North Texas Chapter


Advocating for Fire Sprinklers in Texas

Fire Sprinklers in Texas

2018-2019 NFSA North Texas Chapter Board of Officers 

Chair – John Pecot, Design Manager, JCI: Johnson Controls
Vice Chair – Tate Hitzeman, South Central Regional Manager, Globe Sprinkler
Secretary – David Welcher, Project Sales Manager, Automatic Sprinkler of Texas
Treasurer – Daniel Merritt, Regional Sales Manager, Reliable Automatic Sprinklers
Officer At Large – Dale Payne – Branch Manager, Northstar Fire Protection of Texas
Officer at Large – Aaron Wilson – Outside Sales, Ferguson Fire & Fabrication
Regional Manager– Cindy Giedraitis
Not Pictured– Tate Hitzeman
The NFSA North Texas Chapter is dedicated to advancing the fire sprinkler concept throughout the North Texas area.  The NFSA North Texas Chapter represents the largest metroplex within the South Central Region, comprising 6,700,000 people.


Your South Central Regional Team: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

South Central Regional ManagersThe South Central Regional Manager- Cindy Giedraitis and NFSA Area Director- John Kauffman, work throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana to be a resource for the fire sprinkler industry. Cindy Giedraitis works closely with fire officials, legislators, and other community leaders to advance the industry and protect lives and property.
For more information on membership, training, and fire suppression events, please contact Cindy at
Cindy Giedraitis
South Central Regional Manager
PO Box 10403
College Station, TX 77842
John Kauffman, III
NFSA Area Director & Contractors Council Chair
Kauffman Company
13225 FM 529, Suite A
Houston, TX 77041

Mission Statement

“To protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept.”

514 Progress Dr, Suite A
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
1-800-683-NFSA (6372)