SPRI, Inc., a trade association representing the manufacturers of single-ply roofing systems and related component materials, has named Chadwick Collins of TK Sebastian LLC the organization’s new technical director.
In a news release on May 17, SPRI said Collins would be responsible for leading and managing the technical agenda for the organization and its members. Within the role, that includes identifying, communicating, and assisting in developing action plans in response to activities being undertaken by regulatory and governmental agencies.
Additionally, he will support SPRI’s strategic initiatives, reporting to the Board of Directors while meeting regularly with the group’s Managing Director and Technical Committee Chair.
"Chadwick brings tremendous technical value and roofing industry experience to SPRI,” said Brad Van Dam, SPRI president. “I am very excited that the board has voted not only to expand the technical director’s role but also that we were also able to find someone as talented as Chadwick.”
According to the news release, Collins brings nearly 20 years of roofing and advocacy experience to SPRI. He was director of codes and regulatory compliance for Kellen Company, an Atlanta-based associations and trade organization management firm, for five years.
Previously, he had been with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, an engineering and architectural firm in Indianapolis; he began his career in roofing with John’s Manville, spending six years as a technical services representative before becoming a specifier services engineer.
Following John’s Manville, he held engineering positions with Firestone Building Products Co. as a senior codes engineer and senior innovation and industrial advocacy engineer. Collins has a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami and is currently a member of ASTM International [formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials], the International Code Council, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants [IIBEC].
“[Collins] will immediately impact the organization and our strategic plan,” Van Dam added. “We look forward to continuing our efforts of working with code officials, other industry organizations, and stakeholders to achieve our mission as an organization."
For more information, visit spri.org.