The Steel Framing Industry Association has announced the appointment of Patrick W. Ford, P.E., as the association’s technical director.

In addition to serving as SFIA’s Technical Director, Ford will continue as a principal with Matsen Ford Design Associates, Inc. Ford is a registered Professional Engineer in numerous states and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction. He has also served as a subcommittee member of the American Iron and Steel Institute and Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, and served on the Board and as president of the Cold‐Formed Steel Engineers Institute predecessor organization.