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Elected October 1992

Robert B. Lang


A native of New Jersey, Mr. Lang attended Putgers University School of Engineering, interrupting his education when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in January of 1942. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, he was later promoted to the 1st Lieutenant and served with distinction in the 12th Air Force while flying combat missions in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. His decorations included the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation.


He began his construction career in 1946 with the Orange Quarry Company in West Orange Quarry Company in West Orange, NJ, and in 1947 he was named President of the Colonial Concrete Corporation, also of West Orange. In 1954, he joined Tri County Asphalt Corporation, Roseland, NJ, as Vice President and Director, in 1971 was named President and subsequently, Chairman of the Board.


He was also active on both the state and national levels in a number of construction associations, including the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), where he served on many committes and task forces of the Association and in the various positions of national office, culminating in 1987 with his election as NAPA Chairman of the Board. He was active in the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA), serving on a number of committees and task forces and as President (1964-65). In 1978 he was awarded the Pioneer Award of the NJAPA. He was also active in the New Jersey Associated General Contractors, serving as President in 1985-86, and with the New Jersey Construction Industry Advancement Fund, serving as President in 1971-72. Mr. Lang was also active in his community, serving with various civic and business orginizations.


Mr. Lang was involved in early developmental activities of a number of innovations being introduced innto the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Industry, including the recycling of reclaimed HMA materials and the utilization of "waste" materials, such as asphalt shingles, in HMA paving. He also experimented with various types of asphalt surfacings. Mr. Lang was heavily involved in the formation of the NAPA Education Foundation and later served as Treasurer of the Foundation and of the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), the principal activity of the Foundation.