IIBEC Member News – January/February/March 2021

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April 28, 2021

Torres Promoted at WJE

Jesse Torres

Jesse Torres, RRC, RRO, a founding member of the IIBEC Metro New York Chapter, has recently been promoted to associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). Since joining WJE in 2007, Torres has provided professional services primarily in the investigation and rehabilitation of building enclosure systems. Prior to joining WJE, he worked for a multidisciplinary engineering firm in Exton, Pennsylvania, and with a roof consulting firm in West Lawn, Pennsylvania. Torres has more than 25 years of experience and has provided building enclosure services to architects, contractors, and owners for new construction projects as well as design and construction period services for several repair and rehabilitation projects. He has experience with all major low- and steep-slope roofing systems, including built-up roofing, single-ply membrane, modified bitumen, liquid-applied, polyurethane foam, sheet metal, asphalt shingle, and slate shingle.

Torres is a former president of both the IIBEC Delaware Valley and IIBEC Metro New York chapters, and he has served or is currently serving on the Nominating Committee, the Advocacy Committee, the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, and the State and Local Advocacy Subcommittee for IIBEC.


Spafford Passes Away

Peter Spafford
Peter Spafford

Peter David Spafford, age 65, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on November 5, 2020, at his home in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Spafford was born on January 21, 1955, in Neepawa, Manitoba. Raised on a farm on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park, he could operate and maintain almost any piece of machinery. His many and varied careers included, but was not limited to, heavy machinery operator, drill rig operator, custom harvester, and  carpenter. During the last 25 or so years he was Air Barrier Association of America’s director of quality assurance. He was an instructor, an educator, and a true force in the air barrier industry. He trained contractors and inspectors in the spray foam industry and was known for his expert knowledge, professionalism, and kindness. He personally inspected the construction of the  National Museum of the American Indian, a part of the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C.

New Registrations in January and February 2021

NameRegistration DateProgramRegionState
Brian W. Alston2021-02-19RRORegion IPA
Patrick J. Baitson2021-01-16RRORegion VIAB
Brad Beierman2021-01-15RRORegion IVTX
Brad Beierman2021-02-26REWORegion IVTX
Peter N. Boskovic2021-01-19RRORegion VIBC
Steven Burkett2021-02-15REWORegion IIFL
Tanya Chaijenkit2021-02-23RRORegion IIIIL
Jason B. Cherry2021-02-22RRORegion IIVA
Ethan Dail2021-01-26RRORegion IINC
Ali El Gandour2021-02-04RRORegion VIAB
Brent Fillers2021-01-25RRORegion IITN
James T. Hall2021-02-17RRORegion IINC
Jordan R. Kays2021-01-14RRCRegion IIFL
Boguslaw B. Kurowski2021-02-03RRORegion VIBC
William C. Mason2021-02-26RRORegion IVTX
James E. Mathews2021-01-08RRORegion IIVA
Anthony M. Mette2021-02-27RWCRegion IOH
Joseph Ortiz2021-01-04RRORegion IOH
Matthew S. Overley2021-02-18RRORegion IIIMI
Giuseppe Parente2021-02-18RRCRegion IOH
Daniel W. Trenda2021-02-19RRCRegion IIIMN
Gerad J. van Agteren2021-01-29RRORegion VIBC
Michael Wood2021-01-26RRORegion IINC

