Steering Committee

ISM's Steering Committee is responsible for defining the strategic direction of ISM and comprises one member from each founding country, plus ISM's Honorary Chairman. Current Steering Committee members are listed below.

Tom Armour, P.E., D.GE, DBM Contractors, Inc. (USA)
Dr. Donald Bruce, C.Eng, D.GE, Geosystems, L.P. (Honorary Chairman)
Nadir Ansari, Isherwood Associates (Canada)
Andreas Brandner, IB-Brandner (Austria)
Allan Herse, Piling and Civil Australia (Australia)
Björn Ischebeck, Fried. Ischebeck GmbH (Germany)
Prof. Jouko Lehtonen, Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Masao Sagara, Fujita Research Corporation (Japan)
Paul Woodfield, C.Eng, Technik GS (U.K.)

ISM Secretary: James Mason, Ph.D., P.E. (National Park Service) (USA)
ISM Technical Lead and DFI Liaison: Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE
ADSC Liaison: Peggy Hagerty Duffy, P.E., D.GE

Become an ISM Member
Interested in submitting an abstract for the 14th International Workshop on Micropiles, August 21-24, 2019, in Australia? Contact Mary Ellen Bruce Large (
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Micropiles - 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Learn more about the DFI-ADSC Joint Micropile Committee