Governance

STI/SPFA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of Members representing its Sections: Shop Fabricated Tanks; Field Erected Water Storage Tanks; Pressure Vessels; Water Pipe; and Affiliates. Each Section meets at its own discretion at STI/SPFA’s Annual Meeting or in conjunction with another relevant organization’s conference.

Bylaws

The STI/SPFA Bylaws address the operation, manner and procedures by which the business of the association is conducted. The Bylaws are incorporated by reference in the STI/SPFA Membership Applications for members building STI/SPFA licensed technologies and referred to in agreements executed by member companies when they join STI/SPFA.

The STI/SPFA bylaws are available upon request.

Board of Directors

Name/Company Board Position Term Ends

Bill Kennedy
Kennedy Tank & Mfg. Co. Inc.

President
Pressure Vessel Section Representative

2023

Kyle Couture
American SpiralWeld Pipe

Vice President
Steel Water Pipe Section Chairman

2022

Steve Meeker
Hamilton Tanks, LLC

Treasurer 2024

Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products

Chairman of the Board 2021

Tim O'Toole
Executive Vice President

Secretary

 

Pat Rezin
USEMCO

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative 2022

Coby Hayes
J. L. Houston Co.

Technical Committee Chairman
Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative

2023

John E. Jones
Modern Welding Co.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative 2023

Mike Lattner
Morrison Bros. Co.

Affiliate Section Chairman 2022

Robert Hall
Hall Tank

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative 2023

Paul Windham
Fisher Tank Company

Field Erected Storage Tank Section Representative 2023

Bob Nemeth
Stanwade Metal Products, Inc.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative 2024

Sections

Field Erected Storage Tank Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational courses, and judges Tank of the Year and Century Club Awards.

All Field Erected Storage Tank Section members are invited to participate in Section meetings.

Chairman
Brad Veath
CB&I LLC

Staff Liaison

847-550-3829

Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Steel Water Pipe Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational materials, and administers the Pipe Certification program.

All Steel Water Pipe Section members are invited to participate in Section meetings.

Chairman
Kyle Couture
American Spiralweld Pipe Co., LLC

Staff Liaisons

847-550-3829

David Reed
847-550-3830

Pressure Vessel & Special Fabricated Products Section

Reviews issues important to pressure vessel manufacturers. Hosts annual Fall Conference.

Chairman
Robby Hagemann
Boardman, LLC

Staff Liaison

847-550-3829

Shop Fabricated Atmospheric Tank Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational materials, administers licenses for fabricators to build STI tank technologies, and provides quality assurance and training programs.

Chairman
Coby Hayes
J. L. Houston Co.

Staff Liaison
Steve Pollock
847-438-8265 x244

Committees

Technical Committee

Institutes and monitors all technical R&D activities, studies and surveys for the shop fabricated atmospheric tank section, enforces quality control standards and reviews, evaluates and researches technical data and specifications.

Chairman
Coby Hayes
J. L. Houston Co.

Staff Liaisons
Steve Pollock
847-438-8265 x244

Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Finance Committee

Oversees all investments of STI/SPFA, recommends the annual operating budget and analyzes quarterly financial statements.

Chairman
Steve Meeker
Hamilton Tanks, LLC

Staff Liaison
David Reed
847-550-3830

Membership Committee

Organizes Annual Meeting and Fall Conference program, speakers and events. Works on member retention and benefits.

Chairman
Robby Hagemann
Boardman, LLC

Staff Liaisons
Cindy Born
847-550-3834

Katie Bruce
847-550-3833

Affiliate Members Committee

Makes recommendations on issues of importance to suppliers, annual meeting speakers, sponsorship and displays, and increasing attendance.

All Affiliate Members are invited to participate on this committee.

Chairman
Mike Lattner
Morrison Bros. Co.

Staff Liaison
Katie Bruce
847-550-3833

Safety & Health Committee

Creates and provides education and training, administers the Safety Awards program, tracks OSHA regulatory developments, and participates in industry codes and standards bodies.

All Members involved in safety programs are invited to participate on this committee.

Chairman
C.J. Hinemann
Fisher Tank Company

Co-Chair
Shelley Brewer
Tank Industry Consultants

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

SP001 AST Inspection Standard Committee

Makes recommendations regarding the inspection standard for atmospheric, above ground fuel storage tanks.

Committee members are STI/SPFA members, regulators, tank owners/operators, industry service providers, and inspectors.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Strategic Planning Committee

Provides recommendations to the Board regarding planning for the future of the organization.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products

Staff Liaison

847-550-3829

SP031 AST Repair Standards Committee

Makes recommendations for the repair standard for steel fabricated above ground fuel storage tanks.

Committee members are STI/SPFA members, regulators, tank owners/operators, industry service providers, and inspectors.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

“STI/SPFA membership has helped shape Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing and sets us up well for the future.”

Bill Kennedy
Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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