Phil Dregger

What is your position within your company?
I am president of Technical Roof Services, Concord, Calif.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
I was asked to design roofs for World War II concrete pillboxes in Guam that would last 50 years without maintenance—despite being covered with jungle vegetation. After about 30 years, the pillboxes still are leak-free despite going through some pretty nasty typhoons.

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I currently serve on the boards of the Special Interest Group for Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems and the Cool Roof Rating Council. I also have served as an RCI Inc. director, an RCI representative to the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues Inc. and a Roofing Industry Educational Institute faculty member.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
Soon after I started working as a geotechnical engineer, I realized my field was fairly "mature" and hadn't changed much during the past 10 years. The firm where I worked had a roofing department and was looking for help. It sounded interesting, so I signed up.