Pipe Testing: Team
David Cuttino, B.S, Laboratory Manager
dcuttino@TRI-ENV.com | +1 512 263 2101 Ext 186
David Cuttino holds B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked at TRI since 2001 except for one year in 2005-2006 where he explored being a scuba instructor with much success and little money. He is currently the laboratory manager for the pipe division at TRI. His experience includes performing all the thermal tests used to characterize polymers, all physical tests to characterize structural and mechanical properties of polymers, as well as multiple other tests to extract chemicals or service life data from polymers. David has performed the most stress crack growth resistance testing in the American continent for the whole pipe industry. He has grown technically at PPI since graduating college with a wide array of experience as technician, senior technician, and now lab manager.
Mario Paredes, B.S., P.E., Senior Research Engineer
mparedes@TRI-ENV.com | +1 512 263 2101 Ext 256
Mario Paredes holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and half the curriculum for a Master’s degree he never finished. He worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for 20 years in the area of concrete and corrosion with an intro to pipe for his last 5 years. When he left FDOT he was the State Corrosion Engineer in charge of estimating the service life of all structural materials. In his multiple roles at FDOT, Mario was responsible for presenting in national forums research finding of work conducted at FDOT. Mario has been a professor, a service engineer for Polaroid, and now Division Manager for Pipe at TRI since 2014. He has been chair of NCHRP idea projects, chair of one AASHTO TIG project, and member of NCHRP committees. His most proud accomplishment was leading the effort to use concrete surface resistivity to characterize concrete permeability for which an AASHTO test method was created.