Who We Are

The IFC’s mission is to promote the technology of fire and smoke containment in building construction through research, education, development of safety standards, testing, and code provision.

About Us

The International Firestop Council (IFC) is a nonprofit association of manufacturers, distributors, installers, inspectors and other key stakeholders interested in passive fire protection materials and systems in North America and abroad.

With over thirty years members’ experience, a constant stream of innovation and over ten thousand tested systems, we are THE source of firestop expertise.

What We Do

The IFC provides impartial and broad-based education, information, resources, affiliation, and procedures regarding firestop system selection, performance, installation and inspection to the construction and code-enforcement communities.

Membership Information

Contact Information

  • Address:
    10045 Baltimore National Pike,
    Ste A7 PBM 203
    Ellicott City, MD 2104

Meet The Team

IFC Officers

James Stahl, Jr.


James Stahl Jr. is the current IFC President. He has held the position since 2010, and previously served the organization as Vice President. He is the Vice President & General Manager, Engineering and Emerging Businesses and member of the Board of Directors for Specified Technologies Inc. (STI). In his 23 years in the firestop industry, he has been involved in a variety of different roles, including product development, fire testing, technical support, building codes and standards work, marketing, and sales. He has served on a variety of different technical committees and task groups related to firestopping, including ASTM, BICSI, ISO, and UL Standards Technical Panels. He has 25+ patents in the field of fire protection and frequently speaks and writes about firestopping. You could say that firestopping runs in his blood as his late father, James “Jim” Stahl Sr., was an early pioneer in the field of firestopping and a founding member of the IFC.

Angie Ogino

Vice President

Angie Ogino is Thermafiber/Owens Corning’s Technical Services Leader. Angie has over 20 years’ experience in the mineral wool and firestopping industry, providing engineering judgments and technical assistance on mineral wool product performance for architects, building officials and contractors in the fire containment area. Angie is the developer and coordinator of all perimeter fire containment testing for Thermafiber at Underwriters Laboratories, Southwest Research and Intertek/Omega Point Laboratories. Angie is responsible for managing Thermafiber’s UL and Intertek/OPL Follow-Up Service Quality Programs. She is also the developer of Thermafiber’s educational programs on perimeter fire containment and has presented perimeter fire containment programs at the AIA National Conventions, as well as the CSI (Construction Specifiers Institute), PCI (Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute) and major architectural and curtain wall manufacturing firms throughout North America. Angie is a member of the Insulation Contractors Association of America where she Co-Chaired the Commercial Construction Committee for 5 years.

Tim Mattox


Mr. Mattox is a 1994 graduate from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his 27 year career he has served in various technical roles with manufacturers and testing laboratories, with the last 6 years working for Specified Technologies. Mr. Mattox has spent considerable time working with standards writing organizations on a global basis – chairing task groups and developing test standards for UL, ASTM, and assisted NCFM for the People’s Republic of China to develop fire test standards for plastic pipe penetrations. In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Mattox served as the US Head of Delegation for ISO TC 163 – Thermal Performance and Energy Use in the Built Environment.

In a temporary departure from passive fire protection, Mr. Mattox designed and constructed a 3600 sq. ft. state-of-the-art air and water leakage testing laboratory which was used collaboratively with Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the Air Barrier Association of America. It was during this time he worked with UL to establish Exterior Wall Components (FWFX) and Systems (FWFO) Categories, which marries air and water performance with flame spread resistance for exterior walls. Mr. Mattox has been active in leadership roles for several trade associations, holding officer positions with the Air Barrier Association of America as well as the International Firestop Council where he currently serves as Treasurer.