The Meter has gone out to all membership, but you can also view it by downloading from the link below. This will be a semi-annual communication about the latest news and happenings in our organization. Feel free to contact Todd Schmidt or David Miller if you are interested in contributing an article for the Spring issue. Please also take this time to review any contact information on the Directory page and send any updates or additions to Todd or David.
Finally, there were no membership dues collected last year. Dues of $30 will be collected by the end of this year. To maintain your membership in good standing, issue payment to WWMA for this year's fees. It is required to be a member in good standing to vote at board meetings and be involved in committees. We are working to get all state payments taken at once and municipal payments either at November's regional meetings or early next year. You can also mail in a check.
Rachelle "Shelly" Miller
Shelly Miller, Lily Castonguay, Brad Pfaff, Alicia Clark and Lara Sutherlin
Lily manages a large case load in our Weights and Measures Compliance unit. She ensures that cases are fully developed and needed information is gathered before we go ahead with a successful compliance action. Lily schedules compliance conferences with regulated businesses and staff. Following stipulated settlements, Lily coordinates case filing with local DA’s and thoroughly tracks cases from inception to completion.
She schedules our Weights and Measures training sessions for internal and external customers (inspectors, city sealers, LPO’s, service company technicians). Coordinates with trainers on printing training materials. Writes and updates webpage fact sheets for both the Weights and Measures and Petroleum/Hazardous Materials programs. During the Guidance review process, Lily reviewed a large number of Bureau fact sheets effectively within a short time period. Others used her reviews as a standard for their own reviews.
Lily is a strong member of the Weights and Measures team and volunteers to take on additional duties when there are vacancies in the Bureau. Congratulations Lily!
Jim Zorn, 2019
Inspector Jim Zorn has retired after 18 years with the State of Wisconsin. He worked for both the Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as a Petroleum and Weights & Measures Inspector. Previously Jim worked for petroleum service companies including installing new systems in several states and has operated service stations as well.
He worked for many years on protecting the environment from contamination, has maintained good working relationships with a variety of facility operators and works well in all conditions, especially in difficult situations.
Jim has been a great co-worker and has provided valuable petroleum inspection training for many inspectors over the years. Jim is well-respected by business owners and service companies. He will be missed. Congratulations Jim!
George Kaelin, 2018
Inspector George Kaelin has retired during his 40th year of State service. George has been a mentor to several inspectors throughout his career and he has be a valuable DATCP inspector and member of WWMA. We will miss George’s expertise and his lighthearted sense of humor. Congratulations George, we wish the very best in retirement!
WWMA conference registration is open. Please see the cover letter and agenda for details.
Our friend and co-worker State Weights and Measures Petroleum Inspector Chuck Cox passed away on April 20th. Chuck was a knowledgeable, kind and gentle man who was a pleasure to be around. We will miss him greatly, he was truly an asset to our team. Visitation services will be held Saturday, April 28 at Calvary Tabernacle Church, 1907 McKinley Ave, Beloit; 10 am with the funeral at noon.
Doug Dummer has been promoted to Field Supervisor for the Northwest region succeeding Dean Schermacher in his retirement. Doug has worked in the fuel industry for almost 20 years. Before becoming a Petroleum Inspector, Doug was a manager at Midwest Fuels in La Crosse. He became a Petroleum Inspector in 2011 and successfully learned Weights and Measures when the inspection units merged. Outside of his required inspection duties, Doug has served on many development committees within the Bureau. Doug’s knowledge, experience, and leadership abilities will be a great asset to the Northwest team and to the entire State. Congratulations Doug!
Hopper Scale Training
Hopper Scale test unit training. There are eight DATCP Weights and Measures Inspectors assigned to hopper scale inspection in Wisconsin (two in each region). The inspectors work in teams of two to conduct the hopper scale inspections. Pictured above: Field Supervisor Dean Schermacher, Inspectors Jason Karczwski, Rich McCann, Jon Petzold, and Robbie Dailey.
Also Dean Schermacher is retiring on March 6, 2018. Dean has 30 years of civil service.