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SPFA News & Announcements

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>>SPFA Elects New Board Members
SPFA recently held its Board of Directors election for the 2014-2016 term. Below are the results, following the runoff election for a board seat that was won by Tom Sojak of Gaco Western. SPFA is excited about addressing industry issues with this new complete board. Please congratulate these members when you see them:

President: Mr. Dennis Vandewater, Sadler Coating Systems (IA)
Vice President: Mr. John Achille, Coastal Insulation (NJ)
Treasurer: Mr. Richard Spiess, Innovative Insulation Solutions (IL)
Immediate Past President: Mr. Robert (Bob) Duke, Carolina Comfort Foam

Contractor Officer Seats (6):
Ms. Bonnie Strickler, Puff Inc. (VA)
Mr. Ron Winkle, Western Pacific Roofing (CA)
Mr. Larry Ash, United Thermal Systems (NY)
Mr. Tyler Fiske, Anchor Insulation (RI)
Mr. Bryan Heldreth, RPC (VA)
Ms. Tiffiny Flaim, Biofoam Inc. (IL)

Non-Contractor Officer Seats (6):
Mr. Joe Stockdale, Bayer Material Science (TX)
Ms. Mary Bogdan, Honeywell (NY)
Mr. Mitch Clifton, NCFI (NC)
Mr. Mac Sheldon, Demilec Inc. (TX)
Mr. Nick Pagano, Graco Inc. (MN)
Mr. Tom Sojak, Gaco Western (WI)

>>New Conference Staff on Board
Emma Bennett and the team at YES, LLC have been brought on board to manage the 2015 SprayFoam Convention & Expo, to be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, January 26-29, 2015. She’s excited to be working with SPFA, and has jumped right into the planning process.

"I’m learning a lot about this industry in just the first couple of weeks; and I’m looking forward to having SPFA members teach me more about the insulation world," said Bennett, Conference Coordinator. "Everyone’s made me feel so welcome already, I can’t wait to meet everyone in person at the conference!"

SPFA 2015 SprayFoam Convention & Expo
January 26-29, 2015
Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center

Exhibitors will see sign-up materials within the next few weeks, with attendee information and signup beginning shortly thereafter. Sleeping rooms will be booked at the Hyatt Regency, and special notification will be sent when the hotel is ready to begin accepting reservations.  

SPFA is currently accepting proposals for technical presentations. If interested, please email the session title, presenter biography, objectives and brief description. All submissions will receive careful consideration and the Convention Committee hopes to announce selections in August.

Please contact Emma via email or phone (605-470-0453) with questions.   

>> SPFA Finishes Environmental Product Declaration for SPF
As a continuing step toward effective product and environmental stewardship, SPFA and Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULe) conducted the necessary steps to complete an SPF Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which further validates the 2012 release of the SPF Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This Declaration, along with the LCA, are recognized by sustainability experts as additional verification of a product’s environmental performance. The EPD is maintained on the ULe website, available at The LCA is available there, as well.


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