Chief Executive Officer
Before coming to Basanite, Krolewski served as the Director of Certification and Regulatory Services for the NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association), where he developed 20+ Years of industry experience spanning from the State DOT level to the US Government. Rich also serves as a Registered Federal Lobbyist interacting & building relationships with 100’s of specifying agencies, AASHTO, FAA, OSHA, Building & Construction, and US Federal Highway Officials – in an effort to help drive quality specifications for our nation’s infrastructure.
Krolewski is the precast concrete industry’s Federal Lobbyist, he has represented the industry for over 17 years. He currently works with hundreds of specifying agencies and precast companies to develop and maintain strong and consistent quality assurance specifications that mandate (NPCA) National Precast Concrete Association certification and is responsible for the mandating of this program in 43 of the 50 state Dot offices. His direct influence with key agencies continues with but is not limited to, All 50 state DOT offices, Army Corps of engineers, The Federal Highway Administration, FAA and countless other cities municipalities, port authorities and countless other engineering firms.
Krolewski explains his vision for Basanite, "One thing that is of significant importance, is building a leadership team that will be able to effectively assist me in promoting BFRP and creating the awareness for the use of alternative methods of primary reinforcement. We want to be the company that paves the way for the ultimate use and acceptance of BFRP material."
Michael V. Barbera
Michael V. Barbera has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Analytical Maintenance Services, Inc. (“AMS") located in Boca Raton, Florida since 1998. AMS, a privately held company, provides analytical instrument services, instrumentation, comprehensive training courses and general application support to both the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Barbera received a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering degree in 1977 from the Florida Keys Community College and a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Science degree from Barry University in 1990. Mr. Barbera also served in the United States Navy from 1972 through 1978 where he specialized in Aviation Electronics.
Gregory D. Cline, P.E.
Mr. Cline is a Senior Civil Engineer Pavements SME for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Airports Safety and Standards, Airport Engineering Division (AAS 100) in Washington DC. Mr. Cline has more than 38 years of pavement and materials experience in both public and private sectors, including:
- 8 years as the FAA Airport's Pavement SME
- 10+ years as NAVFAC Airfield Pavements SME
- 10+ years as Chief Engineer of BTC Laboratories' accredited laboratories
- Principal of ACCESS Consulting
- R&M Engineer for the US Forest Service, Sequoia National Forest.
In his current position Mr. Cline develops Technical and Policy Documents, including pavement related Advisory Circulars and Engineering Briefs, and provides Technical Assistance and Guidance to Federal Aviation Administration Management, regional and field offices. Mr. Cline also maintains Liaison with the Tri-Service Pavement Working Group, Canadian Airfield Pavement Technical Group (CAPTG), French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), other agencies, and Industry, and is the FAA's US representative to the ICAO Aerodrome Design and Operations, Aerodrome Pavement Expert Group.
Mr. Cline is an engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received his MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Mr. Cline is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in Wisconsin and California.
Honorable Gregory G. Nadeau
From August 2015 until January 2017, Mr. Nadeau served as the 19th Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration of the United States after serving as Deputy Administrator from 2009 and Acting Administrator since December of 2013. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Environment and Public Works Committee and the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Nadeau founded Infrastructure Ventures LLC ("IV") in February of 2017 following 35 years of service in senior leadership positions and policy roles in government at the federal and state levels. IV invests in and provides market development services to companies and private sector innovators in the infrastructure sector (with a special focus on the highway and bridge sector). For the last fifteen years of his career in public service, he became a leading national expert in transportation project delivery and technology innovation deployment in a sector that well exceeds $100 billion annually.
During his tenure at FHWA, Mr. Nadeau was the architect and oversaw the administration of the Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation partnership with the States. EDC was designed to reduce project delivery time and accelerate the rapid deployment of innovative technology using a state-based model. Partnering with FHWA teams across the nation on the implementation of EDC are state DOT and local partners, as well as stakeholders in the private and non-profit transportation sectors. EDC strategies and technologies provide state and local governments with innovative solutions that are saving time, saving money, and saving lives.
