InTrans / Sep 02, 2021

CP Tech Center’s John Adam named associate director

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) has named John Adam an associate director of the center. Adam has served for the past three years as the lab director and program manager for the CP Tech Center.

Adam joined the CP Tech Center in 2018 after 38 years of transportation-related engineering and management experience including 33 years with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and 6 years in private industry.

“I am excited to step into this role as an associate director and look forward to the opportunity to be involved in projects that make an immediate and positive difference in the concrete paving industry,” Adam said.

He added, “While with the Iowa DOT, I was involved with the inception of the CP Tech Center and served on the Board for a number of years while Chief Engineer, so it’s particularly satisfying to now have a direct day-to-day role in contributing to the center’s success.”

As associate director, Adam will manage multi-faceted, multi-year research projects from their inception through submitting final deliverables. He will provide technical assistance, training to professionals, and presentations to key stakeholders to support advancements in concrete pavement design, construction, and maintenance.

“We are excited to have John take on this new role in the Center. His stature in our industry and skill set will be a great help in achieving the Center’s mission,” CP Tech Center Director Peter Taylor said.

Adam is a 1980 graduate of Iowa State University, obtained a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, and is licensed in Iowa as a civil engineer. He was Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer for the Iowa DOT in Ames for six years, after earlier serving as DOT Statewide Operations Bureau Director. Following that stint, he spent several years as Senior Vice President at Knight Engineering.

Throughout his career, Adam has developed and exemplified skills in leadership and innovation in the Iowa transportation system, with emphasis in materials, research, maintenance, construction, specifications, transportation operations, and project programming.