SWR Institute has several standing and ad hoc committees that provide the manpower and expertise to achieve the many initiatives of the Institute. It is within the committees that members come together to express and brainstorm ideas that will better the Institute and the industry, so having active leaders and members is crucial.


  • Membership
  • Product Validation
  • Program Planning
  • Safety
  • SWR Foundation
  • Technical Resources
  • Training Validation
  • Skilled Labor Ad Hoc
To learn more about what each committee does and what is expected of the volunteers, click here. 

The committees are all volunteer-based and work very hard in developing programs and publications that benefit membership and the industry. If you are interested in sharing your time and expertise on a committee, please contact HQ. 


Seth Acharya

John McIlvain

SWR Foundation Committee Chair
American Restoration, Inc.
Wylie, TX
Jed Daniel, P.E.

Michael MacDonagh V

Product Validation Chair
Exterior Diagnostic Services
Apex, NC
Kelly Getz

Kelly Streeter

Safety Committee Chair
Alta Access
Ithaca, NY

Scott Lupini

Training Validation Chair 
Lupini Construction, Inc.
Utica, NY
Scott Hoppenworth

Christopher Perego

Program Planning Chair
BASF Corporation
Shakopee, MN
Diane Kaese

Melissa Cassel

Membership Committee Chair
Pecora Corporation
Hatfield, PA
Christopher Perego

Lisa Zentner

Technical Resources Committee Chair
Crafco, Inc.
Chandler, AZ