WJTA-IMCA Announces Officers, Board of Directors

Bill Gaff, vice president of sales and marketing for Vacuum Truck Rentals LLC, and Vacuum Truck Sales and Service, both headquartered in Richland, Miss.,, has been elected the 2015-2017 chairman of the board of the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) –Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA).

Also elected for the 2015-2017 term are president: Bill McClister, vice president equipment and technology, industrial business, Veolia North America, Baytown, Texas; vice president: Kerry Siggins, chief executive officer, StoneAge Inc., Durango, Colo.; secretary: Gary Noto, chief executive officer, HydroChem LLC, Deer Park, Texas; and treasurer: George A. Savanick, Ph.D., consultant, South St. Paul, Minn. wjta-imca

Newly elected board members are Pat DeBusk, vice president of DeBusk Services Group, LLC, Houston; Luis Garcia, president of the Gulf Coast Region, Northern Safety & Industrial, La Porte, Texas; Mohamed Hashish, Ph.D., senior vice president of technology, Flow International Corp., Kent, Wash.; Bill Krupowicz, vice president of Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), general manager of Jetstream of Houston, LLP, and vice president of industrial sales and global sales for ESG, Houston; Dana D. Moore, global contractor safety competency lead, E.I. DuPont, Orange, Texas; and Jeff Nyberg, senior vice president, core services, PSC, Pueblo, Colo.;. Kay Doheny, vice president of Jack Doheny Inc., Northville, Mich.; continues to serve her remaining term on the board.

The WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) – Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA) is a professional association providing service, education, and representation to members, including contractors, manufacturers, researchers, and educators in the waterjetting, industrial cleaning, and industrial vacuum equipment industries. A major aim of the association is to educate members, their employees, and all users of the technology regarding safety and best practices. WJTA-IMCA developed the Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment and the Recommended Practices for the Use of Industrial Vacuum Equipment manuals and videos to help people ensure a safe and productive work environment for workers and site visitors.

The WJTA-IMCA Medical Card offers guidance for physicians and emergency medical personnel treating waterjet injuries. The WJTA-IMCA keeps members abreast of the latest developments in products, equipment, applications, industry news, and on-the-job safety in a variety of ways: the Jet News newsletter, a regularly updated website, and conferences and expos. The conferences and expos showcase the latest products, tools, and equipment through live demonstrations and exhibits. Educational “boot camp” sessions on a variety of work-related topics are provided for contractors and end users. Leading engineers and researchers share new developments in technology and applications during paper presentations.

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