The American Fence Association (AFA) welcomed Santo Pernicano, CFP, of Area-West Fence Co., Lakeside, CA as president-elect beginning on January 1, 2012
Online PR News – 31-March-2012 – Glen Ellyn, IL – The American Fence Association (AFA) welcomed Santo Pernicano, CFP, of Area-West Fence Co., Lakeside, CA as president-elect beginning on January 1, 2012. Known for setting the standard of excellence, the AFA has elected a full slate of representatives that both embody and will implement these standards.
An active member in the AFA since 1997, Pernicano has served as the California Chapter president and a member of the AFA Board of Directors. Additionally, he was the chair of the Certified Fence Professional (CFP) committee, which is responsible for offering and promoting the CFP exam to all chapters, showing members how to use the designation to grow, tracking recertification and keeping materials up-to-date based on ASTM and other standards.
“It is humbling to know that my peers in the industry trust me enough to represent them and they believe I can put a good foot forward for AFA,” said Pernicano on assuming his role as president of AFA in 2013.
Pernicano is excited to make his own impact for the future of the association. “One of my many goals is to use my term to promote the vision for AFA to have its own property and facility – a headquarters,” he shared. “I see AFA as an organization that binds everyone in the fence industry together, and I hope I can help people see the value of creating our own place.”
In 2012, AFA celebrates 50 years of setting the standard of excellence as the world’s largest fence, deck, railing and access control association, serving members throughout the US and around the world. The association offers its members comprehensive training, certification and professional development opportunities, industry insights and information and a distinctive competitive advantage for industry professionals.
For more information on the American Fence Association, visit
www.AmericanFenceAssociation.com or call 800.822.4342. For more information on Santo Pernicano, CFP, please contact 619.561.4944.