Member Retirement

South Dakota Inspector Pfaff Retires

Howard PfaffHoward Pfaff retired as chief boiler inspector for the state of South Dakota on June 30. Mr. Pfaff served in the US Navy for twenty years from 1953-1973. During his naval career he achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class and finished out his service as a Navy instructor at the Great Lakes Training and Recruit Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Pfaff worked as an inspector for an insurance company and was a boiler operator at a steam plant. In 1992 he worked part-time as a private contractor conducting inspections in eastern South Dakota until he was named the state’s chief boiler inspector in 2000.