Gerald Zadikoff, P.E., F.ASCE, a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the engineering and infrastructure fields and a member of ASCE’s Industry Leader Council, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Zadikoff has a record of achievement and demonstrated success in driving multimillion-dollar sales growth while increasing profit margins in highly competitive markets both domestic and international. He is tenacious in developing programmatic success through unique complex projects, expanding market share, securing customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with business partners globally.
He was selected by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers as one of their forensic engineers to investigate cases involving the engineering profession in the state. He is also a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (only 350 members worldwide) as a Board-certified diplomate in the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
He has designed, permitted, and implemented numerous coastal engineering projects for the benefit of communities, to protect upland infrastructure and sea-level rise.
Zadikoff was at the forefront of the engineering community’s expansion into the telecommunications industry, providing turnkey services in the United States and abroad. He built a successful $40 million telecom service company managing 160 employees as well as the first GSM network in the U.S., that being Einstein (Wisconsin Wireless). His were the first CDMA networks to go online in the U.S. using Lucent Technology (Verizon – Jacksonville) and Motorola Technology (Verizon – Milwaukee). He has acquired, designed, and built over 3,000 wireless sites worldwide, obtained $50 million plus financing for specific clients, and designed unique coastal stabilization projects in south Florida.
He served on the EXIM Bank Advisory Board for three years, and on the Miami-Dade (Florida) Board of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. He was appointed to the Technion as a lecturer and lectured at the Florida Institute of Technology. He serves as a voting member of both the ASTM E-58 Forensic Engineering Committee and the ASTM E-06 Structures Committee. He also presented to Congress as part of the FCC panel for the Africa Telecommunications Initiative with Chairman Kennard, which was broadcast on C-SPAN.
Besides ASCE, Zadikoff is a member of numerous other associations, among them ASTM, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, the International Society of Technical and Environmental Professionals, and the American Society of Wind Engineers. He is also a Certified LEED Associate and a Nitrox Diver.
He received his M.S. in ocean engineering at the University of Rhode Island, 1984, and his B.S. from Florida Institute of Technology, 1982.