Fellow RCI and Chapter members, the following candidates have been nominated by the Nominations Committee and approved by the Board of Directors for the positions indicated.  All votes must be received no later than 11AM on Wednesday December 13th, 2017.
BIOS AND POSITION STATEMENTS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
VICE PRESIDENT

Kyle Eazor, RRO, Regional Manager, Lowry’s Inc.

Mr. Eazor is currently the Regional Manager at Lowry’s Inc. in Southern California. Prior to Kyle joining the distribution side of our industry he previous spend 13+ years as a Senior Consultant with Allana Buick & Bers and D7 Consulting Inc. He has been a member of RCI since 2006.  Kyle achieved his RRO (Registered Roof Observer) certification in 2009 and continues to further his education. Last year he held the Secretary position on the SoCal RCI board as well as headed the Education Committee.  From 2014 - 2016 Kyle sat on the SoCal RCI board as a Consultant Director where he served as a member on the golf, education and membership committees.  Kyle looks forward to a successful 2018 in hopes to bring new ideas and events to the SoCal RCI members and industry professionals.

In 2018, I have set some goals to expand the educational outreach within our industry, challenge industry professionals to become new RCI members, provide great networking opportunities for Owners, General Contractors, Contractors, Manufacturers, and Consultants.  During my term as Vice President, I would like to challenge our members and non-members to get involved and help educate our community on how RCI can better our industry.  I would like to raise the bar on what RCI really stands for and let the industry know how great the SoCal RCI chapter can help grow each of your businesses.  I would like to thank each of you in advance for your support during my term as Vice President of Southern California RCI, Inc. in 2018.
SECRETARY (1 Year Position)

Greg Morrow, Sales Representative, HOA Specialist, Eagle Roofing Products

Mr. Morrow started with Eagle Roofing Products in 1989 when they first established operations. Coming from another division of the parent company, Burlingame Industries and at the owner’s request, Greg starting in the roof tile manufacturing plant learning all aspects of the production process. After three months he advanced to line foreman and then sales. After 10 years as the Orange County Sales representative Greg left Eagle to pursue other areas of the construction industry. Greg returned to Eagle in 2010 and has specialized in the HOA market segment. Greg’s position affords him the opportunity to work with Community Managers, Community Association BOD, Consultants, Architects, Builders, Roofing Contractors, Roofing Distributors and Homeowners.

I have been involved with the So Cal Chapter of RCI for the past five years and have served as an active member on the Golf Committee for the last three years.  Over the last year, I was an Industry-member Director and in that capacity, I oversaw Chapter operations, regularly attended board meetings, and assisted with Chapter events including our dinner and joint meetings with OCCCSI and URCA.  Also this past year I co-championed under the leadership of Director, Gary Weaver the restart of the “Road to RRO” training program, a monthly meeting seminar intended to educate and guide interested participants in obtaining the Registered Roof Observer (RRO), RCI credential. I have a personal goal to obtain the RRO in 2018 as I feel strongly about the importance of RCI’s credentials in the industry, and look forward to supporting this program locally.
TREASURER (1 Year Position)

Ivan Chak, P.E. (CA), Staff Engineer, Larsen Zienkiewicz Inc.
Mr. Chak is a staff engineer with Larsen Zienkiewicz, Inc., an independent consulting firm specializing in the new design, rehabilitation and investigation of building enclosures in the Southern California area.  Ivan grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering.  Ivan moved to Los Angeles in 2013, and is a professional engineer registered in the state of California.  In his current capacity as a building enclosure consultant, Ivan collaborates with design professionals, contractors and owners to investigate and solve building envelope challenges.  His areas of practice focus on air barriers, exterior wall claddings, building science, fenestration, roofing and waterproofing systems. 

I joined RCI, Inc. in 2015 and since then I have been an active participant of the local SoCal Chapter both as the current Treasurer and committee member on the Education, and Finance, and Marketing/Media Sub Committees. Since joining the board in 2017, I have consistently attended board meetings and functions, and regularly assisted in organizing and executing educational events that included the 17th and 18th Hawaii Winter Workshops, several technical dinner meetings, and plant tour. Under my tenure as Treasurer, the Chapter has increased its annual charitable donation contributions by over 50%, oversaw the development of the NorCal Branch of RCI (soon to be Chapter), and successfully instituted a series of financial documents and protocols for future Chapter boards, while maintaining a net profit for the fiscal year. I am dedicated to championing the future success of the Chapter, and look forward to your support and confidence as Treasurer.
CONSULTANT DIRECTOR (2 Year Position)

Danny Westerfield, RRO, Senior Consultant, Allana Buick & Bers Inc.

