John B. Pearson, P.E.
TCA's NEW Director of Technical Services
TCA is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff position to better serve our members and the concrete community in Tennessee. Beginning February 17th, John Pearson will join the TCA staff as Director of Technical Services. John will be working to expand TCA's certification services, bolstering our educational and marketing efforts, and working to extend TCA's research projects as well as other member services.
A brief biography for John is included below:
For the past 25 years John has assisted producers, contractors, government agencies, architects, engineers, and nuclear clients across the country with technical matters related to concrete and construction materials. He is recognized for his extensive knowledge of concrete testing, concrete troubleshooting, and concrete mix development. John began his career in 1994 as part of a highway design team at Florence & Hutcheson in Paducah, Kentucky before returning to Tennessee to work at S&ME, Inc. John has held various roles while working in the concrete construction industry including Construction Services Project Manager, Concrete and Aggregates Laboratory Manager, Construction Materials Technical Committee Chairman, and Technical Principal Engineer.
John received his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University (TTU). John is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and is qualified as an examiner for numerous ACI certification programs. John is also a member of ASTM C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and Subcommittee C09.50 Aggregate Reactions in Concrete.
John has ties across the state of Tennessee. He was born the youngest of nine children to a farming family in West Tennessee and spent his college years at TTU in Middle Tennessee. John currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife Susan and their three children, Rachel, Madison, and Nathan.