Carlos Rosenberger is best known for his expert technical knowledge and industry leadership that always promotes quality, pushes technology forward and brings practical solutions to our asphalt industry. Through his 27 years of exemplary service as an Asphalt Institute Field Engineer (and later as an AI Senior Regional Engineer) from his office in Dillsburg PA, Carlos has brought indelible positive change in the Northeast as well as across the nation. Prior to joining AI, Carlos was with the Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation for 15 years. Now after 42 years in asphalt, Carlos has decided to retire effective Dec 31, 2010 and explore other life adventures.
Carlos graduated from Shippensburg State University in March 1969 and immediately began his career as a Materials Engineer for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s District 9-0 in Hollidaysburg, PA. After only six months of Pa DOT employment, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years as the bacteriologist for the 3rd U.S. Army Hospital. Upon being discharged from the Army, Carlos returned to Pa DOT, this time as a Materials Engineer in District 8-0 in Harrisburg, PA. He later was promoted to Assistant Quality Assurance Engineer for the DOT’s Materials and Testing Division in 1980. In 1982 he was promoted to the DOT’s Quality Assurance Engineer and served in that capacity until being hired by the Asphalt Institute. Carlos started his career with the Asphalt Institute as a Field Engineer, initially covering the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Today, as Senior Regional Engineer, he covers the mid-Atlantic and New England states, a total of 11 states from Maine to Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Carlos is a registered engineer in Pennsylvania, a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist and the Northeast Asphalt User Producer Group. During his years with the Asphalt Institute he served on the Foundation for Pavement Preservation Board of Directors, various state technical and planning committees and the mid-Atlantic Quality Assurance Workshop. Over the span of 27 years with AI, Carlos has presented at thousands of educational seminars and industry forums that included the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist and the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board. Tirelessly promoting the technical benefits of asphalt to user agencies, consultants and specifiers, Carlos has ensured that pavement type selection processes among his region’s agencies are objective and fair, and proper Life Cycle Cost Analysis criteria are used. He most recently led a national research project to improve the way longitudinal joints are constructed, specified and accepted.
Carlos Rosenberger has clearly had a significant impact on the asphalt industry during his 42 years in our industry through his passionate leadership of promoting quality asphalt solutions through education, research and engineering. The strong relationships he built over the years with highway officials fostered a high level of trust in specifying asphalt. This respect and credibility earned among his peers has made Carlos the supreme ambassador for the Asphalt Institute members and our industry. It is a priviledge to nominate Carlos Rosenberger for the Asphalt Institute Roll of Honor.