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DFI President Gianfranco Di Cicco is Director of Strategy at Bauer Foundations, responsible for the Bauer Group on all U.S. construction operations. Di Cicco joined the DFI Board of Trustees in 2010 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2016, while actively participating in several technical committees.

After participating and directing major worldwide geofoundation projects with the Rodio Group in Italy, Iraq, Singapore and Brazil from 1980−1989, Di Cicco moved to the U.S. to start a new operation for the Rodio Group as executive vice president. In 1997, he joined Trevi Group as a senior area manager and then COO. Between 1989 and 2005, he was responsible for proposal study/preparation, supervision and direct management of challenging multi-million-dollar foundation projects for private and government agencies, including the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Beaver Dam project and seepage and foundation rehabilitation for the Walter F. George Dam, as well as major geotechnical contracts for Boston’s Central Artery. In 2005, he started his own consulting company, GDConsulting, providing contractual, constructability and foundation technology services worldwide to contractors, equipment and material manufactures, engineers, owners, and public and private organizations.



Gianfranco Di Cicco
Bauer Foundation Corp.
Odessa, FL

Vice President

James O. Johnson
Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc. Oakland, CA


J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO


Lori Simpson, P.E., G.E.
Oakland, CA

Immediate Past President

Michael H. Wysockey, Ph.D, P.E.
Thatcher Foundations, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Other Trustees:
John A. AndersonSpecrete-IP Incorporated, Cleveland, OH
Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GEDan Brown & Associates, PC
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GESchnabel Engineering, Chadds Ford, PA
Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing.Malcolm Drilling, San Francisco CA
Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E.C.W. Felice, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Franz-Werner Gerressen, Dipl.-Ing.BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Schrobenhausen Germany
Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., P.E.University of California, Irvine
Dan MacLean, P.Eng.Keller Foundations Ltd., Acton, ON
Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., D.GELangan Engineering & Environmental Services, Miami, FL
Lucky NagarajanBauer Foundation Corp., Odessa, FL
Morgan NeSmith, P.E.Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc., Austell, GA
Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, P.E., D.GE, ENV SPKoforia, Inc.
David Paul, P.E.Paul GeoTek Engineering, LLC, Arvada CO
Howard A. Perko, Ph.D., P.E.Magnum Piering Inc., Loveland, CO
Lori Simpson, P.E., G.E.Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Oakland, CA
Martin G. Taube, P.E., P.G.Menard Group USA, Carnegie, PA
Stefano ValagussaTREVIICOS Corporation, Charlestown, MA
Trustee Emeritus & International Director:
William F. LoftusWilliam F. Loftus Associates, Englewood Cliffs, NJ