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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 (2016-2017)

President
Jeff Iden
Cargo Equipment Corporation
640 Church Road
Elgin, IL 60123
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
Tabor City, NC 28463
Phone: (910) 653-5200
Fax: (910) 653-2261

Directors (2016-2017)

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

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

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

James Calico
ANCRA International, LLC
2685 Circleport Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018
Phone: (908) 872-1899
Fax: (859) 371-4367

Trevor Waycott
Unitex Group USA, LLC
104 Hurricane Creek Road, P.O. Box 455
Piedmont, SC 29673
Phone: (864) 846-8681
Fax: (770) 445-4046

Della Picken
Belt-Tech Products, Inc.
386 Dorchester St., Granby, QC J2G 8C8, Canada
Phone: (450) 372-5826
Fax: (450) 372-4789

Committee Chairs (2016-2017)

Web Sling Technical Committee
Ralph Abato - Chairman
Doleco USA
400 Oser Ave., Suite 1650, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Office: 860-225-4521
Cell: 860-729-5289

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

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

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

Testing Technical Committee
Charles Lucas - Chairman
The Crosby Group, Inc.
2664 W 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74132
Phone: (918) 445-1685
Fax: (918) 445-1685

Roger Ohman - Co-Chair
The Crosby Group, LLC
2664 W 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74132
Phone: 918-445-1685

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

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

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 (2016-2017)

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
Charles Lucas
The Crosby Group, Inc.
2664 W 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74132
Phone: (918) 445-1685

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