Board of Directors
 

Chairman | Kristin Macey

California Division of Measurement Standards

Kristin Macey has served on the NCWM Specifications and Tolerances Committee, Professional Development Committee and, most recently, the Laws and Regulations Committee.  She also serves on the NCWM Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee and the NIST U.S. National Work Groups for Measuring Systems for Electric Vehicle Fueling and Submetering and Taximeters.  Other past service includes the NIST U.S. National Work Group for Hydrogen Measurement Standards, and as a NCWM Presiding Officer. 

In 2011, Macey was President of the Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA) and since 2004 has either served as member or chaired all of the WWMA standing committees.  She is a 2011 recipient of the NCWM Contributions Award and a recipient of the WWMA Ray Rebuffo Award.

Macey holds a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska, and a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University.  She completed NIST Basic Mass Metrology Seminar in 2006, and the Executive Program in Leadership Excellence from the University of California, Davis in 2008.

In 1997, Macey joined the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) performing inspections in the areas of fertilizers, livestock and pet foods, eggs, meat packing plants, and weights and measures.  In 2002 she was appointed Chief of the CDA weights and measures programs, a post she held until 2007 when she accepted a position as Branch Chief with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Division of Measurement Standards.  She was promoted to Special Assistant in 2008, and then County/State Liaison for the Executive Office in 2009.  In 2010 she assumed her current duties as Director of the CDFA Division of Measurement Standards. 


Chair-Elect | James Cassidy

City of Cambridge Weights and Measures Department

James Cassidy, Jr. was elected as the representative for the Northeastern Region on the NCWM Board of Directors in 2011-2016. He currently serves as a Member on the NTEP Committee also. He was chair of the Laws and Regulations Committee in 2007 and has also served as a member of the Credentials Committee.

Cassidy also member of NIST U.S. National Working Groups on Electric Vehicle Fueling and Submetering and Taximeters also Transportation Network Measurement Systems.

Cassidy attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been employed by the City of Cambridge for the past 30 years. He has been an active member of NCWM for the past several years and an active member of the Northeastern Weights and Measures Association (NEWMA) serving as Chairman in 2004 and in several positions; he is a member on the Board of Directors, the current Secretary, as well as serving on the Auditing Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Cassidy is also a member of the   Massachusetts Weights and Measures Association being past president from 2001, 2006, 2014 and a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Weights and Measures Association.


Immediate Past Chair | Jerry Buendel

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Jerry Buendel is is serving as a member of the NTEP Committee, as well as a Public Sector Member of the Promotional Tool Kit Task Group.  Buendel served on the Professional Development Committee in 2004 and was a NCWM Presiding Officer for many years.

Buendel earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas State University, a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California and completed the Washington State Executive Management Program at the University of Washington.  He began his Air Force career immediately after graduation from college and served as an officer.  After 20 years of service, Buendel retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He was qualified in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and flew search and rescue helicopters and C-130 tactical airlift aircraft.  Buendel also served in the aerospace systems procurement career field as the manufacturing and quality assurance officer overseeing the production of the F-15E dual role fighter and short range attack missile.

In 1997, Buendel began his weights and measures career at the Washington State Department of Agriculture as the Weights and Measures Program Manager. He later served five years as the Assistant Director for Food Safety and Consumer Services Division before returning to weights and measures. Buendel currently manages the weights and measures program, Motor Fuel Quality Program and the Agricultural Investigations Program for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

He has been an active member of the Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA) serving on the Board of Directors, serving on the Professional Development Committee and hosting the 1999 WWMA Technical Conference.  Buendel has been a member of NCWM since 1997.


Treasurer | Raymond Johnson, Jr.

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Raymond Johnson serves as the NCWM Treasurer.  Johnson has previously served on the NCWM Credentials Committee (chaired) and the Laws and Regulations Committee, acting as Chair in 2013 and 2014. He also served on the Natural Gas Steering Committee.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  For the past 14 years Johnson has been an Assistant Division Director for the Standards and Consumer Division of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture which oversees the inspection and testing of scales, packages, price verification, eggs, dairy open dating and green chile.  For 7 years prior to that Johnson was an Inspector in the Consumer Services Bureau in Albuquerque conducting inspections of the same.

In addition, Johnson has been active in the Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA) serving on the Nominating Committee (Chair), Honors and Awards Committee, Auditing Committee, Resolutions Committee and the Specifications and Tolerances Committee (2 terms and acted as chair twice). Johnson also served as WWMA President in 2010 and is a recipient of the Ray Rebuffo Award for outstanding service to the WWMA.


Active Membership - Western Regional Representative | Brett Gurney

Utah State Department of Agriculture and Food

Brett Gurney serves as the Western Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors. He served as a member of the NCWM Specifications and Tolerances (S&T) Committee from 2010-2014 and was the NCWM S&T Committee Chair in 2014.

Gurney has been a member of NCWM since 1994.  He is the Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA) Regional Safety Liaison and serves on the Meat, Poultry, Fish and Seafood Method of Sale Task Group and has served as a NCWM Presiding Officer.  He attended NIST Basic Mass Metrology Seminar in 2005.

For the past 16 years Gurney has been the Program Manager of Weights and Measures for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food which oversees the inspection and testing of scales, packages, price verification, liquid measuring devices, etc.  For 5 years prior to that Gurney was an Inspector in the Weights and Measures Program in the division of Regulatory Services. In 2015, Gurney and the Utah Weights and Measures Program were awarded the State of Utah Governors award for Excellence.  He has also hosted several weights and measures training events for other weights and measures jurisdictions.

