Annapolis, MD - The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) has named Pierre Peltier, general manager of marketing & business development at Terry Asphalt Materials Inc., as its 2011-2012 President.
Peltier will focus on educating government officials about the value of pavement preservation and lobby to have a government funding stream put in place for it. He will use ISSA's "Preserving Roads: Smart Now & Tomorrow" outreach program to show how pavement preservation extends the life of roads, saves money and is environmentally sustainable.
Peltier will represent ISSA at several industry events, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in March and the American Public Works Association's 2011 International Public Works Congress and Exposition in September. He also plans to establish the chip sealing and crack treating processes as sound practices by helping ISSA's Chip Sealing and Crack Treatments committees finalize work on creating guidelines that explain each process and its application.
"ISSA's current Board of Directors has a passion for further developing the pavement preservation industry," commented Peltier. "Education is key. We must educate government agencies about the money saving and environmentally friendly benefits of pavement preservation so we can maintain our infrastructure, both now and for future generations."
Peltier has more than 30 years of experience in the pavement preservation industry. He started his career in the late 1970s with Ballou Pavement Solutions, one of the first companies to bring micro surfacing to the United States. At Ballou, he started out working on jobsites and eventually worked his way into the corporation as the head of the marketing department. He also worked several years for Koch Pavement Solutions providing job site support and training for contractors as well as traveling across the country promoting micro surfacing. In the mid 1990s, Peltier joined the ISSA Board of Directors as a member of the industrial relations committee. More than 15 years after joining the organization, he will now apply his skills and knowledge of the industry as its newest president.