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NRCA announces new officers

NRCA announced its 2007-08 slate of officers during its 120th Annual Convention in Las Vegas March 4-8. The following were named to NRCA's Executive Committee and will begin one-year terms June 1.

Robert P. Daly Jr., president of Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Kansas City, Kan., was elected NRCA president. Daly served as NRCA's senior vice president from 2006-07 and vice president from 2000-02 and 2003-04. He also was a director from 1996-99 and 2002-06. He has served as chairman of the Energy Conservation & Environmental Issues Task Force and National Roofing Service Corp. and vice president liaison for the Associated Specialty Contractors, Government Relations Committee, PAC Advisory Committee, Technical Liaison Group and Waterproofing Task Force.

Robert W. Therrien Jr., president of The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H., was elected NRCA senior vice president. Therrien served as NRCA's vice president from 1995-97, 2003-04 and 2006-07. He also was a director from 1990-93, 1994-95, 1997-2000 and 2001-06. He has served as chairman of the Architectural Sheet Metal Committee, Manual Update Committee and Technical Operations Committee and has been involved with many other committees and task forces.

In addition, the following vice presidents were elected and will serve two-year terms: Donald Guthrie, president of Wayne's Roofing Inc., Sumner, Wash.; Tim Rainey, president of Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas; and Rick Steinrock, president of American Roofing & Metal Co. Inc., Louisville, Ky. Kent Tolley, vice president of Quality Tile Roofing Inc., Boise, Idaho, was elected vice president and will serve a one-year term.

NRCA's new directors, who will serve three-year terms, follow:

  • Nelson R. Braddy Jr., president and chief executive officer of King of Texas Roofing Co., Grand Prairie
  • Timothy M. Davey, chairman of DRI Commercial, Irvine, Calif.
  • Jim Eckstein, president of C.A. Eckstein Inc., Cincinnati
  • Luis Fernandez, president of Roof Decks of Puerto Rico Inc., San Juan
  • Michael Gaulin, vice president and operations manager of Magco Inc., Jessup, Md.
  • Alex Hernandez, vice president of Clark Roofing Co., Broadview, Ill.
  • Bradley R. Jones, owner of B.R. Jones Roofing Co., Stratham, N.H.
  • John L. Kalkreuth, president of Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va.
  • Kevin Krolcyzk, president of Dalbec Roofing Inc., Long Lake, Minn.
  • T. Allen Lancaster Jr., president of Metalcrafts Inc., Savannah, Ga.
  • Christian K.B. Madsen, vice president of Madsen Roof Co. Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
  • Brett R. Maurer, owner of Highland Roofing Co., Baldwin Park, Calif.
  • Rondi W. Perry, co-owner of SLR Roofing Systems Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
  • John P. Plescia, owner of Star Roofing Inc., Phoenix
  • J.C. Robinson, president of Frye Roofing Inc., Bluefield, W.Va.
  • William W. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of D.C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

EnergyWise Roof Calculator available online

NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator, a software application that allows roofing professionals to construct virtual roof assemblies to evaluate thermal efficiency and estimate energy costs, will be available online this month. Users can access the calculator for free at www.specright.net.

The EnergyWise Roof Calculator contains minimum thermal insulation requirements established by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999. After entering specific roof assembly information, users can generate a report summarizing the proposed roof assembly design, estimated heating and cooling costs, and minimum thermal requirements.

For more information about NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator, contact Mark S. Graham, NRCA's associate executive director of technical services, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7511, or e-mail mgraham@nrca.net.

ROOFPAC recap

ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, held a number of fundraising events during NRCA's 120th Annual Convention in Las Vegas March 4-8, including tennis, sporting clays and golf tournaments. The tournaments had about 216 participants and raised about $150,000. The money raised will be used to benefit NRCA's political program and represents corporate soft dollars and hard dollars from individuals. The money will support pro-business candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

ROOFPAC held its annual mixed doubles tennis tournament at Clubsport Green Valley. Michael Kruger, assistant project manager for L.E. Schwartz & Son Inc., Macon, Ga., and Joe Small, regional manager of Bradco Supply Corp., Avenel, N.J., won the tournament.

ROOFPAC's sporting clays tournament was held at Desert Lake Country Club. The winner was Blair Holmes, branch manager of Flynn Canada Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ontario.

The shotgun-start golf tournament was held at Primm Valley Country Club. Desert course—best ball format first-place winners were Sig Hall, regional manager of Western Pacific Roofing Corp., Palmdale, Calif.; Romy Pantea, owner and president of Western Pride Construction LLC, Las Vegas; Rob Winkle, service, operations and sales manager of Western Pacific Roofing; and Ron Winkle, operations/production manager of Western Pacific Roofing.

Lake course—scramble first-place winners were Brian Carter, production manager of G & S Supply Co., Ladson, S.C.; John Croucher, production manager of G & S Supply; Danny Gilmer, home remodeling specialist for G & S Supply; and Ed Harvey, production manager of G & S Supply.

The Alliance adds a new member

Dubuque, Iowa-based Jim Giese Commercial Roofing Co. Inc. has joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. The Alliance now has 145 members.

The Alliance was established in 1996 within the National Roofing Foundation, a separate but related educational and research organization of NRCA, to address critical industry issues.

The Alliance is open to all roofing contractor and industry partners. Alliance members are committed to securing the future excellence of the roofing industry.

For more information or to join the Alliance, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513, or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.

Manuals available online

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2007 and The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition, now are available online. To access the manuals, visit www.nrca.net and choose "Manual online" from the Quick Links drop-down menu.

To view the manuals online, you must be registered as a user on NRCA's Web site. Web site registration is free and available to NRCA members and nonmembers.

Upcoming NRCA events

Additional information about upcoming NRCA events can be viewed at NRCA's Web site, www.nrca.net.

April

12
Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z
Philadelphia
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Learn about fall-protection hazards and the equipment and work practices used to avoid them (available in English and Spanish)

13
CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization
Chicago
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
Authorized CERTA trainers can renew their accreditations, which is required every three years

Train-the-trainer Safety Program
Philadelphia
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to train employees in roofing safety

16
Exploring Roof System Options
Manassas, Va.
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
Learn how to match characteristics of a roof system with a building's design

17
Maximizing the Life of Your Roof: Implementing a Roof Asset Management Program
Manassas, Va.
Contact: Janice Davis
(847) 299-9070, ext. 7505
Learn the proper procedures to best manage your roofing assets

18-19
Architectural and Low-slope Metal Roof Systems
Manassas, Va.
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
Review important issues to consider when designing and selecting a metal roof system

20
Advanced Roofing Technology: The Master's Course
Manassas, Va.
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
An intensive course about advanced roof system design principles

23-26
Performance Technology for Roof Systems
Newark, N.J.
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
An interactive roofing technology course

24
Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z
Phoenix
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Learn about fall-protection hazards and the equipment and work practices used to avoid them (available in English and Spanish)

25
Train-the-trainer Safety Program
Phoenix
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to train employees in roofing safety (available in English and Spanish)

27
Roof Inspection, Diagnosis and Repair
Newark, N.J.
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
Learn how to identify roof system problems and establish repair procedures

May

4
CERTA Train-the-trainer Reauthorization
Chicago
Contact: Janice Davis
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7505
Authorized CERTA trainers can renew their accreditations, which is required every three years

Train-the-trainer Safety Program
Albany, N.Y.
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to train employees in roofing safety

11
Train-the-trainer Safety Program
Richmond, Va.
Contact: Michele Biesiada
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7534
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to train employees in roofing safety

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