RCMA Presents Industry Awards, Names Two New Board of Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) hosted more than 100 industry attendees at its 2018 Annual Meeting on February 4-5 in New Orleans, LA. The Association recognized a number of its members for their exceptional contributions to the roof coatings industry and elected two new individuals to its Board of Directors.

The RCMA Martin A. Davis Award, the highest honor bestowed by the RCMA, is presented annually to an individual, selected by his or her fellow RCMA members, who has exemplified outstanding service and made significant contributions to the roof coatings industry. The first Martin A. Davis Award was presented in 1985, designed to honor and serve in memory of Davis, a visionary founding member of the RCMA who served both the Association and industry with distinction and exceptional service.

RCMA awarded Helene Hardy Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes and Industry Relations at GAF, the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award for 2017. Pierce has been a passionate advocate for RCMA, serving as a past president of the association and on its current Board of Directors. The award was presented by outgoing RCMA President John Stubblefield, Polyglass, USA. “I was most honored to be able to speak with the membership not just regarding Helene’s numerous industry accomplishments and her technical product expertise, but also regarding her strong personal integrity.” said Stubblefield.  “And that last point is truly what this legendary award best encompasses – recognizing someone like Helene who is a genuine leader in our industry.”

RCMA awarded its James “Tim” Nelligan Industry Statesman Award to Greg Johnson of KST Coatings, a division of Sherwin Williams. Johnson is the 11th recipient of the award a discretionary distinction only designated when deemed appropriate. Industry Statesman Award recipients are honored for outstanding interest and activism in promoting the roof coatings industry and exemplary efforts to achieve significant advancements through the implementation of new technical programming, regulatory or governmental affairs incentives, research activities, technical publications, and RCMA and industry involvement.

Johnson serves as the co-chair of the RCMA Government Affairs Committee and has been an invaluable resource for advocacy in government affairs and regulatory issues at both the state and federal level. “There is no greater honor than being recognized by your peers. Greg exhibits his passion for service through his involvement with RCMA’s Government Affairs Committee. His tireless engagement on key advocacy issues has made Greg a tremendous asset to the organization and the broader roof coatings industry,” said RCMA Executive Director Matt Coffindaffer.

In addition to the awards that were presented, two new members were elected to the RCMA Board of Directors for the 2018-2021 term. Ariel Lender, Polyglass USA, and Brian Anthony, The Brewer Company, were elected by the RCMA membership to sit on the Board of Directors.

The RCMA will next convene July 23-26, 2018, for the International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) at the Fairmont Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.

For more information, visit www.roofcoatings.org.



SPRI Elects Sukle as President for 2018-2020 Term

SPRI has selected Zebonie Sukle as President for the 2018-2020 term. SPRI’s members elected Sukle at the association’s 36th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, held Jan. 13-15 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Sukle currently serves as Director of Technology Roofing Systems Group at Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company in Denver, CO.

“I am honored and excited to enter such a role at SPRI and I look forward to working with all of our members to continue SPRI’s work of developing industry standards and expanding our technical reach.” says Sukle.

During the meeting, SPRI’s membership also elected the following slate of officers and directors for the association’s 2018-2020 membership years:

  • President, Zebonie Sukle, Johns Manville
  • President-elect, Michael Hubbard, Firestone Building Products Co, LLC
  • Treasurer, Brad Van Dam, Metal-Era Inc.

Associate Directors

  • Bob Reel, Royal Adhesives (third term)
  • CJ Sharp, Georgia-Pacific (second term)
  • Brad Van Dam (second term)
  • Chris Mader, OMG Roofing Products

SPRI also recognized two of its members for outstanding contributions to the industry. Peter C. Garrigus, Vice President Engineering at Altenloh Brink & Co., Inc., was recognized for his thought-leadership and dedication in facilitating the development of an industry coalition charged with determining the impact on wind loads on flexible roofs systems and to develop appropriate load factors to apply to wind loads calculated by ASCE7. Garrigus was also recognized for his service on the SPRI Board of Directors.

Also recognized was Michelle Miller, Marketing Manager at FiberTite Roofing Solutions, for the guidance she provided in development of SPRI’s new website with an eye toward content relevance and the next generation of users. Michelle started from the design base and applied her marketing skills to shape the site into a vehicle to educate and promote our industry partners

For more information, visit www.spri.org.

RIMA-I Elects New Directors, 2017 Board Members

The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) held its annual elections at their fall 2016 meeting with the following directors being elected to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017:

They will join the existing board members which include:

For more information about RIMA International, our research and educational data, our programs and services, information on our membership and more, visit our website.

