ACI recognizes Canada’s Claude Bédard
By Adam FreillConcrete Construction Construction Materials
Retired president of Euclid Admixture Canada named honorary member of the American Concrete Institute.
Claude Bédard, former president of Euclid Admixture Canada Inc., has been named a 2023 honorary member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Formal announcement of Bédard’s election will be made at the ACI Concrete Convention in April.
Being named an honorary lifetime member is ACI’s highest honour. This membership was bestowed upon Bédard for his impact as a dynamic ACI ambassador, his dedication and commitment to improving relations between industry and academic researchers, and for his central role in the chairing and success of the organization’s Strategic Development Council.
Bédard has been active in the concrete industry for more than 40 years and is currently a strategic consultant at Euclid Chemical. He also serves as an ambassador for the Centre for Research on Concrete Infrastructures (CRIB) and is a member of the Self-Consolidating Concrete Committee, ACI Foundation Concrete Innovation Council and Concrete Research Council.
Previously, Bédard served as a member of the Board of Direction of ACI, Standards Council of Canada and various ACI committees. He is also a former trustee and chair of the ACI Foundation, past-chair of the ACI Foundation Strategic Development Council, past-chair and member of the Canadian Standards Association, and two-time past-president of the ACI Québec and Eastern Ontario Chapter.
In 2021, Bédard received the ACI Foundation Concrete Innovation Council Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award for his lifelong contribution to innovative concrete applications. He was elected a fellow of ACI in 2008.