Mr. Westerfield is a Senior Consultant with Allana Buick & Bers, Inc., a nationally recognized Building Envelope Consulting firm.  Danny joined the Allana Buick & Bers team in early 2017.   Danny has been involved in the roofing and waterproofing industry for over 32 years, since graduating from Stanford University.  Danny spent his first nine years in the industry as an independent manufacturer’s sales and technical representative for various roofing and waterproofing manufacturers, covering a full range of materials from BUR, single-ply, modified bitumen, insulations, coatings, sealants and metal roofing and flashings.  For 21 years prior to joining ABB, Danny was a Senior Consultant for Alan Stevens Associates and D 7 Consulting, Inc.  As a roofing and waterproofing consultant his duties and accomplishments have covered a wide spectrum of assignments, including commercial roof evaluations, building leak investigations, and building envelope designs on multi-billion dollar airport projects.  He has been a member of RCI for over 20 years, and has participated on the So Cal Chapter Board of Directors for 12 years, serving multiple terms as President and Vice-President, and having served on numerous Chapter committees including Education, Golf, Membership and Awards.  Danny achieved his RRO (Registered Roof Observer) Certification in 2006 and continues to further his education and industry knowledge through participation in RCI and other educational programs.  

I believe that the Chapter platform offers the best opportunities to bring educational, networking and philanthropic efforts to our local members and general industry peers.  My goal as a Board member has always been and will continue to be to foster our dynamic relationships between professional, industry and contractor members for the betterment of our profession.  These relationships continue to grow as we provide national, local, and industry partnered educational opportunities to share and collectively learn from each other.  I will support our continued offerings of networking opportunities in the form of technical dinner meetings, golf tournaments and other meetings/gatherings, in a relaxed social atmosphere to establish and strengthen our bonds, friendships and business relationships.  Also, I will encourage efforts to give back to our community, industry and peers with our philanthropic efforts.  I strongly believe that a diverse, cohesive and driven Board will allow all members to thrive and enhance their careers in the building envelope industry.  My approach is to lead by example and be supportive, positive, humble and rational, while being open to suggestions and providing mentorship where necessary.  I look forward to continued service on your RCI SoCal Chapter Board of Directors.
John D. Shepherd, RRC, RRO, Principal, Shepherd Consulting Services
Mr. Shepherd is the principal of Shepherd Consulting Services, a roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls construction forensic consulting firm and  Thermal Imaging of America (an Infrared Roof Survey firm,.  John has been consulting full-time for 22 years (1994 to 2017), was an active roofing contractor for 10 years and has been involved in the construction industry for over 46 years.  He is an RCI Registered Roof Consultant and Registered Roof Observer, a certified building science Thermographer, and a Haag Certified Commercial and Residential Roof Inspector.  Over his career in the industry John has conducted thousands building envelope investigations including those related to leak investigations, construction defect litigation, real estate related property assessment inspections, and property damage claims.

For those of you who do not know me I have been actively involved with RCI for more than 20 years and previously served an 7-year stint on the SoCal Chapter of RCI Board of Directors (including president in 2009-10) as well as chairman of the chapters education committee for 6 years (2004-2011. From 1999 to 2001, I was the RCI Inc. Region Six Director (when is includes CA, HI, NV &AZ) and I am responsible for starting two long lasting education programs including the RCI Hawaii Winter Workshop and the RCI Region Meeting held every year at the WSRCA Convention. It was also during my stint as a chapter board member and Education Committee chairman that I worked with RCI Inc. to transfer control of the highly profitable RCI Hawaii Winter Workshop from the control of RCI Inc. to the control of the SoCal Chapter of RCI, Inc (in 2012, the last Hawaii program I put together we had 134 attendees).  During my years at chapter education director I also lead the development of several annual ½ day continuing education programs and well as developed a relationship with WESCON (in Northern CA) to bring there annual building envelope programs to be presented in SoCal, with profits of the annual program going into the chapters coffers.

So for those of you who are asking, what can/will you do for the chapter if elected.  Well my focus will be the use of my experience in three areas including 1) developing education programs, 2) increasing private and public awareness of the benefits of using RCI credentialed members, and 3) Legislative Awareness.

Education Development: I would like the chapter to host enough education program s so that credentialed members can earn all of their required RCI Learning Units right here in Southern California.  This would include the chapter hosting of up to two or three unique new half-day seminars annually and work to bring back the annual WESTCON building envelope seminar to SoCal.  These of course would compliment the current schedule of dinner meetings.  Also I would work to increase the turnout of the RCI Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop to the levels they were when I last ran the program.

