We are pleased to announce the appointment of three new people to the Fire Engineering/FDIC team. Gene Prall has been hired as FDIC show director and will be responsible for all aspects of the show. Peter Hodge has been hired as conference coordinator. His duties will include working with FE Editor Bill Manning and the Conference Committee in selecting and producing the general, classroom, and hands-on educational sessions for the conference. Lila Gillespie has been hired as exhibits coordinator. Her duties include exhibitor solicitation, booth selection, and exhibit floor layout. She is also on the FDIC Exhibitor Task Force.