Mar 09, 2015

FGI Announces New Officers, Board Members

The officers & board of directors will serve two-year terms

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute FGI board of directors officers

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during their biennial membership meeting in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 18, 2015.

The meeting was attended by 37 people and held in conjunction with the Geosynthetics-2015 Conference sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Assn. Intl. Before introducing the new officers and directors, Tim Stark, FGI technical director and professor of civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, acknowledged the service of the outgoing officers and board members: Glen Knopp (Inland, Tarp & Liner), Bill Barnes (InterWrap), Greg Yaple (Sinclair), Roland Nifong (Raven Industries) and Stan Slifer (CDI-Watersaver).

The recently elected FGI officers will serve a two-year term (2015-2017) and are:

  • President – Andrew Mills (Layfield Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Vice president – Kent Metzger (Brawler Industries, Midland, Texas)
  • Treasurer – Patrick Elliott (Colorado Lining International, Parker, Colorado)
  • Secretary – Jeremiah Boorsma (Accugeo, Bakersfield, California)

The recently elected FGI board of directors will serve a two-year term (2015-2017) and are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Pat Bradley (Inland Tarp & Liner)
  • Steve Hobbs (Leister)
  • Gary Kolbasuk (Raven Industries)
  • Dave McLaury (DemTech)
  • Jeff Pankonie (Firestone)
  • Ray Peebles (Cooley Group)
  • Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Associates)
  • Greg Yaple (Sinclair Equipment)