At January 2017 board of directors meeting, new FP2 president Andrew Crow (right) presents immediate past president Rod Birdsall with token of appreciation, both joined by FP2 executive director Jim Moulthrop (left)

Andrew Crow, vice president, pavement technologies, Ingevity, is the new president of FP2 Inc. Crow was elected president at FP2’s board meeting in January 2017 and will serve a two-year term.

Formerly known as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FP2 supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and works to ensure that pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast.

“As we move into 2017, I’m proud to lead FP2 Inc. as its new president,” Crow said. “For example, FP2’s effective advocacy on behalf of the industry inside the Beltway is a tremendous service to the pavement preservation community for which I will encourage support. Due to FP2’s efforts, we now have federal funding eligibility for pavement preservation, beginning with the MAP-21 and now FAST Act surface transportation legislation.”

Significantly, FP2 supports valuable research in pavement preservation, and works in close cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the NCPP, and regional pavement preservation partnerships and state-based pavement preservation centers.

“In my opinion, the No. 1 most valuable thing FP2 is supporting is the ongoing preservation research at NCAT and MnROAD,” Crow said. “This research is a powerful way to demonstrate to state DOTs and local road agencies how preservation techniques can economically prolong pavement performance. That field research is something we as an industry talked about for years, but struggled to get done. Now FP2 and its partners have made it happen.”

In addition, FP2 underwrites and supports the efforts of technology transfer institutions like the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) at Michigan State University. It also sponsors key promotional events, such as international and national pavement preservation conferences, and publishes the quarterly magazine Pavement Preservation Journal.

Crow lauded his predecessor, Rod Birdsall, P.E., All States Materials Group. “FP2 and the pavement preservation community owes a great debt of gratitude to our immediate past president, Rod Birdsall, for the spectacular contributions he has made,” Crow said. “We thank him for his vision of where FP2 needed to go, his leadership in blazing that trail, and the tremendous amount of work he put in to getting us there.”