ACPA Appoints Western Region Engineer
Mike Hook’s territory covers Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington
The American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) has promoted Mike Hook to the position of Western region engineer. Hook has served as the ACPA’s Arizona engineer on a part-time basis since 2010.
“Mike has done an outstanding job over the past several years working with our Arizona members on a wide range of issues,” said Matt Childs, president of the ACPA. “His previous experience working for two of the largest precast producers, as well as our competition, will make Mike an invaluable asset as we seek to increase market share across the Western region.”
A lifelong Arizonan, Hook earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University in 1984. He then worked for Contech Construction Products in Phoenix for the next six years, where he gained significant experience with flexible pipe products. He hung out his own shingle at Hook Eng. for the next seven years before transitioning into the concrete pipe industry. He spent four years as a sales engineer at Rinker Materials and five years with Hanson Pipe & Precast prior to joining the ACPA’s staff.
In his expanded role, Hook’s primary responsibility is to provide support for ACPA members in their interactions with local municipalities, Departments of Transportation and other public and private markets. Like his counterparts in other regions, Hook will bring the ACPA’s industry-leading 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.
Hook’s territory covers Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
“I’m very excited about my new role because I believe we have an excellent opportunity to expand our market share throughout the Western Region,” said Hook. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the ACPA’s members as we seek to build the most durable and cost-effective infrastructure in the nation.”
Hook and his wife of 23 years live in Phoenix with their three children.