PHOENIX — Joseph Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind., was elected by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors to serve as president. His year-long term in office began Oct. 19 at the close of SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention.
“In 2017, SMACNA will revisit its strategic plan,” Lansdell said. “It will take into consideration the needs of owners, their changing priorities, and expectations in designing and constructing flexible facilities that will adjust to their future needs.
“With companies required to shift and retool their operations on the fly, constructing a building has now become part of the owner’s strategic plan, not a separate entity as in the past,” he noted. “This change presents opportunities for SMACNA contractors and their skilled workforce.”
He has been actively involved in the sheet metal industry for years and served on SMACNA’s Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011. Lansdell currently serves as a SFUA Article X panelist, vice-chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and on the National Pension Fund. He is also on the Investment Committee, which he has also chaired.
Dedicated to advancing the industry, he served on SMACNA’s Legislative Committee and the political action committee, SMAC PAC. He has been officer liaison to the Technical Resources Committee and the Products and Programs Coordinating Committee, and on the Director Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Task Force, High Performing Contractor Task Force, Project Management Task Force, and the IAQ Guidelines Task Force. He has served on the National Energy Management Institute Trustees (NEMI) and on a variety of NEMI/NEMIC task forces as well.
A member of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Central Indiana, he served as president and on the board of directors. In addition, he was Industry Fund president and a member of the LMCC Committee, Education Committee, Labor Committee, Negotiating Committee, and the INSMAC statewide board.
Lansdell graduated from Purdue University at Indianapolis with a degree in mechanical engineering technology.
SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit www.smacna.org.
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