Mark Trimble named AISC vice-president of certification

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Mark W. Trimble has joined the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as its new vice-president of certification. He’ll be managing the AISC certification program, which certifies more than 1,400 fabricators, erectors, and manufacturers of buildings, bridges, bridge components, and hydraulic structures.

Previously, Trimble was a vice-president at Huntington Steel & Supply Company, an AISC member and certified fabricator. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he has served on the board of directors for both AISC and the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. And for the past four years, he has been chair of the planning committee for NASCC: The Steel Conference.

“I’m excited to have Mark join the team at AISC,” said AISC president Charles J. Carter. “His perspective as an engineer and a fabricator will help us to better serve the needs of those who participate in the AISC certification program, and the needs of those who specify it. It also will help AISC better serve our customers and members in all the other activities we undertake, as well.”

AISC certification programs set the quality standard for the structural steel industry and are the most recognized national quality certification programs for the industry. The programs focus on the entire process of fabrication and erection with the goal of building quality structures from the start by focusing on error prevention rather than error correction. Rather than certifying end product, the program concentrates on process and is designed to ensure the certified facility has the personnel, experience, and procedures in place to successfully complete a project.

“I’m excited to join AISC,” said Trimble. “I’ve experienced first-hand the benefits certification brings to a fabricator and the opportunities it creates to make a company better. I look forward to helping to grow and continue to improve the program.”