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NRCA lead-based paint webinar is available

New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules regarding lead-based paint that may be encountered during renovation activities have taken effect; as of April 22, companies and workers performing renovation activities involving lead-based paint must be certified by EPA.

NRCA has released Ask the Expert: New Lead-based Paint Rules, a webinar recording featuring NRCA Director of Risk Management Harry Dietz. The one-hour webinar addresses the new certification requirements for companies involved with projects that have the potential to disturb lead-based paint. After discussing the details of EPA's regulations, Dietz answers questions regarding the new rules.

According to EPA, renovation activities such as sanding, cutting and demolition have the potential to release hazardous lead dust from lead-based paint, which can harm adults and children. EPA's new lead rules require certification of any company that performs renovation, repair and painting (RRP) projects that disturb lead-based paint; certification for renovators (workers who perform and direct renovation activities) and training by a certified renovator of other workers participating in the renovation; EPA accreditation of training providers; and work practices for RRP projects. (For more information about EPA's new lead certification regulations, see "New rules, new challenges," February issue, page 44.)

The webinar recording is for informational purposes only and does not certify listeners to perform projects that disturb lead-based paint.

The webinar recording is free for NRCA members and $70 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase the recording, visit or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

The Alliance supports RoofPoint™

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has agreed to provide $750,000 in funding during the next three years to co-sponsor the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing's RoofPoint program. RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based point system that will provide a means to evaluate environmentally sustainable roof systems.

The Alliance's board of directors and general membership unanimously approved the organization's commitment to RoofPoint during its spring meeting in San Diego. The grant will provide the center with resources to expand RoofPoint's development and public launch.

"The center's board of directors is grateful to the Alliance for this tremendous opportunity to implement our new guideline system, RoofPoint," says John Geary, chairman of the center's board of directors and vice president of Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Indianapolis. "The opportunities for the roofing industry are unprecedented. Interest and investment in sustainable roofing are growing at a rapid pace, and this trend offers our industry the opportunity to transform roofing into a value-added product and position our work force as a value-added profession. RoofPoint is ideally suited to drive this transformation."

International roofing symposium seeks abstracts

NRCA has issued a call for abstracts for the 2011 International Symposium: Emerging Technologies and Roof System Performance, which will take place Sept. 7-9, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The symposium provides a forum for formally presenting roofing industry research and the latest information about emerging technologies, including reflective roof surfaces, vegetative roof systems and roof-mounted photovoltaic systems.

Preferred presentation topics include high-performance roof systems, sustainable roof systems, roof systems that incorporate renewable energy, energy efficiency and roof system life-cycle analysis.

The symposium will be hosted in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and will bring together industry leaders, researchers and other industry stakeholders.

Abstract submissions are due June 30, and acceptance will be announced in August. The paper submission deadline will be in December, and the paper review process will take place through spring 2011. The proceedings will be published in August 2011.

To submit an abstract online, visit More information about the symposium is available at or by contacting Jim Kirby, NRCA's associate executive director of technical communications, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7570 or

NRCA 2010-11 leadership

On June 1, NRCA's 2010-11 leadership took office. Following are NRCA's 2010-11 Executive Committee and board of directors.

Executive Committee

Allen Lancaster
Metalcrafts Inc.
Savannah, Ga.

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

Vice presidents-two-year term

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

Lindy Ryan
General Works LLC, a Tecta America company
Sanford, Fla.

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

Vice presidents-one-year term

Bruce McCrory
Chief operations officer
Kiker Corp.
Mobile, Ala.

Rob McReynolds
D & D Roofing Inc.
Commerce City, Colo.

Richard Nugent
Nations Roof LLC
Bridgeport, Conn.

Immediate former president

Rob McNamara
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company

Board of directors

Three-year term

Nelson Braddy
President and chief executive officer
King of Texas Roofing Co. LP
Grand Prairie, Texas

Carl Clark
Clark's Quality Roofing Inc.
Murray, Utah

Jim Eckstein Jr.
C.A. Eckstein Inc.

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

Jean-Paul Grivas
Vice president
Ray Nolan Roofing Co. Inc.
Louisville, Ky.

David Hesse
Vice president
Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.
Frederick, Md.

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

David Karel
Garlock-French Roofing Corp.

Scott Kawulok
Project engineer
B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc.
Frederick, Colo.

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

Nick Sabino
Deer Park Roofing Inc.

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

Jayne Williams
Chief financial officer and safety director

Two-year term

Jim Barr
Barr Roofing Co.
Abilene, Texas

Tim Blue
Blue's Roofing Co.
Milpitas, Calif.

Jim Brosseau
Vice president
Bennett & Brosseau Roofing Inc.
Romeoville, Ill.

Mel Bruglemans Jr.
H & D Roofing Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta

Billy Cone
RoofTech Roofing & Sheet Metal
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dave Cumming
Business development
Tecta America South Florida Inc.
Fort Myers, Fla.

Tony Freas
Project manager
Interstate Roofing Inc.
Portland, Ore.

Gary Houck
President and chief executive officer
Houck Services Inc.
Harrisburg, Pa.

Aaron Martin
Vice president
DRI Commercial
Irvine, Calif.

Jay J. Ryan
Operations manager
Korellis Roofing Inc.
Hammond, Ind.

MacDonald Sprague III
MacRoofing Inc.
Brockton, Mass.

Keith Swope
Tampa Roofing Co.
Tampa, Fla.

One-year term

Scott Baxter
Vice president
CRS of Monroe Inc.
Monroe, N.C.

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.
Bernalillo, N.M.

Chad Collins
President and owner
Bone Dry Roofing Co.
Bogart, 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.

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

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

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

Dave Taylor
Owner and president
F.A. Taylor & Sons Inc.

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


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