Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-2018


Julie Fornaro

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-2018
Board Represents Senior Leaders in Contracting and Manufacturing for the Growing Building Materials Sector

Fairfax, VA (August 15, 2016) – The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice to the spray polyurethane foam industry, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors. Representing senior leaders from both the contractor and manufacturer sectors, the 15-member Board includes an Executive Committee and 12 additional voting members.

“Our Board of Directors represents best-in-class leaders in the spray polyurethane foam industry,” said Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA). “With contractors and manufacturers each represented, as well as both insulation and roofing, the SPFA is well equipped to take the best course of action for our members and industry.”

The SPFA Executive Committee includes: John Achille, President of SPFA and Vice President of Coastal Insulation Corp; Tiffiny Flaim, Vice President of SPFA and President of Biofoam; Richard Spiess, Treasurer of SPFA and President of Innovative Insulation Solutions Ltd.

Incoming voting members of the SPFA Board of Directors include: Larry Ash, Vice President of United Thermal Systems; Teri England, Vice President of SmartChoice Insulation & Roofing; Tyler Fiske, Spray Foam Manager of Anchor Insulation; Bryan Heldreth, Vice President of RPC Industries; Bonnie Strickler, President & Owner of PUFF Inc.; Ron Winkle, President of Roof Asset Management; Mitch Clifton, Director of Sales & Marketing of NCFI Polyurethanes; Doug Kramer, President & CEO of Lapolla Industries, Inc.; Nick Pagano, Business Development Manager of Graco; Thomas Sojak, Vice President of Sales, GacoWallFoam Division of Gaco Western; Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations Manager and Commercial Manager of Covestro; Ridge Stockdale, National Accounts Manager of Accella Performance Materials.

“This is an exciting time for our industry as we are faced with a multitude of opportunities and challenges,” said incoming SPFA President, John Achille. “Marketshare is growing and demand for the SPF product is up. But we still face difficulties in our sector. I am confident that our new Board is more than qualified to lead our organization during this vibrant phase in our industry.”

 The current SPFA Board of Directors will be active for the 2016-2018 duration.

About Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

Founded in 1987, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the voice, and educational and technical resource, for the spray polyurethane foam industry. The Alliance is a 501(c)6 trade association composed of contractors, manufacturers, and distributors of polyurethane foam, related equipment, and protective coatings, inspections, surface preparations, and other services. The organization supports the best practices and the growth of the industry through a number of core initiatives, which include educational programs and events, the SPFA Professional Certification Program, technical literature and guidelines, legislative advocacy, research and networking opportunities.

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SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.