|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: Feb. 13, 2018||(847) 493-7548|
New Orleans—Kent Schwickert, senior vice president-national business unit for Schwickert's Tecta America of Mankato LLC, Mankato, Minn., has been elected the next chairman of the board of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Schwickert will serve for the 2018-19 fiscal year. He was elected during NRCA's 131st Annual Convention held Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans.
"Over the years, Kent has been a significant contributor to NRCA and our efforts to advance the roofing industry," says Reid Ribble, NRCA's CEO. "He has a tremendous ability to work in partnership with all stakeholders in our industry and to get things done. He will make an outstanding chairman of the board."
Schwickert previously served as an NRCA vice chairman from 2016-17 and was a member of NRCA's board of directors from 1999-02, 2003-04, 2010-13.
In addition, Schwickert served as member of many NRCA committees, including Business Leadership, Contractor Management, Health and Safety, Membership and PAC Advisory, as well as the Communications Task Force, Future Executives Institute, Insurance Board of Governors, National Roofing Legal Resource Center and the NRCA Retirement Program.
Schwickert's Tecta America of Mankato also is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.
Schwickert will begin his one-year term as the highest-ranking officer of one of the oldest construction trade associations in the U.S. June 1, 2018.
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.