Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc.
The primary purpose of COCA is to increase safety awareness; and the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Construction Industry.
Owner/User members include the major industrial and utility firms, located in Southwestern Illinois, who procure significant construction and maintenance services.
Construction Associate members include construction companies, design and engineering firms, equipment and materials suppliers, and firms which provide other services necessary to ensure safe, well-managed, high-quality, cost-effective construction projects in the Owner/Users’ facilities.
COCA is located within the Teksolv location at 100 Lanter Ct, Suite 8 Collinsville, Illinois (about 15 miles east of downtown St. Louis).
For information on becoming a member of COCA, please contact us.
COCA Board of Directors – Current Board Members for 2021
CHAIRMAN: *Joseph Wickenhauser – SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS LEADER, WIELAND (FORMERLY OLIN BRASS)
SECRETARY / TREASURER: Prentiss Carter, Director – MISO, LUMINANT, a subsidiary of VISTRA ENERGY (Name changed from Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC)
AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION: *Todd Merseal, Engineering Project Manager
FLEXSYS AMERICA LP a Subsidiary of EASTMAN CHEMICAL: *David Richardson, Utilities & Services Manager and Christine Corio, Operations Service Manager
WIELAND (FORMERLY OLIN BRASS): *James H. Kabitzke Jr., Manager of Engineering, Brass Mill
PRAIRIE STATE GENERATING CO, LLC: Thomas Foust, Maintenance Manager, Power Generation and Jonathon Sander, general manager
WRB REFINING, LP (Phillips 66) *Richard Schwarz, Director Capital Projects
TEKSOLV/AASC Tamara Walker, AASC Operations Manager
*denotes past chair positions
During February 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, board members elected 2 new officer positions. The officer positions are filled for at least two years, with a third year option.