|For Immediate Release||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: March 3, 2014||(847) 493-7548|
Robert Therrien Receives Prestigious NRCA J.A. Piper Award
Las Vegas — The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Robert Therrien, president of The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H., is the 67th recipient of its annual J.A. Piper Award. The award was presented at the association's 127th Annual Convention held Feb. 26-28 in Las Vegas. The J.A. Piper award is the industry's most prestigious honor, recognizing roofing professionals who have devoted constant outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry.
Therrien, who served as NRCA's president in 2008-09, currently serves on the association's National Roofing Council and is a supporter of ROOFPAC, its political action committee.
Prior to serving as NRCA president, Therrien served as NRCA senior vice president from 2007-08; vice president from 1995-96, 2003-04 and 2006-07; and director from 1990-93, 1994-95, 2000, 2001-02 and 2005-06. In addition, he has served on many committees, including the Architectural Sheet Metal, Manual Update, Technical Operations, and Health and Safety committees, as well as the Insurance Board of Governors and NRCA/RCI Task Force Safety Design.
"Rob has served as respected ambassador of our association," says fellow former NRCA President and 2013 J.A. Piper Award Bob Dalsin, president of John A. Dalsin & Son Inc., Minneapolis.
"They say all your best friends are in this industry, and it's the truth," Therrien said while accepting the award. "All I did is learn, and you taught me."
First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice 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.