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NRCA University launches Roofing 101

Roofing 101, NRCA University's first interactive online educational program, will be available mid-June. Roofing 101 features animation, graphics, videos and interactive learning activities to address roofing terminology, roof assembly components and roof systems.

Roofing 101 will benefit people new to the roofing industry, building owners, facility managers, architects, appraisers, inspectors, government agencies, general contractors and civil engineers. The program consists of five self-paced learning modules requiring about one hour each to complete.

Module 1: The Basics discusses the roles and responsibilities of key roofing industry stakeholders and introduces the concepts of roof slope and drainage, roof assembly components, and the many types of low-slope (typically commercial) and steep-slope (typically residential) roof systems available.

Module 2: Roof System Basics provides details of roof assembly component functions; explains the significant effect roof systems have on the environment; reviews building code compliance, roofing warranties and general maintenance requirements; and discusses safe roofing practices.

Module 3: Low-slope Roof Systems introduces various types of low-slope roof systems and explores design issues, basic application methods, general maintenance requirements and system-specific safety concerns for all common low-slope roof systems.

Module 4: Steep-slope Roof Systems describes many styles and types of steep-slope roof coverings, their general layout and attachment methods, insulation requirements, ventilation issues and valley applications. The module also addresses specific maintenance requirements and safety concerns for all common steep-slope roof systems.

Module 5: Roof Flashing Systems and Accessories discusses the basic components of vertical and horizontal flashing systems and accessories for low- and steep-slope roof systems and describes best practices for flashing system application. The module also identifies specific safety issues associated with flashing system and accessory installation.

Roofing 101's introductory module, The Basics, is $35 for NRCA members and $55 for nonmembers. Additional modules are $55 each for NRCA members and $75 each for nonmembers. For more information about Roofing 101, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or or visit

Professional Roofing launches redesigned Web site

Professional Roofing's Web site,, has a new design and navigation structure and features new sections, including Online Profiles; Close-up; and Authors, which lists each author with links to articles they have written for Professional Roofing.

The magazine's home page continues to feature links to the magazine's content and now includes article descriptions, ratings and graphics. The home page's modular format features tabs that allow users to toggle between information.

Users can rate all features and columns, as well as the new Close-up page. In addition, a new Web exclusive graphic appears on the home page and within relevant articles to indicate additional information is available online.

Users can rate all features and columns

Professional Roofing's newly designed Web site also features the magazine's new logo, NRCA's new logo and a link to NRCA's Web site,

Midyear Meetings are in July

NRCA will hold its annual Midyear Meetings at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago July 8-12. NRCA's Executive Committee, board of directors, committees and task forces will meet to discuss NRCA and industry issues and plan for NRCA's 2008-09 fiscal year.

Additionally, NRCA University is holding a SpecRight Program training session in conjunction with NRCA's Midyear Meetings on Tuesday, July 8. The SpecRight Program, an NRCA-sponsored program supported by The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress and other industry partners, stresses the importance of proper roof system design and installation, quality materials and ongoing maintenance and gives roofing contractors the tools to emphasize quality over cost.

Following is the Midyear Meetings' preliminary schedule:

Tuesday, July 8
8 a.m.-5 p.m. SpecRight Program training session
2-6 p.m. Executive Committee meeting
Wednesday, July 9
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.-noon Committee meetings
Noon-1 p.m. Committee member lunch
1-5 p.m. Committee meetings
6-7:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
Thursday, July 10
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.-noon Board of directors meeting
Noon-1 p.m. Committee member lunch
1-5 p.m. Committee meetings
6-7 p.m. Reception at The Four Seasons Hotel
7 -10 p.m. Installation dinner at The Four Seasons Hotel
Friday, July 11
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Committee meetings
Saturday, July 12
9 a.m.-noon Executive Committee meeting

For more information about NRCA's Midyear Meetings, contact Marla Ramos, NRCA's meeting services coordinator, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7539 or

NRCA 2008-09 leadership

Executive Committee

Rob Therrien
The Melanson Co. Inc.
Keene, N.H.

Senior vice president
Robert A. McNamara
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company

Vice presidents—two-year term
Nelson Braddy
President and chief executive officer
King of Texas Roofing Co.
Grand Prairie, Texas

Jim Eckstein
C.A. Eckstein Roofing Inc.

Will Fort
Fort Roofing & Sheet Metal Works Inc.
Sumter, S.C.

Vice presidents—one-year term
Don Guthrie
Wayne's Roofing Inc.
Sumner, Wash.

Tim Rainey
Supreme Systems Inc.

Rick Steinrock
American Roofing & Metal Co. Inc.
Louisville, Ky.

Immediate former president
Bob Daly
Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Kansas City, Kan.

Board of directors

Three-year term
Scott Baxter
Vice president
CRS of Monroe Inc.
Monroe, N.C.

Kevin (Casey) Bechtel
President and chief executive officer
Harold J. Becker Co. Inc.
Dayton, Ohio

Tim Black
Black Roofing Inc.
Boulder, Colo.

Mike Breslin
Alpha Construction Services Inc.
Albuquerque, N.M.

