SPRI 2023 Annual Business Conference: “Push It Up!”

The SPRI Conference Annual Business Meeting held at the Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona January 13-15, 2023.

Friday was filled with technical task force meetings. On Friday night, attendees and spouses were treated to a Top Gun themed dinner complete with a trivia game night. At the meeting, Justin Bates was awarded a Member Appreciation Award recipient. His technical contributions, leadership and dedication to SPRI were celebrated by all in attendance.

The SPRI Annual meeting provided an overview of the past year’s activities and the election of new directors to the board. Scott Carpenter, SFS, Bob LeClare, ATAS, Rick Montoya, Acme Cone and Dan Wise, Intertek were all elected to two-year terms of service. Stan Choiniere of StanC Consulting was recognized for his many years of service on the SPRI Board. The days educational program followed with , Waldo Waldman presenting on leadership topics from his book “Never Fly Solo.” The SPRI group also received updates from Deborah Mazol of the NRCA regarding the 118th Congress, “Opportunities and Challenges for the Roofing Industry.” Ken Simonson, Economist of the Associated General Contractors of America presented “Recession or Rebound?” Many attendees elected to play pickle ball Saturday afternoon.

The Board of Directions met Sunday morning followed by Kyle Thomas, Chairman of the NRCA, who provided an update “The Roofing Industry in a Volatile World.” SPRI members participated in an community give-back event supporting the Caring Coalition AZ. This was followed by the annual golf tournament. The 2023 conference closed with a relaxed dinner.

Overall, it was an amazing experience for everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2024 for the next SPRI Conference Annual Business Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida!

IB Roof Systems – the first ever SPRI Speaker Sponsor!
Anchor Products – Platinum Sponsor
Atlas Roofing Corporation
Carlisle Construction Materials
Duro-Last Inc.
FiberTite Roofing Systems
Flex Membrane International Corp.
Georgia Pacific DensDeck
H.B. Fuller Construction Products
Holcim Building Envelope
Johns Manville
Law Office of Carl S. Silverman, LLC
National Gypsum/Dexcell Roof Board
OMG Roofing Products
SFS Group USA, Inc.
Sika Sarnafil
StanC Consulting
Talan Products, Inc.

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