Philip King, president of SynchroPile, Inc., San Antonio, is the new Geo-Institute president for 2011-2012. King officially began his term Oct. 1 at the conclusion of the Institute’s fall board meeting in Toronto. He takes over for Larry Jedele, geotechnical services manager for Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. Jedele will serve on the board through 2012 as the past president.