Member News – January 2017

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January 26, 2017

Death Notices

Don Bush, Sr.

Donald E. Bush Sr., FRCI, died Dec. 28, 2016, at the age of 78. Born in Ohio, he joined RCI in 1984, in its infancy, and became its treasurer in 1988 and its president in 1991. He was chairman of the RCI Nondestructive Testing Committee, longtime chair of the RRC Exam Development Committee, and had been director of the original Region III of RCI. You can read a more comprehensive tribute to Don here.

Wayne Steele

Wayne Steele, RRO, 64, passed away December 21, 2016. Steele was employed as a roof trade instructor at New Brunswick Community College for over 20 years and held a seasonal position with Roof 1 Consultants as a roof inspector and RRO. He was a member of the Ontario Chapter of RCI and was formerly with Roofspek Limited; Jacques, Whitford & Associates; and Stantec Consulting Ltd. He is survived by his wife Linda, his son William, daughter Jessica, grandson Stephen Ridgway, mother Mary Steele, brother Jack Steele, and his “other daughter” Nicole Bentley Furlotte.

Blanchette Retires

Michael Blanchette, FRCI, RRC, RRO, president of RCI from 1998-99, has retired from his position at Amtech Solutions Inc. in Allen, TX, where he was a principal. Blanchette began his roof consulting career with Roofing Consultants, Inc. in Royal Oak, MI; worked for Milbrand Company in Warren, MI; and then became vice president of Amtech Roofing Consultants Inc. in 1983. He received the RCI Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1997 and the Herbert Busching Award in 2000 for his efforts in establishment of the RCI Foundation. He is the longtime treasurer of the RCI Foundation U.S. board of directors.

New Members for December 2017

Name Website Company State Type
Eric Abbington CTL Engineering, Inc. OH Consultant Affiliate
Lukas Anderson Shive-Hattery, Inc. IA Quality Assurance Observer
Holly Beard Polyguard Products, Inc. FL Industry Affiliate
Lynn Bell Madsen Kneppers & Associates, Inc. TX Consultant Affiliate
David Berthold GAF Corp NJ Industry Affiliate
Seth Brooks Amtech Solutions TX Consultant Affiliate
David Brown dpM Partners LLC MD Consultant
Sean Corey Sika Sarnafil – A Division of Sika Corporation CA Industry Affiliate
Peter Deschamps NEOGARD Canada ON Industry
Chris Dowling Seal Engineering, Inc. VA Consultant Affiliate
Trevor Duwyn IRC Building Sciences Group ON Quality Assurance Observer
John Farr Sika Sarnafil – A Division of Sika Corporation NJ Industry Affiliate
Steve Getz Construction Tie Products IN Industry
Andrew Gleason Carlisle Syntec NC Industry Affiliate
Mark Guy Building Envelope Technology & Research WA Consultant Affiliate
Billy Johnson GAF Materials Corp NJ Industry Affiliate
Rob Johnston AMBE LTD MN Consultant Affiliate
Dale Kent RCL Engineering WI Consultant
Ariel Levy RDH Building Science, Inc. OR Consultant
David MacDonald IRC Building Sciences NS Quality Assurance Observer
Gianni Marcantonio Elevation Sales TX Industry
Tim Marshall Haag Engineering Co. TX Consultant Affiliate
Alexander Mirilenko NOVUS Cladding Systems, Inc. BC Industry
Ronald Mueller Berman & Wright Architecture, Engineering & Planning, LLC NJ Consultant
Charles Murrell Roof Consulting Services, Inc. FL Quality Assurance Observer
Dane Olson PROSOCO, Inc. CA Industry
Antonio Piña Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. TX Consultant
Heriberto Ramos Armstrong Group NM Quality Assurance Observer
Christopher Reid MKA Canada, Inc. AB Consultant Affiliate
Jon Robbs Dupont Tyvek / WPL TX Industry
Jacob Rothwell Johns Manville MO Industry
William Sanders Roof Consulting Services, Inc. VA Consultant
Matthew Santistevan Foremost-Roof Consulting and Inspections AZ Consultant
Daniel Saportas GAF VA Industry
Jon Shultz Seaman Corp/FiberTite Roofing Systems FL Industry
Jeff Smith AAdvanced Building Products LLC OH Industry
Roberto Soto-Maynez Jax Kneppers Associates, Inc. CA Consultant Affiliate
David Street Roofchek Canada Inspection & Design Services ON Consultant
Jay Taylor Wetherholt and Associates, Inc. WA Quality Assurance Observer
Scott Tearman Armor Shield Exteriors LLC CT Industry
Abe Uribe GCI Consultants FL Consultant Affiliate
Brian Walker IRC Group NS Consultant Affiliate
Michael Ward Tecta America, Illinois Roofing IL Industry
Benjamin Warren Terracon FL Consultant
Gary Weaver Atlas Consulting, Inc. CA Consultant
Bobby Whitworth Richard Avelar & Associates CA Consultant Affiliate

New RRCs for December 2016

Name Designation Company Certification Date Region
Mark Renninger RRC, RRO REI Engineers 12/5/2016 Region II
Daniel Rundle RWC, RRC, RRO RDH Building Science Inc. 12/7/2016 Region V
Stewart Verhulst RRC, PE Nelson Forensics 12/13/2016 Region IV

New RROs for December 2016

Name Designation Company Certification Date Region
Antoine Loup RRO Insulating Coatings CorpAstec Re-Ply Roof Systems 12/6/2016 Region I
Gregory Nelson RRO GAF Materials Corp 12/22/2016 Region I
R. Stephen Rush RRO, CP Polyglass USA, Inc. 12/6/2016 Region II