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Joseph W. Hobson Receives RCMA's Highest Honor

[Washington, DC] – The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association [RCMA] named Joseph W. Hobson, Director of Communications and Member Services, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, as the recipient of the RCMA's prestigious Martin A. Davis RCMA Industry Leadership Award for 2006. As a member of the Association's professional executive staff, Hobson is only the second individual so honored who is not a manufacturer or supplier member of the Association.

This award, the highest tribute bestowed by the RCMA, is presented on an annual basis to that individual, selected by his or her peers, who has exemplified outstanding service and made significant contributions to the roof coatings industry. The announcement of Hobson as this year's honoree and the presentation of the award were made on January 16, 2007, during the RCMA 2007 Annual Conference & Expo, January 13-17, 2007, at the Hilton Cancun Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico.

Involved in the RCMA's activities as a member of the professional staff since 1991, Hobson is affiliated as an Account Executive with the Kellen Company, the professional management firm for the RCMA. "During Joe Hobson's involvement these past 15 years, as well as continuing now," according to RCMA Executive Vice President Russell K. Snyder "he has consistently stepped to the forefront as an active participant in all aspects of the Association's development and growth, and has been particularly active in membership and promotion incentives." Snyder continued "This award signifies an individual's leadership, excellence and service commitment to the roof coatings industry and Joe certainly has demonstrated this during the 15 years of working with the RCMA...we are proud to have his name associated with the other 22 recipients of this prestigious award."

Hobson is the 23rd industry leader designated to receive the RCMA's award. The award was first presented in 1985 posthumously to Martin A. Davis. The award was subsequently designated in honor and memory of Davis, a visionary founding member of the RCMA, who served both the Association and the industry with distinction and exceptional service. "Joe Hobson continues this record of recognition honoring those same attributes," commented RCMA Executive Director Reed Hitchcock. "His loyalty to RCMA and to the roof coatings industry has been consistent and is appreciated."

The permanent Martin A. Davis Award plaque, now engraved with Hobson's name designated as the 2006 recipient, is displayed at the RCMA headquarters office in Washington, DC. A personal plaque of the award was presented to Hobson during the ceremonies at the Annual Conference.

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association is the national trade association representing the manufacturers of cold-applied protective roof coatings and cements, and the suppliers of products, equipment, and/or services to and for the industry. RCMA is committed to continually improving performance and quality of roofing. For additional information, contact RCMA at: (202) 207-0919; Fax: (202) 223-9741; or visit the RCMA website at: www.roofcoatings.org.

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