News

ARTICLE

Date ArticleType
9/8/2017 Press Release
New Board Member Approved by SEAA

 Nicholas Morgan

New Board Member Approved by SEAA

The SEAA Board of Directors announces that it has elected Nicholas Morgan, President of Adaptive Construction Solutions, Houston, Texas, to fill an open position on the board. Morgan replaces long-time board member Ed Valencia, who has left the industry to pursue a career with an industrial general contractor. Morgan’s term is 2017-2019.

Morgan, who is a U.S. Army Veteran and also owner and president of a property and casualty insurance agency, has assembled a team of military professionals who are leveraging their experience to help transitioning military service members into civilian careers. ACS partners with employers to developed skilled ironworkers.

“The Board of Directors thanks Ed for his many years of service, especially guiding our safety and health initiatives,” said Josh Cilley, President. “Nick brings a unique skill set to the association. We look forward to tapping his recruiting, training, and retention expertise as we look to develop skilled ironworkers for the industry,” he said.

In a letter to the SEAA Board of Directors, Valencia expressed his appreciation to the association and former employer.

He wrote: “It comes with great regret that I must step down from the SEAA Board of Directors and the association. My wife and I had an opportunity to move back to Colorado to be with our family. Most of you know, when it comes to my priorities, nothing surpasses my family. I have taken a position as the Safety Director for Casey Industrial, an industrial general contractor in Westminster, Colo.

Although short-lived my time in Houston with Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) was an incredible opportunity. PBI is a first-class organization. I have all the respect in the world for their team.

It has been an honor serving on the SEAA Board of Directors and on the Safety Committee. I have met a lot of great people through this organization. Most of all, I have enjoyed giving back to the steel erection industry and sharing knowledge that will prevent all of our employees from being injured or killed. Because at the end of the day, the most important thing is going home to our families healthy and safe."