RCI Member News – September 2016

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September 9, 2016

Death Notice

William J. “Jack” Gibson joined RCI in May of 1996, and was a member for many years. He passed away on August 27, 2016. You can view his obituary and leave a memory in the guestbook.

Cattel Retires

Cattel and Hinesley
After a short roast replete with a few gag donations, Scott Hinesley presented Gary with a contribution from REI Engineers to the Overflowing Hands Nicaragua outreach program in his name.
After 40 years in the industry, Gary Cattel, RRC, FRCI, PE will officially retire on September 30, 2016. To honor this occasion, REI Engineers, Inc. hosted a celebration at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC on August 26. Guests included current and former REI employee owners, clients, contractors, manufacturers, two past presidents of RCI (Albert Duwyn and Mike Blanchette) and RCI’s VP and CEO Jim Birdsong.

David Madonia, Paul Whitley, Charles Arnold and Kevin Burch of REI Engineers celebrate the occasion while Gary and granddaughter Julia seemingly participate in the conversation.
David Madonia, Paul Whitley, Charles Arnold and Kevin Burch of REI Engineers celebrate the occasion while Gary and granddaughter Julia seemingly participate in the conversation.

Gary earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from Wayne State University in 1978. Prior to graduation, he began his career in the roofing industry at Roofing Consultants, Inc. in Michigan. In 1981, he relocated to Ohio to continue his career with a different firm, and ultimately migrated to North Carolina in 1988. In 1997, Gary founded Roof Engineering, Inc. (which later became REI, Inc.) in the bonus room of his home in Raleigh. Gary was a founding member of the Carolinas Chapter and ultimately served as president of RCI from 2006 to 2007. After several successful years at the helm of REI, he executed his succession plan by converting the company to a fully employee owned ESOP in 2008. In 2010, Gary stepped down as president and promoted Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE to take his place to lead the company.

Nancy Blanchette, Bob and Elizabeth Alford and Albert and Mary Beth Duwyn and Gary all listen attentively as Mike Blanchette explains the latest innovations in the world of building envelope consulting.
Nancy Blanchette, Bob and Elizabeth Alford, Albert and Mary Beth Duwyn, and Gary all listen attentively as Mike Blanchette explains the latest innovations in the world of building envelope consulting.

To recognize Gary’s accomplishments and humanitarian endeavors, REI Engineers made a donation to Overflowing Hands Nicaragua outreach program in his honor.

In his spare time, Gary plans to continue hustling friends on the golf courses of Florida and North Carolina while continuing to support Overflowing Hands.

New Contact Information

John K. Aleksic, RRC, RRO, CDT
Unified Building Sciences, Inc.
Senior Consultant
Board VP NTCRCI
209 E. Greenbriar Lane
Dallas, TX 75203-1013
Office: 214-942-0385
Cell: 214-606-5158
johna@unifiedgroup.com
www.unifiedgroup.com
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Steven C. Grant, RRO,
MRICS, PMP, RS, RSS, PRA,
Certified Thermographer
Director of Operations
Amtech Solutions
Carillon Towers
13601 Preston Road, Suite W1030
Dallas, TX 75240
Office: 972-690-6044
Cell: 571-247-3733
stevegrant@amtechsls.com
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Scott Toller, RRO, CDT
Senior Project Manager
DryTec Moisture Protection
Technology Consultants

8750 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1725
Dallas, TX 75231
Office: 214-818-0563, ext. 31
Fax: 214-818-0567
Cell: 469-693-1423
stoller@drytecmptc.com

Other News

John Aleksic
John Aleksic

John Aleksic, RRC, RRO, CDT has accepted a full-time position as a senior consultant with Unified Buildings Sciences, Inc. in Dallas. John is the Vice President of the North Texas chapter of RCI, Inc, and has been an RCI member since 2008.

