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Robert Glowinski - President & CEO

Building Codes & Standards

AWC's Building Codes & Standards group protects and expands recognition of wood products in model, state, and local building codes. It also develops state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards on structural wood products for use by design professionals and building officials, to assure safe and efficient design and use of wood structural elements. Additionally, it provides technical information, technical publications, and distance learning on wood design for engineered and traditional wood products. AWC Field staff are located in 5 primary regions of the US.

Kenneth E. Bland, P.E.
Vice President, Codes & Regulations
Bradford K. Douglas, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering


Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B.
Director of Education
Bryan Knight
Web Development Coordinator


Lori Koch, E.I.T.
Project Engineer
Philip Line, P.E.
Director, Structural Engineering


Peter Mazikins, P.Eng.
Senior Manager, Engineering Standards
Lacey Merriman
Program Assistant


Loren Ross, E.I.T.
Manager, Engineering Research
Jason Smart, P.E.
Manager, Engineering Technology


John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Vice President, Technology Transfer
Dr. Kuma Sumathipala, P.Eng.
Director, Fire & Energy Technologies


Marcie Weeber
Program Assistant


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Sam W. Francis, C.B.O.
Northeast Regional Director
1 Dutton Farm Lane 
West Grove, PA 19390 
Email: SFrancis@awc.org
Phone: 610-869-4774 
Fax: 610-869-7106

Dennis L. Pitts
Central Regional Director
1721 W. Plano Parkway, #224
Plano, TX 75075 
Email: DPitts@awc.org
Phone: 972-398-9095 
Fax: 972-398-9095

James D. Bowman, C.B.O.
Northwest Regional Manager
218 Main Street, Suite 208 
Kirkland, WA 98033 
Email: JBowman@awc.org
Phone: 425-822-0179 
Cell: 425-269-4060 
Fax: 425-822-0544 

Paul D. Coats, P.E., C.B.O.
Southeast Regional Manager
4695 Hannah Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Email: PCoats@awc.org
Phone: 803-980-7304

Dennis Richardson, P.E., C.B.O., CASp
Southwest Regional Manager
2777 Yulupa Ave, #126
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Email: DRichardson@awc.org
Phone: 707-538-2786
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Green Buildings

AWC's Green Buildings team works closely with model, state, and local code and legislative groups, as well as with many standards developing organizations to ensure that wood is properly represented. Wood is the perfect green building material because it is renewable, stores carbon that reduces greenhouse gases, and is energy efficient.

Kenneth E. Bland
Rating Systems and Standards
Vice President, Codes & Regulations
Jeffrey Bradley
General Questions
Manager, Forest & Wood Products Policy
Julie Landry
Congressional Relations
Manager, Government Affairs
Chuck Fuqua
Exec. Director, Strategic Communications
Jerry Schwartz
Federal Agencies
Sr. Director, Energy & Environmental Policy
Lacey Merriman
General Questions
Program Assistant

State Government Affairs Program

Paul Poe
Gretchen Spear
TJ Struhs
Abigail Turner
Co-Lead — DE, MD, and WV (with Paul Poe)
Terry Webber


Environmental Regulation

AWC's Environmental Regulations team provides credible data and policy recommendations that ensure the wood products industry's interests are understood and respected. Wood product facility environmental regulations include Wood MACT, Boiler MACT, and wood dust.

Tim Hunt
Wood MACT, Boiler MACT
Senior Director, Air Quality Programs
Stan Lancey
Wood Dust Combustibility
Chief Economist
Laurie Holmes
Chemicals & Product Stewardship
Kenneth E. Bland
Wood Dust Combustibility
Vice President, Codes & Regulations
Sam W. Francis
Wood Dust Combustibility
Northeast Regional Director


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