The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces Michael F. Meehan, senior vice president and a co-owner of VSC Fire & Security, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been elected Chairman of the AFSA 2015-2016 Board of Directors, leading the association into its 35th year serving the interests of fire sprinkler contractors across the country.
Meehan was elected Chairman of the Board during the October 10 Board of Directors’ meeting at the AFSA Convention & Exhibition in Phoenix, and was installed at the close of the 2015 convention.
A 1981 graduate from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Meehan began his fire sprinkler career working summers as a pipe fitter apprentice. He is a NICET Level IV Certified Engineering Technician in Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler) Systems Layout and has more than 30 years’ experience in sprinkler design engineering, estimating, project management and senior management. Meehan has served on the AFSA Board of Directors since 2008, as the Region 6 Director.
As Chairman of the Board, Meehan also chairs the AFSA Executive Committee. Other officers elected to serve on the 2015-16 Executive Committee are: First Vice Chairman Wayne Weisz, Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Inc, Lodi, California; Second Vice Chairman Theodore C. Wills, Jr., Anchor Fire Protection Co., Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania; Secretary Linda M. Biernacki, Fire Tech Systems Inc., Shreveport, Louisiana; and Treasurer Thomas J. McKinnon, Aegis Fire Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, California. Joseph A. Heinrich, Bamford Fire Sprinkler Co., Salina and Shawnee Mission, Kansas, continues on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman.
Other members of the 2015-16 AFSA Board of Directors are: Donald G. Albares, American Sprinkler Co., Inc., Harahan, Louisiana; Dwight E. Bateman, Southeast Fire Protection, Inc., Houston; Paul DeLorie, Hampshire Fire Protection, Londonderry, New Hampshire; Rod DiBona, Rapid Fire Protection, Rapid City, South Dakota; Lyle Hall, Western Fire Protection, Poway, California; Donald R. Kaufman, Kaufman Fire Protection, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jack A. Medovich, P.E., Fire & Life Safety America (an ECFP company), Hanover, Maryland; and Jeff Phifer, Crawford Sprinkler Company of South Carolina, Lugoff, South Carolina. For more information, visit firesprinkler.org.