The Metal Roofing Alliance, the nonprofit trade organization representing the North American residential metal roofing market, recently announced its new board leadership and executive committee positions in a July 17 news release.
The reshuffle comes on the heels of last week’s unexpected departure of Dick Bus, longtime MRA trustee and most recent past president.
“The MRA executive committee has always represented strong, dedicated and experienced leadership,” said Renee Ramey, MRA’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have this team’s tremendous knowledge and expertise on board as we continue to drive success and significant growth for the overall residential metal roofing industry.”
The new Executive Committee includes:
Todd Miller | Isaiah Industries
As president of Isaiah Industries, Inc., Miller works with homeowners and contractors across the globe, helping them understand the powerful benefits of smarter roofing decisions. Having spent most of his career in residential metal roofing, Miller previously served as MRA vice-president and replaced Dick Bus of ATAS as president of the MRA executive committee. In addition to the MRA, Miller has served on the boards of the Metal Construction Association, Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and numerous nonprofit and religious organizations in his community.
Ken Gieseke | McElroy Metal
As Senior Vice President for McElroy Metal, Ken has spent his entire career in sales and marketing positions within the building materials industry. Ken has served on the MRA board of directors for several years and as a board member of the National Frame Building Association from 2008 – 2019, including as chairman from 2014 – 2016.
Philippe LaPlante | Ideal Roofing
LaPlante is co-owner and vice president of sales at Ideal Roofing, Canada's largest independent steel roofing manufacturer and industry leader. With an active interest in helping educate customers, roofers and homeowners about the merits of metal roofing, LaPlante participates in various metal roofing industry associations and the MRA, including the Canadian sheet steel building institute, CSSBI, and Metal Service Center Institute MSCI.
Brian Partyka | Drexel Metals
President of Drexel Metals and a 23-year industry veteran, Partyka will remain MRA treasurer as an executive committee member. Partyka also chairs and co-chairs multiple boards dedicated to the progression of the metal construction industry, including the Metal Construction Association, National Roofing Contractors Association and more. Recently, he was an honoree of the “Metal Construction Association Industry Champion of the Year Triumph Award,” a peer-nominated award given to an individual that has had a significant overall impact on advancing the metal construction industry.
MRA At-Large Member
Mark MacDonald | Sherwin-Williams
MacDonald manages regional sales and leads new product innovation for Sherwin-Williams Performance Coasting Group, Coil Building Products North America. A strong industry advocate, MacDonald has been involved in a leadership role with MRA for more than six years and will continue to serve as an at-large member of the MRA executive committee.
For more information, visit metalroofing.com.