SFPE 2013 president named
Joshua Elvove was named president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2013.
Joshua W. Elvove, PE, CSP, FSFPE takes the office as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2013. Elvove is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 4 states, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with more than 32 years of overall fire protection and life safety experience with the federal government and the private sector.
Elvove has served on the Society’s Board of Directors since 2004 and is an SFPE Fellow. SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have attained significant stature and accomplishment in engineering. He is a Past President of the SFPE Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Elvove’s federal experience includes serving as the Senior Fire Protection Engineer for the U.S. General Services Administration; managing the Department of Veterans Affairs Western and Rocky Mountain Regional Safety and Fire Protection Programs; and serving as a Fire Protection Engineer for the both the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His private sector experience includes working for Parsons Infrastructure as the Fire Protection Engineer for the Inchon (Korea) International Airport project and serving as a Life Safety Specialist for The Joint Commission, a healthcare accreditation organization.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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