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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

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ICAT Asphalt Board

Chair, Asphalt Board

Kevin Burke III

Executive VP, Illinois Asphalt Pavement Assoc.


Kevin is the Executive Vice-President for the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association (IAPA), which represents most of the hot mix asphalt producers in Illinois. Prior to joining IAPA, he spent 20 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation in the Bureau of Materials & Physical Research and the Bureau of Local Roads & Streets. Kevin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and is a registered Professional Engineer. Kevin is in charge of IAPA's annual meeting and conference held in Springfield, Illinois.  One of the highlights of the conference is the annual presentation of scholarships to students across the State of Illinois, who are engaged in asphalt research and education.  IAPA's scholarship program was started in 1984. To date, the program has awarded over 200 scholarships worth more than $500,000. The purpose of the program is to promote knowledge of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and HMA pavements; enhance IAPA's relationship with Engineering and Construction schools throughout the state of Illinois; and provide educational assistance to qualified students.

Vice Chairs, Asphalt Board

William Frey

Executive Director


William graduate from Purdue University 4 with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering.  He the worked for IDOT for over 29 years and retired in 2013.  Bill held positions in District 6 and the Central Office, from Resident Engineer to Deputy Director of Highways.  Presently, Bill serves as the Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois (AGCI) representing highway, heavy and utility contractors throughout Illinois.


Tony Quigley

Region 1 Engineer


In 2017, Mr. Anthony (Tony) Quigley became the Region 1 Engineer for IDOT. Tony leads 1100 employees who handle high-profile and multifaceted projects in a region that includes the second largest metropolitan area in the country, consisting of six counties, 270 municipalities, and a 100 Townships. The State highway system in Region 1 encompasses more than 3,000 miles of highways and 1,444 bridges. Tony has served as Resident Engineer, Area Supervisor in Construction, Bureau Chief of Design, Resident Engineer in District 3 and Project Implementation Engineer. Tony earned his BSCE degree from UIUC.

Asphalt Board Members

Imad Al-Qadi

Founder Professor

University of Illinois

Ross Anderson

Vice President

Bowman, Barrett & Assoc. Inc.

Jay Behnke

President & CEO

S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC

Ross Bentsen

Senior Engineer

Quigg Engineering Inc.

Redmond Clark


Asphalt Plus

Allen Cullinan

Sr. Vice President

United Contractors Midwest

Denis Cyr

Financial Consultant

Cyr / Woertz Financial Group

Abdul Dahhan

Vice President of Engineering

Chicago Testing Laboratory

John Fortmann

Vice President

TranSystems Corp.

Daniel Gallagher

Vice President

Gallagher Asphalt

Guillermo Garcia


GSG Consultants

Santiago Garcia


GSG Material Testing

Salman Hakimzadeh


Reliable Asphalt Corp.

Imran Hossain

CEC Assistant Professor

Bradley University

Sihyun Kim

CEC Assistant Professor

Bradley University

John Kos

Senior Vice President

H.W. Lochner

Bill Lewis

City Engineer

City of Peoria

Kris Maillacheruvu

CEC Professor

Bradley University

Timothy Martin

Principal & Manager


Maher Omar

Associate Professor

University of Sharjah

Derek Parish

District Operations Engineer


Brian Pfeifer

Engineer of Materials


William Pine

Quality Control Director

Heritage Construction & Materials

Milton Sees

Government Relations

Capital Infrastructure Group, LLC

Eric Thirkildsen

Vice President

Terra Engineering, Ltd.

Patrick Urich

City Manager

City of Peoria

William Vavrik

Vice President & Principal

Applied Research Assoc., Inc

Cindy Williams

Quality Assurance Manager

Chicago DOT