2017 Board Nominations

Voting for the 2017 Board election began on Monday, January 16, 2017. The voting period ends on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 9:00am CST.

4-board-mtgThere are five operator candidates and three non-operator candidates. As specified in the PSAI bylaws, operator Members vote for operator candidates, and nonoperator Members vote for non-operatorcandidates. (Note that the ‘non-operator’ category is the category for suppliers. It replaced the more restrictive category called “Associates” when the PSAI Bylaws were updated in 2014.)

When voting, your representative from your organization will be asked to rank the candidates in order of preference. Adding this element to the voting process should eliminate the possibility of a tie vote and the requirement of a runoff election. The order of the candidates will be randomized- meaning, the order you see the candidates on your ballot will not be the same order as the next voter. This is designed to eliminate bias toward those who are first on the list.

TO ACCESS THE BALLOT:

Voting representatives of operator companies should click here.

Voting representatives of non-operator companies should click here.

When voting, you will need the Member number and ballot access code from the letter that was mailed to your organization! If you have any questions regarding the process, didn’t get the letter, or need your number/access code, please call the PSAI office.

Below are the statements and photos from the candidates in alphabetical order by category. Please take the time to read them before your organization does its ranking.

 

OPERATOR CANDIDATES

 

james-baxter-photoJAMES BAXTER, Baird’s Septic Tank Pumping Ltd,
Upper Onslow, Nova Scotia, Canada

I am proud to have been asked to let my name stand for the position of Director with the PSAI.

I have been involved in the industry for 16 years. I am currently the Operations Manager. I have attended several PSAI and WWETT Trade and Convention Shows, were I enjoyed and participated in several round table and education seminars. I have had the pleasure of being mentored by an M Z “Andy” Gump Distinguished Service Award recipient.

I have served as Secretary for the Septic Pumpers Association of Nova Scotia and regularly assist in the preparation and set up of the Waste Water Nova Scotia Trade Show for Septic Tank Pumpers and Portable Restroom Operators.

I have a valid Certification from the PSAI and have pressed the governing body in the province of Nova Scotia to adopt this process in certifying the Operators in the province. We have made some progress, but not as much as I would like. My primary objective would be to lobby governing bodies to adopt the PSAI certification program as the standard for training and education within their jurisdiction. I would also like to see International growth within our membership. Thank you.

 

img_1580WENDY CROSS, Arnold’s Environmental Services, Inc.,
Saukville, WI, USA

As I celebrate my first year in this industry, I am honored and excited to be nominated for
the PSAI Board of Directors. When I decided to make a career change from being an Executive Director with the YMCA of Metro Milwaukee I had no idea how much I would love my role as the Director of Sales with Arnold’s Environmental. My first PSAI Convention in March of 2016 was very impactful when I began meeting, and learning from, all the people who would instantly become friends. I feel that speaks volumes about the PSAI and what it has to offer Operators in education and best practices.

Throughout my career, I have worked at length with different Boards as well as many volunteer committees. As with so many professions, it’s all about relationships. One of my strongest skills is building and strengthening those relationships for growth and success. I truly value the opportunity as a Board member to positively impact current members along with recruiting new members to the PSAI. I am extremely passionate about this industry and its impact on our world.

 

riceMIKE RICE, A-Throne Company, Inc.,
Long Beach, CA, USA

My father and I started A-Throne Co in 1981 and I joined the PSAI Board in the late 90’s. 2004 was a big year for me, I bought my father out and also served as President of the PSAI that year. For the last 20 years I’ve served on committees and missed only a handful of meetings.

I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding the PSAI and have developed a large network of friends and contacts in the U.S. and globally. Together we’ve done some great things. We’ve also had some tough times that eventually made us stronger.

I believe the board is working harder than it ever has and I want to be a part of it. Thank you for your time in considering me for the Board of Directors.

 

glamour-shotTIM SMITH, A Kings Throne,
Des Moines, IA, USA

I am the owner of A Kings Throne Portable Restrooms in Des Moines, IA. A Kings Throne has been in business for 11 years. I have been in the industry for over 18 years. I attribute a lot of my success in the industry to Lee Sola with all the help and experience that he has giving me to be successful. I have never been to college or received any business courses. My knowledge has come from on the job experiences. I feel if a person has the drive to succeed in life and business everything else will fall into place.

I started my company with 200 restrooms, one trailer, two trucks and two drivers. Today January 2017
e have over 1300 restrooms, three restrooms trailers, five trucks, five route drivers, one shop foreman, one service manager, one office manager with two office personal and one sales person.

Since I joined the PSAI I have met some of the most amazing people. I have never been with an organization that all the people (whether they are large or small companies) are so willing to help.

I am looking forward to being on the board and helping others out.

 

20170101_175233RICH VEGTER, United Site Services, Inc.,
Westborough, MA, USA

Fellow PSAI Members,
I am honored to be considered for a Board of Directors position for the Portable Sanitation Association International.  I feel I will be a strong contributor to the Board and the Association based on my extensive industry knowledge combined with a track record of successful leadership experience in our industry.

