Governance

STI/SPFA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of Members representing its Sections: Shop Fabricated Tanks; Field Erected Water Storage Tanks; Pressure Vessels; Water Pipe; and Affiliates. Each Section meets at its own discretion at STI/SPFA’s Annual Meeting or in conjunction with another relevant organization’s conference.

Bylaws

The STI/SPFA Bylaws address the operation, manner and procedures by which the business of the association is conducted. The Bylaws are incorporated by reference in the STI/SPFA Membership Applications for members building STI/SPFA licensed technologies and referred to in agreements executed by member companies when they join STI/SPFA.

The STI/SPFA bylaws are available upon request.

Board of Directors

Name/CompanyBoard PositionTerm Ends

Bill Kennedy
Kennedy Tank & Mfg. Co. Inc.

President
Pressure Vessel Section Representative
2023

Kyle Couture
AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe

Vice President
Steel Water Pipe Section Chairman
2025

Steve Meeker
Hamilton Tanks, LLC

Treasurer2024

Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.

Chairman of the Board2023

Tim O’Toole
Executive Vice President

Secretary 

Pat Rezin
USEMCO, Inc.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative2025

Coby Hayes
J. L. Houston Co.J. L. Houston Co.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative2023

John E. Jones
Modern Welding Co.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative2023

Mike Lattner
Morrison Bros. Co.

Affiliate Section Chairman2024

Robert Hall
Hall Tank Company, LLC

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative2023

Paul Windham
Fisher Tank Company

Field Erected Storage Tank Section Representative2023

Bob Nemeth
Stanwade Metal Products, Inc.Stanwade Metal Products, Inc.

Shop Fabricated Tank Section Representative2024

Sections

Field Erected Storage Tank Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational courses, and judges Tank of the Year and Century Club Awards.

All Field Erected Storage Tank Section members are invited to participate in Section meetings.

Chairman
Brad Veath
CB&I LLC

Staff Liaison
Tim O’Toole
847-550-3829

Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Steel Water Pipe Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational materials, and administers the Pipe Certification program.

All Steel Water Pipe Section members are invited to participate in Section meetings.

Chairman
Kyle Couture
AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe

Staff Liaisons
Tim O’Toole
847-550-3829

David Reed
847-550-3830

Pressure Vessel & Special Fabricated Products Section

Reviews issues important to pressure vessel manufacturers. Hosts annual Fall Conference.

Chairman
Robby Hagemann
Boardman, LLC

Staff Liaison
Tim O’Toole
847-550-3829

Shop Fabricated Atmospheric Tank Section

Reviews industry codes, produces standards and educational materials, administers licenses for fabricators to build STI tank technologies, and provides quality assurance and training programs.

Chairman
Garrick Mullen
Watco Tanks, Inc.

Staff Liaison
Steve Pollock
847-438-8265 x244

Committees

Technical Committee

Institutes and monitors all technical R&D activities, studies and surveys for the shop fabricated atmospheric tank section, enforces quality control standards and reviews, evaluates and researches technical data and specifications.

Chairman
Garrick Mullen
Watco Tanks, Inc.

Staff Liaisons
Steve Pollock
847-438-8265 x244

Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Finance Committee

Oversees all investments of STI/SPFA, recommends the annual operating budget and analyzes quarterly financial statements.

Chairman
Steve Meeker
Hamilton Tanks, LLC

Staff Liaison
David Reed
847-550-3830

Membership Committee

Organizes Annual Meeting and Fall Conference program, speakers and events. Works on member retention and benefits.

Chairman
Robby Hagemann
Boardman, LLC

Staff Liaison
Katie Bruce
847-550-3833

Affiliate Members Committee

Makes recommendations on issues of importance to suppliers, annual meeting speakers, sponsorship and displays, and increasing attendance.

All Affiliate Members are invited to participate on this committee.

Chairman
Mike Lattner
Morrison Bros. Co.

Staff Liaison
Katie Bruce
847-550-3833

Emerging Leaders Committee

The Emerging Leaders Committee aids in relationship building, professional development, and communication among emerging leaders in the steel fabrication industry.

Sean Rezin

Chairman
Sean Rezin
USEMCO, Inc.

Safety & Health Committee

Creates and provides education and training, administers the Safety Awards program, tracks OSHA regulatory developments, and participates in industry codes and standards bodies.

All Members involved in safety programs are invited to participate on this committee.

Chairman
C.J. Hineman
Fisher Tank Company

Co-Chair
Shelley Brewer
Tank Industry Consultants

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

SP001 AST Inspection Standard Committee

Makes recommendations regarding the inspection standard for atmospheric, above ground fuel storage tanks.

Committee members are STI/SPFA members, regulators, tank owners/operators, industry service providers, and inspectors.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

SP031 AST Repair Standards Committee

Makes recommendations for the repair standard for steel fabricated above ground fuel storage tanks.

Committee members are STI/SPFA members, regulators, tank owners/operators, industry service providers, and inspectors.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.

Staff Liaison
Joe Mentzer
224-286-6469

Strategic Planning Committee

Provides recommendations to the Board regarding planning for the future of the organization.

Chairman
Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.

Staff Liaison
Tim O’Toole
847-550-3829

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