EAPA Technical Excellence Award

By 9 May 2022 May 10th, 2022 News

EAPA Technical Excellence Award

EAPA Technical Excellence Award

The EAPA Technical Excellence Award was created in 2021 to reward people for their outstanding work and research related to asphalt pavements or asphalt industry.

The honoured person is selected by the EAPA Secretary General and two representatives of the EAPA Technical Committee and two representatives of the EAPA HSE Committee. He/she should be a member of EAPA or an EAPA Committee.

The 2021 First EAPA Technical Excellence Award was granted to Jiří Fiedler, representing the Czech Contractors Association in EAPA and André Täube, Director of the German Asphalt Pavement Association DAV.

This year, the 2022 EAPA Technical Excellence Award was granted to Christine Leroy, Director of Technical Affairs for Routes de France, the French Road Association representing the Asphalt Sector, and to Malcolm Simms, Director of MPA Asphalt (Mineral Products Association), the UK Trade Association representing Asphalt producers and contractors.

The Awards have been delivered during the EAPA General Council Assembly meeting on 27th April 2022 in Paris.

Christine Leroy started her professional career in 1982 for 10 years in the quality survey of cement material. She worked for roads and streets of the City of Paris for 15 years. In 2007, she joined USIRF (now Routes de France). She is a long-time representative for many national and international committees, including AFNOR, CEN, ERF and PIARC. In EAPA she is highly active in the Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committees, the Board, and several Task Groups. She is the national focal point for the French version of “Asphalt Advantages”.

Malcolm Simms started his professional career in 1992 and has held several roles in the construction and materials sector in the UK. In the year 2000 he joined MPA (then known as QPA) and is currently Director of MPA Asphalt. He is a long-time industry and UK representative for many national and international committees, including at BSI and CEN. In EAPA he is highly active in the Technical, Health, Safety & Environment Committees, the Board, and several Task Groups.

Their expertise is highly appreciated by EAPA Staff and EAPA Committee members and we hope that this fruitful alliance goes on for many more.

Congratulations to our winners!

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