During the American Concrete Pipe Association’s Annual Conference Ryan Suszek, Besser Company Vice President – Pipe & Precast, announced that Mason Davis was awarded the 2018 Besser Pipe Industry Scholarship. Ryan commented, “Besser Company’s unwavering commitment to education is motivated by our belief that investing in the next generation leads to a stronger, more innovative industry for the future. The employee-owners of Besser join in congratulating Mason and look forward to the positive impact he is sure to have on our industry.”
Mason is from San Marcos, Texas,and is pursuing a degree in Concrete Industry Management at Texas State University. He is preparing for a career in commercial/civil construction project management. Mason commented that the $2500 scholarship will help pay off his student loans, while he continues to work part time with local construction companies.
A five-member committee, consisting of an ACPA staff member, two ACPA board members and two Besser representatives carefully considered the qualifications of all 22 scholarship applicants before selecting Mason.
Kim Spahn, P.E., ACPA Vice President of Operations, and President of ACPA’s Research and Education Foundation, said, “Mason Davis exemplifies the highly motivated youth who will one day be leaders in the concrete industry, and hopefully with us in the concrete pipe industry.” Russell Tripp, ACPA President congratulated Mason on his success, and thanked Besser Company for the generous scholarship. “It is action like this that ensures a bright future for the concrete pipe industry – full of opportunity for lifetime careers.”
Students interested in applying for the 2019 scholarship can visit besser.com and concretepipe.org in October to complete the online application.