Carnegie Mellon University

Seth Pearlman Headshot

August 12, 2022

Alumnus Inducted into National Academy of Construction

SethPearlman (CE BS ‘78, MS ‘79) has been named a new member of the National Academy of Construction in recognition of his leadership in ground improvement, environmental remediation, and soil investigation. 

Pearlman is the North American CEO and board director of Menard. He is responsible for Menard USA, Menard Canada, Earth Tech (Florida), Farrell Design-Build (California), and ConeTec. Pearlman joined Menard in 2003. He has served numerous organizations, serving as the president of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) from 2006-2008.

Recognized with numerous honors, he received the ASCE Geo-Institute Wallace Hayward Baker Award for achievements in ground improvement in 2020, the ASCE Henry Michel Award for Research in Industry at the OPAL awards dinner in 2015, and alumni service awards from both Carnegie Mellon University and its Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Pearlman is a member of the Moles, ASCE, and the American Concrete Institute. He currently serves on the DFI Scholarship Trust Board, where he helps in establishing funding for university scholarships.