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PIA Committees

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Executive Board Members

Roberto Montanes headshot.

Roberto Montanez

President, Butler Parachute Systems

Mark Procos headshot.

Mark Procos

Vice-President, United Parachute Technologies, LLC

Elizabeth Johnson headshot.

Elizabeth Johnson

Secretary, Airborne Systems

Vinny Salatino headshot.

Vinny Salatino

Treasurer, HLC Industries, Inc.

Pat Thomas headshot.

Pat Thomas

Executive Advisor, Sun Path Products, Inc.

PIA Staff

Mary Thompson

PIA Administrator

Ed Johnson

PIA Specifications Administrator

PIA Committees

Two gentlemen holding an award at the PIA Symposium.

Awards Committee

Mike Beck - DJ Associates, Inc., Chair

Pat Thomas - Co-Chair

Jean Beck

Curt Bachman

Jeanine Feldman

Pencil and ruler laying on top of blue prints.

Building/Headquarters Committee

Curt Bachman - Para Gear Equipment Co., Chair

Mike Beck - Co-Chair

Jean Beck

United States Air Force pilot in a plane.

Government Systems Committee

John Oswald - Mills Manufacturing Corporation, Chair

Eric Blissmer - Co-Chair

Aerostar International, Inc.

Airborne Systems

Bae Systems

Bally Ribbon Mills

Belton Industries

Butler Parachute Systems

Capewell Aerial Systems

Complete Parachute Solutions, Inc.

DJ Associates, Inc.

Ejj Publishing & Literary Services

HLC Industries, Inc.

Milliken & Co.

Mills Manufacturing

Narricot Industries

Paranetics Technology, Inc.

Performance Textiles, Inc.

Pioneer Aerospace Corporation

Schneider Mills, Inc

Sun Path Products, Inc.

US Army Nsrdec

US Army Program Executive Office Soldier

A group of people happy to be at the PIA Symposium.

Membership Committee

Candace Procos - Vigil America, Inc, Chair

Jeanine Feldman - Co-Chair

Carol Cinnamon Galloway

Jean Beck

Pat Thomas

Male at PIA Symposium giving a demonstration on rigging gear.

Rigging Committee

Kirk Smith - Para Concepts, Chair

Jeff Johnston - Co-Chair

Sandy Reid

T.K. Donle

Bill Coe

George Galloway

Terry Urban

Cheryl Whitford

Tom Parker

Mark Procos

Mike Rinaldi

Mark "Mel" Lancaster

Andi Bongert

Kevin Gibson

Mark Baur

Group of experienced skydivers creating formations during free fall.

Risk Management Committee

Robert Feldman - Law Offices Of Robert L. Feldman, Chair

Mark Procos - Co-Chair

Jeanine Feldman

Terry Urban

Pat Thomas

Bill Coe

Sandy Reid

Fred Bourinet

Joe Chitty

T. K. Donle

Roberto Montanez

Marc Nadeau

Brent Newman

Bruce Robertson

Cheryl Whitford

Robert Mehl

Jeff Johnston

Tom Parker

Adam Schmucker

Gerard Fetter

Cobham booth at the PIA Symposium.

Specifications Committee

Curt Parker - Schneider Mills, Inc., Chair

Vinny Salatino - Co-Chair

Christine Charette - Broad Fabrics Group Sub-committee: U. S. Army Nsrdec

Jerome Richards - Narrow Fabrics Group Sub-committee: Bally Ribbon Mills

Cas Manczuk - Hardware Sub-committee: Bourdon Forge

Dan Swift - Parachute Manufacturing Standards Sub-committee: Mills Manufacturing

Area shot of PIA Symposium exhibit.

Symposium Committee

Pat Thomas - Sun Path Products, Inc., Chair

Travis Flint - Co-Chair

Jean Beck

Roberto Montanez

Elizabeth Johnson

Frank Umbro

Candace Procos

Tom Parker

Sammy Vassilev

Iva Vassilev

Mike Beck

Michael Turoff

Male giving seminar at the PIA Symposium.

Technical Committee

T.K. Donle - Complete Parachute Solutions, Chair

Betsy Hoats-Smith - Co-Chair

George Galloway

Manley Butler

Gerard Fetter

Terry Urban

Pat Wilson

Bill Coe

Mark Procos

Roberto Montanez

Mark Baur

Jo Osterveer

Kirk Smith

Adam Schmucker

Norman Girdwood

Bill Booth

Bruce Robertson

Cheryl Whitford

Dave Singer

Stephan Correas

Jeff Johnston

Storm Dunker

John Drake

Kelly Farrington

Kraig Schroeder

Leon Bockowski

Mike Rinaldi

Nat Hill

O.K. Shin

Patrick St. Clair

Gilles Dutrisac

Sandy Reid

Nate Hesse

Tod Crady

Tom Parker

Matt Zwicker

Man holding megaphone at PIA Symposium.

Communications Services Committee

Travis Flint - Sun Path Products, Inc, Chair

Mike Beck

Terry Urban

Jean Beck

Carol Galloway

Male skydiver making a landing.

Parachute Certification Standards Committee

Jeff Johnston - Sun Path Products, Inc., Chair

Matt Zwicker - Co-Chair

Mike Rinaldi

Mark Procos

Manley Butler

Bill Coe

Stefan Ertler

Norman Girdwood

Dominic Hayhurst

JF Rives

Dave Singer

Terry Urban

Nancy Lariviere

Pat Wilson

Sandy Reid

T.K. Donle

Kelly Farrington

Dan Tarasievich

Stephane Correas

Crowd of people enjoying a seminar at the PIA Symposium.

Meeting Logistics Committee

Jessica Blay - Sun Path Products Inc., Chair

Libby Molesky - Co-Chair

Jean Beck

Jeaninie Feldman

Tom Parker

Travis Flint

Elizabeth Johnson

Adam Schmucker

Roberto Montanez

Frank Umbro

Betsy Hoats-Smith

Sign for Parachute Industry Association Symposium 2019.

Marketing Committee

Adam Schmucker - SSK Industries Inc., Chair

Travis Flint - Co-Chair

Pat Thomas

Candace Procos

Jeanine Feldman

Bruce Robertson

Tom Parker

Elizabeth Johnson

Roberto Montanez

Betsy Hoats-smith

Frank Umbro

Dylan Avatar

Andy Hegwood

James La Barrie

Oe Kyun Shin

Derek Thomas

Iva Vassilev

Cheryl Whitford

Jean Beck

Jessica Blay

Libby Molesky

Experienced skydivers in background with PIA Logo in white.

By-Laws Committee (AD-HOC)

Mike Beck - DJ Associates, Chair

Wendy Staley

Jean Beck

Robert Feldman

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