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John Showalter


John “Buddy” Showalter is the Code Council’s Senior Staff Engineer in the Product Development department. For the past nine years, Showalter worked at the American Wood Council (AWC) and served as Vice President of Technology Transfer. There, he oversaw the implementation and organization of AWC’s technology transfer program after its internal reorganization in 1995. He also was responsible for overseeing publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media.
Showalter has more than 30 years of nonprofit experience and has published over 60 technical articles for industry related trade journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board for STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Virginia Tech, he is a licensed engineer.

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