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L. David Suits, MSCE

Occupation: Independent Consultant and Professional Engineer
Company: LDS Geosynthetic Consultant Services
Born: Little Falls, New York

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree, Clarkson University (1967)
MSChemE, Clarkson University (1969)

Certifications:
Certified PDH Provider, Registered Continued Education Provider Program

Career:
Independent Consultant, Professional Engineer, LDS Geosynthetic Consultant Services, Albany, NY (2016-Present)
Soils Engineering Laboratory Supervisor, Geotechnical Engineering Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Albany, NY (1968-2005)

Career Related:
Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Civic:
With, United Methodist Church

Creative Works:
Associate Editor, Transportation Research Record (TRR) (2019-Present); Past Co-editor, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International; Author, Over 30 Papers and Articles, Geosynthetics; Contributing Author, Chapter on Geosynthetics, Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition

Awards:
Honoree, Engineer of the Year, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); Recipient, Award of Merit, ASTM International

Memberships:
Founding Member, International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) (1983-Present); Executive Director, North American Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) (2005-2016); Board Member, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences; Emeritus Member, Geosynthetics Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences; Past Chair, ISO TC 221 Committee on Geosynthetics; Board of Directors, Geosynthetic Institute; International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Religion:
Methodist

Family:
Son of Harry and Marian Suits
Married: Debra
Children: Danae (Deceased); Daniel; Dana; Diana
Grandchild: Anthony
Sister: Eleanor

Hobbies:
Spending time on the lake

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