Steel Erectors Association Elects Officers | Construction News


The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has elected four new officers to serve a two-year term on its board of directors.

David Schulz has been elected vice president, industry representative. Previously serving as secretary of the SEAA board, Schulz is president of Schulz Iron Works Inc., Raleigh, N.C. He has held numerous positions on the SEAA Board since 2007. In 2017, Schulz will become president elect, in line to succeed the current president.

Carrie Sopuch-Gulajan has been elected vice president, associate representative. Sopuch-Gulajan has served on the SEAA board of directors since 2011 and currently leads the 2017 national convention & tradeshow committee. She is president of Construction Insurance Agency Inc., Manassas, Va.

Geoffrey Kress remains treasurer. He is vice president of Gardner-Watson Decking Inc., Oldsmar, Fla., and president of G&G Distributors Inc., a construction fastener and safety supply company.

Chris Legnon, a senior sales manager at Cooper Steel Fabricators Inc., Shelbyville, Tenn., was named secretary. Legnon is a relatively new addition to the board, having joined in 2015.

Those officers join Josh Cilley, who was named president of SEAA in April, in leading the association for the next two years.

In addition to continued efforts to establish a network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker training units and assessment sites around the country, the board will focus on ironworker recruitment and retention projects during the next term. “I look forward to drawing on the tremendous steel construction experience and business acumen of the new SEAA officers as we look for innovative ways to engage the next generation of ironworkers,” said Cilley.

Caption: Left to right, Geoff Kress, Chris Legnon, Dave Schulz, Carrie Sopuch-Gulajan, Josh Cilley.