La NAFED rinde homenaje a Craig Voelkert, ícono de la protección contra incendios
27 de junio de 2019
The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) recently honored longtime Amerex team member and industry icon, Craig Voelkert, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Craig exemplified this significant honor through his dedication to progressing the fire suppression industry. His commitment to innovation and industry engagement led to product advancements that are critical elements of life safety.
In the early 1990s, Amerex founder Ned Paine discovered Craig at a Nevada fire school, where he was leading fire-training courses. Ned promptly offered him a position at Amerex. Craig’s responsibilities would include advancing key product innovations, engaging with technical committees and leading interactions with local and federal governments. Since accepting Ned’s offer, he successfully fulfilled these duties and accomplished much more before he retired at the end of 2018.
Craig utilized his expertise and inventive personality to shepherd Amerex into new markets, such as pre-engineered fire systems for commercial restaurants and vehicles. In addition to his involvement with NAFED, Craig served as the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (FEMA) president and had various roles on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Craig and his peers continuously pioneered new code and code improvements, which led to inventions like the K-Class Extinguishers for cooking operations.
With his leadership and vision, Craig leaves a lasting legacy on Amerex and the fire suppression industry. Thank you, Craig, for your meaningful impact. Amerex and our entire industry appreciate your many contributions over the years.
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McWane, Inc. es una empresa familiar ubicada en Birmingham, Alabama, con empresas en Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo. En la familia de empresas McWane, moldeamos productos de hierro dúctil (incluidos tubos, válvulas, hidrantes, accesorios y productos para plomería) y fabricamos extintores de incendios, sistemas contra incendios, recipientes a presión de acero, y construimos conmutadores de redes y equipos de monitoreo. Somos líderes en la entrega de agua potable limpia y segura en todo el mundo y nos especializamos en la fabricación ecológica y segura de nuestros productos. Con más de 6,000 miembros, McWane apoya, desde hace tiempo, a las comunidades donde vivimos y trabajamos.