Our Committees / Engineering & Standards Committee

Engineering & Standards Committee

  • To promote and support the overall mission of NFSA and the purpose and objectives of model codes and standards development. 
  • To promote the development of codes and standards that are scientifically and technically sound, that encourage creativity and innovation in the development of new methods and technologies, and that set reasonable standards intended to minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. 
  • To promote standards with non-restrictive means and methods of compliance to encourage competitive commercial availability of the resources, materials and products required to be employed. Recommended changes to the standards should avoid proprietary requirements. 

Officers

Members

George Stanley
Wiginton Fire Systems - Corporate
Chair
Senior V.P.
Sanford, FL
699 Aero Ln, Sanford, FL 32771-6699
Mark Fessenden
International Fire Suppression Alliance, Ltd. (IFSA)
Vice Chair
Director of Industry Relations
Abrams, WI
5419 N Gilbert Ln, Abrams, WI 54101-9517
Roland Asp
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Secretary
Manager of Codes and Standards
Linthicum Heights, MD
514 Progress Dr Ste A, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-2214
Michael Joanis
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Staff Liaison
Chief Engineer
Linthicum Heights, MD
514 Progress Dr Ste A, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-2214
Tim Bowe
ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corporation
Area 1 Alternate
President
Hicksville, NY
50 Midland Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801-1531
Scott Enides
SRI Fire Sprinkler LLC - Corporate
Area 1 Representative
Chief Estimator
Albany, NY
1060 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205-3533
Robert Vincent
Shambaugh & Son - Corporate
Area 10 Alternate
Chief Operating Office
Fort Wayne, IN
7614 Opportunity Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-3363
Dan Wilder
Western States Fire Protection - Phoenix
Area 10 Representative
Design Manager
, AZ
918 S Sunnyvale, , AZ 85206
Dave Scherson
Superior Automatic Sprinkler Company
Area 11 Alternate
Vice President - Operations
Fremont, CA
4378 Enterprise St, Fremont, CA 94538-6305
Fred Benn
Advanced Automatic Sprinkler, Inc.
Area 11 Representative
President
San Ramon, CA
1947 San Ramon Valley Blvd Ste 100, San Ramon, CA 94583-1212
Phil Stoehr
Smith Fire Systems, Inc.
Area 12 Alternate
Branch Manager
Fife, WA
1106 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424-2733
Kevin Marr
Patriot Fire Protection, Inc. - Corporate
Area 12 Representative
Design/Operations Manager
Fife, WA
2707 70th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424-3642
William Roberts
Quick Response Fire Protection, Inc.
Area 2 Alternate
Freehold, NJ
566 Halls Mill Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728-8811
Michael Greco
Oliver Fire Protection & Security
Area 2 Representative
Vice President of Operations
King Of Prussia, PA
501 Feheley Dr, King Of Prussia, PA 19406-2611
Jeff Perkins
Area 3 Alternate
Design Manager
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Jeffrey Hewitt
CHA Fire Protection Services, LLC
Area 3 Representative
Corporate Engineer, Domestic Operations
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Ernie Rodriguez
Wiginton Fire Systems - Corporate
Area 4 Alternate
V.P. Engineering
Sanford, FL
699 Aero Ln, Sanford, FL 32771-6699
Jon Ackley
Dalmatian Fire - Corporate
Area 5 Alternate
President
Indianapolis, IN
5670 W 73rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1738
Ron Webb
S.A. Comunale Company, Inc. - Corporate
Area 5 Representative
Barberton, OH
2900 Newpark Dr, Barberton, OH 44203-1050
T.J. Julka
J.F. Ahern Co - Corporate
Area 6 Alternate
Fond Du Lac, WI
855 Morris St, Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-5611
Edward Kadlec, Jr
C.L. Doucette, Inc.
Area 6 Representative
President
Chicago, IL
3610 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609-1526
Tracy Bollig
American Fire Sprinkler Corporation - Corporate
Area 7 Alternate
Shawnee, KS
6750 W 47th Ter, Shawnee, KS 66203-1392
James Lewis
American Fire Sprinkler Corporation - Corporate
Area 7 Representative
Chief Executive Officer
Shawnee, KS
6750 W 47th Ter, Shawnee, KS 66203-1392
Jason McKeown
Northstar Fire Protection of Texas - Austin
Area 8 Alternate
Jonestown, TX
18247 Lura Lane, Jonestown, TX 78645
Conor Kauffman
Kauffman Company
Area 8 Representative
President
Houston, TX
13225 FM 529 Rd, Houston, TX 77041-2598
Hillery Sandberg
Western States Fire Protection - Austin
Area 9 Alternate
Corporate Design Manager
Round Rock, TX
1801 Central Commerce Ct Bldg 100, Round Rock, TX 78664-8561
John Hulett
APi National Service Group
