Member News – February 2018

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February 15, 2018

RCI Membership Kicking Off 2018

By RCI Director of Membership Programs Alexander Jeffries

The new year is off to a galloping pace in the RCI membership department. During the first month of 2018, RCI welcomed 74 new members. With an expanded focus on reaching external professionals and introducing new segments of the industry to RCI, the association is seeing big results and a high demand for RCI member benefits and services. We have never experienced this kind of membership growth in the first month of the new year, and the staff anticipates a record-breaking year for membership growth and development in 2018.

We wrapped up 2017 with a solid 4% membership growth and welcomed 544 new members to RCI. Our membership retention rates remain very strong for industry standards, at 87%. RCI surpassed the 3,500 member mark in 2017, and we have big goals set for 2018.

Do you have colleagues or business associates who are not yet active with RCI? Have them join RCI and help them raise their consulting proficiency and professional influence throughout the industry. Members are reaping big rewards through RCI engagement by positively affecting their bottom line. We welcome new member involvement as we continue to strengthen our organization and provide industry leadership.

Jennifer Sansone

Sansone Promoted at Atlas Roofing

Atlas Roofing has promoted Jennifer Sansone to be its Midwest regional sales manager. She has been with Atlas for more than a decade, transitioning from account executive at the East Moline facility to a territory sales rep for Iowa and Nebraska. She became district sales manager in February 2016. Sansone graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in communication studies and is active as a board member of the Iowa Roofing Contractors Association and as a member of the Iowa Chapter of RCI.

Jamie Mantle

Convoy Supply Names Mantle as VP of Sales

Convoy Supply has hired Jamie Mantle in the new position of VP of sales with responsibility for both Canada and the U.S. Mantle joins the company from Soprema, where he spent the last 14 years as vice president of sales, and has worked for 36 years in both distribution and manufacturing within the building materials industry. Mantle is an Industry Affiliate member of RCI. Convoy is the largest wholesale distributor of building envelope materials in Canada, with a growing presence in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Maryland. It was founded in 1972 and now operates in 44 locations.

Varga, Kuhlmann, and Makiejus
Right to left are Tom Varga, Roger Kuhlmann, and Ray Makiejus.

Chicago Area Chapter Members Kuhlmann, McNeil Retire

After many years in the roofing industry, Roger Kuhlmann has retired. He was honored by his chapter, the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc., at their annual meeting on January 17th. The chapter thanks him for his contribution to RCI, congratulates him on his retirement, and wishes him Godspeed on this new chapter of his life. Kuhlmann has been a member of RCI since 1985, and has attended many events, both regional and international.


Dennis McNeil, FRCI, RRC, CCS, RRO, recently retired after 50 years of continuous employment as a roofing consultant, all with the same firm, Building Technology Associates, Inc. He plans to remain active in the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc., and to maintain his Professional RCI and CSI credentials, and his RCI status as Fellow and Member Emeritus. He has been an RCI member for 25 years, and has served on the RRC Exam Review Committee, the Document Competition Committee, and the Nominating Committee. He was a charter member of the Chicago Area Chapter, and cycled through all of the chapter’s officer and board positions.

Michiels Hired by IRSC

Interstate Roof Systems Consultants, Inc. (IRSC), a commercial roof and waterproof consulting company, has added Tom Michiels to its team. Michiels, a certified thermographer with 12 years of experience in the waterproofing and roofing disciplines, will be senior project manager leading the Colorado office. Michiels has served as product manager and technical manager on projects across the U.S., including the U.S. Air Force Academy and Denver’s Union Station. An honors graduate of the Vtiz Technical Institute, Antwerp, Belgium, he is a published author and presenter on the subject of waterproofing and an Industry member of RCI.

New Registrations in January 2018

NameRegistration DateProgramRegion
Matthew J. BlackstockJanuary 22, 2018RRORegion VI
Stefan HaneltJanuary 29, 2018RRORegion VI
Michael W. HoglundJanuary 11, 2018RRCRegion I
Brian LauderdaleJanuary 10, 2018RRORegion II
Daniel S. OakleyJanuary 30, 2018RRCRegion II
Michael A. OleyJanuary 6, 2018RRORegion II
Eric R. RaatzJanuary 30, 2018RRCRegion III
Byron J. SearleJanuary 22, 2018RRORegion VI
James J. WilliamsJanuary 12, 2018RRORegion II

