AMMA Committees and Meetings


AMMA Committees have a distinct mission to address sub-contractor issues that impact cost controls, technical proficiency, safety and quality. Committee meetings most often feature common issues that affect working in the major ship yards, new product requirement, regulatory demands and product knowledge. Please join us at these meetings so AMMA can work as one voice to advocate for solutions that incur the least amount of drain on our professional industry teams.

General Membership Meeting:

All members are invited to attend a meeting led by AMMA President, Carl Spraberry of AIT at 1:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Q.E.D. Conference room located at 4646 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. This meeting provides committee updates, solicits member input on AMMA activities and provides networking opportunities for members. The AMMA Secretary, Cheryl Sawyer  notifies all Member company point of contacts, to add additional invitees from your company to list distribution list please contact her at

Safety Committee:

Led by Chairman Jason Kjos of HII Technical Solutions, the Safety Committee discusses current and chronic safety issues, lessons learned, new regulations and recent safety incidents. The committee also hosts a guest speaker almost every month to provide training or insight on safety solutions, regulatory issues and product updates or usage. To join the Safety Committee roster please email Mr. Kjos at Their meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Q.E.D. Conference Room located at 4646 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

QA Committee:

Led by Chairman Don Zimbro of VT-Group, the QA Committee reviews QA issues and updates, discusses joint solutions for sub-contractor procedures and inspections, and hosts speaker to provide training on quality standards. This committee also provides input on SSRAC updates to the Navy. To join the QA Committee roster please email Mr. Zimbro at The committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month in the LPI Conference Room located at 550 Woodlake Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Marketing Group:

While not a formal committee, several volunteers have signed up to participate in activities that promote AMMA and our industry. Robert Blenner of Delphinus leads these efforts by providing promotion materials and coordinating trade show schedules. He can be reached at rblenner In addition, Cheryl Sawyer of AIT and Surge Force leads the AMMA social and website content updates. If your company wishes to provide content, suggest events AMMA should promote or assist in expanding our social media reach please contact her at

If you have an issue you would like discussed at a committee meeting, or a specific topic for training please contact the following:

General Membership Meeting: Carl Spraberry President,

Safety: Jason Kjos, Safety Chairman,

QA: Don Zimbro, QA Chairman,  QA@