JOSEPH MENTZER, Standards Engineer - STI/SPFA
Mr. Mentzer is a Standards Engineer with STI/SPFA (Steel Tank Institute and Steel Plate Fabricators Association). He develops standards, conducts research, and develops new and improved aboveground and underground tank technologies.
STI/SPFA is a trade association representing fabricators of steel construction products and their suppliers. Mr. Mentzer helps maintain various technologies and standards that STI/SPFA has responsibilities for.
Joe also works with Underwriters Laboratories and other listing organizations in maintaining STIs Listings and the development of new designs. Joe is involved with the API Sub-committee on Aboveground Storage Tanks and serves on the API Task Group updating the API 12 Series documents. He will also be the staff liaison for the consensus committee charged with the development of the STI Standards SP001 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection standard and the SP031 Shop Built Storage Tank Repair standard.
Previously he worked as a consultant for 25 plus years helping clients build, inspect, repair and maintain storage systems for multiple products in multiple industries. This work was done in several states including Wisconsin. He is a licensed State of Wisconsin Storage Tank Installer, a certified API Piping Inspector and a Wisconsin P.E.