Tom Gernetzke, RBEC

What is your position within your company?
I am a roofing and waterproofing consultant and project manager for Facility Engineering Inc., Madison, Wis.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
My company was the architect, engineer and consultant for a multiyear plaza deck and below-grade horizontal surfaces rehabilitation project. We were able to use full-size bulldozers, dump trucks and other heavy equipment on the roof over structures; I have pictures of my truck parked on the roof as I often was able to drive right onto the project.

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I currently serve as RCI Inc.'s president.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
A friend asked me to help his dad's roofing company; they offered me a job managing their low-slope roofing division.