FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
SAIA Announces 2014 – 2016 Executive Committee
March 4, 2014 Kansas City − The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Executive Committee, Board of Directors and councils met last week in New Orleans at the 2014 Committee Week event.
Committee Week is SAIA’s mid-year meeting in which 11 councils meet to work on current projects, discuss issues facing their council’s segment in the industry, evaluate their goals and objectives, and prepare for the upcoming year. Over four days, 150 key industry scaffold and access professionals came together to discuss collectively more than 90 agenda items unique to the scaffold and access industry.
During the Board of Directors meeting the 2014-2016 slate of officers was approved. The new officers will be sworn in during the President’s Gala at the 2014 Annual Convention & Exposition in Austin, Texas in July 27 -30, 2014.
President: Mike Russell, Power Climber
President Elect: Paula Manning, Century Elevators
Vice President: Ted Beville, Safway Services
Treasurer: Frank Frietsch, Layher Inc.
Secretary: Colby Hubler, Power Climber Wind
Presidential Appointee: Tom Dillon, Honeywell
Board Appointee: James Holcomb, Crom Equipment Rentals
Board Appointee: James Gordon, Klimer Platforms
Past President: Marty Coughlin, Dependable Scaffolding
The SAIA would also like to thank all of our 2014 Committee Week Sponsors. Coronet Scaffold, StepUp Scaffold, Etobicoke Ironworks, Layher, PowerClimber, Direct Scaffold Supply, A-1 Scaffold Manufacturers, Crom Equipment Rentals, Dependable Scaffolding, Edge International, McCausey Lumber Company, Mdm Scaffolding Services.
For more information about 2014 Committee Week or other SAIA projects currently in the works, please call SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860.
About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, shoring, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at www.saiaonline.org.