ADS Jim Goddard Named TRB Emeritus Member


HILLIARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- James Goddard, who recently retired from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) as the company's Chief Engineer, was named Member Emeritus of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction. The announcement was made during the TRB's 91st annual meeting held in January 2012.

Goddard received the honor for his years of service to TRB, representing the corrugated polyethylene pipe industry including publishing and presenting numerous papers and presentations at TRB meetings, chairing and serving as a member on a number of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels and his six years of service chairing the AFS40 Soil-Structure Interaction committee within TRB.

'For many years Jim has been an enthusiastic member of the TRB,' stated Joe Chlapaty, chairman and chief executive officer of ADS. 'His knowledge, skill, and tireless efforts have benefited the industry and our country's infrastructure. We are very proud of Jim and his accomplishments, and glad to see him receive this recognition from his peers.'

Organized in 1920, TRB is a division of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. Located in Washington, D.C., the mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary and multimodal.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 53 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 24 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit



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