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Garrell Joins Steel Bridge Group as Regional Director

October 9, 2009 from American Institute of Steel Construction

Former Bridge Designer Serves NSBA’s Southeast Region

(Chicago, IL) – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is proud to welcome Christopher Garrell, P.E., LEED AP as Southeast Regional Director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). In this position, Garrell is responsible for maintaining regular contact with Departments of Transportation, bridge design consultants, and others responsible for bridge design and construction.

Additional responsibilities include providing ongoing technical and project support for steel bridge design and construction and conducting steel bridge design and construction related regional seminars and conferences.

Garrell was most recently Product Manager for Structural Engineering at Bentley Systems Incorporated in Exton, Pa. In this position, he was responsible for strategic market planning, product launches, product positioning, competitive analysis, presentations and marketing material for structural BIM. He has worked as a technical support analysis, software engineer and software development lead prior to that position. Before joining Bentley, he was a Bridge Engineer at STV, Incorporated in Douglassville, Pa..

"We’re excited to welcome Chris to our technical and support team," said Roger E. Ferch, NSBA executive director. “Chris brings a combination of bridge design and industry best practices that will enhance our capabilities in the Southeast Region. We’re looking forward to better serving bridge decision-makers in that region and promoting steel as the bridge material of choice.”

Garrell earned a Master of Engineering, Systems Engineering and a Master of Software Engineering, Software Engineering, both from Pennsylvania State University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Fredonia.


For more information contact:
Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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