Gerald Verbeek received his BSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1981 and his MSc in Structural Engineering from the same university in 1983. After spending about 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Gerald started a management consulting business, Verbeek Management Services (VMS), in 2004. One of the activities of his firm is helping European companies with their business in North America and as part of that he has been active in promoting soil and foundation testing philosophies and equipment. In the area of foundation testing this is done through Allnamics USA, which provides a wide range of foundation testing equipment and services. Apart of his involvement with DFI (where he is currently the chair of the Sustainability Committee), Gerald is active in various organizations: TRB (as a member of AKG20 and AKG70), PDCA (where he serves on the Technical and the Education Committee) and ASTM (where he is a member of D18, the committee on soil and rock and the chair of D18.01, the committee for surface and subsurface characterization).

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