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ABAA Board of Directors

The ABAA Board of Directors are comprised of leaders from various facets of the air barrier industry. These directors bring demonstrated leadership as well as great depth and breadth of experience to the association.

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Chair – The Air Barrier Association of America
Manager – Building Envelope Solutions Team at Tremco Sealants & Waterproofing

Brian Stroik is a recognized industry leader in the construction of energy efficient, sustainable and durable buildings.

Brian works with key industry organizations – including the Air Barrier Association of America, the National Building Enclosure Council, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC), and ASTM E06 – on research and education regarding building enclosures, energy efficiency, retrofitting and upgrading existing building enclosures.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the subjects of: commissioning the building enclosure (BECx), quality in construction, and mock ups / first run studies. Brian has also chaired numerous speaker sessions at national conferences and hosted roundtable discussions. He holds the following industry positions and affiliations:

  • Past Chair, National Building Enclosure Council (NBEC)
  • Chair and a Director, Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA): Past Chair Research Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC a Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences – NIBS), Washington, DC
  • Founder and Chair, Building Enclosure Council of Wisconsin (BEC-WI)
  • Voting member of ASTM E06 – Building Performance
  • Senior Member, American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Certified, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

White papers by Mr. Stroik on the subjects of building energy efficiency and building enclosure design, among others, have been published in The Journal of Energy Efficiency & Reliability, The Journal of Building Enclosure Design and SprayFoam Magazine.

First Vice-Chair – Air Barrier Association of America
Co-Chairman of the ABAA Research Committee
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Andrew Dunlap’s primary work experience is in the analysis and development of exterior building enclosures, including historic buildings. Exterior enclosure expertise is comprised of roofing, skylights, windows, curtain walls, rainscreen/cavity walls and waterproofing, and includes development of remediation options and construction documents for corrective work. Andrew’s work focuses on providing energy efficient designs as he regularly participates in validating designs for energy code compliance or to exceed code requirements. Project responsibilities include the collection of detailed building information, investigation and analysis of existing conditions, computerized thermal analysis of building systems (WUFI 5.2, THERM 7, WINDOW 7, and other software packages), formulation of remediation plans, preparation of construction documents for remediation, and construction contract administration including field observation and systems testing. This work often includes performing diagnostic field water tests as part of the forensic investigations or used to validate installed conditions.

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Second Vice-Chair – Air Barrier Association of America
Co-Chairman of the ABAA Research Committee
Principal – Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.

Sarah is a Principal of Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc., a national engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting firm specializing in the investigation, design, repair, and testing of building structures, enclosures, and materials.  She has 17 years of architectural experience and expertise in exterior wall systems’ water leakage, condensation, and moisture intrusion investigation and resolution, with a specialization in thermal performance and computational analysis of building enclosure systems and components.  She consults in the area of architectural peer review and commissioning of building enclosures and assembles, and provides litigation support and expert witness testimony on related building enclosure failures.  She serves on multiple ASTM International committees and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); Building Enclosures Council-Chicago (BEC-Chicago); Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); Exterior Design Institute (EDI); and American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).  A licensed architect in several states, she is certified as a Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) and a Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE).

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Immediate Past Chair – The Air Barrier Association of America
Building Envelope Specialist at W.R. Meadows

Currently the Building Envelope Product Group Manager/ Building Science Specialist for W.R. MEADOWS, Russell Snow has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including building envelope, concrete restoration and products used in the treatment of concrete. Presently, his main responsibility is overseeing the building envelope line of products, which also includes providing technical support to all members of the construction industry, including the W.R. MEADOWS’ sales team, both in Canada and the US. Other responsibilities include the development of specifications at the architectural / engineering level, as well as the creation of presentations for continuing education programs through AEC, AIA, and various other organizations. Russell attained his LEED Accredited Professional designation in April of 2008 and is currently involved with a number of associations including the Air Barrier Association of America Technical Committee, National Air Barrier Association Board of Directors, Construction Specifications Canada, ASTM E06, ASTM D08, and American Concrete Institute committees.

Rob Aird

Treasurer – The Air Barrier Association of America
Owner of Robert A. Aird, Inc

Rob Aird has been the lead instructor for the EIFS—Doing It Right® program since 2006. He works closely with builders, contractors, architects and engineers designing and building projects that employ EIFS. He has extensive experience in all types of plaster, air barriers and in EIFS.

He began as a laborer in the trade some 40 years ago and has worked his way through mechanic, foreman, superintendent and then owner of his own company, Robert A. Aird, Inc. of Frederick, MD. His work area includes the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Northern Virginia region. His business has been operating since 1976 and employs more than 100 people. Rob is bilingual, and his fluency in Spanish contributes to the success of his business.

