Board of Directors

The National Fire Sprinkler Association is lead by this group of individuals from the Sprinkler Industry, including fire sprinkler contractors, fire sprinkler manufacturers, and other professionals. They provide clear guidance and insight to allow NFSA to fulfill it’s mission.

Committee Officers

John DeLuca
John DeLuca
SRI Fire Sprinkler LLC - Corporate

Area 1 Representative
Albany
NY

Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett

Area 10 Representative
Tempe
AZ

Peter J. Hulin
Peter J. Hulin
Superior Automatic Sprinkler Company

Area 11 Representative
Fremont
CA

Jim Boulanger
Jim Boulanger
Patriot Fire Protection, Inc. - Corporate

Area 12 Representative
Fife
WA

Nancy Hammond
Nancy Hammond
Reliance Fire Protection, Inc. (WA)

Area 12 Representative
Preston
WA

Kent Mezaros
Kent Mezaros
Quick Response Fire Protection, Inc.

Area 2 Representative
Freehold
NJ

Ken Brinkley
Ken Brinkley
Music City Fire Sprinkler

Area 3 Representative
Hendersonville
TN

Jon Ackley
Jon Ackley
Dalmatian Fire - Corporate

Area 5 Representative
Indianapolis
IN

Bill Ball
Bill Ball
Grunau Company - Corporate

Area 6 Representative
Oak Creek
WI

James Lewis
James Lewis
American Fire Sprinkler Corporation - Corporate

Area 7 Representative
Shawnee
KS

John Kauffman
John Kauffman
Kauffman Company

Area 8 Representative
Houston
TX

Harold Nothhaft II
Harold Nothhaft II
L. Nothhaft & Son, Inc.

Area 9 Representative
Denver
CO

Justin Gey
Justin Gey
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.

At Large Representative
Ocoee
FL

Jim Boulanger
Jim Boulanger
Patriot Fire Protection, Inc. - Corporate

Chair
Fife
WA

Fred Barall
Fred Barall
National Fire Sprinkler Association

Counsel
Simpsonville
MD

Daniel Wake
Daniel Wake
Victaulic

Future Leadership Representative
Easton
PA

Steve Ulmer
Steve Ulmer
APi Group, Inc.

National in Scope Representative
Amherst
NY

Terry Victor
Terry Victor
JCI Fire Protection - Corporate

National in Scope Representative
UPPERCO
MD

Shane Ray
Shane Ray
National Fire Sprinkler Association

President
Linthicum Heights
MD

Shane Ray currently serves as President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, an association established in 1905 to be the voice of the fire sprinkler industry. Shane is committed to promoting the mission of protecting lives and property through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept. Shane has been in this role for 6 years but has served NFSA for over 10 years. Shane has been blessed to serve over 25 years in the fire service, working his way through the ranks of career and volunteer organizations serving from firefighter to chief. He served 13 years as Fire Chief and he served six years as the mayor in his hometown of Pleasant View, Tennessee. He also held the position of Superintendent of the South Carolina Fire Academy and as South Carolina State Fire Marshal. Shane Ray is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the University of Maryland’s Leadership Development Program, and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. President Ray has been directly involved in Association for over 30 years from a volunteer board member and staff member, to professional staff at various levels from entry to President/CEO. President Ray currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Fire Services Institute and remains very active at the local, state, and federal levels involving legislative and regulatory issues impacting the fire service and fire protection.

Vickie Pritchett
Vickie Pritchett
National Fire Sprinkler Association

Secretary
Waverly
TN

Zarko Ognjenovic
Zarko Ognjenovic
Milton J. Wood Fire Protection - Corporate

Treasurer
Jacksonville
FL

www.mjwood.com

James Golinveaux
James Golinveaux
Viking Group, Inc.

Vice Chair
Caledonia
MI

Committee Members

Kevin Fee
Kevin Fee
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company - Corporate

Member
Elmsford
NY

Mark Fessenden
Mark Fessenden
Johnson Controls International - Corporate

Member
Marinette
WI

Larry Thau
Larry Thau
Victaulic

Member
Easton
PA