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Appendix A Team Members

Contact Information

John A. D'Angelo (FHWA Cochair)
Asphalt Materials Engineer
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Pavement Technology
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.
HIPT, E73-301
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-0121
Fax: (202) 493-2070
E-mail: john.d'angelo@dot.gov

Eric E. Harm (AASHTO Cochair)
Deputy Director/Assistant Chief Engineer
Division of Highways
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Telephone: (217) 785-0888
Fax: (217) 524-2972
E-mail: eric.harm@illinois.gov

Dr. Brian D. Prowell (Report Facilitator)
Principal Engineer
Advanced Materials Services, LLC
1975 Mall Blvd., Suite 202
Auburn, AL 36830
Telephone: (334) 408-4855
Fax: (334) 408-4854
E-mail: Brian.AMSLLC@CharterInternet.com

John C. Bartoszek
Manager, Technical Services and Engineering
Payne & Dolan, Inc.
W6380 Design Drive
Greenville, WI 54942
Telephone: (920) 757-7535
Fax: (920) 757-2906
E-mail: jbartoszek@payneanddolan.com

Gaylon L. Baumgardner
Executive Vice President, Paragon Technical Services, Inc.
Ergon, Inc.
PO Box 1639
Jackson, MS 39215-1639
Telephone: (601) 933-3217
Fax: (601) 933-3363
E-mail: gaylon.baumgardner@ergon.com

Matthew R. Corrigan
Asphalt Pavement Engineer
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Pavement Technology
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE .
HIPT, E73-465
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-1549
Fax: (202) 493-2070
E-mail: matthew.corrigan@dot.gov

Jack E. Cowsert
State Materials Quality Engineer
North Carolina Department
of Transportation
1801 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Telephone: (919) 329-4030
Fax: (919) 329-4031
E-mail: jcowsert@dot.state.nc.us

Thomas P. Harman
Team Leader
Pavements and Materials Technical
Service Team (TST )
Federal Highway Administration
Resource Center
10 South Howard Street, Suite 4000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 962-0134
Fax: (410) 962-3655
E-mail: tom.harman@dot.gov

Mostafa (Moe) Jamshidi
Materials and Research Engineer
Nebraska Department of Roads
1400 Highway 2
PO Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
Telephone: (402) 479-4847
Fax: (402) 479-3975
E-mail: mjamshid@dor.state.ne.us

H. Wayne Jones
Field Engineer
Asphalt Institute
6113 Bickford Court
Columbus, OH 43230-8376
Telephone: (614) 855-1905
Fax: (614) 855-5384
E-mail: wjones@asphaltinstitute.org

Dr. David E. Newcomb
Vice President for Research & Technology
National Asphalt Pavement Association
5100 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706
Telephone: (301) 731-4748
Fax: (301) 731-4621
E-mail: dnewcomb@hotmix.org

Ronald A. Sines
Operations Manager
P.J. Keating Co.
998 Reservoir Road
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Telephone: (978) 582 9931
Fax: (978) 423-5590
E-mail: rsines@pjkeating.com

Bruce A. Yeaton
Materials Testing Engineer
Maine Department of Transportation
16 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0016
Telephone: (207) 624-3482
Fax: (207) 624-3401
E-mail: bruce.yeaton@maine.gov

Biographic Sketches

John A. D'Angelo is the Asphalt Team leader in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Pavement Technology. He is responsible for establishing policy and guidance for the FHWA programs on asphalt material testing, asphalt pavement construction, materials quality assurance, recycling, and pavement design. He is also responsible for establishing the research needs and direction in the asphalt pavement area. For the past 16 years, he has been involved with the implementation of the Strategic Highway Research Program and the development of the Superpave Asphalt Design System. D'Angelo has been with FHWA for 29 years and has published numerous papers on material testing and quality control. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT), the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO ) Subcommittee on Materials, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM ).

