APCA Continues Growth, Industry Leadership

May 2013, Vol. 68 No. 5
Outgoing APCA President Ricky Dyess receives the ceremonial gavel from APCA Executive Director J.D. Lormand.

“I too am very optimistic about the future of our industry, especially the construction work related to the shale plays both in natural gas and liquids, and the increased spending on integrity and maintenance due to regulatory direction.

“I’m also excited about recent reports projecting acceleration in natural gas production over the next 30 years and how this boom will revitalize America,” he said.

“I believe APCA members will continue to be in the forefront in providing competitive construction services to the industry in a safe and efficient manner with highest regards toward quality of workmanship,” Dyess stressed.

During the convention, a new slate of officers was elected for the regular and associate members to serve 2013-14.

Regular member officers are: President Nick Bruno, Bi-Con Services; Vice President Sean Renfro, Sunland Construction; 2nd Vice President Bill Schettine, Meridien Energy; Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Gilliland; and Executive Director J.D. Lormand.

Regular member directors are: Ricky Dyess, M.G. Dyess; Morris Farrar; Randy Farrar, Farrar Construction Inc.; John Fluharty, Mears; John Maxwell, Max Nichols, Jomax Construction; Alan Owens, Troy Construction; Pat Simpson, Sterling Construction; and Sean Sullivan, Elkhorn Holdings.

The Associate Members Board of Directors includes: President Joe Trapani, Caterpillar Inc.; Vice President Scott Anderson, John Deere Construction & Forestry; and Secretary/Treasurer John Lucki, Cross Country Pipeline Supply. Convention Chairpersons are Carl & Sonnie Rafferty, Cross Country Pipeline Supply. Golf chairperson will be Robby Hughes, Dixie Mat & Hardwood with assistant golf chair Brian Tanner, Cobbs, Allen and Hall.

The APCA will hold its Mid-Year Meeting on Sept. 5 - 7, at the Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, LA. The 2014 annual convention will be held Feb. 26 - March 2, The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, in Santa Barbara, CA.

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