Committees

Executive Committee

Act on behalf of the Corporation in any matter when the Board of Directors is not in session and report to the Board of Directors for its ratification of their action at each regular or special meeting.

  • Richard Allen Vice Chair
  • David Balistreri Chair
  • Jason Hoerter Director at Large
  • Richard Olson Past Chair
  • Jim Walas Secretary-Treasurer

Best Practice Committee

Work in cooperation with organizations to produce Best Practice Guides for the roofing industry.

  • Rick Allen
  • David Balistreri
  • Bas Baskaran
  • Doug Dewey
  • Jason Hoerter
  • Bob LeClare
  • Roger Morrison
  • Rick Olson
  • Larry Peters
  • Wade Shepherd
  • Jim Walas
  • Mark Zehnal Chair

Code Advisory Committee

Monitor activity of model codes related to roofing and report to Board and General Membership.

  • Rick Allen
  • Chadwick Collins Co-Chair
  • Greg Keeler
  • Jim Koontz
  • Randy Ober Chair
  • Rick Olson
  • Chris Payne
  • Paul Riesebieter
  • Dave Roodvoets
  • Lee Shoemaker
  • Mark Zehnal

Conference & Education Committee

Will identify future meeting sites, educational tours that might be appropriate and provide oversight of the seminar speaker's bureau. This committee will work directly with the Executive Director to insure that we are providing the best educational opportunities for RICOWI members.

  • Bas Baskaran
  • John Gimple
  • Jason Hoerter
  • Al Janni
  • Tom Kelly
  • Dale McLean Chair
  • Roger Morrison
  • Chris Payne
  • Lee Shoemaker
  • Annette Sindar Vice Chair
  • James Walas

Education Committee

Will identify opportunities to disseminate research and other knowledge.

  • Bas Baskaran
  • Larry Peters
  • Annette Sindar
  • Eric Velliquette

Hail Investigation Committee

Provides oversight of the HIP including the onsite logistics and data collection for the Hail Event. The committee will also have oversight on the formal report writing and if a subcontractor is utilized will help manage the needs and costs of this program.

  • Gilbert Arnold
  • David Balistreri
  • Vickie Crenshaw
  • Douglas Dewey
  • Brad Draper
  • Mike Ennis
  • John Gimple Chair
  • Richard Herzog
  • Travis Jones
  • Greg Keeler
  • Tom Kelly
  • Jim Koontz
  • John Kouba
  • Dale McLean
  • David Roodvoets Program Coordinator
  • Mike Schroeder
  • Wade Shepherd
  • Lee Shoemaker
  • Annette Sindar
  • Mark Stevens
  • Doug Thagard

Hail Mobilization Committee

Monitor potential hail storms and assess whether or not to mobilize the HIP teams.

  • David Balistreri
  • Vickie Crenshaw
  • John Gimple Captain
  • Phil Mayfield
  • David Roodvoets

Membership & Promotion Committee

Review membership and dues structure issues. Also this Committee is charged with review and recommendation of potential opportunities that will result in increased awareness of RICOWI and its mission.

The Membership and Promotion Committee is currently seeking someone to fill the Chair position. If you are interested in a leadership role with RICOWI, a Committee Chair is a great place to start! Email jlemke@ricowi.com for more information on becoming a Committee Chair.

  • Helene Hardy-Pierce
  • Rick Olson
  • Bill Tipton
  • Eric Velliquette

Moisture Control & Green Committee / Climate Resilience Committee

Identify RICOWI's role with respect to moisture control issues and green roof issues by idenifying roof performance metrics that affect PV, wind turbines, vegetated roofs and moisture issues.

  • Robin Anderson
  • David Balistreri
  • Bas Baskaran
  • Jon Belnap Chair
  • André Désjarlais
  • Jason Hoerter
  • Al Janni
  • Tom Kelly
  • Mikael Kuronen
  • John Kouba
  • Roger Morrison
  • Christopher Payne
  • Jim Walas

Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Review the objectives of RICOWI and recommend changes as needed.

  • André Déjarlais
  • Doug Dewey
  • Rick Olson

Underlayment Committee

Identify RICOWI's role with respect to underlayment issues in the roofing industry. The Underlayment Committee will identify and collect research, data and current standards to better understand the long term performance.

  • Robin Anderson
  • Bas Baskaran
  • Doug Dewey
  • John Gimple
  • Jeff Henry
  • Greg Keeler Chair
  • Tom Kelly
  • John Kouba
  • Christopher Payne
  • Rick Olson
  • David Roodvoets
  • Michael Schroeder
  • Annette Sindar
  • Doug Thagard
  • Mark Zehnal

WIP Oversight Committee

This committee will provide the oversight of the WIP including the onsite logistics and data collection for the Wind Event. The committee will also have oversight on the formal report writing and if a subcontractor is utilized will help manage the needs and costs of this program.

  • Rick Allen
  • Robin Anderson
  • David Balistreri
  • Bas Baskaran
  • Doug Dewey
  • Brad Draper
  • Mike Ennis
  • John Gimple
  • Jamie Gold
  • Helene Hardy-Pierce
  • Al Janni
  • Greg Keeler
  • Tom Kelly
  • Jim Koontz
  • John Kouba Chair
  • Bob LeClare
  • Phil Mayfield Co-Chair
  • Dale McLean
  • Roger Morrison
  • Rick Olson
  • Christopher Payne
  • Paul Riesebieter
  • David Roodvoets Program Coordinator
  • Mike Schroeder
  • Wade Shepherd
  • Lee Shoemaker
  • Annette Sindar
  • Mark Stevens
  • Brad Van Dam
  • Eric Velliquette
  • Jim Walas
  • Mark Zehnal

WIP Mobilization Committee

Monitor potential hurricanes and assess whether or not to mobilize the WIP teams.

  • David Balistreri
  • John Kouba
  • Phil Mayfield
  • Rick Olson
  • Dave Roodvoets

Logistics Team

Deploy to damage area immediately after landfall of a hurricane, conduct aerial surveillance and determine investigation sites. Participate in conference call with Mobilization Committee to report findings. Assist with accommodations.

  • John Kouba
  • Phil Mayfield Captain
  • Paul Riesebieter
  • Dave Roodvoets

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