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Meet Our Board of Directors

Welcome to the heart of the RCI-IIBEC Foundation, where our vision and missions are guided by a group of dedicated professionals. Each member of our board brings a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to advancing the building enclosure industry.

RCI-IIBEC Foundation Board of Directors:

Front Row (Left to Right): Patrick Banning, Brian Pallasch, Ted Sheridan, Mike Blanchette, David Hawn, Helene Hardy Pierce, Ralph Paroli, Melany Rizzo

Back Row (Left to Right): Scott Hinesley, Rick Gardner, Lionel van der Walt, Mike DuCharme, Walt Rossiter

(not pictured Sid Hankins, André Desjarlais, Richard Voyer)

Our Leadership Team

Mike Blanchette, Consultant
Location: 1431 Greenwich Drive, Allen, TX 75013

Helene Hardy Pierce, F-IIBEC Secretary
Location: 286 Wilbur Hill Road, West Abington Township, PA 18414

Sidney I. Hankins III, F-IIBEC, RRC, AIA Treasurer
Location: Roof Design and Consulting Services, Inc., 4610 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909

Our Distinguished Board Members

Patrick Banning Consultant Representative
Location: Rimkus Consulting Group Inc., 2121 Argentia Road, Suite 401, Mississauga, ON L5N 2X4, CANADA

Andre Desjarlais Member at Large
Location: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Bldg. 3147, Bethel Valley Road, MS 6070, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6070

Michael DuCharme Industry Representative
Location: Carlisle Construction Materials, PO Box 7000, 1285 Ritner Hwy, Carlisle, PA 17013

David R. Hawn, Chairman
Dedicated Roof & Hydro-Solutions LLC. 6500 Harvest Mill Court Centreville, VA 20121-4819
Scott Hinesley, F-IIBEC, RRC, PE REI Engineers
1927 J N Pease Place Suite, 201 Charlotte, NC 28262
Brian Pallasch CEO and EVP International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)
434 Fayetteville St., Suite 2400 Raleigh, NC 27601
Ralph Paroli, PhD Member at Large Representative National Research Council of Canada Measurement Science and Standards
M-35 1200 Montreal Road M20 Ottawa, K1A OR6 CANADA
Walter Rossiter Jr. PhD, F-IIBEC Member at Large WJ Rossiter & Associates
26400 Forest Vista Drive Clarksburg, MD 20871-9624
Ted Sheridan, F-IIBEC, RBEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, PEng Consultant Representative Fishburn/Sheridan & Associates Ltd.
300-150 Katimavik Road Ottawa, ON K2L 2N2 CANADA
Richard Voyer Industry Representative
Soprema Inc. 1688 RUE JB Michaud Drummondville, QC J2C 8E9 CANADA
Lionel van der Walt Member at Large RAFT
1016 Waymaker Ct. Apex, NC 27502

Together, We Shape the Future

Our board members are not just leaders; they are visionaries committed to the advancement of the building enclosure industry. From guiding research initiatives to fostering educational opportunities, their collective efforts ensure the RCI-IIBEC Foundation remains at the forefront of industry progress.

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We invite you to learn more about each board member and their unique contributions to our foundation. Your support and engagement with our cause help us continue to make significant strides in research, education, and the dissemination of vital industry information.