SPRI, Inc., the trade association representing the manufacturers of single-ply roofing systems and the related component materials, has named Chadwick Collins of TK Sebastian LLC as technical director.
Collins is responsible for leading and managing the technical agenda for SPRI and its members, including identifying, communicating, and assisting in developing action plans in response to activities being undertaken by regulatory and governmental agencies, and other groups that may impact SPRI and its members in the roofing industry. Additionally, he will support SPRI’s strategic initiatives. He reports to the Board of Directors and will report regularly to SPRI’s managing director and the SPRI Technical Committee chair.
“Collins brings tremendous technical value and roofing industry experience to SPRI,” said Brad Van Dam, president. “I am very excited that the board has voted not only to expand the technical director’s role, but also that we were able to find someone as talented as Collins. He will have an immediate impact on the organization and our strategic plan, and we look forward to continuing our efforts of working with code officials, other industry organizations, and stakeholders to achieve our mission as an organization.”
Collins brings nearly 20 years of roofing and advocacy experience to SPRI. For the past five years, he was director of codes and regulatory compliance for Kellen Company, an associations and trade organization management firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier he had been with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, an engineering and architectural firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. He started his career in roofing with Johns Manville where he spent six years first as a technical services representative, eventually becoming a specifier services engineer, and then six years with Firestone Building Products Company, as a senior codes engineer and senior innovation and industrial advocacy engineer.
Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami, and is currently a member of ASTM International, the International Code Council®, the Cool Roof Rating Council®, and the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.