FSNA 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Vickie J. Lovell,
InterCode Inc.

Executive Director

Vickie J. Lovell is the President of InterCode Incorporated, an independent consulting firm located in Delray Beach, Florida. InterCode specializes in building code development and the building code revision process, and the construction standards development process.

InterCode is retained by individual companies and trade associations (representing hundreds of companies) in the United States to serve in an advisory capacity in their code-related commercial markets.  InterCode Incorporated was established by Ms. Lovell to provide companies and trade associations, who have commercial markets affected by building codes and standards, with representation and advocacy in codes and standards.

Riley Archer,


Riley Archer has over 10 years of management and technical experience in the construction industry. During his tenure as technical manager in the fire protection industry, Riley has spent considerable time designing and testing passive fire protection systems and products through Underwriters Laboratories certified testing facilities. Mr. Archer is now responsible for managing the sales marketing division of a leading U.S. firestopping manufacturer.

Riley currently serves as the President of Fire Safe North America and the Vice President of the International Firestop Council. He is also a member of the ICC and is active in code development through the organizations that he is associated with and within his own company.

Charbel Tagher,
STI, Inc.


Charbel Tagher is the president of Specified Technologies Inc( STI), a fire stopping manufacturer he co-founded in 1990. Today, STI is one of the top fire stopping manufacturers in the world. It is known for its advanced technology, innovative solutions, extensive range of tested systems, and great support. Charbel is also deeply involved with numerous industry associations such as the IFC and FCIA. He has been involved with the AFSCC, predecessor to FSNA, to ensure that balanced fired protection is maintained across the construction codes (IBC) and maintenance codes (mostly NFPA) in the United States.

Charbel earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, after which he spent 8 years with McKinsey and Company, the management consultancy, working on assignments in Europe, North Africa and the United States. Subsequently, Charbel became a Vice president of Thomas and Betts, a manufacturer of electrical and electronic components, where he ran a division for three years. Prior to co-founding STI, he spent two years with an investment group.

Charbel is a U.S. citizen. He enjoys gardening, playing tennis and golf, and traveling with his family.

Bill Kesting,
3M Fire Protection Products

Board Member

Bill Kesting is the Global Business Manager for 3M’s Fire Protection Products, headquartered in St. Paul, MN. With a 30-year reputation in firestopping innovation, 3M Fire Protection Products is proud to be a leader in the firestopping industry. Properly installed 3M firestop systems meet building and life safety code requirements while helping protect occupants, equipment, and property through the typical life of a building.

Bill is actively engaged with the IFC, FSNA (formerly AFSCC), NIA, FCIA, and NFPA, as well as other international fire protection organizations. His background with 3M includes leadership positions in sales, marketing, international business, and strategic management, across multiple industry sectors. He is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma process improvement and Design-for Six Sigma methodologies, and earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL.

Jay Hall,
Portland Cement Association

Board Member

William “Jay” Hall is the Manager of Codes and Standards for the Portland Cement Association. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is a powerful and vocal advocate for sustainability, jobs creation, economic growth, infrastructure investment, and overall innovation and excellence in construction throughout the U.S.

Jay has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including roles in construction contracting, state and local government plan review, county building and fire official, and was a Deputy State Fire Marshal in the State of Virginia.

Jay is actively involved in the ICC, NFPA, ASTM and SFPE, and believes in the quality, value and resiliency that cement products provide in today’s structures.

Tony Crimi,
A.C. Consulting Solutions, Inc.

Board Member

Mr. Crimi is a Registered Professional Engineer, and founder of A.C. Consulting Solutions Inc., which specializes in Building and Fire related Codes, Standards, and product development activities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. A.C. Consulting Solutions Inc., provides services to manufacturers and industry associations in advocating for safe product approvals and Code recognition.

Prior to founding ACCS in 2001, Tony spent over 15 years in the area of Codes, Standards, Testing, and Conformity Assessment with Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, where he held the positions of Vice President & Chief Engineer. At various stages of his tenure at ULC, he was responsible for Engineering & Laboratory Operations, Standards Development, Regulatory Affairs, Field Services & ISO 9000 series Quality System Registration.

Mr. Crimi participates in a wide range of Codes and Standards development activities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He is a member and immediate past-Chair of the NBCC Standing Committee on Fire Protection, and has also Chaired the Ontario Building Code Part 3 Technical Advisory Committee. Tony is currently Chair of the Ontario Building Code Conservation (Energy & Water) Advisory Council. Mr. Crimi is an active participant and member of the International Code Council, NFPA, ASTM, ULC, UL, IEC & ISO Codes and Standards development organizations.