Concrete International – April, 2005
“for her continuing contributions to ACI and the concrete industry: especially toward the improvement of construction specifications; her mentoring of younger members and students; and active participation on the ACI technical committees and local Chapter activities.”
Kari L. Yuers was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kryton Group of Companies in 2001 after serving the company in a number of capacities, including General Manager and Vice President, Technical Services, for 10 years. She has held key positions in various Kryton divisions since 1991, including manufacturing, research and development, laboratory, and architectural and engineering specifications.
An ACI member, Yuers is a member of ACI Committees 212, Chemical Admixtures; 362, Parking Structures; E 701, Materials for Concrete Construction; and E 702, Designing Concrete Structures. She is also a member of the Educational Activities Committee and the Construction Liaison Committee. In 2003, Yuers served as local Committee Chair of the ACI Spring Convention, held in Vancouver, BC. She has moderated numerous ACI sessions and was invited to speak at the Spring 2000
convention in San Diego on the topic of integral concrete waterproofing.
She was presented with a Chapter Award of Merit for her outstanding contribution toward the improvement of construction specifications in Canada at the 2002 joint Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)-CSI annual convention. In October 2003, Yuers was recognized with an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in
the Business-to-Business category. This distinguished award honors Canadian
entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. In 2004, she was presented with a second Award of Merit for her continued efforts and support of CSC.
Yuers is active in a number of industry associations, including CSC, the British Columbia Building Envelope Council, the British Columbia Ready-Mix Concrete Association, the Pacific Northwest Society for Coating Technology, the American Shotcrete Association, and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Yuers attended the University of British Columbia.