IIBEC Member News – April 2019

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April 29, 2019

Kemper Promotes Hoekzema and McGuire

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McGuire (left) and Hoekzema will take joint responsibility for Kemper’s liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing products.

Kemper System America, Inc. has promoted Joseph Hoekzema and Brian McGuire to director of sales positions with joint responsibility for the company’s liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing products for the building enclosure. Hoekzema, based in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, will oversee Canada, New England, greater New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. McGuire, based in Cary, NC, will lead sales and distribution across the remainder of the U.S. and Mexico. Hoekzema joined Kemper in 2014 and has 25 years of sales and management experience. He is a member of IIBEC and CSI. McGuire brings more than 25 years of experience to his role and joined Kemper in 2009. He is an active member of IIBEC, CRCA, and WSRCA.

SPRI Honors Hawn and Janni

Hawn and Janni
David Hawn (left) and Al Janni at SPRI awards.
David R. Hawn of Dedicated Roof & Hydro Solutions was honored  for his work on behalf of SPRI in starting the Wetting Curves: Acceptable Roof Material Performance at Elevated Moisture Content Task Force in 2013This Task Force is in the testing phase of the project. At its annual conference, it was announced that “Hawn’s participation on this project and his input on so many others have represented a significant contribution of his time and knowledge.” Hawn is a past president of IIBEC.

Al Janni of Duro-Last Roofing Inc., was presented with SPRI’s President’s Award to recognize the exemplary service of a volunteer. During more than 15 years at SPRI, Janni chaired many technical task forces, served as chair of the Member Services Committee, as a director, and president. “Janni has supported SPRI through his exceptional volunteer efforts, representing the values and priorities of the organization, while fostering the cooperative spirit that helps SPRI achieve its goals,” a news release stated. Janni is an Industry member of IIBEC.

SPRI Elects New Directors

SPRI, the trade association representing sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, elected four directors to its board for the 2019-2021 membership years. Associate Directors include Scott Carpenter, SFS Intec, an Industry member of IIBEC; Stan Choiniere, StanCConsulting, a past member; and Bob LeClare, ATAS International, an Industry Affiliate member of IIBEC.

Abendroth Publishes New Novel

Jerry Abendroth, RBEC, RRO, CDT, announces that he has published a new novel entitled Groundswell: An American Political Movement. From the book cover: “Groundswell: An American Political Movement documents the arrival of that fresh breeze that the American public embraces with enthusiasm. Samuel Harrison is not a typical political candidate. In fact, he really isn’t a political candidate at all, save his extraordinary run for the presidency. The political establishment reacts predictably with first dismissal, then derisiveness, and, finally, mild panic at the entry of Samuel into presidential politics.” You can find the book on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble.

Kersey Elected President of ARMA

Tim KerseyThe Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has announced the election of Tim Kersey, vice president and general manager for SOPREMA, Inc., as the association’s president for the 2019 term. ARMA represents North American asphalt roofing manufacturers, as well as raw material suppliers, and serves to promote the long-term sustainability of the asphalt roofing industry. An active member with the association since the late 1980s, Kersey brings to the president’s role his “rich roofing industry knowledge, proven leadership capabilities, and a passion for communicating the benefit of asphalt roofing products to the building industry and the public.” Kersey has been a member of IIBEC for over 20 years, attended countless educational events, and written for IIBEC Interface.

Bluefin LLC Announces Promotions

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Richard Rast is now CEO of BLUEFIN, LLC.

BLUEFIN, LLC, a national consulting firm for commercial roofs, pavements, and building enclosures, announced a number of promotions recently, including moves by two IIBEC members.

Richard Rast moves from president into the newly created role of CEO. Rast will focus on strategy, potential new acquisitions, and relationship management with key clients and partnerships in the industry. He has more than 35 years of experience as an owner and manager of several firms providing facility asset and energy management, consulting, and technology expertise to the facilities industry. Rast started BLUEFIN almost 15 years ago and began planning this succession to support the continued growth of the company well into the future.

Dave Greene, REWO, RRO, has been promoted to senior project manager. Greene joined BLUEFIN in June 2014 and implemented improvements to some of BLUEFIN’s most significant projects, including creating and leading a safety program that resulted in an improved EMR score of 0.85.

Hoerter Publishes Article in Spray Foam Magazine

Jason HoerterJason Hoerter, RRO, of NCFI Polyurethanes, penned an article for Spray Foam Magazine about IIBEC’s new brand entitled, “R stands for Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Walls.”

“After the other general announcements and an explosive keynote by Mr. Myth Buster, Jamie Hyneman, the enthused crowd rushed out into the hallways lined with the new logo (such a pro-move by the RCI, Inc. staff) that uses the first ‘I’ to create five sides of a hexagon surrounding a cube representing a building with six sides. Next to it are the bold letters IBEC in blue with the full name spelled out in smaller font underneath. The new logo is a massive change that makes the RCI logo look a bit dated.”

