The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) has hired Vince Aurilio to be its executive director. Aurilio comes from DBA Engineering Ltd. where he served as manager of pavement engineering services for six years.
He brings over 30 year of experience working in both the public and private sectors mainly in pavement materials engineering, including a six-year stint as OHMPA’s technical director from 1999 to 2005, the OHMPA says in a news release.
“I have a great deal of respect for all people in the asphalt industry and I am looking forward to working with everyone to strengthen our partnerships and our dedication to quality asphalt pavements,” Aurilio said. “There are always challenges facing the industry. President Steve Smith has set the bar high when it comes to quality and I fully support his vision – working collectively with our stakeholders to achieve workable and practical solutions.”
During his career, Aurlio also served as the senior bituminous engineer for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation from 1990 to 1994. He has been actively involved in the implementation of Superpave and the development of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) technologies, such as Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) and Perpetual Pavements in Ontario.
“Aurilio is a strong advocate of pavement preservation and the use of proper life cycle costing,” the announcement said. “He has authored many technical papers, presented at various key industry functions and is a current member of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (President in 2006), Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists and sits on the Transportation Research Board Committee on Quality Management in Construction.”
Aurilio graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1982.
“Vince carries an extensive resume with strong credentials and a wealth of experience in our industry and he has lent tremendous support to the road building community over the decades,” said OHMPA president Steve Smith. “We welcome Vince back to OHMPA after a lengthy ‘sabbatical’ and look forward to working with him in our continued pursuit of excellence in asphalt pavements.”
Aurilio can be reached at extension 103 at the OHMPA office (905) 507.3707 and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.