RIMA International Elects New Board Members for 2020

At the Fall 2019 Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) meeting in Houston, elections were held for new board members. Executive officers and other board members’ terms expired at the end of 2019. The 2020 executive officers include:

Directors include:

Existing board members that will remain on the board for another year include:

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RIMA International Presents Second Alexander Schwartz Award

The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) selected Robert (Bob) Wadsworth of Innovative Energy in Lowell, Indiana, as its second Alexander Schwartz Award recipient. 

RIMA International established the Alexander Schwartz Award in 2016 to honor individuals who made a significant contribution to the reflective products industry either through technical achievement, leadership, product development, and/or new technology. The award was set up to recognize those that motivated industry representatives and advanced the reflective products industry and/or RIMA International and, in turn, contributed to the overall acceptance of reflective products within the building codes and in the overall marketplace. The award is only presented when the organization deems that a valid candidate meets the outlined criteria and should be recognized for their significant contribution.

RIMA International’s selection of Wadsworth makes him only the second Alexander Schwartz Award recipient. Wadsworth has been engaged in the reflective insulation industry for over 35 years. He has been an active member of RIMA International, is a past president and has served on the board of directors and held every executive office position as well as chaired various committees and task groups over the years. He has conducted a number of seminars at different building industry conferences and trade shows; and he has most recently served as RIMA-I’s Industry Expert fielding online questions and taking phone calls to assist the association in providing reliable information, resources and technical support.

Wadsworth passed away January 20, 2019. Accepting the award on his behalf was his son-in-law Jonathon Hagarbome, who now runs Innovative Energy with his wife, Whitney. The presentation took place at the Fall RIMA International meetings held in Houston, Texas. 

“It is an honor to recognize Mr. Wadsworth for all he has given to this industry and organization and for the friend he was to us all,” said Mary Edmondson, Executive Director, RIMA-I. “He will be greatly missed.”

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RIMA International Past President Bobby Byrd presents the award honoring Bob Wadsworth to Jonathon Hagarbome. 

RIMA International Announces New Board Members for 2018

The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) held its annual elections in the fourth quarter of 2017. The following directors were elected to serve a two-year term beginning in 2018.

Executive officers include President Doug Kinninger, If-Foil Company; Vice President Sergio Luconi, Prodex; and Secretary/Treasurer Wes Hall, Reflectix Inc.

New directors include Ralph Dale, Dunmore Corporation; Brian St Germain, LP Building Products; and Mike Boulding, Mitex International. They will join the existing directors, Lynn Walters, Kemper System America; Peter Highfill, Oracle Packaging (LL Flex), and Veronica Ataya, Celplast Metallized Products. Also remaining on the board is Past President Bobby Byrd, RoyOMartin.

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RIMA International Calls for Topics for Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference

The 2018 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference will take place Spring 2018 in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.  The event will be held May 9-10, at the Marriott Los Suenos Resort right on the Costa Rica coast.  This international event is an opportunity for those in the reflective products industries to learn about the latest research, advancements, new technology and uses of reflective products as well as exchange information on how reflectives are being used in various regions of the world.  
At this time, the conference host, RIMA International, is inviting you to submit any papers or educational session you would like to present at this conference.  Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to, recent studies/simulations; new technologies; advancements/uses; research/studies; economic and government challenges/successes; regional uses and updates and building codes and related issues around the world. 
The program slots will fill up quickly, so forward your submissions promptly.  Send your outline and topic to RIMA International via e-mail at rima@rima.net and mark your calendars for May 9-10, 2018, in Costa Rica.  

RIMA-I Elects New Directors, 2017 Board Members

The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) held its annual elections at their fall 2016 meeting with the following directors being elected to serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017:

They will join the existing board members which include:

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