President | Mike Bullimore, Business Development Manager at Keller Fire and Safety
Mike graduated from Platt College with an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and also spent time at Missouri Western State University. He started his career as a Sales Engineer with Ferguson Machine in St. Louis, Missouri, selling Automation-Robotics Equipment around the Midwest. His involvement in fire protection began with Fike Corporation as Western Regional Manager for Explosion Protection in 2000, covering the western United States.
In 2002, Mike became the Western Regional Manager for Fike responsible for Clean Agents and the introduction of ECARO-25, covering the western United States. In 2005, he moved to Keller Fire and Safety (purchased by Fike in 2004) as a Sales Consultant selling Fire Alarm and all Special Hazard Fire Protection.
In 2015, Mike became the Business Development Manager at Keller Fire and Safety where he currently resides. Mike held the Vice-President and President Positions with the Missouri-Kansas Society of Fire Protection Engineers from 2006-2008.
Vice-President | Jessie Warren, Fire Protection Engineer at Poole Fire Protection, Inc.
Jessie was the former Mo-Kan SFPE Secretary and is currently a Fire Protection Engineer at Poole Fire Protection in Olathe, KS. Jessie graduated from the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program at Oklahoma State University in May of 2016 with a B.S. in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. Jessie is involved in a wide variety of projects including fire alarm, mass notification, sprinkler design, foam suppression (hangers and petroleum), code consulting, and performance based design. While at OSU, Jessie was elected for many chair positions in different organizations including President of the OSU Firefighter Combat Challenge Teams, Training and PPE Officer for OSU’s Fire Protection Society, Sports chair for OSU’s Fire Protection Society tasked with organizing participation in intramural sports, and was on the Apparatus Committee for OSU’s Fire Protection Society that was tasked with the restoration and preservation of OSU’s two relic fire engines.
Treasurer | Maryann Quinto, Service and Sales Representative at National Fire Suppression
Maryann is longtime supporter of our local chapter having served terms as Treasurer and Vice-President in years past. With 20 years of diverse experience in the life safety industry, her passion is building relationships and providing fire safety and life safety solutions for customers. She is multifaceted and well versed in estimating, sales and project management of a wide variety of fire protection and life safety system applications, NFPA standards and local codes for inspections of both fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems.
Secretary | Kita Gandhi, Director at B.I.C. Design Company
Kita Gandhi is currently the Director at B.I.C Design Company. She joined her family's engineering business in January 2018. Soon after starting, she created new corporate branding, established an active online presence, and expanded the business into new untapped vertical markets. Kita's efforts led to B.I.C. Design Company's selection for Cohort 8 of ScaleUP! Kansas City.
Kita's current responsibilities include cultivating client relationships, leading the design team, and managing engineering and technical work. Additionally, she is driving innovative corporate strategy, improving productivity with the goal of increasing profitability, and employing new strategies for business development.
Previously, Kita worked at AbbVie for 16 years, most recently as a Capital Project Manager in the Global Engineering organization, where she oversaw manufacturing construction projects ranging from $2 million to $30 million. Kita is PMP certified and is an active member in the Society of Women Engineers. Kita has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California - Berkeley.
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