Chad Collins
President and owner
Bone Dry Roofing Co.
Athens, Ga.

Bruce Fryer
Chief executive officer
Fryer Roofing Co. Inc.
Fresno, Calif.

Will Hamlin
Vice president of business development
Hamlin Roofing Co. Inc.
Garner, N.C.

Calandria JohnLouis
Senior project manager
Crown Roofing Services
Kenner, La.

Bruce McCrory
Owner and secretary/treasurer
Kiker Corp.
Mobile, Ala.

Mark Moran
Vice president
Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co. Inc.
Harvey, Ill.

Jeffrey Orndorff
Vice president
Orndorff & Spaid Inc.
Beltsville, Md.

David Pastore
Chief executive officer
Upstate Roofing Inc.
Rochester, N.Y.

David Taylor
F.A. Taylor & Sons Inc.

Jeffrey Thomas
WeatherGuard Roofing Co.
Schenectady, N.Y.

David Tilsen
Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc.
Madison, Wis.

Kent Tolley
Vice president
Quality Tile Roofing Inc.
Boise, Idaho

Two-year term
Tim Davey
Chairman DRI Commercial
Irvine, Calif.

Luis Fernandez
Roof Decks of Puerto Rico Inc.
San Juan

Michael Gaulin
Vice president and operations manager
Magco Inc., a Tecta America company
Jessup, Md.

Alex Hernandez
Vice president
Clark Roofing Co.
Broadview, Ill.

Brad Jones
B.R. Jones Roofing Co.
Stratham, N.H.

John Kalkreuth
Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Wheeling, W.Va.

Kevin Krolczyk
Dalbec Roofing Inc.
Long Lake, Minn.

Allen Lancaster
Metalcrafts Inc.
Savannah, Ga.

Christian Madsen
Vice president
Madsen Roof Co. Inc.
Sacramento, Calif.

Brett Maurer
Highland Roofing Co.
Baldwin Park, Calif.

Rondi Perry
SLR Roofing Systems Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas

John Plescia
Star Roofing Inc.

J.C. Robinson
Frye Roofing Inc.
Bluefield, W.Va

Bill Taylor
Chairman and chief executive officer
D.C. Taylor Co.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

One-year term
Bob Bueche
Pioneer Roofing Co.

John Embow
Vice president
Grove Roofing Services Inc.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Mark Jackson
Greenberg Roofing Co., a Tecta America company
Grand Forks, N.D.

Don Kennedy
Don Kennedy Roofing Co. Inc.
Nashville, Tenn.

Bob Kulp
Kulp's of Stratford LLC
Stratford, Wis.

Serge Lafleur
Vice President
Norman & Collie Inc.
LaSalle, Quebec

Shelley Metzler
Vice president
Interstate Roofing Inc.
Portland, Ore.

Rodney Piper
J.A. Piper Roofing Co.
Greenville, S.C.

Larry Reardon
Enterprise Roofing Service Inc.
Concord, Calif.

Mike Sasse
Commonwealth Roofing Corp.
Louisville, Ky.

Kent Schwickert
Schwickert Co., a Tecta America company
Mankato, Minn.

Ken Tetterton
President and general manager
Curtis Construction Co. Inc.
Kinston, N.C.

Bob Willis
The Wehner Roofing & Tinning Co.
Dayton, Ohio

Howard Willis
Owner and chief operating officer
Krupnik Brothers Inc.
Glen Burnie, Md.

NRCA staff directory

All NRCA staff can be accessed by calling (800) 323-9545 and asking for the applicable extension unless otherwise noted.

General operations

Bill Good, CAE, executive vice president
ext. 7521

Alison L. LaValley, CAE, vice president of operations and chief of staff
ext. 7573

Chrystine Hanus, executive assistant
ext. 7522

Esther Woods, operations coordinator
ext. 7517

Communications and membership development

Carl Good, associate executive director
ext. 7543

Ambika Puniani Bailey, senior director of communications
ext. 7555

Paul Gerwen, creative director
ext. 7519

Jeff Jarvis, director of membership development
ext. 7512

Laura Lewis, director of Web site development
ext. 7560

Krista Reisdorf, director of communications and online publications
ext. 7531

Chris Casey, membership manager
ext. 7530

Tracy Schneider Gerwen, manager of Web site development
ext. 7561

Corinne LaFazia, West Coast membership manager
(909) 305-4996

Midge Sauer, manager of desktop publishing
ext. 7550

Ashley St. John, communications manager
ext. 7520

Keith Taylor, manager of graphic design
ext. 7567

Lenora Vasilopoulos, membership manager
ext. 7590

Bryan White, manager of affiliate partnerships
ext. 7554

Katherine Christides, assistant manager of membership development
ext. 7540

Kaylee Alberico, communications assistant
ext. 7592

Jami Caiafa, membership development assistant
ext. 7510

Dawn Klingensmith, copy editor
ext. 7551

Judy Meyer, membership marketing
(914) 944-4466

Tim Jackowiak, graphic designer
ext. 7528

Education and risk management

Thomas R. Shanahan, CAE, associate executive director
ext. 7538

Richard J. Ostry, Ed.D., senior director of education-general operations
ext. 7507

