The IME is governed by a board of governors consisting of executive officers from the member firms.  The board is responsible for the formulation of policy based on recommendations from IME's five standing committees.  The implementation of policy and programs is directed by the Institute's president and executed by the staff with appropriate assistance and involvement of the membership.   

Officers of the Institute:

Chairman of the Board, John Sonday, Accurate Energetic Systems

Vice Chairman of the Board, Seth Hobby, Dyno Nobel Inc

President, Debra Satkowiak

General Counsel, Judith Hammerschmidt


Committee Chairs:

Environmental Affairs Committee (EA) - Shane Jones, Orica USA

Government Affairs Committee (GAC) - Suzanne Thigpen, Orica USA

Legal Affairs Committee (LAC) -- Jeffrey Droubay, Dyno Nobel Inc

Safety & Health Committee (S&H) - Linda Menendez, Austin Powder Company

Security Committee (SEC)- Carl Byrd, Dyno Nobel Inc

Technical Committee - (TECH) - Paul Sterk, Austin Powder Company

Transportation & Distribution Committee (T&D) - Jim Cole, Tread Corporation


Staff Managers:

John Boling - 
Government Affairs

Ron Thomas - Technical, T&D, and Security Committees

Susan Flanagan - Environmental Affairs and S&H Committees

IME Organizational Chart  2016