All About Liquid Deicers

Course Description

“All About Liquids” This class will walk you through the process for setting up and effectively implementing a liquid anti-icing program. Expert speakers will share valuable real world experience and knowledge.

Target Audience

This workshop will benefit individuals, from equipment operators to selectmen, who are involved in the treatment and decision making processes for roadway deicing.


Mike Smith
Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike can be reached at:

Marc Valenti
Marc is currently the Manger of Operations for the Lexington Dept. of Public Works in Massachusetts. During his tenure at Lexington, the Town has been able to transform their winter liquid operation to one that mirrors some of the best around the country. 

Kevin Collins
Kevin Collins is the Assistant Director of Public Works for the Town of Westminster. Prior to that Kevin was the General Foreman for the Wellesley Highway Division.  Kevin began working with liquids in 2003 and learns more each season. He has brought both Westminster and Wellesley into liquid deicing by building both programs from their start to where they are today. The program in that was developed in Wellesley opened up some surrounding communities’ ideas on brine. Wellesley was selected by the American Public Works Association for the Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award in 2020. The Westminster Program went in two short seasons to produce great results in manufacturing and application of liquids in dealing with winter weather in north Worcester County.

Shane L. Mark M.S.
Shane L. Mark, is the Assistant Director of Public Works with the Town of Needham Department of Public Works.  Shane has over 20 years of experience within the field of Transportation Operations.  He served in the United States Army Reserve for 20 years and retired as a Sergeant First Class/E-7.  During his time in the Army, Shane served in the Transportation Corps as the Assistant Operations Sergeant for his Battalion.  Shane earned a Master of Science in Management from Ohio Dominican University in August of 2011. Prior to his role in Needham. Shane was the Director of Streets in Newton, MA from April 2015 – November 2022 and was responsible for the City’s snow and ice control program. Shane also managed the snow and ice control program for the City of Columbus, Ohio from 2011 to 2015. He currently serves as a member on the Winter Maintenance Subcommittee for the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Credit Hours

Road Scholar Hours

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Road Scholar Credits

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