The International Erosion Control Association Announces its Board of Directors Positions
Denver, Colo. – Last fall, the IECA Region One membership voted to elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED‐AP; Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC as new directors beginning their terms in February 2015. During the February 2015 Board Meeting in Portland, IECA Directors selected their new officer positions, which include:
- President: Brock Peters, CISEC
- Admin VP: Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI
- Educational VP: Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC
- Marketing VP: Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC
- International VP: Craig S. Benson
- Secretary: Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ (re‐elected)
- Treasurer: Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED‐AP
- Directors: Julie Etra, CPESC, MS and Rafael (Nicky) Araujo, PE
- Past President: Philip Handley, REM, CPESC, CESSWI
IECA thanks its three outstanding directors whose terms expired this past February: Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, PE (Treasurer, term: 2012‐20165); Ronald J. Faucher, CPESC (Director, term: 2003‐2015); and Michael R. Chase, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI (Past‐President, term: 2005‐2015).
About the New Directors
Koepke is the vice president and general manager for ENCAP, Inc. in Sycamore, IL. He has been with ENCAP, Inc. since 2006. His areas of expertise include streambank stabilization and restoration techniques, Polyacrylamide use for erosion and sediment control, and revegetative techniques on construction sites. His current duties at ENCAP, Inc. include overall business management and business development as well as technical direction and employee development for the company. His duties at ENCAP are vertically and horizontally integrated, and include project estimation and bidding, project management, and from time to time, equipment operation and crew leadership.
Sanders is president and CEO of Sanco Design, Inc. a general contracting firm specializing in creek channel and slope stabilization, and managing partner in Sanco Storm Water L.L.C., a storm water management company that specializes in storm water pollution plans, audits, inspections, and training. Since 1995, Sanders has been an active member of the International Erosion Control Association, serving on numerous committees as a committee chairman of the Technology Sections and Professional Development Committees. He previously served as chairman of the Educational Tracks Committee, and is a member of the Professional Development Committee.
Past president of the South Central Chapter and current co‐chair IECA Standards and Practices Committee, Schneider is head of Storm Water Compliance at Stormcon, L.L.C. He brings 23 years of experience and extensive training in stormwater regulations focusing on construction site erosion and sediment control. Schneider works directly with local, state, and federal agencies as well as working one on one with clients to develop and implement storm water programs that will fit their needs. Currently sits on the Environmental Law Section Council of the Dallas Bar Association. In the past, he has been invited to testify in front of congressional subcommittees in regard to NPDES issues. He has also applied for and received several patents for products related directly to the erosion and sediment control industry.
Founded in 1972, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non‐profit organization devoted to serving as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion and sediment related problems. IECA is the world’s oldest and largest association devoted to helping members’ solve erosion and sediment control problems. To sustain its mission, IECA hosts an annual conference for industry professionals, which includes continuing education on the latest technologies and findings, and the industry’s largest exhibit of related materials, products and equipment. In 2012, IECA formed Region One and Region Two. Region One consists of North America, South America and Europe; Region Two consisting of Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information about IECA, please visit their website at www.ieca.org.