Dick Bus, a longtime member of the Metal Roof Alliance’s executive committee and the trade organization’s current president of its board of directors, has stepped down from his leadership role after 25 years of service to the nonprofit organization. 

The news of Bus’s departure was announced in a statement by the MRA on July 12, which said the industry veteran, president of ATAS International for the past 28 years as well as vice president of ATAS’s sister company, BRIGHTSMITH Coaters, will remain an active MRA member, the organization said.

MRA_Todd Miller.pngTodd Miller, president of Isaiah Industries, will immediately assume the role of MRA board president.

During Bus’s decades-long tenure at the trade group, the MRA noted that, as one of its founding members, he has played a significant role in the growth of the U.S. and Canadian residential metal roofing industry. Acting as an ambassador for the industry writ large, Bus worked to increase awareness, education and demand among homeowners.

His leadership within the industry also includes serving as past chair of the Metal Construction Association and holding board positions with the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Manufacturers Resource Center in Allentown, Pa., and the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown. 

Bus’s illustrious career has been cataloged through numerous industry accolades. He was inducted into the Metal Roofing Hall of Fame in 2013, and in 2017 he received the MCA Triumph Award for Industry Champion of the Year.

Most recently, Bus was named as one of the “Power 100” list by the Lehigh Valley [Pa.] Business Journal, honoring local leaders who have shaped the community and regionally influenced the quality of life. 

“Dick has been steadfast in his service to MRA, the industry and the community, and we are forever grateful for his amazing leadership, expertise and dedication,” said Renee Ramey, MRA executive director. “He is a big reason why MRA has enjoyed the success we’ve had in our role to drive awareness and growth for the overall residential metal roofing market.”

MRA representatives said ATAS International would maintain an active role in support of the organization through Bus’s son, Mark, who recently joined the group’s board. Along with Miller assuming the MRA board’s presidency, the organization said more leadership changes within its board of directors would occur later this month.  

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