New Members in January and February 2021

Austin AbrahamRoof Maintenance SolutionsONIndustryRegion VII
Jeanette Alston-WatkinsSoprema, Inc.FLIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Beau B. AmesBurns & McDonnellMOConsultantRegion III
Mary ArntzenSimpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.MAConsultantRegion I
Scott AveyArete Design GroupWYConsultantRegion V
Todd BagwellTNT Roofing Products, Inc.TNIndustryRegion II
William BahnHightower Labs, Inc.ILConsultantRegion III
Elne BarnardCTL Engineering, Inc.OHStudentRegion I
Brian C. BatresTRC CompaniesTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Scott BeavanRoofPro, Inc.MDIndustryRegion I
John BelangerTri-Tech Pinnacle Group, Inc.ABQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VI
David A. BellJim D. Koontz & Associates, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Jason BellGoodwin Roofing Inspections & ConsultingABQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VI
Jim BluseSika CorporationCAIndustryRegion V
Mark BoltMahaney Group, Inc.KSIndustryRegion III
Sam BotelhoAcores Roofing, Ltd.ONIndustryRegion VII
Joseph ButaraRoofTEC, Inc.OHQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Jordan ChowdhuryThe George D. Alan Co.TXIndustryRegion IV
Robert CleereBuilding Envelope Consulting LLCVAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Sean CoreySika Sarnafil—A Division of Sika CorporationCAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Brandon CoxJohns ManvilleNYIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Graydon CoxBemo USACAIndustryRegion V
Jason R. CurlessGAF Materials Corp.INIndustryRegion III
Scott R. DaileyJohns ManvilleNHIndustryRegion I
Randy DavisR & D Construction ServicesTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Brad DiazSoprema, Inc.OHIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Jeff DresserBridgewater Group, Inc.ORFacility ManagerRegion V
Kevin M. DuffySullivan Engineering LLCMAConsultantRegion I
Chris DuncanWausau Tile, Inc.ONIndustryRegion VII
Jarred T. EnersonSpecialty Engineering GroupWIConsultantRegion III
Michelle FeducciaJ.S. Held LLCFLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Mauro FerrazzoArtistic Skylight DomesONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Glenn FisherGeorgia-Pacific Gypsum LLCCAIndustryRegion V
Mervin L. FisherCapital Coating, Inc.PAIndustryRegion I
Jason FlynnRoofPro, Inc.MDIndustryRegion I
Eric FrancisSiplastWAIndustryRegion V
James T. HallSKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.NCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Danielle HancockRocky Mountain Reps.COIndustryRegion V
Eric J. HarrisREI EngineersVAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Kenneth D. HarwardBuilding Diagnostics, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Crystal HeitmeierSiplastCOIndustryRegion V
Mike HendricksonMalarkey Roofing ProductsCAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Nate HewsonEmpire Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.COIndustryRegion V
Kazuto HigaHigapaint Co., Ltd.IndustryInternational
Jake K. HowlinThe Building Envelope Enclosure GroupSCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Daniel JaramilloBuilding Envelope Technology & ResearchWAConsultantRegion V
Robert JaszczakJohns ManvillePAIndustryRegion I
Gary R. JohnsonMortar Net SolutionsINIndustryRegion III
Charles KatsuhiroMBCC GroupCAIndustryRegion V
Charles KennedyGAFILIndustryRegion III
David KowchSky Products, Ltd.ONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Jeff KramerJohns ManvilleTNIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Bruno LaflammeFransyl LtéeQCIndustryRegion VII
Todd B. LambertTerraconNCConsultantRegion II
Julien Landriault-DupontFirestone Building ProductsQCIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Owen E. LandsverkState of WisconsinWIQuality Assurance ObserverRegion III
Maddie LaneBuilding Technology Consultants, Inc.ILConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Steven LatimerMcChesney/Bianco ArchitectureTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Gregory LordHalls Rep GroupTXIndustryRegion IV
Stuart J. LyonsWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.MAConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Darcy MacLeodBrick House Home Inspection ServicesONQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VII
Henry MarksburyCANYNYConsultantRegion I
Stephen MattinglyCortland BuildNCIndustryRegion II
Jose McCauslandRaymond Engineering-Georgia, LLCGAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Tylynn McMonagleAllana Buick & Bers, Inc.HIConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Odel MedinaRaba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Devon MollesonCarlisle Syntec CanadaONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Mason B. MontgomeryVirgina TechVAFacility ManagerRegion II
Jared L. PearsonTerraconKSConsultant AffiliateRegion III
David PierceFoothills Roof Services, Inc.COConsultant Affiliate - RetiredRegion V
Hope PollonaisRaymond Engineering-Georgia, LLCGAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Devadas PothumudiECS Mid-Atlantic LLCMDConsultantRegion I
Fernando RamosCAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Don RasmussenIntertekUTConsultantRegion V
Alexandra ReadyIRC Building Sciences GroupNBConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Eric ReidFishburn/Sheridan & Associates, Ltd.ONQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VII
Marco A. RodriguezK2N Crest, PCILConsultantRegion III
Charles H. RussellJohns ManvilleMAIndustryRegion I
Paul ScaliciJohns ManvilleNJIndustry AffiliateRegion I
William O. SchultzUTConsultantRegion V
Anthony ScoppettoneMetro Building Solutions, Inc.NYIndustry AffiliateRegion I
James SeoKellermeyer Godfryt HartILConsultantRegion III
Timothy ShawChamberlin Roofing & WaterproofingTXIndustryRegion IV
Leena ShresthaKGH Architects and EngineersILConsultantRegion III
Blaine SibbyZenith RoofingTXIndustryRegion IV
Nelson SmileyFoster Contracting, Inc.INIndustryRegion III
John C. SmithJ Smith Group LLCVAConsultantRegion II
Jami SpiceMetal-Era, Inc.INIndustryRegion III
Robert T. SquiresTri-Tech Pinnacle GroupABQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VI
Charles C. StreichGAF Materials Corp.NEIndustryRegion III
Mark SwansonCalifornia Building Envelope RepresentativesCAIndustryRegion V
Mathew SynerBE-CITXConsultantRegion IV
Joseph TadlockAllerion Consulting Group, Inc.CAConsultantRegion V
Matthew TiptonIntertek PSICOConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Volkan UzunogluNeogard/HempelCAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Mike VanGoorFishbeckMIConsultantRegion III
Bradd A. WaltonMerit ContractingMNIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Russell WatkinsHempelTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Kristin WestoverGAFNJIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Ryan WilborneWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.NCConsultantRegion II
Daniel WilliamsAllana Buick & Bers, Inc.CAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Matthew ZangerUS Army Corps of EngineersWAConsultantRegion V