Joe Hetzel is the first and only Technical Director in the history of the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association, beginning his position with the association shortly after its founding in 1996.Since that time, Joe has helped coordinate technical efforts within DASMA's Door, Door Operator, and Gate Operator Manufacturer Divisions.
The technical efforts have encompassed:
- model code development,
- state and local code adoptions,
- industry research,
- standards development both within and outside DASMA, and
- over 100 published DASMA technical data sheets, while promoting the DASMA mission to his many contacts throughout the country. Joe holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cleveland State University and is a registered professional engineer with 17 years of design experience prior to his position with DASMA.