The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has named Michael Kesselmayer, PE, its new managing director of quality programs. Kesselmayer joins PCI after 37 years with the testing and inspection firm Professional Service Industries (PSI), most recently as Vice President in the Chicago area office, a position he held since 1990.

“Mike’s leading roles and extensive knowledge in the industry with compliance of quality and safety programs makes him a great fit with PCI,” said Bob Risser, PCI’s president and chief executive officer. “His leadership and experience with outside agencies such as ASTM will also ensure that PCI is properly represented in those areas. We welcome Mike to our team and look forward to his contributions.”

Kesselmayer is a leader in the construction materials testing and inspection industry with experience developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with quality and safety programs, including concrete materials testing. He has more than 20 years of service as a QA Manager and has held leadership roles in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committees C09 (Concrete and Concrete Aggregates), and E36 (Accreditation and Certification). He has served on the Executive Group of Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), and has served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

As managing director, Kesselmayer will lead the certification staff, serve as the staff liaison with the Quality Activities Council, and help represent PCI and its certification programs with outside organizations such as ASTM and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

“I am thrilled to be part of the PCI team,” said Kesselmayer. “It is exciting to be able to apply my background in quality within a well-respected organization where those programs are such an important focus for the membership, staff and other industry stakeholders.”