Past Presidents

  • 1967-1969

    Carl Zilmer*

    Architect/SpecifierHornbach, Steenwyk & Thrall

  • 1969-1971

    Bill VanderBout

    Architect/ Project ManagerDaverman Associates

  • 1971-1972

    Chuck Quist

    ArchitectHornbach, Steenwyk & Thrall 

  • 1972-1973

    Jack Schnell

    Architect/Field Inspection.Vander Mieden & KotelesJack was also President of the Lansing Chapter in 1967 and was designated by CSI to administer the Oath of Office to our first Board Members

  • 1973-1974

    John Keelean

    Architect/Project ManagerOwen-Ames-Kimball

  • 1974-1976

    Bill Winglar

    Electrical Engineer.Daverman Associates 

  • 1976-1977

    Fred Renaud

    ArchitectDonnally Palmer Assoc. 

  • 1977-1978

    Bill Wharton CCS

    Arch. Engineer/SpecifierThe WBDC Group(First in GR to be Certified in 1978) 

  • 1978-1980

    Harlen Myers*

    Engineer/Field InspectorWilliams & Works

  • 1980-1981

    Don Palmer

    ArchitectDonnally Palmer Assoc. 

  • 1981-1982

    Walter (Buck) Jones*

    Chem. Engineer. (Ford Paint was owned by Pres. Ford’s brother)Ford Paint & Varnish 

  • 1982-1983

    Walter (Buck) Jones*

    Chem. Engineer. (Ford Paint sold to Detroit Standard Coatings)Sonneborn Coatings 

  • 1983-1984

    Jim Hojnacki CCS

    Specifier  (2nd in GR to be Certified in 1979)The WBDC Group 

  • 1984-1985

    Charles O’Keefe

    Architect/Project Manager.Williams & Works 

  • 1985-1986

    Pete Leidlein

    Sub-ContractorArtec Interiors 

  • 1986-1987

    Bill VanderBout

    ArchitectVanderBout & Richardson

  • 1987-1988

    Bob Olson

    ArchitectCox-Medendorp-Olson 

  • 1988-1989

    Max Oliver

    Sales Mgr.Lincoln Brick 

  • 1989-1991

    Tom Seymour CDT

    Civil Engineer/SpecifierFishbeck Thompson 

  • 1991-1992

    Jim Dalton/Max Oliver

    Specifier     (Dalton served partial term – transferred toOhio)Meijer/Fanning Howey Assoc.

  • 1992-1993

    Jim Herrick CCS

    ArchitectGreiner Inc. 

  • 1993-1994

    Mike McPharlin CCS

    ArchitectRichard Postema

  • 1994-1995

    Max Oliver

    Manufacturers RepAdams Fireplace

  • 1995-1996

    Mark Lackowski CCS

    Specifier/Project ManagerBETA Design Group

  • 1996-1997

    Erin Doan

    Manufacturers RepPella by Horne

  • 1997-1998

    Larry Jachim

    Manufacturers RepGenesse Ceramic Tile

  • 1998-2000

    Gary Beimers, FCSI, CDT

    Research Manager – SweetsMcGraw-Hill Construction

  • 2000-2001

    Ed Avink CCS

    Specifier/Project ManagerProgressive AE

  • 2001-2002

    Max Oliver

    OwnerWest Michigan Fireplace

  • 2002-2003

    Bernie Wernette

    Architect/Project ManagerURS

  • 2003-2004

    Charlie Appleby CCPR

    Manufacturers RepMWA/Firestone

  • 2004-2005

    Bill Smith CDT

    Construction Inspection SupervisorCity of Grand Rapids

  • 2005-2006

    Bill Smith CDT

    Construction Inspection SupervisorCity of Grand Rapids

  • 2006-2008

    David Trudell, CSI, CCS, CCCA

    Independent ConsultantTrudell Architectural Consulting

  • 2008-2009

    Gary Beimers, FCSI, CDT

    Independant Consultant GB Consulting

  • 2009-2010

    Dawn McDaniel, CSI

    Manufacturers RepNational Gypsum

  • 2010-2011

    Larry Olson CSI, CDT,LEED AP

    Project Coordinator / Manager City of Grand Rapids