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DFI Educational Trust Appoints Matt Roberts to Board of Trustees 

February 10, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently appointed Matt Roberts of Kiewit to the Board of Trustees. He is serving as an At-Large Trustee from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. 

Roberts is senior business development manager for Kiewit Foundations Co., part of Kiewit Corporation. He is responsible for the growth and development of Kiewit’s foundations business and supports client needs nationwide. During his Kiewit tenure Roberts has supported the successful completion of a wide range of underground and foundation projects including secant pile, slurry wall, driven pile and micropile installation. He also has industry expertise in drill and shoot, soft ground tunneling machine operations, shaft excavation and support, roadheader excavation and support, pipe installations in tunnels, cellular grout operations, pipe jacking and microtunneling. 

Roberts graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in civil engineering and has held roles ranging from field engineer and estimator to lead superintendent and business line manager. He’s a 26-year veteran with the Kiewit organization, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and uncle who all led successful Kiewit careers.

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, (973) 423-4030, efandino@dfi.org.

About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.

Matt Roberts, trustee, DFI Educational Trust


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