PLCA Celebrates Record 2008 At 61st Annual Convention

April 2009 Vol. 64 No. 4
2009 president Don Thorn of Welded LP (left) and outgoing president Bob Johnston of Henkels & McCoy Inc. (Photo by Ben Arnold)

Officers and directors elected at the meeting to serve during 2009 are: Don Thorn, president, Welded Construction, L.P., Perrysburg, OH, will serve as PLCA president; first vice president will be Brian Ganske, executive vice president, Snelson Companies Inc., Sedro Woolley, WA; 2nd vice president is Christopher T. Leines, president, Minnesota Limited Inc; M. Daniel Murphy of Precision Pipeline LLC will serve as treasurer; and J. Patrick Tielborg continues as PLCA managing director and general counsel. The PLCA office is located in Dallas.

Directors for 2009 are Robert I. “Bob” Johnston, Henkels & McCoy Inc.; Bill Leone, Delta Gulf Corporation; Bernie Bermack, Associated Pipe Line Contractors Inc.; Ronnie F. Wise, Price Gregory Construction Inc.; Robert H. Westphal, Michels Corporation; Dave Stotz, Latex Construction Inc.; Scott E. Summers, ARB Inc.; John Allen, Pipe Line Constructor LLC; and Robert A. Riess, Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Co.

Past presidents and honorary members attending included: Norris Anders, Peter Billey, C. Dennis Bingham, Jeff Coolsaet, Paul Evans, Paul Gregory, Charles H. Joyce, Charles P. Joyce, Earl Kesner, W.A. “Bill” Leone, R.H. Mogg, R. Dale Morris, William Murphy, Jim Nolan, Charles Price, Harold Price, David Sheehan, Paul Somerville, Dave Stotz, Scott Summers, Mike Thiele, George Thompson, Bob Westphal and Tom White.

Next year’s meeting will be in Scottsdale, Feb. 17 21, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.

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