ASCE Pipelines Honors Industry Leaders Joe Castronovo, Ralph Carpenter

August 2013, Vol. 68 No. 8
Joe Castronovo

Award of Excellence
Also at the luncheon, Carpenter received the ASCE Pipeline Division Award of Excellence. This award was established in 1988 by the Pipeline Division. It is given to a Fellow, member or associate member who is judged by the executive committee to have given outstanding continuous and conspicuous service to the profession, ASCE and the Pipeline Division.

Carpenter, Pipelines Division EXCOM Past Chair, is originally from Buffalo, NY. He was graduated from Erie County Community College and SUNY College at Buffalo. In 1978, he relocated to Dallas, TX, where he accepted a position as a civil engineering technician and later a marketing and sales engineering position for steel and concrete pressure pipe products at United Concrete Pipe.

In 1988, he left the Texas pipe market for a swing through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic as regional sales manager for Price Brothers. In 1992, Carpenter accepted a position with American Cast Iron Pipe Company as a marketing specialist. Capitalizing on his knowledge of pressure pipe materials, he became a resource for American sharing his knowledge of pipes and pipeline design, pipe materials, design, manufacture and installation. In 1994, he was given the responsibility of managing American efforts to develop, market and expand the trenchless applications for ductile iron pipe.