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                                          BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                      DATE:   January 5,2010
                                                                                      AGENDA ITEM NO.

     Consent Agenda
                                             Regular genda                            Public Hearing

     County Administrator's Sinnature:

     Appointment of Pre-Qualification Committee Member - Mr. Matthew J Riggs.

     Department:                                                  Staff Member Responsible:
     Purchasing                                                   Joe Lauro

     Recommended Action:

     Summary ExplanationlBacknround:
     Pinellas County Code 2-161 (2)(a) states that SUCA must be represented on the Committee. This request is to fill
     the position currently held by SUCA representative Steven Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy had to step down due to
     scheduling conflicts.

     The new Committee appointee, Mr. Riggs, currently works with Ring Power Corp. of St. Augustine, Florida. He is
     the Regional Manager serving the Pinellas and Pasco areas. Mr. Riggs has been involved with SUCA since 1999
     and served as an Associate Director in 2009. He was recently installed as a 2010 Associate Director on SUCA's
     Board of Directors. SUCA has nominated Mr. Riggs to fill the Committee seat vacated by Mr. Kennedy; the
     Committee has reviewed Mr. Kennedy's resume and found his experience and qualifications worthy for
     appointment. The appointment is now presented before the Board for consideration.

     Mr. Riggs appointment will bring the Committee to the Code required seven (7) members.

     Fiscal lm~act/Cost/Revenue
     There is no fiscal impact to Pinellas County as these positions are voluntary.

        1. Letter of Recommendation from SUCA
        2. Resume from Mr. Matt Riggs
        3. Member List

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                                SUNCOAST UTIUP/ COMRAOORs ASSOCIATION

December 1,2009

Ms. Kathy Freeman
Pre-Qualification Coordinator
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Cleanwater, FL 33756

Dear Kathy:

Please accept this letter as confirmation that the Suncoast Utility Contractors Association is
recommending Matt Riggs of Ring Power Corp., replace Steven Kennedy of FergusonWaterworks,
Inc., as our representative on the Pinellas County Pre-Qualification Committee. Mr. Riggs is well
qualified and eager to serve in this capacity.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information.


Misty ~ c x e n d r e e
Executive Director

         7402 N. 56'hSt., Suite 855, Tampa, FL 33617 Phone: 8131989-7822 Fax: 8131989-8844
                             MATTHEW J. RlGGS
                             Recommendation for
                  Pinellas County Pre-Qualification Committee

Matt has been involved with SUCA since 1999 and served as an Associate Director in 2009. He
was recently installed as a 2010 Associate Director on SUCA's Board of Directors. Matt received
his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of South Florida.

Ring Power Corporation, St. Augustine, Florida
2001 - Present
Regional Manager, Vice President
Regional Manager for the Tarpon Springs facility servicing accounts within Pinellas and Pasco
counties. General line salesman representing industry leading Caterpillar construction equipment
and all allied products to the construction industry within the territory. Responsibilities included
business development, pricing, and establishing profit margins on all sales functions. Managed
existing accounts and develop new accounts, proposing different financial avenues for purchases
and leases. Directly supervise the, training and sales development of five other sales
representatives. Responsible for performance, market share, and bottom line of the branch and
28 employees.

Ringhaver Equipment Company, Tampa, Florida
1999 2001
Heavy Equipment Sales Representative
General line salesman for Caterpillar construction equipment and all other allied products carried
by Ringhaver Equipment Company within Pasco and Hillsborough County. Responsibilities
included managing existing accounts and developing new accounts within my territory, rentals
and sales of new and used construction equipment as well as proposing different financial
alternatives for purchase.

Ringhaver Equipment Company, Tampa, Florida
Heavy Equipment Rental Manager
1997 - 1998
Responsible for all rental fleet machines and equipment, approximately 700 rental machines on
rent or available for rental at six branch locations throughout central Florida. Oversaw all
recurring monthly and weekly rental billings, approximately 3.5 million dollars per month.
Produced quarterly rental department reports that tracked machine utilization, average rental rate
discounts, fleet growth, and freight recovery. Supervised two rental coordinators, a billing clerk,
and a rental secretary. Booked machine rentals over the phone and traveled with general line
sales personnel to assist rental deals. Responsible for working with service department to ensure
machines made rental ready as soon as possible and customer damages are billed appropriately.

Ringhaver Equipment Company, Tampa, Florida
Service Support Coordinator
1996 -1997
Responsible for flat rate pricing for all Ringhaver heavy equipment service departments, including
designing and distributing sales representatives' computerized pricing software, as well as sales
support documents. Responsible for tracking all machines on preventive maintenance programs
as well as monthly billing of customers under contracts. Responsible for Ringhaver Equipment
Company's service department transition from an in-house main frame to Caterpillar's worldwide
main frame (DBS). Travel with sales representatives on select sales calls.
Pinellas County Board Membership List
Name                       Work Phone       Date Appt       Appointed B y     Street Address                           A
                                                                                                                      F X                  Title/Category           Contact Type
                           Home Phone       Term Expires                      City              State    Zip Code     E   al
                                                                                                                         m i

Pre-Qualification Committee
Bollenback, CPA, Michael   (727) 446-5858                  Indefinite Terms   Bollenback & Forret - 1000 Pinellas S   (727) 443-3389       Fla. lnst. CPAs          Member
                                                                              Clearwater        FL       33756

Bomstein, Joshua           (727) 461-5522   7/9/2002       Indefinite Terms   620 Drew Street                         (727) 447-4808       Ass. Gen Contr           Member
                                                                              Clearwater        FL       33755
Brown, P.E., Robert        (727) 531-3505                  Indefinite Terms   Tampa Bay Engineering, 380 Park PI      (727) 539-1294    Fla. EngineeringSociet      Member
                                                                              Clearwater     FL       33677 

Eich, A.I.A., Gareth       (727) 821-2986                  Indefinite Terms                              -
                                                                              Renker. Eich, Parks, Arch 1609 Dr.      (727) 896-4911    Renker, Eich, Parks, Ar     Member
                                                                              St. Petersburg    FL     33704-42

Farrell, Tim               (727) 821-6161                                     100 Second Avenue S, Suite 600          (727) 822-4573      CPA                       Member
                                                                              St. Petersburg  FL      33701 

Freeman, Kathy             (727) 464-4336                                                                                                  Pre-Qual Coordinator     Contact

Herbst, Jan                                                                   440 Court Street                                                                      Alternate
                                                                              Clearwater       FL        33756
Kennedy, Steven            (813) 627-1240   101912001      Indefinite Terms   Ferguson Enterprises, 8008 E. sligh                        Suncoast Utility Contrac   Member
                                                                              Tampa             FL       33610

Krauser, Peter             (727) 786-1605   911712002      Indefinite Terms   Mark Maconi Homes, 31111 US 19 N        (727) 786-5227       CBA                      Member
                                                                              Palm Harbor       FL       34684

Lauro, Joe                 (727) 464-3311                  Indefinite Terms   400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.                (727) 464-5531       DirectorlPurchasing      Contact
                                                                              Clearwater        FL       33756
Parker, Travis             (727) 585-2084                                     1055 Ponce de Leon Blvd                 (727) 585-2088     Ass. Gen Contractors       Alternate
                                                                              Belleair        FL      33756 
Thomas, Bill               (727) 736-9585                                     903 Weathersfield Drive                                    CPA                        Alternate
                                                                              Dunedin          FL           

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