For the first 16 years of my career I was an owner and President of Service Sanitation, Inc. in the Chicago area.  The company grew from 5 employees to one of the largest in the country based on leveraging best practices developed via PSAI networking and education.  I served on the PSAI Board and multiple committees during this time as well.

Over the last 7 years I have been working as the SVP of Sales for United Site Services, Inc., which has allowed me to not only further my knowledge of the industry and the needs of our operators but also developed my knowledge of the growth opportunities and obstacles in front of us throughout the entire country.

In both of these leadership capacities, I have been fortunate to enjoy success and if voted onto the PSAI Board, I feel I could leverage this experience to help advance the organization.

 

NON-OPERATOR CANDIDATES

 

_r0c5269_fotorBRIAN AMTHOR, Amthor International,
Gretna, VA, USA

As the fourth generation to my family’s company, Amthor International, I was raised in the trucking and transportation industry. As the largest and most diverse manufacturer of truck tanks in North America, my experience will serve me well as a board member of the PSAI. My knowledge of this sector will help our members stay up to date on the specific trucking end of their business.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration. I will bring this knowledge and experience to the PSAI to help grow its membership and the organization as a whole. As a board member, I will apply the initiatives and techniques that have been successful at Amthor International and have propelled us to increase our brand nationally and globally.

I have sat on several different boards and I know it takes excellent communication and team working skills. I am a very aggressive, hard working individual that likes to get things done and done right. You will always get 100% from me as a board member.

I can bring that fresh outlook and viewpoint the PSAI needs to take this organization to the next level. Thank you for this opportunity.

 

tammy-king-2TAMMY KING, Dynamic Decals & Graphics,
Hixson, TN, USA

Tammy King is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Dynamic Decals & Graphics Inc. In this role, Tammy leads a team providing all aspects of branding to help businesses grow.

While new to sales and to the PSAI, Tammy’s passion is helping people, and professionally it is helping businesses grow by using different products to promote their brand. Before joining Dynamic Decals, Tammy worked for a diverse range of organizations including a school system, a university and a hospital. In these roles, Tammy was responsible for office management, training, teaching and education materials. Tammy’s experience in these jobs has allowed her to be successful in sales and as a sales manager, educatng and training her team to know how to best relate to the customers of Dynamic Decals. She helps her liquid waste customers particularly by showing the wide array of promotional products on the market, educating them on the different types of vinyl that Dynamic Decals offers and the best way to get the most out of their advertising dollar.

If elected to the Board of Directors, Tammy plans to work with the Board to help grow the membership of the PSAI while incorporating ways to benefit the members.

 

david_roncadori_biophotoDAVID RONCADORI, J&J Chemical Co.,
Crawford, GA, USA

It is my honor to be nominated as a candidate for the PSAI Board of Directors. My mission as a member of the board is to use my experience and expertise to improve the quality of our association.

With over 20 years in Sales Management and working with customers in many different countries, I have an understanding of the broad spectrum of regulations that apply to servicing and disposing of portable sanitation waste in this ever-changing industry.

While working with customers in the sanitation industry I have learned the ability communicate with others, to schedule and organize, exceptional listening skills and being able to multi-task which are the characteristics that will make me an effective Board member. Above all it is important to work together, not only as an effective Board member but also work with the customers, suppliers, and members of the PSAI. My interest involves improving the quality of our association by listening to your concerns and becoming the voice for YOU!! Thank you!

 

 

The following information pertains to our Board election nomination process, which closed on October 4, 2016. The Board election has begun as of January 16, 2017!

We are looking for a few great people to run for a three-year term beginning in March 2017. We are looking for at least two (2) nonoperators and at least four (4) operators to raise their hands as candidates. You do not have to be an expert or come from a big company. If you are a person of passion eager to improve things in our industry, if you follow through on your commitments, and if you desire to help form the future rather than react to it, then we want you.

_dsc5650Click here to view the nomination’s and election’s calendar of events. The election will open via electronic ballot on January 16, 2017 and run through February 13, 2017. Operators vote for Operator Directors, and nonoperators vote for Nonoperator Directors. Election results will be announced by March 1 in Association Insight.

Click here to view the full list of Board nomination guidelines. You  may nominate yourself or someone else, and the nominee does not have to be a company owner. We welcome nominees from companies of all sizes. Additional nomination guidelines are in the PDF.

Click here to read the PSAI Bylaws, with special highlighted sections that pertain to the Board election and nomination process. If you have questions, please call Karleen Kos at 952-854-8300.

dsc_9257Ready to get started? Click here to download the Board nominations form. Applications are being accepted between September 14 and October 4. The Nominating Committee will interview all nominees, and you can ask questions and learn more about the commitments involved in Board service. Nominees who wish to continue the process after the interview must agree to the time and travel requirements.