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Leadership

Principal and alternate representatives of any Regular or Associate member are eligible to serve on the WSTDA Board of Directors, elected annually by the membership. The Board consists of nine members, each elected for two-year terms, and the officers of the Association, including the President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer, who are elected annually by the Board of Directors.

Officers (2017-2018)

President
Jeff Iden
Cargo Equipment Corporation
13700 George Bush Court
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: (847) 741-7272
Fax: (847) 742-1820

Vice-President
Greg Pilgrim
Murdock Webbing Co., Inc.
27 Foundry Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: (401) 724-3000
Fax: (401) 722-9730

Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Bailey
Filtec Precise Inc.
218 U.S. 701 By-Pass
P.O. Box 635
Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-5200
Fax: (910) 653-2261

President-Elect
Della Picken
386 Dorchester St.
Granby, QC J2G 8C8, Canada
Phone: (450) 372-5826
Fax: (450) 372-4789

Directors (2017-2018)

Scott Fleming
Unirope Limited
3070 Universal Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 2C8, Canada
Phone: (800) 457-9997
Fax: (905) 624-9265

Karl-Heinz Keisewitt
Doleco USA
Hartmannstraße 8, D-44147
44147 Dortmund, Germany
Phone: + 49 231 828 540
Fax: + 49 231 828 5777

Arnold Lopez
Kennedy Wire Rope and Sling Co.
302 Flato Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Phone: (361) 289-1444
Fax: (361) 289-7555

Amanda Masters
Ben-Mor Cables / Sling Tech
1105 Lemire
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2T 1L8, Canada
Phone: (705) 719-4899
Fax: (450) 778-0033

Trevor Waycott
Stren-Flex, LLC
126 Corporate Drive, Suite C
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: (877) 787-3635
Fax: (864) 962-3402

Eric J. Parkerson
Mazzella Companies
21000 Aerospace Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44142
Phone: (440) 239-7000

Committee Chairs (2017-2018)

Web Sling Technical Committee
Eric J. Parkerson – Chairman
Mazzella Companies
21000 Aerospace Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44142
Phone: (440) 239-7000

Fred Ambli - Co-Chair
Liftpro International
5959 Seville Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 729-9211

Testing Technical Committee
Mark Kowalick - Chairman
Liftex Corporation
48D Vincent Circle
Ivyland, PA 18974
Phone: 215-957-0810
Fax: (713) 868-3234

Ken Coe - Co-Chair
Murdock Webbing Co., Inc.
27 Foundry Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: (401) 500-0994
Fax: (401) 722-9730

Round Sling Technical Committee
Gregory Babinchak - Chairman
Lift-All Co., Inc.
1909 McFarland Drive
Landisville, PA 17538
Phone: (717) 898-6615 ext. 1121
Fax: (717) 898-9844

John Ketchum - Co-Chair
I & I/Slingmax® Rigging Solutions
3824 Patterson St.
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: (336) 323-1532
Fax: (335) 323-1552

Load Securement Technical Committee
Rob Snyder - Chairman
Cargo Equipment Corp.
13700 George Bush Court
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: (847) 741-7272
Fax: (847) 742-1820

Chris Johnson – Co-Chair
Ribbon Webbing Corp.
4711 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: (773) 287-1221
Fax: (773) 287-1222

Legal Resource Committee
Michael Gelskey, Sr. — Chairman
Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc.
1603 West Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 469-2251
Fax: (909) 469-2252

Technical Coordinator

Robert Jasany
Sanford, NC
Phone: 919-776-0237

Liaisons (2017-2018)

International Liaison
Karl Heinz Keisewitt
Doleco GmbH
Hartmannstr 8, D-44147
Dortmund, 44147, Germany
Phone: 49231828540
Fax: 492318285777

CVSA Liaison
Stephane Theriault
Faucher Industries
6363 Boul Des Grandes-Prairies Blvd.
Saint-Leonard, QC H1P 1A5, Canada
Phone: (514) 321-2299
Fax: (514) 321-2333

AWRF Liaison
Robert Jasany
WSTDA Technical Coordinator
Sanford, NC
Phone: 919-776-0237

Cordage Institute Liaison
Jim Bailey
Filtec Precise Inc.
218 U.S. 701 By-Pass
Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-5200
Fax: (910) 653-2261

ASME B.30.9 Committee Liaison
Mark Kowalick
Liftex Corporation
48D Vincent Circle
Ivyland, PA 18974
Phone: 215-957-0810
Fax: (713) 868-3234

ACRP Liaison
Scott Fleming
Unirope Limited
3070 Universal Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 2C8, Canada
Phone: (800) 457-9997
Fax: (905) 624-9265

LEEA Liaison
Tim O'Rourke
Strider~Resource
5667 King Road
Nobleton, ON L0G 1N0, Canada
Phone: (905) 859-3901
Fax: (905) 859-4345

Legal Counsel

Gerard Panaro
Howe & Hutton
1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 1007
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 861-1314
Fax: (202) 466-5829

WSTDA Headquarters Staff

9 Newport Drive, Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Phone: 443-640-1070
Fax: 443-640-1031

Kathleen A. DeMarco, CAE
Executive Director
Phone: 443-640-1070 x 119

Fred Stringfellow, CAE
Management Liaison
Phone: 443-640-1070 x102

Cynthia M. Sanchez
Director of Meetings & Member Services
Phone: 443-640-1070 x 117

Kristin Grove
Association Coordinator
Phone: 443-640-1070 x110

Amy Chetelat, CAE
Director of Finance
Phone: 443-640-1040 x103