The association supports the work of 12 volunteer AWRF operational committees who serve the industry and the membership by performing assigned tasks within the scope of our purpose statements. The committee operations are funded by annual budget allocations. The work and achievements of 12 operational committees involves many hours of effort by dozens of volunteers in service to our industry. When committee meetings are called, volunteers attend at their own expense. Each committee is reconstituted annually when a new chairman is named by the AWRF President. After accepting the assignment, the new chairman forms his committee from volunteers. Anyone interested in serving on a committee should make the President or the AWRF office aware of the interest.

AWRF Officers

Tom Hudgins
Bishop Lifting Products
125 McCarty Drive Houston, TX 77029

General Counsel
J. Barry Epperson
Attorney at Law
4512 South Atlanta Avenue Tulsa, OK 74105
918-640-5773 or 918-633-4065

Vice President
Jack Gibbons
Metro Wire Rope Corporation
553 Lehigh Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Chief Executive
Jeff Gilbert
P.O. Box 748 Walled Lake, MI 48390
[email protected]

Patrick Shire
Yale Cordage
77 Industrial Park Road Saco, ME 04072

Justin Brown
Unirope Limited
3070 Universal Drive Mississauga, ON

L4X 2CB, Canada


Term Ending 2021

Charlie Jaques [R]

Advantage Sales & Supply
Ridgway, PA

Jeffrey L. Stewart [R]

Assembly Specialty Products, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Terry Driscoll [R]

John Sakach Company of St. Louis
Granite City, IL

Term Ending 2022

Debra Cushman [R]

Cascade Rigging
Clackamas, OR

Justin Brown [R]

Unirope LTD.
Mississauga, ON Canada

Celena Moses [M]

Houston, TX

Hugh Yoder [R]

Carpenter Rigging Group
San Francisco, CA

Carey Hanson [R]

Bairstow Lifting Products Co.
Atlanta, GA

Term Ending 2023

Mike Poroo [R]

Houston, TX

Aaron Bohnert [R]

Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling
Corpus Christi, TX

Paul DeMattie [M]

The Crosby Group
Tulsa, OK

Andrew Hall [NM]

Southern Wire
Olive Branch, MS

Keith Shepherd [C]

DCL Mooring & Rigging
New Orleans, LA

Curt Jabben [M]

Associated Wire Rope & Rigging
Playa del Rey, CA