The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) elected officers and directors to lead the organization. Dale Kent, 3M Corporation, was elected president and will serve a one-year term. Eric Burkland, Healey Fire Protection, was elected Vice President, while Tim Carman, Tyco Fire Protection, will serve as Secretary Treasurer, also for one-year terms. Carla Pizzarello, Advanced Safety Systems, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President.
In the Installers Division, Bill Blanchard, Great Lakes Building Systems, was elected Chair, and Anna Gavin, Fireline Corporation was elected Vice Chair. Eric Burkland; Rick Scott, BFPE International; and John Lawlor, Keystone Fire Protection, were elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term ending in 2015. Steve Carter, Orr Protection Systems; Roddy Bieber, Api Systems Group; and Matt Euson, 3S Inc., continue to serve on the Board for an additional year.
Paul Harris, Honeywell Fire Systems, was elected Chair for another one-year term, as was Jon Demeter, Wesco HMB, as Vice Chair of the Manufacturers Division. Gerry Connolly, UTC Climate, Controls and Security; Helen Lowery, DuPont Fluoroproducts; and Bill Howerton, Fike Corporation, were re-elected to the FSSA Board of Directors for a two-year term ending in 2015.
Joe Ziemba, 3M Coporation, was named Marketing Committee Chair; Jonathan Ingram, UTC, will serve as Membership Chair; Carla Pizzarello will tackle the FSSA Program activities; and Shawn Mullen will continue to serve as Chair of the FSSA Training Program, with the help of Steve Foulk, Comprehensive Fire Technologies as Vice Chair.