Committees

Committees

SMACNA of Western Pennsylvania has a number of committees that work to improve the sheet metal industry in western Pennsylvania and help the Association to plan various functions.

Apprenticeship Committee

This committee is one half of the joint committee responsible for apprentice training. They work in cooperation with our labor partners at SMWIA Local 12.

Richard Watkins

Overly Companies

Chair

Ken J. Kotchey

K&I Sheet Metal, Inc.

Doug Poundstone

Ductmate Industries

Budget and Finance Committee

This committee develops and recommends to the Board of Directors, an annual operating budget for the Association. It also requires a certified audit of the Association’s finances, which shall be reviewed by the Board annually.

Eber Verhovsek

Eber HVAC

Chair

Dave Wingertsahn

McKamish, Inc.

Dan Bruno

Ductmate Industries

By-Laws Committee

This committee reviews and updates the Association’s by-laws as necessary.

Eber Verhovsek

Eber HVAC

Chair

Dave Wingertsahn

McKamish, Inc.

Health and Welfare/Annuity Trustees

These are the trustees responsible for the overseeing and administration of the Welfare program along with the representatives of organized labor. This committee shall be elected by the Board of Directors for a period of four (4) years.

James T. Strother

SMACNA of Western Pennsylvania

Chair

Tom Szymczak

SSM Industries

Adam Renick

Renick Brothers Construction

John Szymczak

SSM Industries

Alternate Trustee

Industry Fund Trustees

These trustees are responsible for oversight of the Industry Fund, including setting of the Industry Fund budget and changes to the Industry Fund contribution rate.

Eber Verhovsek

Eber HVAC

Chair

Mike Gunning

Gunning, Inc.

Dave Wingertsahn

McKamish, Inc.

Ray Gajski

Ruthrauff Sauer, LLC

John Raught

Northstar Environmental Ltd.

JAB/JATF/LMCC

This committee shall be responsible for contracts and relations with organized labor and for negotiating for the industry’s collective bargaining agreements with representatives of organized labor. This committee shall also be trustees responsible for the joint administration of the Journeyman Apprentice Training Fund and the Labor Management Cooperation Fund.

Mike Gunning

Gunning, Inc.

Chair

Mark Malencia

Emcor Scalise Industries

Eber Verhovsek

Eber HVAC

Dave Wingertsahn

McKamish, Inc.

John Raught

Northstar Environmental Ltd.

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee shall deal with governmental agencies when required for general matters pertaining to health licensing, standardization codes, proposed legislation and related matters concerning the sheet metal industry.

James T. Strother

SMACNA of Western PA

Chair

Mark Patrizia

Rabe Environmental Systems

Ryan Ward

CL Ward & Family, Inc.

Adam Renick

Renick Brothers Construction

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee shall attend all safety-related functions involving the Association and keep members informed about safety-related matters.

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