July 16, 2010 | Vol. 60, No. 14
|Dear PEI Member:
The tabulation of ballots has been completed in the nominating election of PEI board members from our even-numbered districts and affiliate division. One member ran unopposed and has already been certified as a winner by the PEI Election Commission. Three members received enough votes in the nominating stage of the election process to be elected to the board without having to participate in a runoff election. Runoff elections will be held in Distributor Districts 2 and 4, and in the Affiliate Division. Ballots for the runoff election were mailed July 12. Here are the election results, according to Calvin Bishop, El Paso, Texas, chairman of the PEI Election Commission.
Distributor District 2 - The two nominees in the runoff are Scott Hafer, Hafer Petroleum Equipment Ltd., Reading, Pennsylvania, and Jody Porter, E. O. Habhegger Co. Inc., Yeadon, Pennsylvania. District 2 covers DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Hungary.
Distributor District 4 - The nominees in the runoff election are Charles Burns, Oscar W. Larson Co., Clarkston, Michigan, and Tim Woofter, Stanwade Metal Products, Inc., Hartford, Ohio. The winner will represent distributors in IN, KY, MI, OH, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Oman, Ontario, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
Distributor District 6 - The new director representing District 6 is Susan Gozdowski, Ampsco, Forest View, Illinois. She will succeed Phil Farrell, Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. Distributor District 6 is composed of distributors in IL, IA, MO and WI.
Distributor District 8 - The new director representing District 8 is Mark Cowie, White-Tucker Company, Houston, Texas. He will succeed Robert Peavey, PumpTex Inc., Beaumont, Texas. Cowie will represent distributors in KS, NM, OK, TX and Mexico.
Manufacturer District 10 - Eva Chambers, Veeder-Root, Simsbury, Connecticut, has been elected to represent District 10 whose members manufacture pumps, meters, controls, vapor recovery equipment and filters. She will succeed Al Eichorn, PMP Corporation, Avon, Connecticut.
Manufacturer District 12 - The new director representing District 12 is Brad Baker, Husky Corporation, Pacific, Missouri. He will succeed Robert J. Milo, Universal Valve Company, Inc., Elizabeth, New Jersey. Members in Manufacturer District 12 manufacture nozzles, valves, fittings, tank coatings, gauges and secondary containment systems.
Affiliate Division - The nominees in the runoff are Patrick O. Fiedler,
Fiedler Group, Los Angeles, California, and Brian Wiegert, Rounds &
Associates, Urbandale, Iowa.
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