Freddy Lopez Joins ISM Steering Committee 

August 10, 2023, Eighty Four PA:

The International Society of Micropiles (ISM) announces that Freddy Lopez, M.Sc.-Ing., of Tiroler Rohre in Germany, has joined the ISM Steering Committee. 

Lopez is a 43-year-old Bolivian geotechnical engineer. He discovered his passion for micropiles in 2012, and has been a micropile enthusiast ever since. He has been a “proud member” of ISM since 2017. 

“I love my job, which involves the design, execution and testing of micropiles,” says Lopez. “Thanks to it, I have had the chance to participate in different projects around the world. My motivation comes from my family and the dream to make a better world with micropiles.” 

ISM's Steering Committee is responsible for defining the strategic direction of ISM. 

ISM Steering Committee members are: 

  • Chair: Allan Herse, PCA Ground Engineering Australia
  • Vice Chair: Natalia Maca, Titan Polska (Poland)
  • Immediate Past Chair: Dan MacLean, Keller Foundations (Canada)
  • Honorary Chair: Dr. Donald Bruce, C.Eng., D.GE, Geosystems (USA)
  • Executive Director and Treasurer: Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE, Nicholson Construction Company (USA)
  • Nadir Ansari, Isherwood Associates (Canada)
  • Andreas Brandner, IB-Brandner (Austria)
  • Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE, Schnabel Engineering (USA)
  • Björn Ischebeck, Fried. Ischebeck (Germany)
  • Freddy Lopez, MSc.-Ing., Tiroler Rohre (Germany)

About ISM
The International Society for Micropiles (ISM) is a consortium of international representatives involved in the design, construction, research/development and instruction/promotion of micropile technology. ISM provides an international forum for debate, advice, problem-solving and support to micropile specialists and nonspecialists throughout the world. Members of the Society can actively seek advice and experience from other members within this international group. ISM aims to be respected internationally as the preeminent center of knowledge for the development, advancement and promotion of micropile technology.
Freddy Lopez, M.Sc.-Ing., Tiroler Rohre, Germany