The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute of Illinois and Wisconsin (PCI-IW) has named Joseph Lombard the new executive director. Lombard, who has been with Lombard Architectural Precast Products Company (LAPPCO) of Alsip, Ill., has almost a decade of industry experience.


As executive director, Lombard will be responsible for educating the market on the use of precast, prestressed concrete products and the members’ design, manufacturing and construction expertise throughout the region. He will also work with PCI-IW members to implement university and aligned professional programs.


“During this year especially, it has never been more important for us to have an advocate like Joseph in the industry who will promote the benefits of precast concrete throughout the region,” said Kimberly Wacker, Executive Committee Vice President of PCI-IW. “Joseph has been an integral part of PCI since 2015 and we’re excited to have one of our own producers leading the way in this high activity region.”


Lombard has been a PCI committee member since 2015. In 2017, he became a chapter representative for PCI-IW on the PCI Board of Directors. A year later, he was named the board president for PCI-IW. LAPPCO is also a PCI-certified plant.


He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University in 2012. While in school he gained industry experience at both Lombard Construction and Walsh Construction. Since 2012 he’s been the project manager at LAPPCO, ensuring a high-quality level of service on all projects.


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