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Press Releases Feb. 12, 2024

NRCA Announces 2024 Future Executives Institute Graduates

Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association’s Future Executves Institute has announced its graduates for 2024. Graduates were recognized Feb. 7 during NRCA’s 137th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

FEI is a comprehensive three-year educational program designed to develop the management and leadership skills of future and current roofing contracting company leaders.

Following are FEI’s Class 10 graduates:

  • Rocco Albanese, vice president of operations for Nations Roof East, Yonkers, N.Y.
  • Nathan Blackburn, general manager of Celoseal Roofing, Orange, Calif.
  • Kyle Blair, president of Nations Roof of Indiana LLC, Indianapolis
  • Butch Caballero, division manager of Roofing Solutions, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Tina M. Cain, manager of operations for Roof Check Inc., Longmont, Colo.
  • Taylor Canaday, sales and marketing manager of Horch Roofing Inc., Warren, Maine
  • Tyler Canaday, director of estimating for Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
  • Christopher Ekerson, president of SA Roofing, Hillsboro, Ore.
  • Jesse David Etheridge, director of maintenance operations for Porter Roofing Contractors Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Ryland T. Gray, vice president of Function Enterprises Inc., Springfield, Va.
  • Ashley S. Hallowell, vice president of administration for GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa.
  • Michael Halpin, vice president of pre-construction for Burns & Scalo Roofing, Pittsburgh
  • Alex Hannum, vice president of roofing operations for Superior Roofing Inc., Aurora, Colo.
  • Luke Harding, estimator/project manager of Amherst Roofing and Sheet Metal, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Jason L. Harris, president of ACI Construction, Ephrata, Pa.
  • Matt Higgins, project manager of Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore
  • Justin Hinkley, president of Nations Roof North LLC, Waukesha, Wis.
  • Joseph Huntington, sheet metal manager of AAA Roofing Company, Indianapolis
  • Clint Isaac, vice president of Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal, Dayton, Ohio
  • Terae J. Kearney, vice president of operations for IronShore Contracting LLC, Baltimore
  • John Kiesel, president of Division 7 Roofing, Galena, Ohio
  • Robert Kraft, project executive of Wagner Roofing Co., Hyattsville, Md.
  • Gary C. Loper Jr., senior sales manager of E. Cornell Malone Corp., Jackson, Miss.
  • Henry Malkin, vice president of Frye Roofing Inc., Bluefield, W. Va.
  • Matthew McFetridge, vice president of Ben Hill Roofing Co. Inc., Douglasville, Ga.
  • Brien S. Meyer, managing member of Meyer’s Pride Roofing LLC, Dallas
  • Michael Olszta, vice president of Nations Roof LLC, Villa Park, Ill.
  • John Osterritter, project manager of Cole Roofing Co. Inc., Baltimore
  • Joe Petersen, estimator/project manager for CEI Michigan LLC, Hamburg, Mich.
  • Sean Rauch, president of Nations Roof Fresno, Fresno, Calif.
  • Ryan Rebstock, chief operating officer of Nations Roof LLC, Atlanta
  • Denise K. Reed, president of Alva Roofing Co., Oklahoma City
  • Caleb Stauss, vice president of Big D Roofing Services, Ocala, Fla.
  • Matthew Steinrock, vice president/service division director of American Roofing & Metal Co., Louisville, Ky.
  • Tyler T. Tjelmeland, director of sales and project management for T & K Roofing & Sheet Metal, Ely, Iowa
  • Mike Trout, senior project manager/estimator for Wayne’s Roofing Inc., Sumner, Wash.
  • Tom Truelson, president of Forest Historical and Specialty Roofing, Cleveland
  • Elliot Vrana, vice president of service for Phinney Industrial Roofing, Columbus, Ohio

For more information about FEI, visit


Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of oaur members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. 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. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit


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