His continued focus on quality, safety and customer service has resulted in numerous industry awards:

  • Safety Performance Award Plaster/EIFS 2007—District of Columbia Metropolitan Subcontractors Association (DCMSA)
  • Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year 2007 (DCMSA)
  • Safety Performance Award Plaster/EIFS 2008 (DCMSA)
  • Craftsmanship Award for Plastering 2008—Washington Building Congress
  • Safety Performance Award Plaster/EIFS 2013 (DCMSA)
  • Craftsmanship Award for Plastering 2013—Washington Building Congress

High-profile EIFS projects include the Pentagon, Hay-Adams Hotel (across from the White House), Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Belvoir, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Detrick, Congressional Country Club and the DC Court of Appeals.  Aird, Inc. has also performed work in Grand Cayman, Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Honduras.

In 2012, Rob was asked to join the board of the Air Barrier Association of America, ABAA.  Robert A. Aird, Inc. is also a contractor member of ABAA.  Recently Aird, Inc. joined the Sto Panel Technology group to pre-panelize building exteriors.

Rob has a master’s degree in counseling psychology (1976) with postgraduate work in Israel and Holland. His undergraduate degrees are in English and sociology. As an active member of the nonprofit Families Plus! in Frederick, Rob returns to his community the support he’s received throughout his life there.

CRAIG WETMORE CSI, CDT
President of York Manufacturing
Treasurer of Maine CSI
Managing Partner of Professionals Collaborative
Secretary – The Air Barrier Association of America
Chair of the ABAA Marketing Committee
Executive Committee Secretary of the Air Barrier Association of America

Craig Wetmore, the President of York Manufacturing, has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has a concentrated knowledge in through-wall flashings, moisture management, transitions, and wall components. Craig is active in building community where he is a member of CSI, RCI, USGBC, ASTM and the ABAA. He serves as President of the Maine CSI Chapter, he is the chairperson of the ABAA’s Marketing Committee (education and outreach), and serves as a Director on the executive board of the ABAA.

Craig works with architectural firms, engineering firms, installers, general contractors, AIA chapters, Building Enclosure Councils, and CSI chapters in the discussions of flashing and building science. His efforts center on wall flashings compatibility with air barriers and insulation products, lifecycle costs, transition materials, and installation advice on all different types of flashings.

Craig and the York team have developed many new products to solve the issues that are encountered in the drainage of water from the building enclosure.

Director at Large – The Air Barrier Association of America
FCSI, CCPR, FABAA, LEED Green Associate, CABS
President, Division 7 Solutions, Inc.

Schauffele is an internationally published author and speaker in the fields of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes including insulation, air barrier technology, roofing & waterproofing, vegetative & cool roofing, all with an eye towards improving building science, performance and quality of life. He is the acknowledged inventor of “The Perfect Wall” which is now the nationwide building code standard for wall construction.

He is President and founder of Division 7 Solutions, Inc, now entering its 31st year of continuous operations and recently sold off his manufacturing firm to an international corporation.

He was the first Technical Director of SPRI (Single Ply Roofing Institute), a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Board Director. He has been an elected City Councilperson, a Texas Senate and Gubernatorial appointed official in the State of Texas.

He currently serves as a Director and Executive Committee Member of the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), after 3 terms as Chairman. Currently a Technical Advisor to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and an award winner 2012 for his Technical Contributions to BSAG and last year named (2016) Individual Green Practitioner by the City of San Antonio for Sustainable Education and Outreach.

Globally, he is the only person to be a Fellow of both CSI and ABAA and he continues to be a requested national speaker on energy conservation and sustainability.

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Sr. Technical Services Leader, Insulation with Owens Corning

Clarke Berdan received his doctorate degree from the California Institute of Technology majoring in Chemical Engineering and BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in the same discipline. He has been with Owens Corning at the Center of Science and Technology since 1981 and is currently the Senior Technical Services Leader for the insulation products businesses. His group operates under the umbrella of the Corporate Sustainability organization and thus provides the businesses his team support with a view to products and applications through the lens of sustainability. They are very active in industry standards and code language development. His experiences cross a wide range of product and process development as well as process and building modeling. Much of his work has focused on the understanding of the physical operations of building envelopes from the theoretical through to the practical aspects of the transport phenomena that exist out in the built environment. Product development is very important, but to enhance the success rate, it must come from a systems approach that understands what problems are needed to be solved and how products work as integral parts of systems over their useful service life.

