Brian Pallasch Announced as New CEO/EVP of IIBEC

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May 24, 2019

Brian Pallasch Announced as New CEO/EVP of IIBEC

IIBEC, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (formerly RCI, Inc.), is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, as its new chief executive officer and executive vice president (CEO/EVP). Pallasch will replace Lionel van der Walt, who has taken a position as CEO and president of PayCargo after 18 months at the helm of the association.
Pallasch has most recently served as Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Washington, D.C. He has been responsible for managing ASCE’s government relations department, including federal and state legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, grassroots initiatives, and policy development, since joining the staff in 1999. Since 2008, Pallasch has been responsible for managing ASCE’s strategic initiative regarding infrastructure, including development of the Infrastructure Report Card, as well as the Failure to Act economic studies.
Prior to joining the staff of ASCE, Pallasch was Director of Government Relations for the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, VA, for three years, where he was responsible for all federal and state relations.
He served as President of the American League of Lobbyists in 2007-2008, after holding a seat on the Board of Directors from 2004-2006. Pallasch also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation.
Pallasch holds a master of arts degree in international affairs from the American University, and a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and international affairs from the University of Southern California.
“I feel Brian’s mix of leadership and legislative experience will be beneficial to the continued execution of IIBEC’s strategic plan and will be key in helping us build on the momentum we’ve gained in the last year and a half under Lionel van der Walt’s leadership,” noted IIBEC First Vice President Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE. “We look forward to working closely with Mr. Pallasch to advance the interests of IIBEC’s members and the industry at large,” added IIBEC President Bob Card, RBEC.
“IIBEC is a robust international organization that offers value to its members,” Pallasch stated. “I am honored to be leading IIBEC and look forward to working with the staff and volunteer leadership to enhance our support for building enclosure consultants. I am eager to build coalitions with other architectural, engineering, and construction associations to propel IIBEC forward.”

One response to “Brian Pallasch Announced as New CEO/EVP of IIBEC”

  1. Mr. Pallasch:

    Sir, I write a blog called “Public Roofing Oversight”.

    I have over 200 posts there, and over 270,000 visitors. In those 200+ posts have never once uttered an unkin\d word about RCI or IIBEC, only praise.

    I am trained by Mr. Robert Lyons, and past NRCA President, Mr. Charlie Raymond. I spent 45 years in the commerrcial roofing discipline at the highest level.

    I have hundreds of emails from Scott Hinesley, Brian Gardiner, Tom Gernetzke, and others, praising my work and encouraging me.

    Out of the clear blue sky, received a “Cease and Desist” order from IIBEC’s Attorney. Not a single phone call, request, or suggestion, as to the actual issue.

    I do come down hard on Tremco, and Garland, but provide public record, and never share opinion.

    Tremco and Garland take IIBEC jobs, since they act as their own consultant. Specify, Use only one vendor, one material, and shutting out all competition for taxpayer dollars.

    The amount of cruelty I’ve absorbed over the yeaars has been brutal, but I lerned the game better than the ones who play it, and will face anyone in an open debate.

    Everything published on IPIBEC site supports what I ddo, but for some reason IIBEC thinks I’M THE BAD GUY?

    It is imperative I receive an apology from IIBEC, and a retraction from their attorney.

    All anyone had to do was pick up a phone, and ask me nicely. Instead, IIBEC felt it more appropriate to stab me in the back.

    I am a huge asset to IIBEC. Why?

    Retired 2003, l do not solicit nor accept compensation or personal advancement of any kind.

    I am heavily credentialed, even though I don’t contract work. I maintain these licenses as credential only.

    Brian, I want to handle all this the “”Easy” way.

    The “hard way” will include a $3,000,000.00 lawsuit, abuse of handicap, and show tyhat someone threatened IIBEC with money, making me the sacrificial lamb.

    I have no interest in posting your apology, or your attorney’s retraction, but I will insist upon ithese minimum requirements.

    You and I do essentially the same thing with Government, and understand how hard it is.

    I would prefer to be a great ally of IIBEC, but that is not my decision to make.

    Ask Scott Hineseley, and Brian Gardiner, how lo9ng I’ve been a roofing activist, and how hard I’ve fought for IPIBEC jobs.

    For this, I am humiliated, to suit people who are doing the stealing. Further, your Attorney’s letter told me I was using other manufacturer lo9gos, but frankly it’s none of IIBEC’s business.

    I have the support of the “Majors”, and the 5,000 roofing professionals who appreciate my work.

    I can prove every word I say through public record, and it frustrates the ones who are stealing from our schools.

    Not on my watch.

    Your reasonasble solution will be greatly appreciated, and we can put this behind us in an effort to help IIBEC Members.

    Money plays no part in my life, and nothing IIBEC, or anyone else has to say, my lifestyle remains the same.

    Robert R. Solomon

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