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Folts, John C.

Folts, John C.

John C. Folts, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 1 Governor-Elect  

Biographical Statement


  • Cooperstown Central High School, 1989
  • Bachelors of Science Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1993

Work Experience

  • TenCate Geosynthetics; Engineering Business Manager responsible for preliminary designs, training and promoting Mirafi Geosynthetic Products, 2010-present
  • CHA; Senior Geotechnical Engineer responsible for managing public and private Geotechnical Engineering Projects, 2009-2010
  • Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Inc.; Technical Wall Specialist responsible for training regional managers, sales personnel and engineers on design and installation of retaining walls, 2007-2009
  • C.T. Male Associates; Senior Geotechnical Engineer responsible for managing public and private geotechnical engineering projects, 2002-2007
  • Professional Services Industries, Inc.; Senior Geotechnical Engineer in charge of all geotechnical engineering and materials testing projects for Schenectady, NY Office, 2001-2002
  • Vernon Hoffman, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer responsible for geotechnical analyses, 1994-2001

ASCE Involvement

  • Member, Mohawk-Hudson Section, 1994-present 
    Geotechnical Chairperson, 2002-2003; 2005-2006 
    Vice President, 2006-2007 
    President-Elect, 2007-2008 
    President, 2008-2009 
    Past President, 2009-2011
  • ASCE Multi-Regional Leadership Conference, 2007

Other Volunteer Activities

  • Youth Soccer and Softball Coach
  • Member, Capital District Engineers Week Planning Committee
  • Member, ASHE


  • Married to Katie Folts
  • Children: Mikaila and Alissa
  • Enjoy Coaching Youth Soccer and Softball, Golfing, Skiing and Traveling

ASCE Elections

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