Special Achievement and Committee Service honored by NFPA

Published on June 10, 2010
Awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo®

June 9, 2010 – Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 18 individuals at the NFPA Conference & Expo® taking place this week in Las Vegas.

2010 Recipients for Special Achievement Award

William H. Barlen
Barlen & Associates, Inc.
Allentown, NJ

Technical Committees on:

  • Laboratories Using Chemicals (1991 – present)
  • Industrial and Medical Gases (1998 – present)
  • Natural Gas Vehicular Fuel Systems (1991 – 1994)

Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on:

  • Gas Delivery Equipment (2005 – 2007)

Dale E. Dressel
Solutia Incorporated
St. Louis, MO

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Boiler Combustion Systems Hazards (1988 – present, Chair 1995 – 2004)

Boiler Combustion System Hazards Technical Committees on:

  • Multiple Burner Boilers (1988 – present)
  • Single Burner Boilers (1988 – present)

Peter J. Willse
XL Global Asset Protection Services
Hartford, CT

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Boiler Combustion System Hazards (1988 – present)
  • Building Code (2000 – present)
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2006 – present)

Boiler Combustion System Hazards Technical Committees on:

  • Multiple Burner Boilers (1989 – present)
  • Single Burner Boilers (1989 – present, Chair 1995 – 1997)
  • Fluidized Bed Boilers (1991 – 2005)

Building Code Technical Committees on:

  • Building Construction (1988 – present, Chair 1997 – 2006)
  • Structures, Construction, and Materials (2000 – present)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Operations (2006 – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (2006 – present)
  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (2006 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Ovens and Furnaces (1988 – present)
  • Fire Code (1989 – present)
  • Fire Tests (1990 – 2005)
  • Smoke Management Systems (1994 – present)
  • Aerosol Products (2005 – present, Chair 2007 – present)
  • Liquid Fuel Burning Equipment (1989 – 2005, Chair 1992 – 2003)

NFPA Standards Council (2002 – 2008)

2010 Recipients for Committee Service Awards

John J. Eibl
The DuPont Company
Old Hickory, TN

Boiler Combustion System Hazards Technical Committees on:

  • Multiple Burner Boilers (1994 – present)
  • Single Burner Boilers (1994 – present, Chair 1999 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Boiler Combustion System Hazards (1999 – present)

Samuel Garofalo
Technical Consulting Company
Charlotte, NC

Technical Committee on:

  • Textile and Garment Care Processes (1998 – present)

Joseph P. Gillis
Westboro, MA

Technical Committees on:

  • Textile and Garment Care Processes (1980 – present)
  • Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases (1996 – 2009)

Steven J. Gunsel
SGTechnologies, LLC
Medina, OH

Technical Committees on:

  • Finishing Processes (1992 – present, Chair since 2000)
  • Static Electricity (1992 – present)

Dr. Gary D. Lougheed
National Research Council of Canada
Ottawa, Canada

Technical Committee on:

  • Smoke Management Systems (1994 – present)

Christopher A. Spencer
FM Approvals
West Glocester, RI

Technical Committees on:

  • Water-Cooling Towers (1991 – present, Chair since 2000)
  • Exposure Fire Protection (1993 – 2002)

James W. Carpenter
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
Durham, NC

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 2 (1987 – 2002, Chair 1992 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 3 (2002)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • National Electrical Code® (Chair 2002 – present)

NFPA Standards Council (2007 – present)

Michael N. Ber
IEC, Houston
Pinehurst, TX

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 18 (1996 – present, Chair since 2002)

Wayne Brinkmeyer
Britain Electric Company
Houston, TX

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 18 (Chair 1992 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 11 (Chair 2002 – present)

Julian R. Burns
Quality Power Solutions, Inc.
Charlotte, NC

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 6 (1993 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 9 (2002 – 2004)
  • Code-Making Panel 8 (Chair 2002 – present

Technical Committee on:

  • Electrical Equipment Evaluation (2008 – present)

James M. Daly
Upper Saddle River, NJ

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 7 (1987 – present)
  • Code-Making Panel 6 (2000 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • National Electrical Code® (1999 – present)

Don W. Jhonson
Interior Electric, Inc.
Pembroke Pines, FL

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 10 (1998 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 17 (2002 – present)

Melvin K. Sanders
Things Electrical Co., Inc. (TECo., Inc.)
Ankeny, IA

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 3 (1995 – 2010)

Technical Committees on:

  • Electrical Equipment of Industrial Machinery (1997 – present)
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance (1997 – 2010)
  • Lightning Protection (2004 – 2010)

Donald J. Talka
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Melville, NY

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 20 (1990 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 15 (Chair 2002 – present)

NFPA Standards Council (1999 – 2004)

Raymond W. Weber
State of Wisconsin, Department of Commerce
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 3 (1984 – 2002, Chair 1992 - 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 2 (Chair 2002 – present)

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