Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces MVP Award Winners

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its 17th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, recognizing roofing workers from Irvine, Calif.; Commerce City, Colo.; Lakeland, Fla.; Cumming, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; LaGrange, Ohio; and Houston.

The MVP Awards program honors roofing professionals based on their contributions in one or more of the following areas: on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance, contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions.

The 2017 MVP Award winners are:

  • Narciso Alarcon, superintendent at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for community service and volunteerism and other noteworthy contributions and activities.
  • Justin Cooper, foreman at Flynn, Commerce City, Colo., for outstanding on-the- job performance.
  • Manuel Cortez, foreman at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for contributions to a team effort.
  • Robert Detweiler, foreman at Centimark Corp., Lakeland, Fla., for community service and volunteerism.
  • Don Gautier, superintendent at Chamberlain Roofing & Waterproofing, Houston, for outstanding on the job performance and on-the-job safety performance.
  • Roy Jones, superintendent at Rike Roofing Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C., for other noteworthy contributions and activities.
  • Mearl Kline, foreman at West Roofing Services Inc., LaGrange, Ohio, for on-the- job safety performance.
  • Clifton Mead, field worker at Tecta America Southeast LLC, Atlanta, for contributions to a team effort.

Additionally, the Alliance named the following MVP Award finalists:

The Alliance also named Alarcon as a finalist for on-the-job performance and contributions to a team effort, Cooper for other contributions and activities, Gautier for contributions to a team effort, and Kline for contributions to a team effort.

For more information about the MVP Awards program or next year’s nominations, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.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.