December 3, 2019
The Executive Committee summer workshop meeting of the board of directors of the Roof Consultants Institute (now IIBEC) took place in San Francisco, CA, in August 1987. Seated, left to right: James E. Magowan and Richard “Dick” Canon. Standing, same order: George F. Kanz, Robert W. Phillips Jr., and D.B. “Ben” Hales.
At this session, the Board of Regents was disbanded, with all made full members of RCI. It was established that the board of directors would henceforth be made up of the past three presidents (which at that time were Bob Lyons, Dick Canon, and Bob Phillips), the current officers, and seven region directors.
The board determined to look for a new executive director and to change the RCI headquarters to the Dallas, TX, area (this obviously never happened; headquarters has always been in Raleigh, NC). The Institute had $18,000 in the bank and 184 members.
The first “RCI Certification Test for Professional Roof Consultants” (now the RRC exam) had taken place at that year’s Orlando convention. The board also established seven regions in the U.S. Directors were: Robert Martin, Region 1; Lee Meyer, Region 2; Don Bush Sr., Region 3; Chris Clarke, Region 4; Wells Jackson, Region 5; Harold Larsen, Region 6; Harold Crooks, Region 7.