A record number of WICA members attended the 2016 WICA Annual Convention at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. California granted the weather needed for outdoor receptions, a golf tournament, and an afternoon of wine tasting. Networking, education, and business meetings were squeezed in there too.
With speaker Mark Matteson at the helm for both the Keynote breakfast and morning Seminar, members learned new professional development strategies in the areas of time management and prioritization. Leaders of the insulation industry on the contracting side, as well as the distribution, fabrication and manufacturing sides, collaborated and discussed industry trends and challenges as a group. Meetings wrapped up with the Annual Business Meeting, where the 2017 budget was passed, new board members were voted in, and plans for the upcoming year were discussed.
Golf Tournament Winners
First Place Team
Team 1 – Eric Fults, Craig Rossi, David Trueblood, Kenny Cole
Second Place Team
Team 4 – Justin Rispoli, Don Young, Steve Luse, Tim Stout
Third Place Team – TIE
Team 10 – Adam Polkinghorne, Steve Watters, Dale Kendrick, Butch Ludke
Team 8 – Debbie Dunlap, Debbi Strawn, Kathi Coyle, Robert Bergman
Closest to the Pin:
Hole #4 – Len Raab, 6’10”
Hole #6 – David Stallard, 9’5″
Hole #11 – Michael Curtin, 2’6″
Hole #18 (Men’s) – Rick Sutphin, 14″
Hole #18 (Women’s) – Debbi Strawn 4’4″
Hole #9 – Kenny Cole
Hole #13 – Debbi Strawn
- Aeroflex USA, Inc.
- Alaskan Insulation Specialties
- Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
- Associated Third Party Administrators
- Bay Insulation Supply of L.A., Inc.
- Design Polymerics
- Distribution International
- Farwest Insulation Contracting
- Foster Products
- General Insulation Company
- Hudson Bay Insulation
- Ideal Products of America
- Insul-Therm International, Inc.
- ITW Insulation Systems
- Johns Manville
- Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group
- K-FLEX USA
- Knauf Insulation
- Manson Insulation Products
- Midwest Fasteners, Inc.
- Owens Corning
- Performance Contracting, Inc.
- Proto Corporation
- ROXUL Technical Insulation
- RPR Products, Inc.
- Summit Contracting, LLC
- Unifrax, LLC
- Zenith American Solutions
Bold denotes Annual Sponsors
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