Before joining FHWA, Mr. Nadeau served as the Maine Department of Transportation's Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Communications from 2003-2009. Mr. Nadeau also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Angus King from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Nadeau also served in the Maine House of Representatives for 12 years from 1978 to 1990.
Ronald J. LoRicco, Sr.
Ronald J LoRicco, Sr. has served as a member of our board of directors since June, 2017. Mr. LoRicco attended Fairfield University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. Thereafter, he received a Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law, formerly known as the University of Bridgeport, School of Law, in 1989, when he became affiliated with the firm. Mr. LoRicco practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, criminal law, estate planning and administration and workers' compensation. He is also admitted to practice in United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. LoRicco is a member of the American, Connecticut, and New Haven Bar Associations, American Trial Lawyers Association and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. LoRicco presently serves several organizations. He supports the Board of the Jimmy Fund in its fundraising efforts. The Jimmy Fund is a local charitable organization providing assistance to families who have children suffering from cancer. He is also an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes organization and the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.
Kelly Patterson, P.E.
Mr. Patterson is a Professional Engineer that holds registrations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Ohio and Arizona. He is currently the Engineering Manager for 6 precast manufacturing locations. From 1985 to 2017, Mr. Patterson held various positions of increasing responsibility with Oldcastle Precast, a private company. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Patterson was the Director of Engineering, USA and Manager of the National Engineering Group.
Mr. Patterson holds professional memberships with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Precast Association (NPCA). Mr. Patterson is a graduate of Oregon State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a concentration in structural and construction management (B.S.C.E.). He is a licensed member of the Oregon State Board of Engineers.
Paul M. Sallarulo
Paul M. Sallarulo has served as a member of board of directors since April 2017. He served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nexera Medical Inc. As the Company's principal government contact, Mr. Sallarulo was responsible for Nexera receiving the first certification in Europe for an antimicrobial mask, in addition to the first certification of a predicate device "anti bacterial respirator mask" issued by the FDA. Mr. Sallarulo had an extensive financial career in capital markets and investment banking in senior positions with Wachovia Securities, Prudential, Raymond James, Meridian Capital Markets and CoreStates Capital Markets. Mr. Sallarulo was appointed Commissioner of the North Broward Hospital District by Florida Governor Jeb Bush for two four-year terms and served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He oversaw four major hospitals, thirty-eight clinics, six thousand professionals, and a budget in excess of $2 billion. He served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Legal Review Committee, Joint Conference Committee, Broward Health Foundation, Community Relations Committee for Broward General Hospital, Community Relations Committee for Imperial Point Medical Center, and currently serves on the Liberty Health Foundation Board in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Sallarulo served on the Board of Directors of Foss Manufacturing, LLC Company, Board of Trustees of Nova Southeastern University, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University - Wayne Huizenga School of Business, President of the International Alumni Association of NSU, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine - Advisory Board, and was inducted as the first Honorary member into Sigma Beta Delta Society – International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration. Mr. Sallarulo also served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Board of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Personal Advisory Board Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board, and the Economic Development Advisory Board. Mr. Sallarulo was Co-Founder of Broward Bank of Commerce, and served on the Board of Directors. He is Chairman of the Budget Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Nominating Committee. He also served on the Marketing Committee, Loan Committee, ALCO Committee, and Compensation Committee. Mr. Sallarulo assisted in the Sale of Broward Financial Holdings, the parent company of Broward Bank of Commerce, to Home BancShares, parent company of Centennial Bank in 2014. Mr. Sallarulo currently serves on the Regional Board of Directors of Centennial Bank and serves on the Loan Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Sallarulo is the recipient of several prestigious awards including: Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award - Nova Southeastern University - 1996. Mr. Sallarulo is Chairman of The Special Olympics of Broward County, and has been an advocate for people with physical and mental challenges for more than 44 years. Mr. Sallarulo graduated with a B.B.A. degree in Business Administration from Baruch College in New York City and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University with honors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.