New Members in January 2018

Name StateTypeRegion
David AllenMSIndustryRegion II
Andrew AngermeierSchreiber FoodsWIFacility ManagerRegion III
Amy AubuchonZenith RoofingTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Sharath BabuHeitmann & Associates, Inc.NYQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Carlo BacaniDantech Building TechnologiesONConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Gary BoydBoyd, Inc.TXIndustryRegion IV
Gary BradleyRJH & Associates, Inc.NCConsultantRegion II
Mathew BrisielCertainTeed Corp.TXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Brandon BrownConley Group, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Ed BuczekHenry CompanyOHIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Scott CockburnDycon Roof Consultants Inc.ONConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Mark CookCRC Inspections ConsultingMOConsultantRegion III
Dale CritzConley Group, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Marty DavidsonAGS Construction, Inc.COIndustryRegion V
Zack DavisCarlisle Syntech SystemsMIIndustryRegion III
Sergio de CarvalhoNusens.caONIndustryRegion VII
Robert DewRoofTech Roofing Construction & ConsultingFLIndustryRegion II
Richard DoorninkKemper System America, Inc.NYIndustryRegion I
Bryan FalveyDesign Innovation ArchitectsTNConsultantRegion II
Kevin FarleySika CorporationMDIndustry AffiliateRegion I
James FerriRoof Design and Consulting Services, Inc.TNConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Shawn FerrisMoisture Intrusion SolutionsFLConsultantRegion II
Michael FoleyDow Chemical CompanyCAIndustryRegion V
James FranklinRoof Management Consultants, Inc.MAConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Mike FultsJohns ManvilleFLIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Dillon GaitherBraun IntertecTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Brandon GarwoodConley Group, Inc.TXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Tim GillespieSika Sarnafil—A Division of Sika CorporationNJIndustryRegion I
Rich GrayEFI Global Inc.CAConsultantRegion V
Jeremy GrunewaldTropical Roofing ProductsFLIndustryRegion II
Joshua HankinsRoof Design and Consulting Services, Inc.TNConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Josh HeidtTerra-Petra Evironmental EngineeringCAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Jae HorbaczKemper System America, Inc.NJIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Chad HorvathMidland EngineeringINIndustryRegion III
Anthony IngraoCertainTeed Corp.ILIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Daniel JoitaEFI Global Inc.GAConsultantRegion II
Alex JonesBuilding Engineering-Consultants, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Kyle KellyMcCarthy's Roofing Ltd.NBIndustryRegion VII
Braeden KlevenKemper System America, Inc.MNIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Leonard KoverPAIndustryRegion I
Joey LacyMandal's Inc.MSIndustry AffiliateRegion II
James LaverdureRoofing Technical ServicesWAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Jonathan LawrenceFBC Chemical CorporationPAIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Dennis LeifrigARMKO Industries, Inc.TXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Steve MacDonaldRoof Tech Consultants Ltd.BCConsultant AffiliateRegion VI
Chad MacNeilGoodwin Roof Inspections and Consulting (1999) Ltd.ABQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VI
Dan MazzeiWallace Engineering Structural ConsultantsOKConsultantRegion IV
Karen McKenzieExp Services Inc.ONConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Paul MillerIBSUTConsultantRegion V
Joseph NelsonLoadmaster Systems, Inc.GAIndustryRegion II
Max NoblinMadsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.FLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Andrew PattersonRoof Technical Services, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Allan ProctorA. Proctor Group Ltd.PerthshireIndustryInternational Members - Excluding Canada
Charles RehmCBRE Inc.NCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Jay RodriguezMarket Makers, Inc.TXIndustryRegion IV
Amir RudyanAVM Industries Inc.CAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
James RussellFirestone Building ProductsPAIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Richard ShanksOIRCAONIndustryRegion VII
Devin SmithWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.CAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Kurtis SmithIRC Building Sciences Group Inc.NLQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VII
Timothy StokesGuy RoofingSCIndustryRegion II
Philip SumangEDI Building Consultants Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Maciej SzklankoWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.NYConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Liz TurnerWegener Welding LLCILAssociateRegion III
Daniel ValdezTerra-Petra Evironmental EngineeringCAConsultantRegion V
Donald VanlandinghamKalkreuth Roofing & Sheet MetalMDIndustryRegion I
Ryan VanWertDuro-Last Roofing Inc.MIIndustry AffiliateRegion III
Bradley WatersREI EngineersSCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
James WatsonRoofing Technology Associates, Ltd.MIConsultantRegion III
Russ WatsonMWAMIIndustryRegion III
Nicholas WijtenburgSEA Ltd.MDConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Kathryn WilesRaymond Engineering-Georgia, LLCGAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Jared WilliamsWaterproofing Consulting Company Inc.VAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Paul YurcichSika CorporationONIndustryRegion VII