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Elected January 1989

Edward T. Perry



A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Mr. Perry served in the U.S. Army in World War I. He began his career in the construction industry in 1919, when he joined the New Haven Trap Rock Company, which later became Tilcon-Tomasso. He retired from the firm in 1966.


During his 47-year active career in the Industry, he was instrumental in the development of Hot Mix Asphalt "black bases" in Connecticut that were later widely implemented throughout the nation. In addition, he developed research inro flexible pavement design and construction that resulted in new applications for Hot Mix Asphalt pavements. He was also heavily involved in the development and introduction of Hot Mix Asphalt manufacturing facility technology in the northeast and elsewhere.


Mr. Perry was also a founding member of the National Bituminous Concrete Association in 1955, now known as the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). He was very active in the first affairs of the Association, serving as chairmain of a number of committees, including the Resolutions Committee, Nominating Committee, Membership Committee and Awards Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Governers, serving in 1962 as Vice Chairman, anf of the Board of Directors. In 1966, Mr. Perry was elected to Honorary Membership in NAPA, only the third person in the Association's history to be accorded that honor, and in 1982 was honored with his election to a new category, that of Life Member.


He had served as President of the Connecticut Bituminous Concrete Association, the Connecticut Crushed Stone Association, and had served as director with the Rhode Island Road Builders Association. He was also a member of the Empire State Bituminous Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, National Sand and Gravel Association, National Crushed Stone Associaton, the Moles, and the Highway Users Federation. Business affiliations include serving as director of the Foxon Concrete Corporation and Dunning Sand & Stone Company, both in Connecticut, and the M.F. Roach Company, Easton, Massachusetts.