WJTA-IMCA Announces Officers, Board of Directors

Bill Gaff, vice president of sales and marketing for Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC in Richland, Mississippi, has been elected the 2011-2013 chairman of the board of the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) – Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA). Also elected for the 2011-2013 term are President George A. Savanick, Ph.D., a consultant from Apple Valley, Minnesota; Vice President Pat DeBusk, Inland Industrial Services Group, LLC in Deer Park, Texas; Secretary Hugh Miller, Ph.D., associate professor at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado; and Treasurer Larry Loper, vice president of marketing and sales, High Pressure Equipment Company in Erie, Pennsylvania.

New elected board members are Kay Doheny, owner of Jack Doheny Supplies, Inc. in Northville, Michigan; Luis Garcia, president and chief executive officer of Channel Safety & Marine Supply, Inc. (CSM); Kathy Krupp, managed services leader, The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas; and Kerry Petranek, chief executive officer, StoneAge, Inc. in Durango, Colorado. Forrest Shook, president, NLB Corp. in Wixom, Michigan, was re-elected to the board of directors.

Mohamed Hashish, Ph.D., senior vice president of technology, Flow International Corporation in Kent, Washington; and Gary Noto, executive vice president and chief operations officer, Veolia Environmental Services, continue to serve remaining terms on the board.

For more information visit www.wjta.org , wjta-imca@wjta.org or call 314-241-1445.

The WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) – Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA) is a professional association providing service, education, and representation to members, including contractors, manufacturers, researchers, and educators in the waterjetting, industrial cleaning, and industrial vacuum equipment industries. A major aim of the association is to educate members, their employees, and all users of the technology regarding safety and best practices. WJTA-IMCA developed the Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment and the Recommended Practices for the Use of Industrial Vacuum Equipment manuals and videos to help people ensure a safe and productive work environment for workers and site visitors. The WJTA-IMCA Medical Card offers guidance for physicians and emergency medical personnel treating waterjet injuries. The WJTA-IMCA keeps members abreast of the latest developments in products, equipment, applications, industry news, and on-the-job safety in a variety of ways: the Jet News newsletter, a regularly updated website, and conferences and expos. The conferences and expos showcase the latest products, tools, and equipment through live demonstrations and exhibits. Educational “boot camp” sessions on a variety of work-related topics are provided for contractors and end users. Leading engineers and researchers share new developments in technology and applications during paper presentations.

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