Michael J. Simons, P.eng



As Technical Director for Canada, Michael J. Simons, P. Eng., applies his knowledge and experience of fiber reinforced asphalt to assist governments and private companies design asphalt pavements that prove long-lasting and resilient to wear and weather.

Working with owners and engineers, he applies his extensive background in design, construction and promotion of geosynthetic systems across Canada to provide improved and innovative solutions to their pavement challenges.

Michael was introduced to ACE XP Polymer Fiber in 2016 while working with Nilex Inc. as the General Manager, Ontario. He quickly became a major driving force in Canada educating clients about the benefits of adopting of polymer fiber-reinforced asphalt pavements.

Michael holds a B.E.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and has gained a considerable level of technical expertise through his 27 years of experience in the construction industry. His resumé includes work with road building contractors, civil and geotechnical engineering consultants and geosynthetic manufacturers and distributors. Over the course of his career, he has held business development, technical and senior management roles.



As a leader with both creative and analytical skills, Jason oversees the planning, development, and execution of Surface Tech’s marketing and advertising strategies. He has been responsible of late for clarifying the company’s value proposition through a series of new branding executions resulting in a revamped website and other improvements in the company’s strategic marketing initiatives.

Jason brings more than 25 years of industrial design, branding, and manufacturing experience to his new role as CMO. His work has appeared in leading design publications, and he has received numerous international design awards. His portfolio includes more than 40 design and utility patents in the fields of consumer electronics, software, packaging, medical devices, and software. Speed to market, with a critical eye for detail and simplicity, is the driving force behind his multidisciplinary design process.

Jason holds a BS in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University. His previous work experience includes Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Skylab Architecture, and founder of New Studio. 

Stacie Steel

U.S. Northwest

Stacie Steel, PE, offers a depth of experience in asphalt and concrete pavements. She has provided infrastructure-related civil engineering and project management consulting services to both public and private sector clients for the past 20 years.

Stacie’s technical expertise centers around all things pavements: structural design, materials design and specifications, sustainability, life-cycle cost analyses, pavement management, preservation and rehabilitation, QA/QC, materials testing, and forensic evaluations.

Throughout her career, she has worked on paving projects for many national commercial retailers, municipalities, and airports. Stacie has proven leadership and organizational capabilities, as evidenced by earning the President’s Choice Award from the WTS Colorado Chapter early in her career. She currently serves on the WTS Puget Sound Chapter’s TransportationYOU Committee, and is dedicated to ensuring access to local outdoor recreation opportunities serving on the Board of Directors for the Lonesome Lake Preservation Group.