Mr. Helmuth Wilden earned a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering in 1965. He is currently President of H. Wilden & Associates, Inc. (HWA) of Allentown, Pennsylvania, a consulting firm specializing in structural design and shop drawing services to the precast, prestressed concrete industry. Wilden founded a one-person firm in 1978 and has had constant growth over the past twenty years to 30 employees. Prior to starting HWA, Wilden worked as a structural engineer for a number of companies in the precast industry. He served as Vice-President of Universal Concrete Products Corp., General Manager for Thomas Hanson & Associates, and Chief Engineer for Formigili Corporation, a precast pioneer in the early 70's.
Helm is very active in several professional organizations. During the past twenty-five years he has served a number of roles with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute including Professional Member Director, Chairman of the Technical Activities Committee and Chairman of the committee that developed the 4th Edition of the PCI Design Handbook. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Research & Development Committee. He became a Founding Fellow of PCI in 1994.
Helm is President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and received their Engineer of the Year Award in 1989. H. Wilden & Associates received the State Societies' Professional Development Award in 1984 and again in 1997. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of PSPE's Practice Division of Professional Engineers in Private Practice. As a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers he is registered in more than twenty states.
He is also actively involved with the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter march of Dimes and serves on the Executive Committee for that organization. Helm and his wife, Mary Lou, have three adult children and reside in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
From 1999 Induction to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy