Moles name Paul Schmall President for 2022-2023 term
Paul Schmall, Ph.D., P.E. was named the President of The Moles for the 2022-2023 term. Schmall is Vice President in Keller’s Specialty Services business unit, which focuses largely on tunneling and dam work. Schmall is also a member of the UCA executive committee.
With 35 years in the geotechnical industry, Schmall has extensive experience with complex groundwater control, grouting, and ground freezing solutions for underground construction and forensic investigation and remediation of geotechnical “failures” related to groundwater. He is very active within the tunneling community.
Schmall has been a member of The Moles since 2002, serving as a member and chair of the Education Committee from 2009 to 2015. Recently, he served as the first Chairman of the Moles Charitable Fund, that part of the Moles which oversees awarding scholarships to engineering students. This summer, Paul accepted the Moles Presidency at the spring Members Dinner.
Fellow Moles Member and President of Keller North America Eric Drooff states, “Congratulations to Paul on his Presidency. It is fantastic to have Keller represented within the leadership of The Moles and for the acknowledgment of Paul’s outstanding efforts.”
The Moles are a national fraternal organization of individuals now or formerly engaged in the construction of tunnel, subway, sewer, foundation, marine, sub-aqueous, or other heavy construction projects. Founded in 1936 by a group who worked together between 1914 and 1919 on projects under Newark Bay and on the waterfront of Port Newark, the organization is considered the most prestigious heavy construction organization.