Longtime ACI member Rod Elderton, who held almost every position in the ACI Southern California Chapter and received many honors and awards throughout the years, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week. He was 74 years of age and had devoted more than 40 years to the industry and ACI. Rod was a BS in civil engineering, having graduated from California State University in 1976.
Rod is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the Construction Battalion (SeaBees).
After his military service, Rod worked for Livingston-Graham, a ready-mix producer in Chatsworth as their plant manager. It was at that time that he joined the ACI So Cal Chapter.
Rod’s passion and energy within the chapter never waned. He was twice elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms and in addition to that he served a year as Vice-President twice (1991 and 2005) and then President twice (1992 and 2006). Rod was also a Supplemental Examiner for the Chapter’s Certification programs since its inception in the mid 1980’s. He was most recently Chair of the Certification Committee, the Chapter designate for ACI Nationals Sponsoring Group and the Chapter’s Board Parliamentarian, stepping down in early 2020. Rod was also recognized with the honor of being made a Life Member of the Chapter.
Rod was nationally recognized for his contributions to ACI and ACI Southern California receiving the ACI Certification Award in 2017 as well as being elected to be an ACI Fellow in 2020.
Rod Elderton is survived by his wife Patty, son Lee, and daughter-in-law Megan. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to them.
A memorial service will take place when it is safe to do so.
Rod was a proud Navy Vet. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your local American Legion Chapter.
The Board and members of the Chapter express our sadness and condolences to his loved ones at this time.