NRCA Announces 2018-19 Officers and Directors

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) announced its 2018-19 slate of officers and directors at its 131st Annual Convention, held Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans.

Kent Schwickert, senior vice president, Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato LLC, Mankato, Minn., has been elected NRCA chairman of the board, and Nick Sabino, president of Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, was elected chairman of the board-elect. Monica Cameron, vice president of Diamond Roofing, Dodge City, Kansas; Scott Kawulok, executive project manager, B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick, Colorado; Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Illinois; and Kelly Van Winkle, vice president of contracts, King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, Texas, were elected vice chairmen.

Additionally, the following were elected NRCA directors:

  • Randy Adams, chairman/CEO of R. Adams Roofing Inc., Indianapolis
  • Troy Baker, vice president of sales and marketing at SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas
  • Tim Blue, president of Blue’s Roofing Co., Milpitas, California
  • Dick Bus, president of ATAS International Inc., Allentown Pennsylvania
  • Mark DeFreitas, vice president and national sales manager at SOPREMA Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Helen Hardy Pierce, vice president of technical services, codes and industry relations at GAF, Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Steve Harvey, president of J & S Building Exteriors Inc., Attleboro, Massachusetts
  • Gary Howes, COO of The Durable Slate Co., Columbus, Ohio
  • Michael Johannes, president of Nations Roof East LLC, Yonkers, New York
  • Jason Lewinski, contractor network leader at Owens Corning Inc., Toledo, Ohio
  • Mark MacDonald, sales/marketing manager at Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating, Cleveland
  • Sherri Miles, vice president of J.D. Miles & Sons Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Monica Murphy, director of operations at Ray Nolan Roofing Co., Louisville, Kentucky
  • Brian Schaut, senior vice president at F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company, Milwaukee
  • Stephen Teal, manager at Flynn Group of Companies, Rockyville, Alberta, Canada
  • Kyle Thomas, owner/vice president of Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Alabama
  • David Tilsen, president of Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth Walters, marketing manager at Derbigum Americas Inc, Kansas City, Missouri
  • All 2018-19 officers and directors will assume their roles June 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.nrca.net.

    Lindy Ryan Is Elected NRCA’s First Woman President

    LINDY RYAN, senior vice president of Tecta America Southeast LLC, Sanford, Fla., has been elected the next president of the National Roofing Contractors Association, Rosemont, Ill. Ryan, who will be the first woman in NRCA history to assume the role of president, will serve for the 2015-16 fiscal year. She was elected during NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans.

    “Lindy has been incredibly active in NRCA for many years and has a terrific grasp of the issues facing the industry,” says William Good, NRCA’s executive vice president. “More important, she has a great collaborative style that will suit her well in her position of leadership. There’s no doubt she will make an excellent NRCA president.”

    “I am honored and excited to serve as NRCA’s president and am looking forward to working with and representing the organization’s valued members,” Ryan notes.

    Ryan previously served as NRCA senior vice president from 2014-15 and as vice president from 2011-12 and 2012-13.

    In addition, Ryan has served on a number of NRCA committees, including as vice president liaison for NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, as well as a member of the Health and Safety, Government Relations, Membership Steering and Manual Update committees. Ryan also is a supporter of ROOFPAC, NRCA’s political action committee, and a former president of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center.

    Ryan will begin her one-year term as the highest-ranking officer of one of the oldest construction trade associations in the U.S. on June 1, 2015.