Members Honored at 2019 RCI Convention

The annual awards ceremony at the final  RCI Convention and Trade Show prior to rebranding featured recognition of a number of members who have made outstanding contributions to RCI over the years, as well as those who were celebrating anniversaries of membership.

Anniversaries of membership are celebrated based on years of continuous uninterrupted membership with RCI (now IIBEC), and the following members were recognized for these longevity awards.

Twenty-Year Members

Bradford D. Beldon
Jeffrey A. Boyd
Jerry L. Brabant
Hal K. CainLorey M. Caldwell
Remo R. Capolino
Leonard M. Coughlin
William Patterson Cowart
Manuel A. DaCosta
Joel Dandelé
Donald A. Davis
Christian M. DuBois
William Elliott
Robert E. Fleischer
Richard A. Froberg
Robert Harris
Chris Hemphill
Troy Humber
Kenneth C. Johnstone, III
Donald Kilpatrick
James G. Lohmann
Walter Murray
Richard A. Nephew
Mark Nichols
Michael Petersen
John Petrachek
Gregory J. Phillips
Allan Proctor
Jerry L. Reeves, Sr.
Todd W. Smith
Dennis Spina
Gregory J. Thirnbeck
Don M. Utsunomiya
Randolph Q. Ward
Robert Watson
James Watson
John W. Wells
Raymond C. Wetherholt
William Workman, Jr.
20-year pins
Receiving their 20-year pins at 2019 convention, from L to R: Greg Thirnbeck, Ray Wetherholt, James Lohmann, Don Davis, and Jerry Brabant. Far right is RCI President Mike Clark, who awarded the pins to recipients.

Twenty-Five-Year Members

Paul Beavers

Benjamin J. Cannon
Douglas Coddington
Richard D. Dial
Chris Eichhorn
Kamran Farahmandpour
Douglas C. Fishburn
John A. Goveia
Michael L. Hamilton
Lawrence J. Justi
Chris J. Kneppers
Jim D. Koontz
Joe P. Landers
Jean-Guy Levaque
Nick A. Lovato
Jon-Eric Macias
Donald R. Mapes
Chuck Marvin
John S. McGovern
Gary L. Mitchell
Michael Joseph Mozes
Kenneth Ollinger
Helene Hardy Pierce
John R. Skypeck
Barry F. Tessler
Steven C. Wadding
Lyle Woodward
25-year awardees
Being recognized for 25 years of RCI membership are, from L to R: Steve Wadding, Doug Fishburn, Jean-Guy Levaque, Doug Coddington, Jon Macias, Jim Koontz, Gary Mitchell, and Helene Hardy Pierce, pictured with RCI President Mike Clark.

Thirty-Year Members

Timothy M. Barrett
Alan D. Benson
Michael C. Bode
Cris N. Bodine
Troy F. Brooks
Clifford C. Conover
Richard L. Cook Jr.
Bruce P. Darling
Thurman W. Freeman
John L. Gimple
Thomas E. Hamilton
David R. Hawn
C. Allan Kidd
Michael V. Mathers
Paul M. Mitchell Jr.
Russell E. Murphy
Richard E. Norris II
Martin L. Obando
R. Edward Owen
Timothy Smey
Robb G. Smith
Jack H. Wiecks
Michael W. Wilkinson
30-year pin recipients, from L to R: Tim Barrett, Robb Smith, Bruce Darling, John Gimple, Rick Cook Jr., Allan Kidd, Troy Brooks, Tim Smey, Russ Murphy, and Dave Hawn. Pins were presented by RCI President Mike Clark.

Thirty-Five-Year Members

Richard P. Canon
Robert W. Phillips Jr.
Arthur O. Sark
John J. Serke
A photo of 35-year members will be featured in the May/June 2019 issue of IIBEC Interface.

Certificates of Appreciation

appreciation certificates
L to R: Karl Schaack and Ray Makiejus, both retiring from the Nominating Committee; David Rash, retiring from the Document Competition Committee; Kenrick Hartman and Jon Cannon, retiring from the Emerging Professionals Committee; Tim Barrett, retiring from the Document Competition Committee; Jennifer Hogan, retiring from the Emerging Professionals and Canadian Building Envelope Symposium Committees; Edis Oliver, retiring from the Advocacy Committee; Pat Downey and Doug Fishburn, retiring from the Nominating Committee.
more awardees
From L to R: Bruce Darling, retiring from the Technical Advisory Committee; Ray Wetherholt and Stephen Hentz, retiring from the REWC Exam Development Committee; Paul Buccellato, retiring from the REWC Exam Development and Registration Committees; John Gimple, retiring from the Registration and RRC Exam Development Committees; Patricia Aguirre, retiring from the RCI Interface Editorial Board; and RCI President Mike Clark.

Outstanding Volunteers

L to R: Jennifer Hogan was recognized for her service as Canadian Building Envelope Symposium Committee Chair. Kenrick Hartman was recognized for temporarily assuming the role of chair of the Manual of Practice Task Force. Trevor Duwyn was recognized for video production and brand awareness contributions while serving on the Advocacy Committee. Jeremy Bridwell was recognized for his service as Chair of the Document Competition Committee.

