The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s Board of Directors announced today that it has named Gary Reed as the region’s new executive director. Reed has more than 30 years of experience in the precast concrete industry in marketing management, precast concrete project design-assist experience, estimating, and training.
He has spent 28 years in various positions with High Concrete Group, as well as with Universal Concrete Products and Nitterhouse Concrete Products. He most recently was senior project manager with Parking Garage Preservations.  
“We are pleased to welcome Gary Reed as our chapter’s new executive director,” said Robert Pabst, president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter board of directors. “Gary brings great experience to our chapter, having worked in the precast concrete industry for many years.”
Reed said he plans to hit the ground running. “I am going to schedule meetings and visit each of the producer-member plants in the PCI Mid-Atlantic area to introduce myself to each member partner. I would like to get to know the membership base on a personal level,” he said. “Ultimately, I would love to have our education and awareness programs, along with our relationship building efforts, drive decision makers to choosing precast, prestressed concrete systems as the natural choice for the cost-effective and safe structures and bridges we all want in our communities.”
Reed’s work experience includes budget management, customer relations, database management and design, project management, reporting, scheduling, and training. He has a degree in drafting and design technology as well as training in project management, LEED, and safety.
PCI Mid-Atlantic is one of 11 regional PCI-affiliate organizations across the United States that supports its members at the local level. The organizations provide many services to producers and to key decisionmakers in the construction industry, including continuing education, precast concrete design assistance, design and building resources, workforce development, and university support.