Steve Grant, RRO, MRICS, PMP, RS, RSS, PRA, Certified Thermographer, has joined Amtech Solutions, recently relocated to Carillon Towers in Dallas, TX, as their Director of Operations. Steve joined RCI in 2013, and earned his RRO in 2015.

Scott Toller, RRO, CDT, is now a Senior Project Manager with DryTec Moisture Protection Technology Consultants, in Dallas, TX. Scott has been a member of RCI since 2004 and earned his RRO in April of this year. He also won first place for small projects in the 2007 Document Competition for a roof project on Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist University.

20-year RCI Member Edis Oliver, of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associaties, Inc. has been appointed to the Industry Advisory Council at Texas A&M. Oliver was a speaker at the 30th RCI International Convention & Trade Show, has served on the Advocacy Committee since 2013, and won third place large projects in the 2015 Document Competition for Littlefield and Carothers Dormitories at UT Austin.

New RROs for August 2016
Full Name Company State/Province Certification Date Region
Hubert Baumann, RRO Tremco, Inc. AZ 8/12/2016 Region V
Ryan Daugherty, RRO Terracon Consulting Engineers NC 8/12/2016 Region II
Jose Rodriguez, RRO,
TQ, Red Seal
JRS Engineering Ltd. BC 8/17/2016 Region VI
Paul Schnieders, RRO D7 Weather Protection System LLC UT 8/4/2016 Region V
Cari A. Williams, RRO Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc. PA 8/22/2016 Region I

New RRCs for August 2016
Full Name Company State Certification Date Region
Kathryn Gromowski, RRC, PE Pie Consulting & Engineering CO 8/25/2016 Region V

New RWCs for August 2016
Full Name Company State Certification Date Region
Kenrick Hartman
RRC, RWC, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. NY 8/2/2016 I

New Members for August 2016
Full Name Company State/
Province
Category Region
Ben Ansley Hixson Consultants, Inc. AL CA II
Justin Arendale Versico Roofing GA I II
Chad Augspurger Unified Building Sciences, Inc. TX CA IV
Emma Cardini Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. MA CA I
James Corcoran Building Envelope Technologies, Inc. NY FM I
Scott Curry Malarkey Roofing Products OK IA IV
Tim Duffy DTR Consulting Services CA CA V
Gary D. Elliott Benchmark, Inc. KS CA III
Jim Flickinger Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. MD I I
Nicholas S. Gauvreau Roof Solutions, Inc. NC QAO II
Ken Gieseke McElroy Metal, Inc. LA IA IV
Aaron Gould VaproShield LLC TN I II
Jeremy Gwinner McDonald & Wetle WA IA V
Brandon Hagerman Roof Solutions, Inc. NC QAO II
Charles L. Hall HDH Associates, P.C. VA QAO II
Sandy Hembroff Design Works Engineering & Inspections Ltd. AB CA VI
Derrick Hutchinson United States Gypsum Company IL IA III
Jason Johnson SFS Intec CA S V
David Lee B&L Sheet Metal & Roofing IN I III
Guy Long PROSOCO, Inc. FL IA II
Shawn Mackie Roof Management Consultants MA CA I
Ross Neag Chicago Building Inspections IL A III
David Niles Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. MA CA I
Richard O’Brien Xpera Inc. CA C V
Vince O’Hanlon Heritage One Roofing TX I IV
Bruce B. Owens REI Engineers SC CA II
Garrett Pope BE-CI TX CA IV
Kenn Reff Tremco, Inc. IN I III
Zachary Ross WNC Roofing, LLC NC I II
David Sbraccia Owens Corning MI I III
Dave Sommer Interra Enterprises, Inc. WA I V
Ronald P. Soto Allana, Buick & Bers HI CA V
Richard Spreen Shredded Tire, Inc. FL I II
Harold R. Stephens PBK, Inc. TX CA IV
Jesus J. Torres Raymond Engineering-Georgia, LLC GA QAO II
Shawn Vetere Knollmeyer Building Corp. MA I I
David J. Wyatt TC Architects OH C I