William J. “Jack” Gibson joined RCI in May of 1996, and was a member for many years. He passed away on August 27, 2016. You can view his obituary and leave a memory in the guestbook.
Cattel RetiresAfter 40 years in the industry, Gary Cattel, RRC, FRCI, PE will officially retire on September 30, 2016. To honor this occasion, REI Engineers, Inc. hosted a celebration at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC on August 26. Guests included current and former REI employee owners, clients, contractors, manufacturers, two past presidents of RCI (Albert Duwyn and Mike Blanchette) and RCI’s VP and CEO Jim Birdsong.
Gary earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering from Wayne State University in 1978. Prior to graduation, he began his career in the roofing industry at Roofing Consultants, Inc. in Michigan. In 1981, he relocated to Ohio to continue his career with a different firm, and ultimately migrated to North Carolina in 1988. In 1997, Gary founded Roof Engineering, Inc. (which later became REI, Inc.) in the bonus room of his home in Raleigh. Gary was a founding member of the Carolinas Chapter and ultimately served as president of RCI from 2006 to 2007. After several successful years at the helm of REI, he executed his succession plan by converting the company to a fully employee owned ESOP in 2008. In 2010, Gary stepped down as president and promoted Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE to take his place to lead the company.
To recognize Gary’s accomplishments and humanitarian endeavors, REI Engineers made a donation to Overflowing Hands Nicaragua outreach program in his honor.
In his spare time, Gary plans to continue hustling friends on the golf courses of Florida and North Carolina while continuing to support Overflowing Hands.
John Aleksic, RRC, RRO, CDT has accepted a full-time position as a senior consultant with Unified Buildings Sciences, Inc. in Dallas. John is the Vice President of the North Texas chapter of RCI, Inc, and has been an RCI member since 2008.
Steve Grant, RRO, MRICS, PMP, RS, RSS, PRA, Certified Thermographer, has joined Amtech Solutions, recently relocated to Carillon Towers in Dallas, TX, as their Director of Operations. Steve joined RCI in 2013, and earned his RRO in 2015.
Scott Toller, RRO, CDT, is now a Senior Project Manager with DryTec Moisture Protection Technology Consultants, in Dallas, TX. Scott has been a member of RCI since 2004 and earned his RRO in April of this year. He also won first place for small projects in the 2007 Document Competition for a roof project on Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist University.
20-year RCI Member Edis Oliver, of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associaties, Inc. has been appointed to the Industry Advisory Council at Texas A&M. Oliver was a speaker at the 30th RCI International Convention & Trade Show, has served on the Advocacy Committee since 2013, and won third place large projects in the 2015 Document Competition for Littlefield and Carothers Dormitories at UT Austin.
|New RROs for August 2016|
|Full Name||Company||State/Province||Certification Date||Region|
|Hubert Baumann, RRO||Tremco, Inc.||AZ||8/12/2016||Region V|
|Ryan Daugherty, RRO||Terracon Consulting Engineers||NC||8/12/2016||Region II|
|Jose Rodriguez, RRO,
TQ, Red Seal
|JRS Engineering Ltd.||BC||8/17/2016||Region VI|
|Paul Schnieders, RRO||D7 Weather Protection System LLC||UT||8/4/2016||Region V|
|Cari A. Williams, RRO||Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc.||PA||8/22/2016||Region I|
|New RRCs for August 2016|
|Full Name||Company||State||Certification Date||Region|
|Kathryn Gromowski, RRC, PE||Pie Consulting & Engineering||CO||8/25/2016||Region V|
|New RWCs for August 2016|
|Full Name||Company||State||Certification Date||Region|
RRC, RWC, PE, LEED AP BD+C
|Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.||NY||8/2/2016||I|
|New Members for August 2016|
|Ben Ansley||Hixson Consultants, Inc.||AL||CA||II|
|Justin Arendale||Versico Roofing||GA||I||II|
|Chad Augspurger||Unified Building Sciences, Inc.||TX||CA||IV|
|Emma Cardini||Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.||MA||CA||I|
|James Corcoran||Building Envelope Technologies, Inc.||NY||FM||I|
|Scott Curry||Malarkey Roofing Products||OK||IA||IV|
|Tim Duffy||DTR Consulting Services||CA||CA||V|
|Gary D. Elliott||Benchmark, Inc.||KS||CA||III|
|Jim Flickinger||Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc.||MD||I||I|
|Nicholas S. Gauvreau||Roof Solutions, Inc.||NC||QAO||II|
|Ken Gieseke||McElroy Metal, Inc.||LA||IA||IV|
|Aaron Gould||VaproShield LLC||TN||I||II|
|Jeremy Gwinner||McDonald & Wetle||WA||IA||V|
|Brandon Hagerman||Roof Solutions, Inc.||NC||QAO||II|
|Charles L. Hall||HDH Associates, P.C.||VA||QAO||II|
|Sandy Hembroff||Design Works Engineering & Inspections Ltd.||AB||CA||VI|
|Derrick Hutchinson||United States Gypsum Company||IL||IA||III|
|Jason Johnson||SFS Intec||CA||S||V|
|David Lee||B&L Sheet Metal & Roofing||IN||I||III|
|Guy Long||PROSOCO, Inc.||FL||IA||II|
|Shawn Mackie||Roof Management Consultants||MA||CA||I|
|Ross Neag||Chicago Building Inspections||IL||A||III|
|David Niles||Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.||MA||CA||I|
|Richard O’Brien||Xpera Inc.||CA||C||V|
|Vince O’Hanlon||Heritage One Roofing||TX||I||IV|
|Bruce B. Owens||REI Engineers||SC||CA||II|
|Kenn Reff||Tremco, Inc.||IN||I||III|
|Zachary Ross||WNC Roofing, LLC||NC||I||II|
|David Sbraccia||Owens Corning||MI||I||III|
|Dave Sommer||Interra Enterprises, Inc.||WA||I||V|
|Ronald P. Soto||Allana, Buick & Bers||HI||CA||V|
|Richard Spreen||Shredded Tire, Inc.||FL||I||II|
|Harold R. Stephens||PBK, Inc.||TX||CA||IV|
|Jesus J. Torres||Raymond Engineering-Georgia, LLC||GA||QAO||II|
|Shawn Vetere||Knollmeyer Building Corp.||MA||I||I|
|David J. Wyatt||TC Architects||OH||C||I|