President's Awards Presented at DFI Annual Conference 

November 26, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

Dan Brown, P.E., president of DFI and president of Dan Brown and Associates, presented three Awards at a luncheon during the DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Anaheim, Calif., on October 24-27. 

Established in 2016, the DFI President’s Awards are given at the discretion of the DFI president to recognize the efforts and service of DFI members to advance the work of DFI. This year’s awards were presented to: 

  • Antonio Marinucci, Ph.D., MBA, P.E., V2C Strategists, recognized for being an active member of numerous DFI technical committees, past secretary of the DFI Ground Improvement Committee, co-author of the “ACIP Piles Installation and Demonstration Project Report,” executive editor of Deep Foundations magazine, and consistently volunteering to help with technical projects and reviews.

  • Matthew Meyer, P.E., D.GE, Langan, recognized for serving as the trustee liaison for both the Augered Cast-in-Place Pile and Drilled Displacement Pile Committee and Working Platforms Industry-Wide Working Group, drafting an ACIP Pile design specification for the AASHTO T15 committee, organizing the review and feedback on draft Florida DOT specifications for ACIP Piles for Bridges, serving as a reviewer on the Committee Project Fund Review Committee, and for always providing a pragmatic clear vision and plan for accomplishing tasks.

  • Seth Vaidya, P.E., Langan, recognized for serving as the co-chair of the DFI of India Support Committee, as reviewer and detailed technical support for CFA Implementation Program in India, technical program committee member, reviewer, and session organizer on numerous DFI of India conferences, and for his dedication to and guided preparation of various DFI of India outreach initiatives and successes.

Contact: Theresa Engler, Executive Director, (973) 423-4030,

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
President Award winners Antonio Marinucci, Matthew Meyer and Seth Vaidya