The election of a contractor to the helm of the American Concrete Institute is rare but always yields a great benefit to the construction side of the concrete industry. Mike Schneider is the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. He has been with Baker Concrete in Monroe, OH, for over 38 years. He started at Baker as a Project Manager in 1978 and helped open Baker’s Houston, TX, office in 1982. During his career, he has been involved in a multitude of projects ranging from high-rise offices to automotive plants to mainline concrete paving.

Schneider was named a Fellow of ACI in 2006. He previously served on the ACI Board of Direction and as Chair of the Strategic Development Council (SDC) and the ACI Foundation, of which he is currently a Trustee. He is a member of the Concrete Research Council (CRC), and ACI Committees 117, Tolerances; 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction; and S801, Student Activities.

Schneider is the current Chairman of the National Steering Committee for the Construction Industry Management Program (CIM). He has been active in the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) for the past 18 years and served as President during 2005 and 2006. During 2001 and 2002, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Schneider has served as Co-Chair of the Contractor Task Group for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s P2P Task Force, and Board member and Past Chair for the Concrete Promotion Council of Southwest Ohio. In 2005, Concrete Construction magazine named him as one of the 10 most influential people in the concrete industry.

Schneider is committed to eliminating all worker injuries on the jobsite. He is a charter member of the Incident and Injury Free Executive Forum, which is dedicated to promoting worker safety in the construction industry. He was also the 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Spirit of Construction Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

He received his BS in personnel management from Miami University, Oxford, OH, and his BS in construction management from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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