Concrete International – October 2006
Karl 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.
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, the Construction Liaison Committee, and the Convention Committee.
Yuers served as a Chapter Convention Committee Chair for the ACI Spring 2003 Convention, held in Vancouver, BC. She received Awards of Merit in 2002 and 2004 from Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) for her outstanding contributions toward the improvement of construction specifications in Canada. In 2003, Yuers was recognized with an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Business-to-Business category, which honors Canadian entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. She received the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement in 2005.
Yuers is active in several industry associations, including CSC, the British Columbia Building Envelope Council, the British Columbia Ready Mixed 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, Vancouver, BC, Canada.