New Registrations in March 2019

NameRegistration DateProgramRegion
Kevin R. BalingerMarch 1, 2019RRORegion V
Melissa L. Barrows-LiebMarch 2, 2019RRCRegion III
Alain BouchardMarch 26, 2019RRORegion VII
Brandon ClarkMarch 11, 2019RRORegion I
Jordan E. CrumpMarch 28, 2019RRORegion V
Sean T. GageMarch 29, 2019RRCRegion III
Chad HorvathMarch 5, 2019RRORegion III
Billy JohnsonMarch 21, 2019RRORegion III
Timothy McClellanMarch 15, 2019RRCRegion II
Jose F. PonceMarch 14, 2019RRCRegion V
Earl SandquistMarch 13, 2019RRORegion IV
Justin SchuchmannMarch 11, 2019RRORegion II
Joshua TomlinsonMarch 25, 2019RRORegion II
Nicholas B. TribbleMarch 21, 2019RRORegion II
Pierce WardMarch 8, 2019REWORegion II
James J. WatsonMarch 12, 2019RRCRegion III
Kevin L. WilliamsMarch 15, 2019RRORegion IV

New Members in March 2019

Matthew AveryBBMK ContractingFLIndustryRegion II
Nathan AveryAlgonquin CollegeONStudentRegion VII
Bob BehanWaukegan Roofing Co., Inc.ILIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Amanda BellamyUniversity of KentuckyKYStudentRegion II
Taylor BirdMRB Contractors, LLCTXIndustryRegion IV
Rebecca BishVirginia TechVAStudentRegion II
Stewart BranhamRoofTech Consulting, Inc.MOConsultantRegion III
Gates BreedenVirginia TechVAStudentRegion II
Dean BrownARMKO Industries, Inc.TXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Charu ChaudhryThornton Tomasetti, Inc.NYConsultantRegion I
Timothy ClepperTerraconTXConsultantRegion IV
Scott CoffmanConstruction Science and Engineering, Inc.SCConsultantRegion II
Marsha CrowderR. S. Crowder and AssociatesKYIndustryRegion II
Scott CurryMalarkey Roofing ProductsOKIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Jordan De Jong-SchillingsProgressive Electric and PlumbingONStudentRegion VII
Phillip DiederichWaukegan Roofing Co., Inc.ILIndustryRegion III
Matthew DodgeTighe & BondMAConsultantRegion I
Chris DowlingSeal Engineering, Inc.VAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Richard DunhamConley Group, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Laura ElliottAlgonquin CollegeONStudentRegion VII
Anna FarbisUniversity of TorontoONStudentRegion VII
Eduardo FernandezMiami Dade County Building Code Compliance OfficeFLAssociateRegion II
Curt FriedholdtFirestone Building ProductsCOIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Zachary GollierSeeworthy EngineeringORConsultantRegion V
Jeremy GrimesSika CorporationILIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Clinton HammittJ S Held LLCCAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Kenneth HannahGHDFLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Colby HietbrinkEFI Global, Inc.NCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
David IskikianMadsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.CAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Majid JavedRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNYStudentRegion I
Helena KimDrexel UniversityNYStudentRegion I
Tyler KleinsasserSouth Dakota School of MinesSDStudentRegion III
Austin KramerFLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Jeff KramerTNT Roofing Products, Inc.TNIndustryRegion II
Jacob LedwellUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteNCStudentRegion II
Michelle LeeVirginia TechVAStudentRegion II
Patrick MaherMassaoit Community CollegeMAStudentRegion I
Daniel McCallumInternational Training InstitutePAIndustryRegion I
Robert MorganAllana Buick & Bers, Inc.CAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Mark MunleyFirestone Building ProductsCAIndustryRegion V
Kyle NelsonIllinois State UniversityILStudentRegion III
Zacarias NeuThe CitadelSCStudentRegion II
Matthew NormanMN Roof ConsultingMIQuality Assurance ObserverRegion III
Mike O'BrienSnyder Roofing & Sheet MetalWAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Paul PhillipsDESIGN7, INC.CAIndustryRegion V
Renee RathboneAlgonquin CollegeONStudentRegion VII
Grace RayOregon State UniversityORStudentRegion V
John RobichaudQCA Systems Ltd.MBQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VI
Carlos RodriguezNoble Waterproofing & CoatingsCAIndustryRegion V
Byeong Mo SeoNorth Carolina State UniversityNCStudentRegion II
Chase ShanleyThe CitadelSCStudentRegion II
Stephen ShantonVenture Construction Group of Florida, Inc.FLIndustryRegion II
Brig SpurckYoung & AssociatesTXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Amanda StuckeyVirginia TechVAStudentRegion II
Robert SuttonSutton Inspection & Consulting, LLCTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Jason TubervilleLinks ConstructionTXIndustryRegion IV
Yeo Beom YoonNorth Carolina State UniversityNCStudentRegion II
Juan ZunigaRoofing ServicesONIndustryRegion VII

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