driven pile fabrication and installation. In addition to other activities, the Committee is working with the FHWA to develop a webinar on advances in pile driving equipment.

Market Development Committee

Committee Members:
  • Doug Keller - Chair
  • Mike Elliott
  • Brian Heck
  • Tom "TC" Heller
  • Daniel Sprunk
This Committee is charged with developing industry data and promotional programs for the driven pile. The PDCA exhibits at industry events to raise the visibility of the Association, recruit new members and promote the driven pile. The Market Development Committee also works on increasing resources available to PDCA to better respond to inquiries related to the pile driving industry.

Membership Committee

Committee Members:

PDCA Board of Directors are the Committee for 2019
  • Scott Callaway
  • Jason Moore
  • Karl Higgins
  • Scott Webster
  • Larry Moore
This Committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention of PDCA members. Membership is the lifeblood of any organization. The goal of this committee is to increase our membership by encouraging pile driving contractors, industry manufacturers and suppliers, and those who design and test piles to join our 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
  • Erich Kremer
  • Mark Miller
  • Michael Morgano
  • Chas Raysik
  • Kevin Shannon
  • Warren Waite
  • Olaf Olsen
  • Mark Benacquisto
This PDCA Committee was established to focus on environmental issues related to pile driving such as noise, vibrations, air pollution and biodegradable fuels. This Committee coordinated with The Citadel to begin work on a pile driving noise and vibration database. The purpose of this database is to provide hard facts and reliable information on the actual level of vibrations created by pile driving operations. Click here for more information.

 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
  • Michael Wysockey
  • Greg Canivan
  • Doug Ford
This critical Committee is charged with reviewing and commenting on technical practices for the pile driving industry.  This includes but is not limited to standards, codes, and installation.