Spring 2018
Upcoming Meetings
International Roof Coatings Conference
July 23-26, 2018
Chicago, IL

RCMA Fall Committee Meetings
October 15-17, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
RCMA Staff
Matt Coffindaffer
Executive Director

Mike Fischer 
Codes and Standards Director

Devin Sears
Government Affairs Manager

Dan Quinonez
General Manager

Tim McQuillen
Technical Director

Ally Peck
Account Coordinator

RCMA Board of Directors
RCMA President
Greg Hlavaty
Western Colloid

RCMA Vice President
Jonathan Dietzel
SWT Group

Ed Buczek
Henry Company

RCMA Treasurer
Will Lorenz
General Coatings

RCMA Secretary
Josh Poole

RCMA Board of Directors
Bob Brenk
Aldo Products

David Ziebarth
Astec Re-Ply Roofing

Brian Anthony
The Brewer Company

Ryan Blad
838 Coatings

Helene Hardy Pierce

Jason Smith
Garland Company

Will Lorenz
General Coatings

Ariel Lender
Polyglass, USA

Stephen Hollman
RCMA Committee Chairs
Government Affairs Committee
Jeff Blank, SR Products

Technical Affairs Committee
Ryan Blad, 838 Coatings
Jason Smith, Garland Company
Joe Sorentino, KST Coatings

Reflective Roof Coatings Institute
Tim Leonard, 838 Coatings
Josh Poole, Tremco Inc.

Communications, Membership & Education Committee
John Stubblefiled, Polyglass USA
Michelle Carlin, GAF

RCMA Board of Directors Highlights 
Ariel Lender, Polyglass USA, and Brian Anthony, The Brewer Company, were elected by the RCMA membership to sit on the Board of Directors. They will serve for the 2018-2021 term.

The RCMA Board of Directors holds monthly teleconferences. If you have any questions or comments for the RCMA Board of Directors, please  email them here .
RCMA Associate Member News
Miami Chemical

Miami Chemical (a division of Shrieve Chemical Company) welcomes Hadi Alami as chemical sales Marketing Manager in January 2018.  Hadi has over 20 years' experience supporting the chemical needs of our roof coatings manufacturers' community.
Arkema Coating Resins Updates Technical Data for Elastomeric Binders

Arkema Coating Resins is in the process of publishing new data for three of the company's binders used in formulating elastomeric roof coatings. Encor® Flex 187 latex, Encor® Flex 3186 latex, and the company's flagship product Encor® Flex 192 latex.   Visit www.arkemacoatingresins.com to download the new technical data sheets.

RCMA Membership
We are happy to announce  Inland Coatings and Caplon Systems as new regular members of the RCMA.  

If you know of anyone who may be interested in RCMA Membership, please contact RCMA staff
President's Update 
John Stubblefield, Polyglass USA, Inc.
Fellow RCMA Members,

As your President for the 2018-2019 term, I am honored to communicate with you in this Roof Coating Manufacturers Association's e-newsletter. Over the years as past president of the RRCI and now as an active member of the RCMA, I have seen first-hand the work that the RCMA can do.  You can be assured that RCMA will remain committed during my term to serving our members, developing our influence with government officials and agencies, and promoting our industry's recognition. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the ranks of RCMA Presidents and hope that each of you will be active and engaged members during my term.

Before I proceed further, I would like to personally thank our outgoing President, John Stubblefield, for his leadership over the past two years. The hallmarks of John's presidency have included a renewed emphasis and focus on providing exceptional value to all RCMA members and growing and engaging our associate members. John instituted routine evaluation methods that have set the conditions for RCMA to show its impact over time and increase its accountability. He has played a prominent role in advocacy in government affairs. We also thank John for exhibiting his leadership through changes in executive directors.

We kicked off 2018 in New Orleans with our RCMA Annual Meeting- a successful and productive meeting led by John Stubblefield and RCMA Staff. We are looking forward to some great initiatives, including our 4th RCMA International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) to be held July 23-26 in Chicago.  I urge you not only to register for the IRCC, but to encourage others in your organization to attend as well.  This event is an ideal opportunity to engage others in your company-persons who are involved in the science and technology of roof coatings, marketing, research and development, and other activities. Everyone is welcome! The RCMA staff is working on some terrific networking opportunities for the conference as well.  You do not want to miss this event.

From a broad perspective for 2018, RCMA will continue to expand its reach and relevance. RCMA is exploring the possibility of forging and strengthening new partnerships with allied organizations such as the National Roofing Contractors Association, the American Coatings Association, and the Coatings Association Consortium. RCMA will continue to advocate proactively in legislative and regulatory arenas to defend and reinforce the value proposition of our industry's products.

We have an exciting year ahead of us all, and I look forward to seeing you this summer at the IRCC in Chicago.

Warm Regards,

Greg Hlavaty
RCMA President, Western Colloid
International Roof Coatings Conference July 23-26, 2018
The 2018 IRCC is quickly approaching! The conference will begin on Monday, July 23 and will continue through noon on Wednesday, July 25 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. Following the IRCC programming, the RCMA Summer Meeting, open to both RCMA members and non-members, will continue through the morning of Thursday, July 26. Registration is currently open, click here to register!