John Schehl, senior director of education-certificate, custom and technical programs
ext. 7503

Harry Dietz, director of safety and compliance
ext. 7502

Peter Greenbaum, director of education training media
ext. 7578

Jeanne Schehl, director of education program development
ext. 7566

Chuck Scislo, director of training
ext. 7529

Michele Biesiada, manager of education programs
ext. 7534

Janice Davis, manager of education and risk management
ext. 7505

Leslie Kazmierowski, CPCU, manager of insurance programs and Future Executives Institute
ext. 7508

Allison Noble, manager of customized education
ext. 7509

Shelly Najera, assistant manager of education and training
ext. 7544

Bill Steinmetz, safety and regulatory compliance consultant
(574) 656-4950

Mary Ann Evanoff, part-time assistant of education and risk management
ext. 7533


Harry Ryder, CPA, associate executive director
ext. 7545

Enrica Burian, human resources and payroll manager
ext. 7585

Diana Maggio-Gumushian, administrative assistant of finance
ext. 7546

Jackie Mayer, administrative assistant of finance
ext. 7516

Government relations

Craig S. Brightup, vice president of government relations
ext. 7597

Duane L. Musser, senior director of federal affairs
ext. 7565

Nick Tindall, director of public affairs
ext. 7599

Kelly Zavala, political action committee coordinator
ext. 7594

Information technology

Paul Apostolos, MCSD, associate executive director
ext. 7526

Diep Nguyen, director of information technology
ext. 7532

Joe Milazzo, network administrator
ext. 7541

Marketing operations

Alison L. LaValley, CAE, vice president of operations and chief of staff
ext. 7573

Lara Beutler, director of marketing
ext. 7506

Olicia Hinojosa, director of international relations
ext. 7586

Anne Schroeder, director of marketing operations
ext. 7547

Maureen Davies, marketing manager
ext. 7523

Cheryl Anderson, marketing coordinator
ext. 7537

Therese Brennan, customer relations coordinator and human resources assistant
ext. 7559

Tony Cortez, service center operations coordinator
ext. 7552

Caleb Dyck, service center operations coordinator
ext. 7525

Sandy Moore, receptionist
ext. 7580

Eileen Maloney, marketing assistant
ext. 7548

Meeting services

Bennett Judson, CMP, associate executive director
ext. 7513

Marla Ramos, meeting services coordinator
ext. 7539

Technical communications

James R. Kirby, AIA, associate executive director
ext. 7570

Technical services

Mark S. Graham, associate executive director
ext. 7511

Tom Bollnow, senior director of technical services
ext. 7518

Michal Bartko, research director
ext. 7542

Joan P. Crowe, AIA, director of technical services
ext. 7576

Maciek Rupar, director of technical services
ext. 7568

Carol Maggio, manager of technical services
ext. 7574

Related organizations

National Roofing Legal Resource Center

Alison L. LaValley, CAE, executive director
ext. 7573

Anne Schroeder, director
ext. 7547

Professional Roofing

Carl Good, publisher
ext. 7543

Ambika Puniani Bailey, editor
ext. 7555

Paul Gerwen, creative director
ext. 7519

Jeff Jarvis, director of advertising
ext. 7512

Krista Reisdorf, director of online publications
ext. 7531

Chris Casey, advertising sales manager
ext. 7530

Joan Kriete, circulation/production manager
ext. 7524

Midge Sauer, manager of desktop publishing
ext. 7550

Ashley St. John, associate editor
ext. 7520

Keith Taylor, production artist
ext. 7567

Kaylee Alberico, editorial assistant
ext. 7592

Tim Jackowiak, graphic designer
ext. 7528

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing

Craig Silvertooth, executive director
(202) 380-3371, ext. 205

Michal Bartko, research director
ext. 7542

Mary Mai, director of corporate relations
(202) 380-3371, ext. 201

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

Bennett Judson, CMP, executive director
ext. 7513

Marla Ramos, Alliance coordinator
ext. 7539

International offices


Frank (Booky) Louwers, European manager
+32 475 435757


Fernando Perez Toledano, Mexico representative
+52 81 8676 3768

Upcoming NRCA Events

Additional information about upcoming NRCA events can be viewed on NRCA's Web site,


China Roofing & Waterproofing 2008
Shanghai, China
Contact: Olicia Hinojosa
(800) 323-9545, ext. 7586
An international exposition focusing on the latest roofing and waterproofing-related products and technology


SpecRight Program training session
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)
Learn how to use NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online, and help your customers save money by lowering their energy costs.


NRCA/MRCA CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)
Learn new industry best practices for torch-applied polymer-modified bitumen roof systems and become an NRCA-authorized CERTA trainer.

Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z
Newark, N.J.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)
Increase your awareness of fall-protection hazards and become familiar with the specific equipment to use and work practices to employ to avoid these hazards.

For Foremen Only, Level I
Newark, N.J.
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)
Gain management and communication skills valuable to field managers.


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