Long-time NFPA Technical Committee member Carl Baldassarra has been named president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for 2014. Mr. Baldassarra is an executive vice president at Rolf Jensen & Associates in Chicago. He previously served as president of Schirmer (Aon) Engineering Corporation, where he worked for more than 35 years.
Mr. Baldassarra has been on the SFPE Board of Directors since 2005, served on Fire Protection Engineering Magazine’s editorial board, and as chair of the SFPE public awareness committee.
He has served on multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Residential Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler System Installation Criteria, Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria, Building Code Correlating Committee, Fire Protection Features, Residential Occupancies, and Fire Code Committee. He received an NFPA Committee Service Award in 2005.
Other new SFPE 2014 Board positions include:
- Daniel Madrzykowski, a fire protection engineer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who will serve as president-elect
- Joshua Elvove, a fire protection engineer who will serve as its immediate past president
- Jim Begley, principal with TERPconsulting, will serve a two-year term as a vice-president
- Michael Strömgren, fire safety engineer and regulatory specialist at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, will serve a two-year term as a director