Keynote Speaker Confirmed!
RCI Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Lionel van der Walt will kick off the biannual IRCC! As an organizational strategy and analysis expert, van der Walt has a unique background to bring to the building industry with more than 20 years of international executive leadership and association experience.

Conference Sessions Speakers Announced!
RCMA has recently confirmed 12 topics for the upcoming IRCC. For a full list of speakers and topics, please click here

For additional information on the IRCC, including conference partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please visit the website at www.roofcoatingsconference.com . Please contact Ally Peck at apeck@roofcoatings.org to be added to the distribution lists to receive conference and registration updates.

RCMA Presents Industry Awards at Annual Meeting
RCMA awarded Helene Hardy Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes and Industry Relations at GAF, the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award for 2017. Pierce has been a passionate advocate for RCMA, serving as a past president of the association and on its current Board of Directors. The award was presented by outgoing RCMA President John Stubblefield, Polyglass, USA.

RCMA awarded its James "Tim" Nelligan Industry Statesman Award to Greg Johnson of KST Coatings, a division of Sherwin Williams. Johnson is the 11th recipient of the award a discretionary distinction only designated when deemed appropriate. Johnson serves as the co-chair of the RCMA Government Affairs Committee and has been an invaluable resource for advocacy in government affairs and regulatory issues at both the state and federal level.

Congratulations to all!
RCMA Committee Updates
Government Affairs Committee Updates
Congressional Activity  In March, RCMA participated in NRCA's Roofing Day in DC. Here, our members communicated with Congressional leaders and staff about the issues affecting the roofing industry, such as workforce development, regulatory reform and immigration reform. Our members met with both Members of Congress and their staff to stress the importance of these issues affecting the industry, and RCMA staff will be following up with congressional staff on any action items that came out of the meetings.    Read More...

Regulatory Activity: 
The Method 24 Task Force within the Government Affairs Committee met via teleconference to discuss alternatives to Method 24, which has been an ongoing discussion within the Membership. As a reminder, RCMA has been in contact with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding this issue, and we will be sending another letter expressing interest in a meeting with the Administotor, along with alternatives to the current Method 24.

RCMA Staff continues to monitor rules in SCAQMD, such as Rules 120, 408 and 1168. Staff will continue to send updates to the Membership on any updates or changes.   

The Government Affairs Committee has also discussed the PCBTF toxicology report, and is communicating with outside organizations on potential coalitions. RCMA staff will continue to communicate with third-parties, the Government Affairs Committee and RCMA Members. Read More...

Technical Affairs Committee Updates 
RCMA Sustainability Task Force:  RCMA continues to make progress in the development of Environmental Product Declarations.  A number of member companies are participating in the process in which it is anticipated all 5 product categories; Acrylic, Aluminum, Asphaltic, Silicone and Urethane will be represented. 

Cool Roof Rating Council:
The CRRC Online Rating Portal is open to existing CRRC licensees.  Existing CRRC Licensees should have been mailed instructions for logging into the Portal.  If your company has not received the email from the CRRC please contact support@coolroofs.org to receive login instructions.  The CRRC Technical Committee will be meeting April 19, 2018 in Philadelphia.  The meeting is open (call in or in person) to all CRRC member companies.  The CRRC membership meeting and 20 th  Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for May 18 th  and 19 th  in Sacramento, CA. 

RCMA Codes and Standards Task Force: 
ASTM D 6083 "Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing" is currently out for ballot, (the ballot closes March 30th).   The standard was withdrawn by ASTM in July 2014.  The ballot provides Type I values in Table 1 (Liquid Properties) and Table 2 (Cured film physical properties) identical to those of ASTM D6083-05e1.  Type II values in Table 1 and Table 2 represent the -100C low temperature flexibility product.  A wider viscosity range and lower volume and weight of solids has been proposed for the Type II product. Read More...

RCMA Technical Documents:
RCMA is looking for volunteers to help create and revise their training manual.  If you are interested in participating in the process please contact RCMA Technical Director Tim McQuillen tmcquillen@roofcoatings.org.

Reflective Roof Coatings Institute Updates   
RCMA Speakers Bureau: RCMA has been working with its member volunteers to refresh and improve the Speakers Bureau presentation content for 2018.  The revised presentation is updated and ready for re-launch of the program. RCMA is in the process of scheduling Speakers Bureau sessions throughout the year with a host of facility management, architectural, and code official organizations. If interested in volunteering to speak at an event, please contact Dan Quinonez at dquinonez@kellencompany.com  Fill out an online sign-up form

Communications, Membership & Education Committee Updates 
RCMA Articles & Press Releases:   
RCMA has published two industry articles already this year in
Construction Specifier  and  WATERPROOF! Magazine . In addition, RCMA has put out two press releases this spring highlighting the success of the RCMA Annual Meeting and announcing the speakers and topics for the upcoming IRCC. Click here for  articles and  recent press releases

Associate Member E-Blasts:  RCMA offers Associate members the chance to gain exposure to manufacturer members, promote new product offerings, and announce relevant company news and info via once a month Associate Member E-blasts. Please contact  RCMA staff  if you are interested.

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