|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: Feb. 20, 2015||(847) 493-7548|
NRCA Mourns Passing of its Former President Mike Promen
Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is saddened by the passing of Mike Promen after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Feb. 2 at the age of 72. Promen was former owner of Broadview, Ill.-based Clark Roofing Co. and served as NRCA president from 2001-02.
"His was a remarkable story: turning a small family business into an innovative leading edge company," says NRCA Executive Vice President Bill Good. "More than that, Mike was a great leader who enjoyed life to the fullest."
In addition to serving as NRCA's president, Promen also chaired several committees and task forces during his NRCA tenure, including the Membership Committee; Insurance Board of Governors; Education Operating Committee; Public Relations Committee; Headquarters Building Task Force; Audit, Budget and Finance Committee; Convention Committee and Exhibitor Advisory Committee; Affiliate Relations Committee; Energy and Environment Task Force; and Factory Mutual Contractor Approval Standard Task Force.
He also was the 2010 recipient of the J.A. Piper Award, NRCA's highest honor.
NRCA offers its condolences to his two daughters, Michele Hernandez (wife of NRCA Director Alex Hernandez) and Jennifer Nielsen; four grandchildren, Christopher, Kara, Patrick and Peter; and former wife Judy Promen.
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.