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Building Science Architect, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Benjamin Meyer, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal Architect, managing Building Envelope services with ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC.  He has worked previously in building envelope product technical management, commercial design, real estate development and construction management on a range of projects that included residential, educational, offices, and DuPont industrial projects. Industry positions include: Voting Member of the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope and Project Committees, Board of Directors of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), LEED Technical Committee member, and past Technical Advisor of the LEED Materials (MR) TAG. Mr. Meyer has MBA, B.S., and M.Arch degrees from the University of Cincinnati.

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Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
OakRidge National Laboratory

André Desjarlais is the Group Leader for the Building Envelopes Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has been involved in building envelope and materials research for 40 years, first as a consultant and, for the last 22 years, at ORNL. He is active in the building industry, participating in ASHRAE, ASTM, Cool Roof Rating Council, SPRI, RCI Foundation, Roof Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Federal Roofing Committee, and the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council. Areas of expertise include building envelope and material energy efficiency, moisture control, and durability.

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Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
PROSOCO Building Envelope Group Manager
CSI-Dallas Technical Committee Chair, RCI

As Building Envelope Group Manager for PROSOCO, responsibilities include the development, promotion and sales of our Building Envelope Products at the corporate level. I have worked in the commercial construction industry for 22 years promoting, demonstrating and selling products in Divisions 3, 4, 7 & 9. Eighteen of those years were spent in distribution sales promoting various competing lines from several manufacturers. This broad base of knowledge and experience has enabled me to provide valuable insight regarding building envelope construction and maintain a reputation of responsible solutions for architects, consultants, contractors and building owners.

Fiona Aldous

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Fiona Aldous is a Principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. located in Dallas, Texas. She holds a post-professional Master’s Degree in Architecture.

Her international experience includes forensic investigations of existing buildings, and the design, detailing and installation of various high-performance enclosures for new buildings. She actively serves on ASHRAE technical committees, serves as past Chair of the National Building Enclosure Council (BEC-N), and was a prime author of the BECx industry’s founding document, NIBS/ASHRAE Guideline 3 – The BECx Process. Fiona teaches BECx on behalf of numerous established organizations’ commissioning programs, and is one of the founding members of the Building Enclosure Commissioning Collaborative.

Peter Barrett

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Dörken Systems Inc.

Peter Barrett is the Product Manager and Marketing Manager for Dörken Systems Inc., and has been with the company for over 11 years. His involvement with the design community and building materials industry spans over 25 years. Peter holds a BA (Hons.) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and on the Audit Committee. Peter has also contributed to The Construction Specifier, Construct Canada, Tunnel Business, and Masonry Magazine.

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Intertek

Mr. Ugliuzza brings 7 years of experience as an engineer. His work with previous firms focused on structural design and inspection on, which has brought a new perspective to ATI projects. Since his inception on into building sciences group at ATI, his responsibilities have included on-site functional performance testing including whole building air testing, façade and architectural investigations, infrared thermography inspections, developing conceptual repair drawings, peer review of preconstruction and construction on drawings, field observations on services and quality control inspection on services.

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Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Building Exterior Solutions

Mr. Posenecker joined Building Exterior Solutions, Inc. (BES) in March of 2015. He is a registered engineer in the State of Texas. His experience includes the design, construction, testing and forensic investigation of building envelope systems. Previously, he was an Estimating Manager with Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing from 2005 through 2015, Project Manager for Advanced Environmental Concepts from 1997 through 2005, an Engineering Team Leader at Southern Company Services from 1987 through 1997, and a Senior Engineer with Bechtel Power from 1982 to 1987.

Throughout his career, Mr. Posenecker has participated in a wide variety of projects associated with the building envelope that include containment systems for commercial nuclear power plants; noise control systems for commercial and institutional projects; and waterproofing for commercial high-rise office and multi-family buildings, medical and educational institutional projects, and large concrete structural projects. Mr. Posenecker specializes in waterproofing and cladding systems associated with the building envelope. He is an active member in several professional organizations including the Austin Building Enclosure Council (BEC), National Institute of Buildings Sciences (NIBS), and the International Concrete Restoration Institute (ICRI).

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Inc.

Gilbert is the operation manager for Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing an IBP Company where he has held various positions since joining them on January of 1989. He has 35 years of construction industry experience and over 25 years of management experience in sales, marketing and operations. He has been actively involved with various construction industry organizations such as Associated General Contractors, American Subcontractors Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors. Gilbert currently serves on the ABAA Board of Directors. He is a devout husband and father and is active in his local church and community.

Mike Bingley

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Curtainwall Design & Consulting Inc.

