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Snyder appoints members to General Industry Safety Standards Commission

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Andrew Mosser and Jeffrey Spencer, and the reappointments of William Borch and Jennifer Ewing to the General Industry Safety Standards Commission.

The commission provides leadership to help ensure safe work environments for Michigan's citizens.

"Workplace safety is vital to protecting Michigan families and ensuring the long-term economic prosperity of our state.  The knowledge and backgrounds of these individuals help ensure the safety of our work force is in good hands," Snyder said.

Mosser, of Portland, is the business agent for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 665 in Lansing. He previously worked as an apprentice electrician and journeyman/foreman electrician. Mosser earned an associate's degree through the IBEW/National Electrical Contractors Association Joint Electric Apprenticeship. He will represent labor and replaces Karl Heim.

Spencer, of Davisburg, is a building inspector and ordinance enforcement official for the city of Auburn Hills. He previously worked as a project coordinator for St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac and as a carpenter for Parker Carpentry Contractor of Troy. Spencer holds a journeyman's certificate and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Baker College. He will represent managing of public employees in the state and replaces Elizabeth Koto.

Borch, of Bay City, is the upstate business agent for Ironworkers Local 25. He previously served as president of the Tri County Building Trade Council and as former chairman of the Ironworkers Local 25 Executive Board and Negotiating Committee. Borch is a member of the Workers Compensation Advisory Board, Michigan Works Strategic Planning Board, Midland Tomorrow Economic Development Board and chairman of the Bay County Building Authority Board. He earned an associate degree in applied science from Delta Community College and holds several certifications. Borch will represent labor.

Ewing, of Traverse City, is the director of human resources and health & safety for AlcoTec Wire Corp. She also serves as an adjunct professor with Davenport University. Before that, Ewing served as human resources manager for Sackner Products and APV Baker. She will represent management of principal industries in the state.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring March 26, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.