Board Members

The Board of Directors includes members from VPP sites from all four states within Region VII. More information about the Board of Directors can be obtained in the Region VII VPPPA Bylaws .

Officers and Executive Council

Chairperson

Bill Turner (NuStar Energy)
7340 West 21st Street North – Suite 200
Wichita , KS 67205
316-721-7072
316-773-9005 (fax)

Vice Chairperson

Tom Hauber (Rockwell Collins)
2464 River Road
Decorah , IA 52101
319-295-7824
319-295-9809 (fax)

Treasurer

Cody Patton (Monsanto)
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. R3A
St Louis , MO 63167
314-694-2475

Secretary/Historian

Fred Wilhoft (Oxy Chem)
6200 S. Ridge Rd
Wichita , KS 67215
316-529-7229
316-529-7585 (fax)

Labor Rep from Site with a CBA (Executive Council Only)

Eric Befort (General Electric)
Ind. Park 7577 4 Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-3600
620-441-3717 (cell)

Labor Rep from Site without a CBA (Executive Council Only)

Jerry Wachtel (NuStar Energy)
1479 North 13th Street
Geneva, NE 68361
402-759-5555 (cell)

Directors

Contractor/Construction Representative

David McKee (UCI)
1930 S. Hoover, Suite 100
Wichita , KS 67277

Director-at-Large #1

Chris Wige (STERIS Corp)
7501 Page Avenue
Saint Louis , MO 63133
314-290-4623
314-290-4605 (fax)

Director-at-Large #2

Maureen Kamphaus (Clow Valve)
902 S. 2nd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
217-440-9267
641-569-6146 (cell)

Director-at-Large #3

Terry Bass (Ply Gem)
2600 Grand Blvd. Suite 900
Kansas City , MO 64108
816-426-8464 (work)

Director-at-Large #4

Harold Edwards (Westar Energy)
Wichita , KS 67205
316-291-8721 (work)
316-640-3324 (cell)

Director-at-Large #5

Brent Nelson (Monsanto)
1506 Highway 69
Waco, NE 68460
402-728-5708 (work)
308-627-5292 (cell)

Director-at-Large #6

Steve Donovan (Axcet HR Solutions)
8325 Lenexa Dr #410
Lenexa , KS 66214
913-754-5318
913-754-4818 (fax)

Director-at-Large #7

Kathy French (Clarcor Industrial Air)
417 SE Thompson
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
816-272-8914
816-246-1183 (fax)

OSHA Representatives

Matt Gaines
Ex-Officio (Federal – MO, KS, NE)
2300 Main Street, Suite 1010
Kansas City , MO 64108
816-283-0545 Ex 247
816-283-0547

Shashi Patel
Ex-Officio (State – Iowa)
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines , IA 50319
515-281-6369
515-281-5522 (fax)