Call To Support Industry Education at 2013 World of Asphalt

World of Asphalt 20132013 William F. Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament Rocks ‘The Quarry’

Industry professionals are invited to join their peers for the 2013 William F. Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament, March 18, at The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.  The tournament will be held in conjunction with the 2013 World of Asphalt Show & Conference, slated for March 19-21 at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Event organizers explain the 2013 fundraising event grew out of a tournament that was the creation of Mr. William Troxler, founder of Troxler Electronic Laboratories, and held annually from 1990 to the mid 2000’s. Event supporters reinstituted the event in memory of Mr. Troxler for his efforts to help develop the next generation of industry leaders.  Mr. Troxler passed away in June 2000.

Sixty-three years after its founding, the IRF Fellowship Program, administered through the International Road Educational Foundation, remains the organization’s “crown jewel,” commented IRF chairman and Mayor of Riyadh, Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel.  “The Fellowship Program utilizes leading academic institutions and has been designed to assist the next generation of road professional from developing countries, and the Program has a multiplier effect in the transfer of knowledge by providing graduate-level education to individuals who are mandated to return to their home countries after graduation,” continued Al-Mogbel.  “The IRF is pleased to partner with AEM in re-launching the William F. Troxler Memorial Golf Tournament at the 2013 World of Asphalt,” added C. Patrick Sankey, president and chief executive officer of IRF.  “The road sector faces many challenges around the world and it is essential for our industry to support the educational endeavors of the next generation of transportation professionals,” concluded Sankey.

“World of Asphalt is known as an industry gathering place with unparalleled networking to not only keep up to speed but also foster camaraderie. And the show is run by the industry, to meet industry needs. This golf outing is an ideal way to extend the networking and advance the industry,” stated Show Manager Rich Prausa.  Co-located with World of Asphalt are the 2013 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, as well as several industry meetings and workshops.

Interested participants may register online for the Tournament through the “events” page of the International Road Federation website (www.IRFnews.org/events) or World of Asphalt website (www.worldofasphalt.com) A variety of sponsorship packages are also available.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathy Mejasich at kmejasich@IRFnews.org. Net proceeds from the event will support the International Road Educational Foundation (IREF) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) education foundation.

About World of Asphalt and AGG1:  World of Asphalt is owned by National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) with Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). AGG1 is owned by NSSGA. AEM produces both shows.  For more information on World of Asphalt and AGG1, please visit www.worldofasphalt.com and www.agg1.org.

About International Road Federation:   Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.  For more information, please visit www.IRFnews.org.

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