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Elected January 1989

Winfred L. Hindermann


A Minnesota native, W.L. Hindermann graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1929 with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. In 1937 he received his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University. Following graduation in 1929, he joined the Minnesota Highway Department where he served as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. In 1951 he joined the Asphalt Institute as District Engineer in Minnesota 1953 was promoted to Managing Engineer in the Institute's Division III (later realigned to cover 14 states and renamed the Nothern Division) where he served until his retirement in February 1970.


Mr. Hindermann was instrumental in the promotion and usage of full-depth Hot Mix Aphalt (HMA) throughout many of the states in the upper midwest, and in many countries throughout Europe, Africa, and Central America. He also taught and lectured extensively on full-depth HMA pavement design, construction and maintenance in those locations, and wrote for many technical publications that were translated into six foreign languages. He is a past President of the Associatin of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (1966), was a charter member and President of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (1953-54), a member and Vice President (1957) of the National Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the Highway Research Board, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, is a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a past President of the Minnesota State Society, and served on the Falcon Heights (Minn.) Street & Planning Commission (1961-67). In 1979, Mr. Hindermann was presented the Asphalt Institute's Award of Merit for his outstanding contributions to the asphalt industry.