New Members Elected to National Board
Four new members were elected into National Board membership at the October Members’ Meeting on October 7.
Gary L. Schultz represents Nevada. Mr. Schultz served in the US Air Force from 1974 through 1996. He began as a high-temperature hot water plant operator and served in many capacities; his last position was civil engineer squadron chief. While in the military, Mr. Schultz earned and was awarded multiple medals, including the Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Korea Defense Service Medal. His civilian career includes heating plant specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno, and loss control specialist for Travelers Insurance Company. He then returned to work for the State of Nevada as a safety specialist III – boiler/elevator inspector. He was promoted to safety supervisor – boiler/elevator inspection, before assuming the role of safety manager in September.
Derrick Slater represents the Province of Manitoba. Mr. Slater served in the Army Reserves from 1975 through 1998. During that time, he served with the Royal/Winnipeg Rifles (1975-1982) and the 17 Service Battalion as a weapons technician (1982-1998). He worked at Consolidated Bathurst (1979-1980) as a 4th class shift engineer; Transport Canada (1980-1981) as a 3rd class assistant shift engineer; and Red River Community College as a 3rd class assistant shift engineer (1982-1986) and 2nd class shift engineer (1986-2002). He is currently employed with Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba, Office of the Fire Commissioner, as a boiler and pressure vessel inspector, an NBIC in-service inspector, and CSA B51 shop inspector. He recently obtained the New Construction A Endorsement. Mr. Slater's photo was not available at the time of this announcement.
Charles J Wilson III represents Kansas. Mr. Wilson was vice-president of DM Wilson & Son, a family business founded in 1969 and sold in 2006. For 10 years he was a speaker for the Kansas Safety Health Conference, and he also provided several instructional courses in boiler maintenance and safety. Mr. Wilson was an ASME Section 9 qualified welder at the age of 18, was a certified burner technician for Webster and Gordon/Piatte, and was a certified backflow prevention tech for 10 years.
Terrence C. Hellman represents Oklahoma. Mr. Hellman attended the University of Tulsa and studied petroleum engineering. His professional career began in 1997 with Morgan Well Services and Helmerich & Payne where we worked as a roustabout. In 1999, he worked for Oak Resources as a production technician. He then became a compliance officer for the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) in 2002, and then a boiler/pressure vessel inspector for ODOL in 2006. He was promoted to senior boiler/pressure vessel inspector (manager) in 2012, and advanced to safety and health director in 2014. He remained in that position until assuming role of chief inspector in July.