National Association of Women in Construction Installs 62nd National President

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Connie Leipard, CIT, as the 62nd National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Leipard, owner of Quality Drywall Construction, has been a member of NAWIC’s Central Missouri Chapter since 1995.

“NAWIC is poised to make a positive impact in the construction industry by focusing our resources on member career development through leadership opportunities, education and networking,” said Leipard. “The 2016-2017 NAWIC national board is committed to making a difference by implementing training programs for our members. In addition, we will increase engagement with construction employers to determine future training programs. Our efforts will lead to greater success in recruiting and retaining women in the industry.”

Leipard’s goals for the upcoming year include providing training resources for chapter leaders and individual members to promote personal, professional and association growth; continuing succession planning for the upcoming retirement of NAWIC’s executive vice president; and implementing a national marketing program.

Leipard’s theme for her year in office is “Support ­– Encourage – Grow.” This encompasses what NAWIC is all about—enhancing the success of women in the construction industry. She wants to, “remind members of the opportunities we have through NAWIC to make a difference in the industry and for the women employed in it. As we support, encourage and grow, the influence of women in the industry will increase.”

NAWIC also installed officers President-Elect Catherine D. Schoenenberger, Granite State Chapter, N.H.; Vice President Dove Sifers-Putman, CBT, Charlotte, N.C. Chapter; Treasurer Anne Pfleger, CIT, Lima Ohio Area Chapter; Secretary Diane I. Mike, CBT, Fort Worth, Texas Chapter; and Immediate Past President Riki F. Lovejoy, CBT, CIT, Greater Orlando, Fla. Chapter.

In addition to the officers, the NAWIC board is comprised of a director from each of the association’s eight regions. Each director serves a two-year term and is elected by her peers to bring the wishes and needs of the chapters to the attention of the association. New directors installed are:

  • Midwest Region Director Vickie Nickel, CIT, Greater Kansas City, Mo. Chapter;
  • North Central Region Director Jenny Mangas, Cincinnati, Ohio Chapter;
  • Northeast Region Director Doreen Bartoldus, P.E., CCM, Lower Hudson, N.Y. Chapter; and
  • Pacific Southwest Region Director Elizabeth M. Teramoto, CIT, Las Vegas, Nev. Chapter.

NAWIC region directors serving the second year of their term are:

  • Pacific Northwest Region Director Ruth Fritts, Boise, Idaho Chapter;
  • South Atlantic Region Director Lorie Lythgoe, Richmond, Va. Chapter;
  • South Central Region Director Dena Rowland, Fort Worth, Texas Chapter; and
  • Southeast Region Director Angelia McElroy, CIT, Tampa, Fla. Chapter.

NRCA Announces 2016-17 Officers and Directors

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) announced its 2016-17 slate of officers and directors at its 129th Annual Convention held Feb. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla.

Dennis Conway, principal and vice president of Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, has been elected NRCA chairman of the board, and Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas, was elected chairman of the board-elect. Tim Blue, president of Blue’s Roofing Co., Milpitas, Calif.; Alex Hernandez, president of Clark Roofing Co., Broadview, Ill.; Kent Schwickert, vice president national sales for Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.; and Kyle Thomas, owner/vice president of Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Ala., were elected vice chairmen.

Additionally, the following were elected NRCA directors:

  • Randy Adams, chairman/CEO, R. Adams Roofing Inc., Indianapolis
  • Doug Duncan, president, Nations Roof, VillaPark, Ill.
  • Rudy Gutierrez, president and CEO, SHELL Roofing Solutions Group, Chino, Calif.
  • Scott Kawulok, executive project manager, B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick, Colo.
  • Chris Noorda, CEO, Noorda Building Envelope Contractor Inc., Salt Lake City
  • George Patterson, president, Bennett & Brosseau Roofing Inc., Romeoville, Ill.
  • Rod Petrick, president, Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.
  • Mike Pierce, vice president roofing operations, Flynn Midwest, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Jonathon Reader, project manager, R & B Roofing LLC., Garland, Texas
  • Gary Register, president, J. Register Co. Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Nick Sabino, president, Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati
  • Scott Siegal, president, Jamsco Inc. t/a Maggio Roofing Co., Takoma Park, Md.
  • Keith Swope, president, Tampa Roofing Co. Inc., Tampa, Fla.

All 2016-17 officers and directors will assume their roles June 1, 2016.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy Elects Officers and Directors

Roof Integrated Solar Energy has elected its slate of officers and directors for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Brad Burdic, owner services leader for Johns Manville, Denver, has been elected RISE president. Kate Faulkner, solar division manager for Douglas Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo., was elected vice president. Michael Gaulin, vice president of operations for Tecta America Southeast, Jessup, Md., was elected treasurer.

Additionally, the following were elected RISE directors: