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Michael Dreznes

IRF Global
Executive Vice-President

Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. 

 Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years.  Dreznes served as the Deputy Director General of the Washington Program Center of the International Road Federation (IRF) from July 2006 to February 2008.   He worked as Vice- President at Quixote Corporation (Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.) for twenty years starting in 1986, where he was hired to create an international department for Quixote Corporation.
Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world.  He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety and road safety audit in more than sixty countries around the world.

Dreznes is the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety Sub-Committee on International Research Activities, Co-Chairman of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Decade of Action Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility Project Group, a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2 Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure, a member of TASK FORCE 13 Committee on Work Zone Safety, Staff Advisor to the IRF Washington Road Safety Working Group as well as Immediate Past Chairman of the IRF Fellowship Educational Foundation (IREF).

In January 2015, Dreznes was named the winner of the TRB AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Kenneth Stonex Lifetime Achievement Award.