NFPA Board of Directors Appoints New Members to Standards Council
January 24, 2013—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors appointed two new members to serve on the Association’s Standards Council for a three-year term effective January 2013: James E. Golinveaux of North Kingstown, R.I., and Bonnie E. Manley of Norfolk, Mass.
With 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry including both contracting and manufacturing, Golinveaux is currently a senior fellow of Water Suppression Products for Tyco Fire Protection Products. His current role applies his experience globally in the fire protection industry to develop advancements in water-based fire protection devices and systems. He currently holds 12 U.S. Patent families in Automatic Sprinkler Technologies. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Fire Protection Research Foundation, as well as multiple other boards and councils including the Factory Mutual Advisory, AFSA, NFSA, International Fire Sprinkler Association and the Fire Sprinkler Association of Brazil. Golinveaux is also a subject matter expert for past two editions of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook and the NFPA 13 Handbook on Storage and Residential Sprinklers. He has served on NFPA 13 Technical Committee for the past 18 years and has chaired the storage task group for the last 13 years. Additionally, he is a technical committee member of NFPA 88A, 101 and 5000.
Manley, P.E., M.ASCE, is a regional director for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Since joining AISI in 2006, her primary focus has been the structural and material provisions of the model codes and standards. Over the years, this has involved collaboration with numerous external organizations and committees including ASCE, BSSC, FEMA, ICC, NCSEA, and NFPA. She is a current member of the NFPA Correlating Committee on Building Code and the Technical Committee on Structures, Construction and Materials. Manley also serves on the ASCE Codes and Standards Committee, which oversees their codes and standards development activities, maintains their ANSI accreditation, and enforces their rules for standards committees. Prior to joining AISI, she worked as a senior structural engineer for NFPA. Manley earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts.
The NFPA Standards Council, a 13 member body appointed by the board of directors of NFPA, is charged with overseeing the NFPA codes and standards making process. Generally, the duties of the Council include supervising activities related to NFPA codes and standards development, acting as administer of rules and regulations, and serving as an appeals body.
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