Betonwerk US

Bringing more than 30 years of transportation engineering experience, Max Crumit is currently being recruited to serve as CEO of betonwerk US. Max Crumit’s new position involves oversight of betonwerk’s core business of water removal processes for paved surfaces in North America.

Affiliated with betonwerk Neu-Ulm in Stuttgart, Germany, betonwerk US focuses on their proprietary slot-drain water runoff collection systems made of reinforced concrete. The slot-drains allow for rapid removal of rainwater and are used extensively on Germany’s Autobahn. The systems are in widespread use throughout Europe in airports, tunnels, and residential and commercial areas.

The drains serve dual purposes of preventing hydroplaning and protecting the roads themselves. A high flow-off rate permits rapid water absorption, reducing the likelihood of the ponding of stormwater runoff.  Crumit stated that he was impressed with the slot-drain design.  It’s intake capacity and low-head transference of stormwater runoff makes it uniquely applicable in all types of infrastructure uses. This enhanced drainage design requires fewer manholes and fewer connections to sewer systems.

Another advantage of the system is its resistance to damage from frost and deicing salts. The runoff pipes are sealed to prevent leakage of hazardous chemicals into groundwater, which helps protect the environment.

Max Crumit

Who is Max Crumit?

Max Crumit, over the course of his career, has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the transportation infrastructure industry as well as keen business acumen. He has led a number of prominent projects in Florida, where his firm was headquartered, as well as prominent projects nationally.  Of note, Max Crumit is credited with the planning and design of multiple sections of the Orange County East-West Expressway. Max Crumit also headed up PD&E efforts for the MAGLEV project, an elevated, 300-mph railway that planned to carry passengers from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World.

Max Crumit has since gone on to serve as the president of transportation with PBS&J Inc., in which role he oversaw all operations, staffing and business functions. Following the sale of PBS&J to Atkins Global, Max Crumit served as a senior vice president with RS&H, providing strategic development advice to company decision makers. Recruited from this role to serve as the executive director of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority during a transitional period, Mr. Crumit later became the strategic program development director of C2M Hill. He now draws on this diverse background as a consultant with private firms throughout the United States.

A graduate of the civil engineering college at the University of Florida, Max Crumit has since gone on to complete specialized training in transportation and transit engineering at the University of Central Florida. Mr. Crumit has successfully completed the executive business institute program at the University of Chicago and has remained active in his field as a member of numerous professional organizations.