Improving Industry Awareness of RCI Credentialed Members: I am currently on the RCI Advocacy Committee and we are doing a lot of national level work on developing awareness of private and public areas about the benefits of using RCI credentialed members on their roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall projects. I would make the same effort to expand awareness of RCI credentialed members to state, county and local public and private areas that fund projects that using the services of credentialed members would increase the success of their projects.  
Legislative Awareness:  Considering what recently transpired in Arizona I would like to get our chapter more involved in state legislative issues.  Recently in AZ the AIA was able to change state law to prevent anyone from writing a project specification that was not a licensed architect or engineer.  And there definition of a specification was broadened to include a contractors or consultants scope of work.  What this means in AZ is that a typical roofing consultant (or contractor) cannot write anything regarding what should be done on a project, including selection of roofing systems and the changing of any material portion of the roof, without support of a licensed architect.   AIA is no looking a CA and other western states so see if they can pass similar legislation.  This could be a job killer for consultants.  We must keep out chapter involved in issues brought before the legislators and make sure our voices were heard.  I only found out about this issue in detail last Friday from consultants I know there and found out today that RCI Inc. has no knowledge of this issue. So it is up to us to find out about these items before they become law so we can stop them.
INDUSTRY DIRECTOR (2 Year Position)

Arturo Ortiz Jr, Sales Representative, Carlisle Syntec

Mr. Ortiz is a PVC Sales Specialist for Carlisle Syntec, a division of Carlisle Construction Materials. Carlisle Syntec specializes in manufacturing of building envelope products. Arturo has been involved in the roofing industry over the last 17 years of his career, providing property owners with quality roofing solutions. Arturo has worked for roofing contractors in project coordination, project management and sales. Arturo has spent the last 9 years with Carlisle Syntec serving as an Inspector, Senior Tech & Warranty Specialist, in addition to his current role as a PVC Sales Specialist.

I am a 17-year veteran of the roofing industry and have contributed to the industry in various ways including volunteering on the So Cal Chapter Golf Committee for the last two years. Through the So Cal Chapter of RCI, I would like to continue to communicate and collaborate with industry members to improve the roofing and building envelope industry in Southern California. With increased communication, philanthropic outreach and social interaction, I would like to create a greater sense of community among the members and participants of the Chapter.  As an Industry member, with experience working for a large national roofing and waterproofing manufacturer that has strongly supported RCI on national and regional levels, I can provide valuable insights, and new perspectives to the Chapter regarding operations, industry outreach, and corporate support.
Paul Miller, CDT, CCPR, LEED AP, Director of Sales, AVM Industries
Mr. Miller is a LEED Accredited Professional, an Industry member of RCI, and a member of CSI and Western States.  Paul has completed and passed CSI’s CDT and CCPR certifications.  Paul’s education includes an MBA from Cornell, and has spent 15 years in the building envelope industry working most recently as a Sr. Technical Sales Representative for GCP Applied Technologies (formerly WR Grace) and is now the Director of Sales for AVM Industries, a Southern California manufacturer of above and below-grade waterproofing solutions.  Paul Miller has been involved in some of the largest projects to date in California including the Transbay Terminal, Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and MOBs, Sacramento Kings Arena Stadium – Golden 1 Center, De Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and many others.  Paul’s industry volunteering efforts include being a member of So Cal Chapter’s 2018 Hawaii Committee, and Western States’ Waterproofing Committee.  Paul has also presented at So Cal Chapter’s dinner meeting as well as other industry events.  Prior to his involvement in the construction industry, Paul was a math and science teacher at a public school in San Francisco. 

RCI is one of those rare organizations that brings together a wide range of individuals with varied backgrounds.  It is for this reason that I would love the opportunity to serve on the board.  I am currently a member of the Waterproofing Committee for Western States and have had the opportunity to speak at several Western States meetings and through the years of being a member of that organization I found that simply attending meetings is not enough to get the full value of an organization.  It is through volunteering your time in a leadership role that allows you to maximize the potential of an organization.  I think my skill set and experience from working at a large corporation (WR Grace) to now working at a locally and family owned company allows me to bring a unique perspective to the board.  I have also had the opportunity to travel and meet experts in our field from all over the country.  I would love to pull from that group of friends to help provide new speakers for our meetings as well as ideas for future outings and continue to move the Chapter in a suI am a 17-year veteran of the roofing industry and have contributed to the industry in various ways including volunteering on the So Cal Chapter Golf Committee for the last two years. Through the So Cal Chapter of RCI, I would like to continue to communicate and collaborate with industry members to improve the roofing and building envelope industry in Southern California. With increased communication, philanthropic outreach and social interaction, I would like to create a greater sense of community among the members and participants of the Chapter.  As an Industry member, with experience working for a large national roofing and waterproofing manufacturer that has strongly supported RCI on national and regional levels, I can provide valuable insights, and new perspectives to the Chapter regarding operations, industry outreach, and corporate support.
POSITIONS AND CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE

* 1. Voter Information (must be an RCI, Inc. member)

* 2. VICE PRESIDENT

* 3. SECRETARY (1 Year Position)

* 4. TREASURER (1 Year Position)

* 5. DIRECTOR (Consultant, 2 Year Position)

* 6. DIRECTOR (Industry, 2 Year Position)

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