Staff & Leadership
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 - James Barker, JRC/Halliburton
Vice Chairman of the Board - Ralph Hymer, Nelson Brothers, Inc.
President - Debra Satkowiak, IME
Secretary and Treasurer - Sue Swanhorst, IME
Environmental Affairs Committee (EA) - Fred Jardinico, Dyno Nobel, Inc.
Government Affairs Committee (GAC) - Mitch Green, Maine Drilling & Blasting
Legal Affairs Committee (LAC) -- (Acting) Scott Bell, Dyno Nobel, Inc.
Safety & Health Committee (S&H) - Nick Harrington, JRC/Halliburton
Security Committee (SEC)- Pat Valentino, Hunting Titan
Technical Committee - (TECH) - Ian McNally, Hilltop Energy
Transportation & Distribution Committee (T&D) - Mark Moats, Dyno Nobel, Inc.
The Washington office of the Institute is managed by a staff of dedicated and experienced professionals who you may contact directly with your questions about the commercial explosives industry or association business.
Debra Satkowiak - President
Joshua Hoffman - Director of Technical Services
Colby Sholler - Director of Government Affairs
Susan Flanagan - Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
Suzanne Swanhorst - Director of Human Resources & Finance
Jasmine Smith - Executive Administrative Assistant
Judith Hammerschmidt - General Counsel
David Boston - UN Consultant
IME Organizational Chart - Feb 2019