ACPA Appoints New Georgia Engineer
Scott Jordan, P.E., was previously design engineer, project manager & CEI supervisor for Heath & Lineback Eng.
The American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) announced that it has named Scott Jordan, P.E., to the position of Georgia engineer, effective immediately. Jordan replaces Russell Tripp, who left in October to become the ACPA’s California engineer after serving in Georgia for the past three years.
Jordan brings a wealth of experience in roadway design, construction and project management to his new position. He most recently served as transportation program management engineer in Cobb County while working at ARCADIS in Marietta. Before that, he spent five years a design engineer, project manager and CEI supervisor for Heath & Lineback Eng. He began his professional career in 1998 with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), where he worked as a construction inspector and design engineer.
“We couldn’t have found a better representative for the concrete pipe industry in Georgia than Scott, because he has worked for GDOT and other public and private sector organizations and fully understands the relative merits of competitive pipe products,” said Matt Childs, president of the ACPA. “Many of our members have worked with Scott over the years and recommended him highly when this position opened up. We’re very pleased he is on our team now.”
Jordan will work closely with concrete pipe industry professionals from across the state to educate local municipalities, GDOT engineers and other public and private organizations. Like his counterparts in other regions, Jordan will bring the ACPA’s resources to bear in the areas of marketing, sales presentations, specification-setting and product research to make the case for wider use of concrete pipe and box culvert products.
“The truth is, precast concrete pipe basically sells itself, especially here in Georgia,” said Jordan. “The real challenge, as I see it, is staying ahead of the curve on new competitive products. It’s important to understand what else is out there, and what claims the producers are making, in order to present accurate information to the engineers that make the decisions that will affect our infrastructure for decades to come.”
Jordan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in 1998. He and his wife of 12 years live in Dallas, Ga., outside metro Atlanta, with their three children.