Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rule, Board of

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Andrea Klees

Contact Title

Adminstrative Assistant to the State Fire Marshal

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The board formulates and enforces rules and regulations for safe and proper construction, installation, repair, use, and operation of boilers and pressure vessels in the state.


4 years

Senate Confirmation



See composition below




7 appointed by Governor - 1 representing in state owners of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels in utilities, manufacturing, or processing - 1 representing in state owners and users of low pressure vessels in commercial buildings, multiple housing, or hotels - 1 representing boiler manufacturers in state - 1 representing boiler insurance company licensed to insure boilers and pressure vessels in state - 1 representing boilermakers - 1 representing steam operating engineers - 1 mechanical engineer, registered in Illinois, on faculty of engineering college, or equivalent experience


Elected from the Members


430 ILCS 75/2

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Coates, James 10/18/2025 09/12/2014 Governor Member, Steam Operating Engineers Cook
Hacker, Harold 10/18/2026 03/24/2010 Governor Member, Low Pressure Users Cook
Carter, Prentiss 10/18/2025 10/18/2017 Governor Member, Professional Engineer Madison
Parikh, Bhaumik 10/18/2026 10/15/2021 Governor Member, Boiler Manufacturer
Cooper, Jessica 11/18/2025 08/13/2021 Governor Member, Insurance Company Kane
Davis, Eric 10/18/2023 11/05/2019 Governor Member, Boiler Makers Will
Galanes, George 10/18/2025 11/01/2007 Governor Member, High Pressure Users DuPage