CAMA Task Group & Board of Directors Meeting - February 2020

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Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM (EST) to Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Embassy Suites Los Angeles Int'l Airport North
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5407
United States

Event Details

Arrangements have been made for the next CAMA Task Group and Board of Directors Meetings in Los Angelos, CA. Please register for the meeting by December 30.


Reservations - $179 per night + tax

OPTION #1:  Call the reservation center at (800) 559-5179 and give them the Group Code “CAM” to receive the Group Discounted Rate or say they are with Concrete Anchor Manufacturers.

OPTION #2:  Use the following website at and fill in the Group Code “CAM” to receive the Group Discounted Rate.

The cutoff date to make sleeping room reservations at the group rate is December 30.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival, and the availability of your room cannot be assured prior to this time.  Check-out time on the day of your departure is 12:00 p.m.

Cancellation must be provide to the hotel 48 hours ahead of scheduled arrival to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night's room & tax. 

Parking Self parking is $44.

Directions / Transportation A complimentary shuttle runs from LAX every 20-25 minutes. Click here for detailed directions to the hotel.


Due to the important strategic initiatives CAMA may be undertaking, we ask that all CAMA Board of Directors attend the meeting. If you cannot attend, it would be beneficial to send a proxy to vote on any pertinent items. We have also included a proxy form for those who cannot attend the face-to-face meeting but would like to give your vote to another Member representative.  If you do not plan to attend, please forward your proxy form to the CAMA office by JANUARY 24, 2020. A copy of the Proxy form can be downloaded here: CAMA Proxy Form

We encourage you to make your hotel and airline reservations as soon as possible so your specific plans can be accommodated.  Keep in mind that changes can always be made later if necessary.

A final meeting notice, agendas, and other pertinent information will be circulated approximately two weeks before the meeting.

Please contact the CAMA office if you have any questions about the event.

Andra Hoermann-Gast
Andra Hoermann-Gast IAPMO Evaluation Services
Austen Standing
Austen Standing Product Engineer 2K Polymer Systems Limited
Ben Wagner
Ben Wagner Senior Design Engineer Halfen USA, Inc.
Bert Mayer
Bert Mayer Chief Operating Officer MKT Fastening LLC
Chris LaVine
Chris LaVine Senior Engineer Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems
Eric Mutuc
Eric Mutuc DEWALT
Fernando Ardila
Fernando Ardila Senior Consultant Testing & Code Interface RADCO/Twining, Inc.
Jason Steen
Jason Steen Staff Engineer, Building Product Evaluation Element Materials Technology
Jay Dorst
Jay Dorst President CEL Consulting
Jennifer Budin
Jennifer Budin Client Services Manager Thomas Associates, Inc.
John Pearson, P.E., S.E.
John Pearson, P.E., S.E. Structural Engineer Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Kenton McBride
Kenton McBride Senior Manager, Codes and Standards Hilti Canada
Lee Mattis
Lee Mattis CEL Consulting
Luke Tavernit
Luke Tavernit Senior Engineer Element Materials Technology
Manuel Chan
Manuel Chan Staff Engineer ICC Evaluation Service, LLC
Omar Al-Mansouri
Omar Al-Mansouri Research & expertise engineer CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment)
Pedro` Sousa
Pedro` Sousa Senior Product Engineer 2K Polymer Systems Limited
Peter Grzesik
Peter Grzesik Code & Approval Manager Hilti AG
Peter Schillinger
Peter Schillinger Research, Technology Transfer and Association Work fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Philipp Grosser
Philipp Grosser Hilti Corporation
Rachel James
Rachel James Client Services Associate Thomas Associates, Inc.
Romain Mege
Romain Mege Head of Structure and Fire Expertise Division CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment)
TJ Bland
TJ Bland General Manager & Chief Operating Officer Adhesives Technology
Tom Kolden
Tom Kolden Director of Engineering Specialized Testing
Vincent Chui
Vincent Chui Assistant Regional Engineering Director ICC Evaluation Service, LLC

For More Information:

Rachel James
Client Services Associate Thomas Associates, Inc. (216)241-7333

MEETING SCHEDULE (All meetings at Embassy Suites)

MONDAY, February 3, 2020

                8:00 a.m.   –10:30 a.m. – AC232 Task Group

                10:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m. – AC308 Task Group

                12:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own

                1:00 p.m.   –  3:00 p.m. – AC70 Task Group

                3:00 p.m.   –  4:30 p.m. – AC193 Task Group

                4:30 p.m.   –  6:00 p.m. – Research Task Group       


TUESDAY, February 4, 2020

                8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – AC58/01

                12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own

                2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – AC510 Seismic Task Group

                4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – AC60 Task Group              


WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020

                8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Board of Directors Meeting

                Lunch will be provided.

*Scheduled meeting times are subject to change.