ECTC's Board of Directors



Kurt Kelsey 

American Excelsior Company
Kurt Kelsey American Excelsior Co
831 Pioneer Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868
phone: (715) 234-6861
email: [email protected]

Mr. Kurt Kelsey is employed by American Excelsior Company - Earth Science Division - Arlington, TX, as the Division Director.  Mr. Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Water Resources with an emphasis in Watershed Science and a minor in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a Masters of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Soil and Water Science from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.  Mr. Kelsey is CPESC and CPSWQ certified.  He has worked on numerous erosion and sediment control projects and has authored and co-authored a plethora of papers and articles related to the field.  He is an active member of ASTM where he serves on the D18 Executive Committee and he is Chairman of the D18.25 Committee on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology.  Mr. Kelsey is active with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) where he serves on their Erosion and Sediment Control Educational Track.  Mr. Kelsey is the industry liaison to the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Technical Committee on Erosion Control Products and Sediment Retention Devices.  Mr. Kelsey is currently serving as Chairman of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). 



Alex Zimmerman


Highway 8 & Vidir Line Road Riverton,
Manitoba R0C 2R0 Canada
phone: (610) 488-8496
email: [email protected]

Alex Zimmerman brings over 20 years of large-scale construction and reclamation experience to Erosion and Sediment Control and stormwater training. From large disturbance, linear, and single-family construction to restoration and emergency landslide repair, his experiences add to informative training on real-world issues for construction site and facility operators, inspectors, and designers. Alex has been helping project teams succeed by planning for the productive and compliant completion of varied construction and restoration projects. Alex has been recognized by various associations and agencies for his professional course preparation and delivery. Developing custom training for audiences as varied as Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Department of Transportation, South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association, Building Industry Association of Washington, North Dakota Solid Waste & Recycling Association, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Northwest Territories Department of Transportation, and the British Columbia Erosion and Sediment Control Association. Alex stays up to date and informed on the latest regulations and compliance challenges. He was a past recipient of the Educational Achievement award by the International Erosion Control Association.



Brian Foster

LSC Environmental Products, LLC


2183 Pennsylvania Avenue
Apalachin, NY 13732
phone: (661) 706-7240
email: [email protected]

As Distribution Sales Manager of LSC Environmental Products, LLC, Brian Foster is at the forefront of the company's product reach and uses as well as business-strategy implementation – providing customer satisfaction and education on cost-effective environmental products that improve the industry and meet the needs of a quickly evolving market. Brian Foster previously held this role for Terra Novo. Terra Novo was purchased by
LSC Environmental Products, LLC. In prior employment, he worked as the advertising director for The Bakersfield Californian, a 100-year-old family-owned daily newspaper. Brian also worked previously representing some great California wineries to San Diego area restaurants and resorts. He attended San Diego State University, enjoys golf, fishing and cooking. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Erosion Control Technology Council and belongs to the International Erosion Control Association.



Ian Carlin

MKB Company


83 Central Penn Avenue
Bellevue, Pennsylvania  17004
phone: (412) 965-3283
email[email protected]