STI/SPFA’s 2017 Board of Directors

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) elected their 2017 Board of Directors at the organization’s recent Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida. Officers for 2017 were then elected by the Board at its first meeting of the year, also in Naples.


2017 officers, one-year term

  • David Watson, President (Watco Tanks, Floresville TX)
  • Robby Hagemann, Vice President, Chairman Pressure Vessel Section (Boardman
  • LLC, Oklahoma City OK)
  • James “Jimmy” Jones, Treasurer, Chairman Finance Committee (Modern Welding
  • Co., Inc., Owensboro KY)
  • Sonny Underwood, Chairman of the Board (Mid-South Steel Products, Inc., Cape
  • Girardeau MO)

New directors, three year term

  • Coby Hayes, Shop Fabricated Tank Section, Chairman Technical Committee (J.L.
  • Houston Co., Hopkins MO)
  • Bill Kennedy, Shop Fabricated Tank Section (Kennedy Tank & Mfg. Co., Inc,
  • Indianapolis IN)
  • Chip Stein, Field Erected Storage Tank Section (Tank Industry Consultants,
  • Indianapolis IN)

Continuing directors

  • Humberto Guglielmina, Chairman Meeting Planning Committee (Tanques TECSA,
  • Chihuahua MEX)
  • Ed McCarthy, Chairman Affiliate Section (Samuel, Son & Co., Baltimore MD)
  • Patrick Pfersch, Shop Fabricated Tank Section (Lannon Tank Corp., Lannon WI)
  • Ken Primavera, Chairman Steel Water Pipe Section (Forterra Pressure Pipe,
  • Grand Prairie TX)

Featured Affiliate

Phoenix Forging Company

Phoenix Forging Company, a member of the Phoenix Forge Group, is a proud domestic manufacturer of steel tank and cylinder fittings based in Catasauqua, PA. Phoenix Forge was founded in 1882.
“Networking at STI/SPFA meetings has given us new ideas to manufacture our products more efficiently.”

Sonny Underwood
Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.