2012 Stehly Award Recipient
Jack Gibbons’ job has been to meet with owners, engineering and architectural firms, contractor groups, and community groups to educate them on the benefits of using reinforced concrete. His responsibility has been to deliver the value and benefits message of reinforced concrete. He is always on the go presenting to groups within his Midwest Region as well as all across the country. His specific focus is structural concrete; if they can sell the values and benefits of concrete construction, reinforcing steel comes along as part of the package.
Jack has been a tireless advocate for the Minnesota Concrete Council and cast-in-place concrete in general. In addition to his experience in presenting information on structural concrete construction and mix design to engineers, architects, and DOT’s, Jack brings extensive concrete construction expertise to our organization – knowledge that is of great value to the entire industry.
Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the concrete construction industry with several of those years focused on concrete mix design and application. He studied Communications at Southern Illinois University and spent two years serving in the United States Army. Jack worked for Master Builders as their National Account Manager and for Euclid Chemical as their Director of Technical Services responsible for Technical Marketing of Concrete Specialties.
Jack has a long history of hands-on experience with reinforced concrete. Most notable are the ten years he spent as Director of Quality Control for Central Ready Mix in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was involved in the construction of the Milwaukee Art Museum. After his stint at Central Ready Mix, he was hired as the Director of Quality Control for Prairie Materials in Chicago, Illinois. While at Prairie Materials, he worked on the concrete mix design for the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. His work at Prairie also help him to develop practical high-performance mixes, low-shrinkage mixes for slabs on ground, low heat mixes for mass concrete, high-strength concrete for structures, and self-consolidating concrete mixes.
Jack is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and sits on Committees 302 (Construction of Concrete Floors); 360 (Design of Slabs on Ground); and 362 (Parking Structures). He is a past President of the Milwaukee Chapter of ACI and a frequent speaker at MCC breakfast meetings.
The Richard Stehly Industry Advancement Award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Dick Stehly. Ironically, Concrete Construction magazine named both Stehly and Gibbons to their list of “influencers who are helping the industry” in 2010.