Area 9 Representative
Project Manager
PARKER, CO
47435 Conifer Circle, PARKER, CO 80138-7317
Alex Hoffman
Viking Fire Protection Inc - Canada
CASA
Burnaby, BC
7885 North Fraser Way Unit 140, Burnaby, BC V5J 5M7
Matthew Osburn
Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association CASA
CASA
National Codes & Standards Manager
Markham, ON
335 Renfrew Drive – Suite 302, Markham, ON L3R 9S9
Mathew Ancone
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Technical Services Manager
Cranston, RI
1467 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-3849
Prashant Kulkarni
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Director, Engineering
Cranston, RI
1467 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-3849
Sean Cutting
Johnson Controls International - Corporate
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Senior Manager, R&D
Cranston, RI
1467 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-3849
Daniel Wake
Victaulic
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Product Manager
Easton, PA
4901 Kesslersville Rd, Easton, PA 18040-6714
Greg Ohnemus
ASC Engineered Solutions
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Product Manager - Fire Protection
North Kingstown, RI
160 Frenchtown Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852-1759
William Stelter
Master Control Systems
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
President
Lake Bluff, IL
PO Box 276, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-0276
Caleb Case
Viking Supplynet - Chicago
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
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Forest Hampton
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Cleveland, OH
9911 Brecksville Rd, Cleveland, OH 44141-3201
Simon Koorie
Victaulic
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Easton, PA
4901 Kesslersville Rd, Easton, PA 18040-6714
Brandon Telford
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company - Corporate
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Technical Manager
Liberty, SC
1470 Smith Grove Rd., Liberty, SC 29657
Cary Webber
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company - Corporate
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
Director, Technical Services
Liberty, SC
1470 Smith Grove Rd, Liberty, SC 29657-4305
Shaun Kramer
Viking Group, Inc.
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
Viking
Caledonia, MI
5150 Beltway Dr SE, Caledonia, MI 49316-7447
Greg Maurer
Wheatland Tube
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
Director of TS and QA (Wheatland - Western)
Wheatland, PA
1 Council Ave, Wheatland, PA 16161
Jack Thacker
Shambaugh & Son - Corporate
Member at Large
Long Beach, CA
5430 E the Toledo, Long Beach, CA 90803-3933
Chase Browning
Member at Large
Fire Marshal
Medford, OR
200 S Ivy St # 180, Medford, OR 97501-3100
Jack Coffelt
Asurio, Inc.
Member at Large
General Manager
Justin, TX
12910 Helen Ct, Justin, TX 76247-8601
Ryan Peterson
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers - Fort Myers
Member at Large Alternate
Branch Manager
Fort Myers, FL
4683 Laredo Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905-4924
Robert Anderson
JCI Fire Protection - Corporate
Member at Large Alternate
Sprinkler Design Manager – Mid-West Region
Strongsville, OH
17295 Foltz Pkwy Ste G, Strongsville, OH 44149-5568
Richard Ray
Cybor Fire Protection Company
National in Scope Alternate
Downers Grove, IL
5123 Thatcher Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-4029
Sheldon Dacus
Security Fire Protection Company - Corporate
National in Scope Representative
Executive Vice President
Memphis, TN
4495 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38141-6702
Pete Schwab
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.
At Large Representative
Ocoee, FL
222 Capitol Ct, Ocoee, FL 34761-3019
Karl Wiegand
Victaulic
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Bay City, MI
2371 Copper Creek Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-9072
Jason Webb
Potter Electric Signal Company
Manufacturer or SAM Alternate
Director of Industry Affairs
Hazelwood, MO
5757 Phantom Dr, Hazelwood, MO 63042-2429
Zachary Magnone
Johnson Controls International - Corporate
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
Cranston, RI
1467 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-3849
Kevin Kelly
Victaulic
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
Easton, PA
4901 Kesslersville Rd, Easton, PA 18040-6714
Jim McHugh
AGF Manufacturing Inc.
Manufacturer or SAM Representative
President
Malvern, PA
100 Quaker Ln, Malvern, PA 19355-2479
Manuel Silva
Johnson Controls International - Corporate
National in Scope Representative
Cranston, RI
1467 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-3849