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Charles F. Potts

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A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Charles Potts received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from The Citadel in 1966 and a master's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University in 1967.

He is also a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina.

Potts is currently CEO of Heritage Construction and Materials, a privately held company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with operations in multiple states as well as in China.

He is a recognized industry expert in the field of hot mixed asphalt materials and construction. He is past chairman of the board of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

He is former chairman and currently a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University.

He is past president of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. He is a member of the board of the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association and is currently vice chairman of the executive committee of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

He is also past chairman of the board of the International Center for Aggregates Research at the University of Texas.

He is a member of several Transportation Research Board committees and Federal Highway Administration technical working groups.

He has served on a number of expert task groups for the Transportation Research Board and the Federal Highway Administration.

He is author or co-author for more than 100 published technical reports or articles related to the highway construction industry and serves alma mater as a member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Council.