FGI Announces New Officers and Board of Directors

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new Officers and Board of Directors at the ASCE Geo-Frontiers Conference, March 13, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The annual FGI membership meeting, held in conjunction with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was attended by forty-seven people.

Timothy D. Stark, FGI Technical Director and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, began the ceremony acknowledging the contributions of the outgoing Officers and Board Members: Marlyn Waltner (Intertape Polymer Group, Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Jeremiah Boorsma (Accugeo, Bakersfield, California), and Dave McLaury (DemTech, Placerville, California).

For his instrumental ideas and initiatives launching the FGI, establishing the successful membership and dues structure, and recognition of his service and three consecutive terms (six years) as FGI President, a plaque was awarded to FGI’s outgoing President, Andrew Mills (Layfield Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).

The FGI Officers will serve a two-year term (2017 – 2019) and are:FGI2017BoD

  • President – Patrick Elliott (Colorado Lining International, Parker, Colorado)
  • Vice President – Laura Storey (Plastatech, Saginaw, Michigan)
  • Treasurer – Ed Silva (Engineered Polymer Technologies, Hillside, New Jersey)
  • Secretary – Jimmie Eloff (Owens Corning,)

Also serving a two-year term (2017 – 2019), the FGI Board of Directors are:
(listed alphabetically)

  • Dale Kemnitz (Leak Location Services)
  • Gary Kolbasuk (Raven Industries)
  • Ray Peebles (Cooley Group)
  • Bill Shehane (Seaman Corporation)
  • Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Associates)

2017-2019 FGI Officers and Board of Directors. (Back Row L-R): Dale Kemnitz (Leak Location Services), Pat Elliott (Colorado Lining), Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Assoc.), (Middle Row L-R): Gary Kolbasuk (Raven), Tim Stark (Univ. of Illinois), Ray Peebles (Cooley), (Front Row L-R): Laura Storey (Plastatech), Jimmie Eloff (Owens Corning)

The FGI is dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer. The FGI is a consortium of manufacturers, fabricators/installers, designers, regulators, and material suppliers of fabricated geomembranes. For more information of the FGI, please visit www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com.