SFPE has new president

Richard J. Davis, PE, FSFPE, took office as president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.


Richard J. Davis recently took office as president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Bethesda, Md., for 2009. Davis is an assistant vice president and senior engineering technical specialist with FM Global.

A member of SFPE since 1982, Davis has served on the society’s board of directors for nine years and is a member of its engineering licensure committee. In 2000, he was made an SFPE Fellow. SFPE Fellows represent a distinguished group of members who have attained significant stature and accomplishment in engineering. He also served as president of the SFPE New England Chapter and was recognized by that chapter in 1991 with its Richard E. Stevens Award for distinguished service in the interest of fire protection engineering.

“Throughout Davis’s career he has made significant contributions to the profession of fire protection engineering by advancing the science and technology that makes our world safe from fire,” said Chris Jelenewicz, engineering program manager with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. “He is widely recognized for his work in structural fire protection and smoke management systems.”

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