Gurney holds a B.S. degree in Animal Science, Minor in Business Management from Utah State University. In addition, Gurney has been active serving in several positions in the Western Weights and Measures Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.  Gurney served as WWMA President in 2007.  He is a recipient of the Ray Rebuffo Award for outstanding service to the WWMA.
 
Other WWMA service includes Laws and Regulations Committee (Chair), Professional Development Committee (Chair), Specifications and Tolerances Committee member, Nominating Committee (Chair), Honors and Awards Committee (Chair) and Parliamentarian. In 2006, he hosted the Western Weights and Measures Technical Conference.


Active Membership - Southern Regional Representative | Kenneth Ramsburg

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Kenneth Ramsburg serves as the Southern Regional Representative on NCWM Board of Directors and on the NTEP Committee.  He served as a member of the Specifications and Tolerances Committee from 2008 to 2013, finalizing his term as Committee Chair in 2013.

He has served on the NIST U.S. National Working Group for Development of Hydrogen Measurement Standards and the Task Group on Retail Motor Fuel Dispenser Price Posting and Computer Capability.

Ramsburg began his weights and measures career in 1983 as an Inspector for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He has filled the roles of Field Inspector, Field Supervisor, Program Manager and Acting Chief until permanently assigned in 2011.

He is also an active member of the Southern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) and served on the Specifications and Tolerance Committee in 2005 and later serving as its Chairman in 2011.


Active Membership - Northeastern Regional Representative | Steve Giguere

Maine Department of Agriculture

Steve Giguere serves as the Northeastern Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors.  He served as a member of the Specifications and Tolerances Committee from 2008 to 2012 and was the Committee Chair in 2011 and 2012.

Giguere began his career in weights and measures in 1988 as an Inspector for the Maine Department of Agriculture.  He has filled the roles of Assistant Metrologist, Inspection Analyst, and Program Manager throughout the years.  Giguere currently serves as the Deputy State Sealer of Weights and Measures, and Acting Director of the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations.  He is responsible for oversight of the following programs: Weights and Measure, Food Safety and Sanitation, Red Meat and Poultry Inspection, Fertilizer Sampling, Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Services, Egg Grading, Maine’s Returnable Container Law, Commercial Feed and Pet Food and Dairy Inspection.

He is also an active member of the Northeastern Weights and Measures Association (NEWMA) serving as Chairman in 2009. Giguere is a member of Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and the North East Food and Drug Officials Association (NEFDOA).  In 2009, Giguere was awarded the State of Maine William Twarog Manager of the Year Award.


Active Membership - Central Regional Representative | Craig VanBuren

Michigan Deparment of Agriculture and Rural Development

Craig VanBuren represents the Central Region on the Board of Directors.

VanBuren attended Michigan Technological University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. VanBuren started his career in the automotive industry; first designing chassis for motor homes and later designing parts for a Tier 1 supplier to Ford Motor Company.  VanBuren began work for the State of Michigan as a field Metrologist in 2000.  He later transferred into the laboratory after training at NIST in basic, intermediate and advanced mass calibrations.  VanBuren became the Metrology Lab manager in 2003 and served in that role until 2010 when he became the Director of the Consumer Protection Section. The Section administers the State’s Metrology Lab, Motor Fuels Quality Program and the Weights and Measures Program.

VanBuren has been active in the Central Weights and Measures Association (CWMA) serving currently as a member on the Executive Committee.  VanBuren has previously served as Chair for the Credentials Committee for NCWM in 2014.


At-Large | Chuck Corr

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Chuck Corr serves as an At-Large member of the NCWM Board of Directors as well as a Private Sector Member on the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee, in which he has served for a number of years.

Corr received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa.  He held several positions in technical service for Archer Daniels Midland Company for over 30 years.  Most recently, his position involves technical service, regulatory compliance and standards activities related to fuel ethanol.  He has served on committees or in forums for NIST, ASTM international and ISO.


At-Large | Julie Quinn

Minnesota Department of Commerce Weights and Measures Division​

Jule Quinn serves as an At-Large member of the Board of Directors.

Julie Quinn has served on the NCWM Professional Development Committee since 2008, and on the CWMA Professional Development Committee  since  2005.  She has been the CWMA Regional Safety Liaison for many years, and was appointed as the NCWM Safety Liaison in July 2016.  Julie served as the chair of the CWMA in 2006/2007, and currently sits on the CWMA Board of Directors.  She has served multiple times on the CWMA nominating committee, credentials  committee, and resolutions committee.  She has participated in the work of the NCWM Fuels and Lubricants Sub-committee  and also organized and chaired the Multi-Point Calibration Group.

Julie is a fifth-generation Minnesotan.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota  and started her government employment working for the Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC) in 1984 before joining the Weights & Measures Division in 1993.  Starting as a small capacity scale and meter investigator, Julie progressed to high-volume meter specialist, then to the petroleum laboratory, and eventually into supervision and management.  In 2007, Julie was selected to participate in the Minnesota Department of Administration’s Emerging Leaders Institute.  Julie became Director of the Minnesota Weights and Measures Division in 2011.


Associate Membership Representative | Christopher Guay

Procter and Gamble, Co.

Christopher Guay serves as the Associate Membership Representative on the NCWM Board of Directors, as well as a current member of the Association Membership Committee.  He is also a member of the Finance Committee and is current Chair of the Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee.

Guay is a Regulatory Fellow in North American Technical External Relations at The Procter & Gamble Company and has been responsible for P&G’s Proposition 65 compliance procedures and influence programs since 1996.  In these roles, he has had to develop programs focused on ensuring products are complaint with Prop 65 requirements, systems to educate and train employees and managers about Prop 65 and approaches for commenting on proposed regulations and chemical listings.  Chris has degrees in chemical engineering, management and finance.  

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