Matt Manthey Awarded AEMA Recognition of Achievement
Friday, March 2, 2018
Posted by: Ali Mostardo
|Matt Manthey (second from left), City of Mesa, winner of the AEMA Recognition of Achievement Award, is pictured, from left, with Charlie Buchanan, nominator Ryan Proctor, and AEMA President Mark Ishee, all with Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Matt Manthey, Pavement Management Supervisor for the City of Mesa, was announced as the AEMA Recognition of Achievement Award winner at the 2018 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, CA, February 20-23, 2018. This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to emulsion technology or the advancement of the emulsion industry.
Manthey was nominated by Ryan Proctor of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions. According to Proctor, Manthey is an innovative resource in Arizona. He researches new products and looks for opportunities to prove their worth. Manthey is instrumental in selecting pavement preservation and recycling treatments, writing specifications and ensuring they are applied and constructed correctly.
In 2017, the City of Mesa constructed the Arterial Street Construction Project which consisted of cold in-place recycling and cold central plant recycling on University Drive and Southern Avenue. This project was the first use of engineered solvent less recycling emulsions in Arizona in more than 10 years, and the first recycling project in Arizona since an issue in 2016 that led to the reevaluation and temporary suspension of CIR and CCPR in the state. Manthey worked with Cass Cura and the University of Nevada to perform the mix designs and evaluate the project. Together, they ran Marshall mix designs, moisture resistance testing, dynamic module and rut resistance testing.
After Manthey assesses a new technique, he becomes an advocate for other agencies. He has worked to promote solvent less emulsions for CIR across Arizona and in return made this project a success. Manthey continues to enhance the specification and will specify solvent less emulsions in years to come.