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Snyder makes reappointments, appointment to State Fire Safety Board

Friday, August 16, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of David Henry, of Fruitport; John Wozniak, of Rockford; William Mayes, of Lansing; and Greg Herman, of St. Clair; and the appointment of David Herbel, of East Lansing, to the State Fire Safety Board.

In cooperation with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Fire Services and fire organizations throughout the state, this 17-member board assists with the development of fire safety rules for the construction, operation and maintenance of various public facilities.

"These individuals bring extensive training and years of valuable experience to the board," said Snyder.

Henry is director of facilities management at Trinity Continuing Care Services, where he has worked since 1996. He has also worked with Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. in New Mexico and at Professional Med Team Inc., in Muskegon. Henry holds a certification in paramedical and emergency medical services management from Grand Valley State University and a diploma in long-term care administration from Michigan State University’s Executive Program. He will continue to represent adult foster care facilities.

Wozniak is fleet and equipment manager for Crystal Flash in Grand Rapids, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He is responsible for purchasing and overseeing a fleet of 125 vehicles that hauls propane, gasoline, diesel, and packaged goods throughout Michigan. He will continue to represent the flammable liquids industry.

Mayes is the executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, a position he has held since 2005. He previously held the position of superintendent for the Huron Intermediate School District, and he has nearly 45 years of education experience. Mayes holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in education administration, both from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent people who are a member of a statewide association representing school board members or school administrators.

Herman is the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 704. He previously worked as a business agent for the union and has 12 years with the organization. Herman holds an associate degree from St. Clair County Community College. He will continue to represent the building trades.

Herbel is president and chief executive officer for LeadingAge Michigan, where he has worked since 2004. The organization represents more than 300 nonprofit members that provide housing, assisted living, nursing, hospice and home and community-based services to Michigan's seniors. He is a board member of the Michigan Association for Home Care, the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, and the Medical Care Advisory Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health services management from Ferris State University and a master’s of business administration from Central Michigan University. He will represent the nursing home industry and replaces Richard Prestage.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring July 15, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.