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Monday, December 03, 2007

ASHE names GAI employee to board

At the recent National Conference of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Gerald J. Pitzer, P.E., was installed as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Society. Mr. Pitzer, an engineering manager with GAI Consultants, Inc. in Pittsburgh, also serves as the chairman of ASHE’s Region 3 Board, which encompasses southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia and serves as treasurer of ASHE’s Pittsburgh Section. GAI also has a branch office in Charleston, W.Va.

ASHE, which was incorporated in 1958, is comprised of members from both the public and private sector and incorporates individuals from government, contractors, material suppliers and consulting engineers. The Society’s mission is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry that supports education, innovation and fellowship, while promoting a safe and efficient highway system for mobility now and in the future.

During his 23 years with the engineering and environmental firm GAI Consultants, Inc., Mr. Pitzer has served as a project manager on numerous bridge and highway engineering projects, including many for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. He has also served as the corporation’s officer in charge of quality, training and risk management.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, GAI is a multidisciplined engineering firm specializing in power plant support, transportation, industrial, land development, government, environmental and energy services. In addition to Pittsburgh and Charleston, GAI office locations include: Philadelphia, Pa.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Florence, Ky.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Orlando, Fla.; and Jacksonville, Fla. For more information, visit


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