Eric E. Harm is the assistant chief engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in Springfield, Illinois. He is responsible for eight engineering bureaus that develop and issue statewide policies, procedures, standards, and specifications and that interact with local agencies, other regulatory agencies, and the construction industries. Before his present position, his responsibilities were concentrated in the research, materials, and pavement areas. He has served with the Illinois DOT for 26 years. Harm is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and holds a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed engineer in Illinois and serves on several technical research committees at the national level.

Brian D. Prowell is a principal engineer for Advanced Materials Services, LLC (AMS). Before joining AMS, Prowell was an assistant director for the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) and a senior research scientist for the Virginia Department of Transportation's Research Council. Prowell has conducted a number of laboratory and field evaluations of warm mix asphalt. He received his bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1990, his master of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1992, and his Ph.D. degree from Auburn University in 2006. Prowell is the chair of TRB Committee AFK 30 on nonbituminous components of bituminous mixtures, which include warm-mix asphalt additives and processes, a member of the FHWA Warm-Mix Asphalt Technical Working Group, and a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.

John C. Bartoszek is the corporate manager of technical services and engineering for Payne and Dolan Inc., headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Bartoszek is responsible for the engineering and technical aspects of the company's operations, including quality control, mix design, engineering, pavement design, and paving operations. Payne and Dolan Inc. is proactive in research and development and did the first warm-mix paving projects in Michigan and Wisconsin. Bartoszek's paving research areas include intelligent compaction and GPS-integrated control systems to aid in achieving uniform asphalt pavement densities. Bartoszek has a bachelor's degree in geotechnical and civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Wisconsin and serves on technical committees for both States, including the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

Gaylon L. Baumgard is executive vice president of Paragon Technical Services, Inc. (PTSi). A subsidiary of Ergon, Inc., PTSi is a nationally recognized asphalt testing and development laboratory offering services in design and evaluation of hot-, warm-, and cold-mix asphalt, asphalt binders, and emulsions. Baumgardner has 27 years' experience in the petroleum and petroleum-related products industries. He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Henderson State University in Arkansas. He serves on various American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D04 and D08 task groups. He is chair of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) International Symposium on Asphalt Emulsion Technology (ISAET) organizing committee. He cochairs the Binder Expert Task Group and serves on the Asphalt Institute Technical Advisory Committee, the board of directors of the International Bitumen Emulsion Federation (IBEF), the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Applications Steering Committee, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and other technical committees in the asphalt and petroleum products industries.

Matthew R. Corrigan is an asphalt pavement engineer for the FHWA Office of Pavement Technology in Washington, DC. Corrigan is FHWA's principal coordinator for the investigation and implementation of warm-mix asphalt technologies in the United States. He is a cochair of the joint NAPA-FHWA Warm-Mix Asphalt Technical Working Group and operates the FHWA Mobile Asphalt Testing Laboratory Trailer program. His other areas of expertise include quality assurance and statistical acceptance specifications. Before joining the Office of Pavement Technology, he was a construction project engineer with FHWA's Central Federal Lands Highway Division, in charge of road and bridge construction inside U.S. national parks and forests. Corrigan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a licensed professional engineer in Virginia.

Jack E. Cowsert is the state materials quality engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT ) Materials and Tests Unit (MTU) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cowsert manages the four central laboratories (Soils and Aggregate, Chemical, Asphalt, and Physical Testing) and the Structural Members Section of the MTU. Cowsert has served with NCDOT for more than 21 years with responsibilities in materials and testing, pavement design, bridge maintenance, and roadway design. He also served 3 years with the Mississippi Highway Department with responsibilities in construction project inspection. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and serves on a technical committee and an NCHRP Project Panel of the Transportation Research Board. He chairs and serves on subcommittees of the American Society for Testing and Materials and technical sections of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials.