Mike Bingley is a Senior Consultant in the Boston office of (CDC) Curtain Wall Design Consulting. He has a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree and is a registered Architect in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Mr. Bingley has over 20 years of experience in the field of Architecture including the design and construction of multifamily housing, commercial, light industrial, and institutional buildings. His building envelope experience extends from detailing of air barrier systems and includes existing building envelope investigation, evaluation of failed building enclosures, historical analysis, restoration design and repair, field testing, and construction management.

Mr. Bingley volunteered and served 3 years as Vice Chair on the Planning Board of his community and Partnered to form his own Architecture firm from 2006-2011.

His professional affiliations include BSA, AIA, and NCARB.

Matt Giambrone

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
OCP Contractors, Inc.

At a very young age Matthew Giambrone was introduced into the construction industry by his mother and father who owned and operated a general contracting and masonry contracting company. At 17 years old, he started his masonry apprenticeship with local 5 Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. Matthew has experienced almost every facet of the construction industry; including accounting and payroll, jobsite deliveries, large equipment shipping, and installation. In 2010 Matthew became a certified level 3 ABAA installer in spray foam, fluid applied, and self-adhered membranes. After the passing of his father in 2014, an avid ABAA member and supporter, Matthew took on the role of Estimator and Project Manager for the spray foam company he and his father started, establishing himself in the city of Cleveland as an industry leader. In late 2015, OCP Contractors, Inc. acquired the foam company along with Matthew’s knowledge to create and manage division 7. Matthew is a member of the ABAA QAP Committee, Chairman of the Contractors Committee, and is now a member of the Board of Directors for the ABAA. Matthew most recently won the ABAA Excellence Award with OCP.

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Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
ABAA Technical Committee Co-Chair

Dow Performance Building Solutions

Andrea Wagner Watts is the Commercial Wall Application Technology Leader for Dow Building Solutions. Andrea started her career at Dow Corning as a sales engineer and then continued for 7 years as an Application Engineer within High Performance Building focusing on preventing air and water infiltration through the building envelope. She has successfully helped to develop products including sealants and air/water barrier system solutions. In her current role, she is focused on improving the overall air/water/thermal performance of the building envelope through application innovation and new product development. Andrea has authored articles, papers and conference presentations relating to building air/water tightness, interface details, building science, durability and resiliency and she has 2 patents. She is a LEED® Green Associate and is active in a number of industry organizations including ASTM and is the Co-Chair of the Technical Committee at ABAA. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.

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Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Amy Baker Architect

Amy Baker is a Registered Architect with over 16 years of experience on commercial projects located across the country and internationally. She specializes in the technical development of projects with a passion for exterior enclosure detailing, building science, building codes, and construction specifications. Amy is a member of the ABAA Technical Committee, participates in the Detroit chapter of CSI, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit (BEC-GD). She is also a member of Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP). She holds Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Lawrence Technological University.

In 2018, Amy formed her own architecture and specification consulting firm, Amy Baker Architect. She is primarily focused on working with design and construction professionals, offering consulting services including architectural specification writing, code reviews, third-party document reviews, and construction administration services. Amy’s experience as an architect and technical specialist offers a unique perspective to specification consulting and enables her to function as an extension of the architectural team.

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

John Chamberlin is the Senior Product Manager at Georgia-Pacific responsible for the DensElement® Barrier System.  Mr. Chamberlin has worked in the building products industry for his entire career with most of his work focusing on new product development for disruptive technologies in the building envelope space.  Mr. Chamberlin is actively involved in the building industry, serving as a member of multiple committees and director for the board of the Air Barrier Association of America and a frequent attendee of his local Building Enclosure Council.  Mr. Chamberlin graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and later received his M.B.A. from Emory University.

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
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Tim Beavers

Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Systems Building Envelope Consultants, Ltd.

Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge after serving in the United Stated Marine Corps Tim has spent over 5 years in the construction industry specializing in the building envelope sector both in new construction and forensic analysis on existing structures. Most of his time has been spent testing and inspecting air barriers for projects associated with USACE including setting up and performing  building performance tests (air leakage test) per the USACE testing protocol inclusive of identifying air leakage using  Infrared Thermography. He likewise performs EIFS inspections as well as confidence tests (chamber testing) for various fenestrations. He has been involved in new constructing projects as well as renovations for commercial, industrial and governmental properties.

Tim is certified in the folliowing areas:

  • Certified through Retrotec for Air Leakage Testing in Large Buildings
  • Certified EIFS Inspector through Exterior Design institute
  • Licensed Air Barrier Auditor through ABAA
  • Level II Thermograher through ITC