NCWM Board of Directors
 

Brett GurneyChairman  |  Brett Gurney

Utah State Department of Agriculture and Food

Brett Gurney is the current NCWM Chairman and serves on the NTEP Committee.

Gurney was 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.


Craig VanBurenChair-Elect  |  Craig VanBuren

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Craig VanBuren serves on the Board of Directors and the NTEP Committee.

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 their Executive Committee.  VanBuren has previously served as Chair for the Credentials Committee for NCWM in 2014.


James CassidyImmediate Past Chair  |  James Cassidy

City of Cambridge Weights and Measures Department

James Cassidy serves as the NTEP Committee Chair.

Cassidy was elected as the representative for the Northeastern Region on the NCWM Board of Directors in 2011-2016. He was chair of the Laws and Regulations Committee in 2007 and has served as a member of the Credentials Committee.

Cassidy is a member of NIST U.S. National Working Groups on Electric Vehicle Fueling and Submetering and Taximeters, and 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.


Raymond JohnsonTreasurer  |  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.


Mahesh AlbuquerqueActive Membership - Western Regional Representative  |  Mahesh Albuquerque

CDLE-Oil and Public Safety

Mahesh Albuquerque serves as the Western Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors and on the FALS Committee.  He served as a member of the Specifications and Tolerances Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as Committee Chair in 2015 and 2016.

He served as Chair of the Natural Gas Steering Committee and also served on the NIST U.S. National Working Group for Development of Hydrogen Measurement Standards.

Albuquerque joined the State of Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety in 1999 and has served as its Director since 2008.  The Division of Oil and Public Safety, administers laws and regulations aimed at ensuring environmental protection, weights and measures and public safety.

He is also an active member, the current Secretary/Treasurer, and a past (2014) president of the Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA).  He also served on the Specifications and Tolerance Committee beginning in 2009 and later serving as its Chairman in 2012. Mahesh works closely with the USEPA on petroleum storage tank programs, and is an active member of ASTM International.


Hal PrinceActive Membership - Southern Regional Representative  |  Hal Prince

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Hal Prince serves as the Southern Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors.

Prince began his weights and measures career with the Maine Department of Agriculture as an inspector in 1990 and remained with the department for twenty years. During that time, he fulfilled the roles of Inspector, Analyst, Program Manager and Director of the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations where he received the Governor’s Safety Award and Employee of the Year.  Prince attended the NIST Basic Metrology training in 1997 for mass, volume and length after which he assisted in the Maine Metrology Lab.

Hal has worked in private business, local government and state and federal regulatory enforcement.  Serving on many food safety, fertilizer and dairy boards and committees as well as being the liaison to several legislative committees. Upon his retirement from Maine, Prince received a rarely awarded Legislative Proclamation for his service, signed by numerous Senators and Representatives with whom he had worked. 

After relocating to Florida in 2012, he accepted a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where he briefly worked in several field inspector position, as an Administrator and, since 2016, Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Standards.

Over his twenty-three years of association with the NCWM, beginning as a Sergeant-at-Arms in Portland, Maine in 1995, Hal has served on the Awards Committee, FALS Committee, MPFS Task Group, Nominating Committee, PALS Committee, L&R Committee and is currently chairing the Skimmer task group.

Since moving to Florida in 2012, Prince has been an active member of the Southern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) where he served on and chaired the L&R Committee and is serving as the association’s president in 2017-2018.


Jack WalshActive Membership - Northeastern Regional Representative  |  Jack Walsh

Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts

Jack Walsh serves as the Northeastern Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors.

Walsh has been a Presiding Officer at National Conference on Weights and Measures on 8 occasions.

He has been an active member of the Northeastern Weights and Measures Association (NEWMA), serving as Chairperson in 2010.  Walsh is on the Board of Directors of NEWMA as well as the Massachusetts Weights and Measures Association, being past president in 1992 and 2015.  He has been very active in training for new and seasoned weights and measures inspectors in Massachusetts.

Walsh attended Wentworth Institute of Technology majoring in Civil Engineering, received his B.S. degree in Public Administration from Merrimack College, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston.

Walsh started his career as a Deputy Inspector of Weights and Measures for the City of Worcester, moving on to become an Inspector of Standards, Supervising Inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   He then became Sealer of Weights and Measures for the City of Framingham, then Director of Inspectional Services for the City of Framingham.   Currently, he is Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Towns of Ashland, Bellingham, and Wellesley, in Massachusetts and has over 40 years of experience in weights and measures.


Ivan HankinsActive Membership - Central Regional Representative  |  Ivan Hankins

Iowa Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures

 

 

 


No PhotoAt-Large  |  Rebecca Richardson

MARC-IV Consulting

Rebecca Richardson serves as an At-Large member of the NCWM Board of Directors.

Rebecca is Regulatory and Legislative Specialist and Fuel Quality Manager at Marc-IV Consulting where she provides biodiesel technical support, guidance, training and education to fuel quality regulators and others in the diesel and biodiesel industry.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education from the University of Illinois.  Richardson has been the meeting and education planner for the American Oil Chemists Society, Director of Education for the Society of Animal Science, and Director of Operations and Policy for the Illinois Soybean Association.

Rebecca's service to NCWM includes: National Biodiesel Board representative to NCWM, Associate Membership Committee, Assistant Secretary to the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee, Renewable Diesel Labeling Work Group, Handbook 130 Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Work Group, and on the L&R Committee for the CWMA, NEWMA, and WWMA regions.

At the 2017 NCWM Annual Meeting, Rebecca was awarded the Outstanding Contributions Award in recognition of her services to NCWM.


Julie QuinnAt-Large  |  Julie Quinn

Minnesota Department of Commerce Weights and Measures Division​

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

Quinn has served on the NCWM Professional Development Committee since 2008, and on the Central Weights and Measures Association (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 from 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 chairs 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.


Christopher GuayAssociate 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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