DFI Europe, a regional chapter of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has announced Anne Lemnitzer and Stig Weiss as the newest members of its board of trustees.

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., PE, serves on the geotechnical engineering faculty at the University of California–Irvine, and is a visiting scholar at the University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (HTWK). Her involvement with DFI includes being co-editor in chief of the DFI Journal and a member of the DFI Board of Trustees, and having chaired the institute’s 2018 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

Lemnitzer has served as the lead in developing the new chapter’s educational workshop for high school and college students to expose them to and inspire them to follow careers in geotechnical engineering. She will also serve on the organizing committee for the next international DFI-EFFC Conference.

Stig Weiss is the divisional manager for Per Aarsleff A/S in Denmark. At Aarsleff, Weiss is responsible for all of the construction company’s ground engineering activities, which involve 1,400 employees in 18 business units in Denmark, Germany, the U.K., Poland, Sweden and Norway. Besides that, he is involved in single projects in other countries. In addition, Weiss is responsible for the internal Design & Engineering Department of Aarsleff, which has 65 employees.

DFI Europe was established in 2005 as a regional chapter of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) for European DFI members, who enjoy the benefits of joint DFI and DFI Europe membership. Since 2005, DFI Europe has hosted several conferences and workshops, formed technical committees and developed state-of-the-art guidelines and tools for topics within the industry. For more information, visit www.dfi-europe.org.

The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,500 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit www.dfi.org.