The Illinois MUST-SIM Facility is pleased to announce that Michael A. Johnson, P.E. is the site's new Operations Manager, effective January 16, 2012. Mike replaces Greg Pluta, who has taken another position with the University. Mike obtained his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the department of General Engineering with additional graduate level coursework in geotechnical engineering and foundations. Mike has worked for the past thirteen (13) years in the prestressed concrete industry. During that time, Mike served on a number of industry committees and was involved with several research projects that were conducted at the University of Illinois. He also served as the industry sponsor for the student team from the University competing in the Big Beam Contest.
The site wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the outgoing Operations Manager, Gregory Pluta, whose continuing presence at Illinois will help facilitate a smooth transition of responsibilities to Mike.
January 16, 2012