NFSI Board of Directors
Russell Kendzior (President, Traction Experts, Inc.)-NFSI President/Chairman
Howard W. Harris, M.D (Founder, Traction Auditing LLC)-NFSI Treasurer
Marc Adelman (Principal, Workplace Market Leader at Stantec)
We Design With Community In Mind. Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. This Board seat is represented by Marc Adelman, Principle for Stantec.
Andrew Wambsganss (Shareholder/Partner, Brown Pruitt Peterson & Wambsganss, PC) - NFSI Vice President
Andrew Wambsganss is a recognized civic, community, government and political leader in Texas with long-standing relationships in Washington, D.C. and at state and local levels throughout the United States. Mr. Wambsganss has worked in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in Washington and in Texas. Most recently, he served as Mayor of Southlake, Texas and is a senior, managing partner with a Dallas/Fort Worth based law firm. He has served as a judge and in other elected and appointed positions over the past two decades. Mr. Wambsganss worked for Dick Armey (Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives) in the 1980’s prior to joining the Second Court of Appeals of Texas in 1991 as a briefing attorney for Justice Hal M. Lattimore. Following completion of his judicial clerkship with the Court, Mr. Wambsganss joined Brown & Thompson, PC- becoming a shareholder/partner in 1995. Mr. Wambsganss acts as general counsel for many domestic and international businesses as well as many non-profit entities while maintaining an active litigation docket that focuses on commercial litigation.
Richard Bing (Senior Marketing Manager, Cintas Corporation)
Michael Patterson (President, International Executive Housekeepers Association)
Andrew Buchheit (M+A Matting, Inc.)
The M+A name represents two powerful brands – Mountville and Andersen – with nearly a century of combined experience developing and manufacturing mats designed to make environments safer, cleaner, and more comfortable. Throughout the years, the companies drove innovations in their respective markets; Mountville in the textile rental market, and Andersen in the janitorial/sanitary supply markets. Driven by quality, innovation, and customer service, they paved the way for future generations to expand the business. In 1999, these flagship brands joined forces to become the largest mat manufacturer in the world, and in 2018 we made the union official with a name change to M+A Matting. For decades, we’ve been a symbol of quality and customer service. We’re the driving force in the mat industry, developing the next generation of mats designed to provide superior safety, cleanliness, and comfort to workers and customers across the world. Whether you need entrance matting, logo matting, or anti-fatigue matting, M+A has you covered. This Board seat is represented by Andrew Buchheit, President of the Mountville Milles Division.
Thad Whittier (AVP, Casualty Loss Control, Risk Management Group, AWAC Services Company)
Heidi Shetler (Director New Market Development, New Pig)
Dan Wagner (Director of Strategic Services, Triple S)
Triple S is a Member-owned national distribution network that provides facility maintenance, cleaning, and safety solutions to the healthcare, education, commercial, retail, government, and building services contractor markets. Focusing on collaborative supplier-facility customer partnerships and connecting effective cleaning to true business outcomes, Triple S’ 120+ Members across the country deliver superior formulations and technology from the industry’s leading manufacturers, including a broad range of SSS brand products. The Triple S family of distributors also prides itself on providing comprehensive supplementary services, including training, mobile data collection and inspection tools, detailed best practice protocols, and workloading/staffing assistance – all geared toward ensuring that customers receive maximum benefit and the lowest “total cost to clean.” This Board seat is represented by Dan Wagner, Vice President of Strategic Services.
Steve Joerger (General Manager of Product Engineering Services, UL LLC)
Donald T. Landin, Ph.D. (Lead Application Engineering Specialist, 3M Commercial Solutions Division)
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr (Partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP)
He is the former co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group, recognized as one of the leading national OSHA practices, and serves as President of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions. His national practice includes workplace safety and OSHA compliance assistance and strategic safety planning, whistleblower compliance and litigation involving the 23 whistleblower statutes handled by OSHA, defense of employers in responding to workplace health and safety enforcement litigation including OSHA citations and providing advice and assistance to employers in responding to OSHA inspections, emergency response involving workplace fatalities and catastrophic accidents and in rulemaking, legislative and regulatory initiatives/ matters. Ed has extensive experience representing employers in thousands of OSHA inspections and OSHA citation contests during his 30+ year career and has assisted U.S. and international clients in developing and implementing internal safety and health compliance policies and strategic plans. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ed served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, having been named to this position by President George W. Bush in September 2005. As head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Ed directed a staff of more than 2,200 safety and health professionals, whistleblower investigators and support personnel. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities rates dropped to their lowest level in recorded history. Nominated by President George H. W. Bush, Ed also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission from 1990 to 1995, chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994. He is the only person in the United States to serve as both head of OSHA and Chairman of the Review Commission. Ed has worked in the labor and employment area for over 30 years, specializing in occupational safety and health issues, whistleblower compliance, workplace violence risk assessment and prevention, and accident and fatality prevention. Ed has testified before U.S. Senate and U.S. House Congressional Committees on occupational safety and health issues and agency budgets. He has also conducted briefings with members of Congress and Congressional staff. Ed is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health and is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on workplace safety, leadership development and other labor and employment topics. Ed currently serves on the EHS Today Safety Leadership Board of Directors and on safety committees for the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Poultry Association, the Solid Waste Association of North American, the National Association of Tower Erectors, and the American Foundry Society. Ed is one of the most sought-after speakers in the safety and health arena and has given thousands of speeches and webinars on the importance of safety to all employers. He has authored numerous articles and books on workplace safety and health for various entities, including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, Bloomberg, BNA, EHS Today and the American Chamber of Commerce Resources.
Patrick Kubis (President of SR Max)
For over a decade, our focus has been to provide exceptional customer service, and even better products to our customers. We believe that slip resistant shoes don’t have to be uncomfortable and unfashionable, that’s why we stand by our name. You see, SR is actually short for Slip Resistant. Making our name “Slip Resistant to the Max” We have created our own unique tread pattern, allowing for maximum grip when you’re walking on slippery surfaces. With a little help from your safety partners here at SR Max, we guarantee we can help you build a shoe program that is designed to specifically meet the needs of your company. This Board seat is represented by Patrick Kubis, President of SR Max).