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Howard M. Schapira - Chairman

Current Chairman and former CEO of Action Equipment and Scaffold Co., Inc. & Waco Scaffolding and Equipment Co. Howard started in the scaffold business with Action part time in 1971 and then full time in 1977 as an outside salesman. Later he became the Phoenix branch manager of Action and following that, he became the President. In 1993 Howard became part owner of the company and purchased Waco in Colorado in 2006. Since then, Howard Schapira continues to spear head incredible local and national growth with Action.

Industry achievements:

President of Phoenix chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) in 1988 after having served on their national Board of Directors, local board and chairman of the Safety Committee. Recipient of several awards for Safety Management in 1981 & 1982 and was elected a member of the Beam Club for membership recruitment.

Industry Vitals:

  • President (SAIA) from 2004-2006

  • National Board of Directors (SAIA)

  • Executive Committee (SAIA)

  • Platform Council Chairman (SAIA)

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Company Contribution Award (1994)

  • Coupling Pin Award (1995)

  • Outstanding Council Chairman Award (2000)

  • Outstanding Service Award (2002)

  • Unsung Hero Award (2003)

  • Spirit Award (2003)

  • Victor Saleeby Award (2006)

  • President’s Award (2007)

  • Hall of Fame Award (2010).

  • Benefactor of (SAIAEF) Scaffold & Access Industry Association Education Foundation

  • Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Benefactor Awards. 

  • Chairman of the (NFIB) National Federation of Independent Business

  • Safety Committee 2012-2014.

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