During its recent 38th Annual Meeting held in Tucson, AZ, the membership of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) elected Bucky Brooks to the office of President, for the 2011-2012 term. Brooks was employed by the City of Monroe, MI from 1975 - 1987, working in several capacities and departments, ultimately in the Department of Public Services as a Supervisor of underground and surface maintenance.
His first experience with pavement preservation was an annual patching and slurry seal program still ongoing today. In 1987 he was offered the position of Director of Operations with the Monroe County Road Commission, with responsibility for all maintenance and light construction on 1465 miles of roads including local, primary, state two lane and interstate roads in the county.
In 1990 Brooks joined Asphalt Materials, Inc., in 1990 and is now in a sales manager position covering most of Ohio and Michigan. He also works closely with the Heritage Research Group in product development and improvement.
Other 2011-2012 officers elected were: Vice President Mark McCollough – Missouri Petroleum, St. Louis, MO, and Secretary/Treasurer, Archie Reynolds, Norjohn Limited, Ontario, Canada. AEMA’s Immediate Past President is Barry Baughman, of ULTRAPAVE Corp., Dalton, GA.
Directors elected for the term include; Mark Ishee, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc., Jackson, MS; Mark Smith, Vance Brothers, Inc., Kansas City, MO; Hans Ho, Telfer Oil Company, Martinez, CA; Chris Blake, Idaho Asphalt Supply, Inc. and Craig Moore, Cleveland Asphalt Products, Shepard, TX. Jean Claude Roffe, Colas, SA, France, will serve as International Member Representative. Mike Hemsley, Paragon Technical Services, Richland, MS, was appointed chairman of AEMA’s International Technical Committee.