Thomas P. Harman is the senior pavement engineer for the FHWA Resource Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Harman is the team leader for the Pavement and Materials Technical Service Team. Harman's team assists FHWA Divisions on technical issues and supports FHWA program offices in the deployment of new technologies. His activities include the development of a National Asphalt Pavement Roadmap for Research and Technology and accelerated implementation of intelligent compaction technology. Harman has been with FHWA since 1990. He served as pavement engineer and project manager for FHWA's Office of Technology Application from 1990 to 1996, and as team leader for the Pavement and Construction Team for Research and Development from 1996 to 2006. Harman is internationally recognized for his expertise in asphalt materials, including the development and implementation of Superpave® technology. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Harman and his team work closely with FHWA's program offices in evaluating and implementing warm-mix asphalt technologies.

Moe Jamshidi is the materials and research engineer for the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). Jamshidi is responsible for directing the activities related to pavement design, pavement management, and materials testing for Nebraska's 10,000-mile State highway system. He is also in charge of coordinating all the research activities related to pavements and materials for NDOR . Jamshidi has been involved in designing and constructing transportation-related projects for more than 23 years. He has served on numerous technical advisory committees for asphalt-related research projects. Jamshidi is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska. He is a member of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials and the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee, and is NDOR's representative to the Transportation Research Board.

H. Wayne Jones is a registered professional engineer with 32 years of experience in designing and constructing transportation projects nationwide. He has a strong background in construction and material selection for airport, industrial, and heavy highway applications. Jones is the Asphalt Institute field engineer for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. In this role he plans, organizes, and conducts asphalt training seminars and serves on several regional technical committees. Before joining the institute, Jones had more than 28 years of experience in the highway construction industry. He has rebuilt sections of interstate highways in four States and has won several State quality paving awards and a national award for quality airport paving. He has paved successfully for such owners as NASA, NASCAR, Disney World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Nationally, he is active in the Transportation Research Board and serves as the lead instructor for the National Highway Institute course on "Asphalt Pavement Recycling Technologies."

David E. Newcomb is vice president-research and technology for the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). He represents the interest of the hot-mix asphalt paving industry on research panels and task groups involved with developing asphalt technology. Before that, he was a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota for 10 years. Before moving to Minnesota, he taught at the University of Nevada-Reno. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Washington after working at the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute. Newcomb received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees at Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota.

Ronald A. Sines has been employed by the P.J. Keating Company for the past 7 years and is now the operations manager, responsible for overseeing the production operations at P.J. Keating's four quarries and five hot-mix asphalt plants and the equipment and quality assurance divisions. P.J. Keating is a vertically integrated company producing 4 million tons of aggregate and 1.4 million tons of HMA that it supplies to its paving and construction operations in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Previously, Sines spent 15 years at the New York State Department of Transportation's Materials Bureau, where he managed all aspects of the State's HMA program, including implementation of Superpave and quality assurance specifications for HMA pavement construction. Sines is the former chair and vice chair of the Superpave Mixture and Aggregate Expert Task Group and serves on several NCHRP panels overseeing HMA research. He is a board member of the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program and of the North East Asphalt User-Producer Group, and a member of Oldcastle Materials' Hot-Mix Asphalt Best Practices Committee. Sines received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State University and is a registered professional engineer in New York.

Bruce A. Yeaton is the State materials testing engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation (Maine DOT) in Augusta, Maine. He is responsible for managing the Central and Regional Laboratories that perform all materials testing, including hot-mix asphalt lab and field testing on highway and bridge construction projects. He also assists the research staff in developing specifications for new products and materials-related technologies. Yeaton has served with the Maine DOT for 29 years and has been involved with HMA mix design, inspection, placement, and compaction, along with the development of quality assurance specifications for hot-mix asphalt. He is a graduate of the University of Maine-Orono with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Maine and serves on several AASHTO technical sections that maintain and develop hot-mix asphalt standard specifications. He is also a member of several regional groups that work to solve HMA-related issues, including the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program, North East Asphalt User-Producer Group, and Canadian Technical Asphalt Association.

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