BHMA Installs New Officers

Will Preside Over 2013 BHMA Winter Meeting

04/01/2013 - 8:00pm

TAMPA, FL (February 4, 2013) – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced their new Officers for 2013. They will preside over the 2013 BHMA Winter Meeting in Tampa, FL, February 5-7th, 2013. The new Officers are:

Officer Position Name Company
President Sandy Johnson Stanley Security Solutions
1st Vice President Scott James CompX International, Inc
2nd Vice President Dan Picard Sargent Manufacturing Company
3rd Vice President Ed Pruitt Bommer Industries
Past President Don Baker Ingersoll Rand

“The new slate of Officers will convene February 7th with other industry leaders for their annual
strategic planning session. This meeting is a forum to assess the association’s progress and to
discuss initiatives that will be prioritized for 2013,” said Ralph Vasami, executive director of

“The Winter Meeting with be kicked off with technical team meetings followed by sessions
of the Marketing Committee and the Codes and Government Affairs Committee,” Vasami
continued. “The BHMA in-person meetings offer both strategic sessions and a roster of ‘roll-up-
your-sleeves’ working sessions keyed to the ANSI/BHMA Standards under revision.”

BHMA is the sole organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
to develop performance standards for builders hardware. BHMA’s leadership of industry
standards development, and its escalating participation in the building codes arena, comprises the
backbone of BHMA’s mission and activities.

For more information on, or to purchase copies of the ANSI/BHMA standards, please visit
BHMA’s bookstore at Standards can also be ordered by calling
800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF)
for immediate download.


About BHMA
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building
safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit
devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards
describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In
addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement
for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark — ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/
BHMA Standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington
Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at