Fire Protection Research Foundation names new trustees

Published on April 23, 2009
Fire Protection Research Foundation names new trustees

April 23, 2009 — The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), appointed four new trustees.

The Foundation’s new trustees will serve three-year terms through 2011.

The new trustees are:

  • Carl Baldassarra, president, Schirmer Engineering Corporation
  • Kenneth Dungan, co-founder and managing director, Performance Design Technologies
  • Peter Kissinger, president and CEO, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
  • Peter Willse, director of research, XL Global Asset Protection Services

The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates consortium-funded research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

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