New Members Announced
The following individuals were recently accepted as new National Board members:
Benjamin J. Crawford has been elected to National Board membership representing the state of Georgia. Mr. Crawford studied welding technology at George T. Baker Aviation School. In 1985 he joined Consolidated Engineering in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he worked as a welder fitter, foreman, and certified welding inspector (CWI). In 1996 he joined the Georgia Department of Labor/Safety Engineering Division and served as a boiler inspector, elevator inspector, and carnival amusement inspector. In 2005 he was promoted to supervisor over inspections. He remained in that position until he assumed the role of chief engineer in 2012.
Gary Baumgardner has been elected to National Board membership representing the city of Detroit, Michigan. From 1980 to present, Mr. Baumgardner has been a self-employed mechanical contractor for the state of Michigan. Between 1986-1992 he worked for the city of Detroit as a mechanical inspector. He served as the chief mechanical inspector and plan reviewer for the city of Royal Oak, Michigan, from 1992-1998. He is registered with the state of Michigan as a mechanical inspector, plan reviewer, and building official, and has served in those capacities since 1998 before assuming the position of supervising boiler inspector for Detroit. He is a member of the Southeastern Michigan Mechanical Inspectors Association.
Brian E. Logan has been elected to National Board membership representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Logan was a first class engineer instructor for the Steam Engineering Institute in Braintree, Massachusetts, from 1997 to 2010. Simultaneously, he worked as a shift supervisor at Mirant Canal Generating Station in Sandwich, Massachusetts, from 1979 to 2010. In June of 2010 he assumed the role of manager, district engineering, with the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials), and the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.