Jean-Pascal Planche was inducted into the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) Paving Hall of Fame February 15 in Kansas City, Mo. Former AMAP president Gaylon Baumgardner presented the award.
Dr. Planche is vice president of the Transportation Technology Business Unit at Western Research Institute (WRI). He has worked more than 25 years in the asphalt industry in Europe and the United States.
From 2005 until joining WRI in 2010, he was the international bitumen [asphalt] coordinator for Total Bitumen in Paris, the fifth largest international oil company in the world. Since 2001, Dr. Planche has served as the liaison between Eurobitume (EU) and the Transportation Research Board (US) committee on asphalt binder standardization.
The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers is a trade organization dedicated to the development, production, and use of modified asphalts to improve pavement performance. The Association’s members come from research organizations, polymer production companies, asphalt production companies, highway contractors, and government agencies.