Executive Committee 2018-2020
James Holcomb, SAIA President | Associated Scaffolding Company Inc.
James “Jim” Holcomb has been involved in the scaffold and access industry for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a driver/laborer for Crom Equipment Rentals, Inc. (CER), based out of Gainesville, Fla., and worked his way through the ranks to become president of the company – a position he held until leaving CER in 2017. Jim has been an active member of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) since 2000. He has participated as an ATI instructor, been a member on the Board of Directors, and served on the SAIA Executive Committee since 2012. In August 2018, he began his two-year term as president of the Association. Jim recently joined the team at Associated Scaffolding, Inc., located in North Carolina.
Michael Paladino, SAIA President-Elect | Eagle Scaffolding Services, Inc.
Michael is an experienced, second-generation scaffold professional, having served the industry since 1979. As president of Eagle Scaffolding Services, Inc., – which services the New York Metropolitan area – he has evolved his company into a full-service scaffolding company that provides access solutions to a large and varied customer base. Since 2010, Michael has been an SAIA board member for Region 2 (N.Y., N.J., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). He has also sat on the Ad-Hoc Bylaws review committee, was part of the Leadership Academy Committee, and is currently part of the SAIA Review and Regulatory Council. Michael’s accolades include the Unsung Hero Award for his tireless effort and dedication to the SAIA and the William T. Ayres Founder Award for membership growth.
Tracy Dutting-Kane, P.E., SAIA Vice President | StepUp Scaffold
Tracy is chief engineer at StepUp Scaffold; she is an established professional engineer with more than 20 years engineering experience in temporary structure design, manufacturing, and testing with focus on scaffold, forming, and shoring. As chair of the ANSI ASC 11 Main Committee, Tracy is involved with ANSI safety and test standards development; she also sits on both the ANSI A10.8 and ANSI A10.9 review committees. Dutting-Kane has a wide range of experience with federal and state OSHA standards and scaffold training. Tracy has worked extensively with scaffold, forming and shoring engineering; design and manufacturing; and forensic engineering, including accident investigation of temporary structures and paving equipment design, testing, and manufacture. She is a former SAIA Shoring Council Chair and president of the Scaffold, Shoring and Forming Institute (SSFI), where she also held positions as the vice president and Shoring Council Chair for many years. Dutting-Kane is an Air Force veteran and is retired from the Air Force Reserve.
Francois Villeneuve, SAIA Secretary | Fraco Products, Ltd.
Francois is the engineering and project development vice-president of Fraco Products, Ltd., in Saint-Mathias-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1991, Fraco is a manufacturer and supplier of mast climbing work platforms, construction elevators, and industrial lifts. Francois has been involved with the SAIA since 1999. He has served on the ANSI A92 Main Committee, ANSI A92.9, and A92.10 subcommittees; and CSA 354.5 and CSA 354.6. He is a former board member and is currently co-chair of the SAIA Construction Hoist Council. Francois is a graduate of the École Polytechnique of Montreal, Quebec, earning a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He is a member of the Quebec engineer professional organisation (Ordre des ingénieur du Québec).
Colby Hubler, SAIA Treasurer | Power Climber Wind
Colby is the Sales Director of the Americas for Power Climber Wind. Hubler manages the turbine access needs of select wind energy customers in North America. Previously, he held the position of sales/marketing director for Mill Direct Lumber Sales. Colby has been involved with the Scaffold & Access Industry Association since 2002, serving as Platform Council Chair from 2005-2012 and on the Board of Directors since 2006. During this time, he has participated in many standards committees and groups. Colby is a native of Washington, has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, and lives with his wife and two sons near Vancouver, Wash.
William DeMent, SAIA Member at Large | Associated Scaffolding Company, Inc.
William has served in a sales capacity at Associated Scaffolding for more than 23 years. He was a sales representative for 13 years and has been the sales manager for the past 5 years. He began erecting scaffolds in 1993 and worked his way up to Lead Erector, eventually becoming the superintendent. William previously served on the SAIA Board of Directors for three years and has been an SAIA member for the past five years. William and his family live in the Durham, N.C., area.
Rick McKinlay, SAIA Board Appointee | Winsafe
Rick is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He comes from a strong background in business management, project management, technical sales, and relationship building. After a 16-year tenure in the automotive industry working in product design, project management, and technical sales, Rick joined the suspended access industry in 2009. Tackling the role of sales and marketing manager at Winsafe, he has led the sales, marketing, business development, customer service, and relationship management activities of the organization. In 2014, Rick took the helm of Winsafe as general manager, assuming complete top-to-bottom responsibility for the business. In 2017, Rick's next challenge evolved into the role of senior project manager: pitching, landing, and directing execution of very large and very complex projects at Winsafe. He also continues to foster key customer relationships. Additionally, Rick has taken an active role in the advancement of the scaffold and access industry, with a drive towards making the industry a safer and better place to work. He has been a member of the SAIA since 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. In Canada, Rick has been an active member of the SIAC-Ontario Chapter since 2009, a member of the Board of Directors since 2015, and has held the executive role of secretary since 2015. Voted in by the SIAC Board of Directors in 2017, Rick is currently serving as President-Elect.
Matt Morgan, SAIA Board Appointee | Mdm Scaffolding Services, Inc.
Matt is Director of Business Development for Mdm Scaffolding Services, Inc., a supplier and subcontractor of NexGenPlank, scaffolding, shoring, motorized work platforms and hoists in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area. Mdm has been an active member of SAIA since 1993. Matt is currently on the SAIA Board of Directors, Plank Committee, and Future Leaders Board for American Subcontractors Association - North Texas. Morgan was born and raised in Dallas - Ft. Worth but ended up at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Wisconsin, where he played basketball for four years and was team captain for two of those years. He has been working for Mdm since he was a freshman in high school; he started in the warehouse/yard and then moved to the installation crews before interning during college. Matt has also been a marketing assistant at Mdm and now manages the day-to-day tasks for the sales and marketing department. He is a top producer in Scaffold Installations & NexGenPlank and is working toward second-generation ownership of Mdm, which has been owned and operated by Gene and Carol Morgan for almost 25 years.
Paula Manning, SAIA Immediate Past President | Century Elevators
Paula is the executive vice president and part-owner of Century Elevators in Houston, Texas, where her daily responsibilities include oversight for all sales, marketing, and distribution activities. Paula has been a member of the SAIA since 1998 and has previously served on the Board of Directors. She has also been an SAIA regional vice president and council chair for the Construction Hoist Council. She was elected to the SAIA Executive Committee in 2012 and has served as both Secretary and President-Elect. Paula holds a seat on the ANSI ASC A92 Main Committee for Aerial Work Platforms and has been a representative on the ANSI A92.9 and A92.10 sub-committees since 2001. Manning is also active on the ANSI ASME A10.4 and A10.5 subgroups for Construction and Demolition standards: Personnel Elevators and Material Hoists. She is a Silver Benefactor of the SAIA Education Foundation, a frequent SAIA convention presenter, and contributor to SA Magazine. Additionally, Paula is an internationally published author, covering a range of topics that include access code development, standards applications and compliance, safety, special projects, market trends, and the SAIA. She is the past recipient of the SAIA Spirit Award and the SAIA Coupling Pin Award. Manning is a graduate of Kilgore College and The University of Houston. She resides in Friendswood, Texas.