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Announcement by RIA names 2014 Officers and Board of Directors.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 29, 2014 - Restoration Industry Association (RIA) introduced its executive committee and board of directors at 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo. Executive committee includes President Scott Stamper, 1st VP Chuck Violand, VP Mark Springer, Secretary Jack White, Treasurer Larry Holder, and Immediate Past President Samuel J. Bergman. Duncan Bennett, Michael Goldberg, Scott Jones, Bill Loveland, John Rybski, and Dale Sharp will serve as at-large directors.

Restoration Industry Association - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

RIA Announces 2014 Officers and Board

Press release date: Apr 21, 2014

Rockville, MD - The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) introduced its executive committee and board of directors at the recent 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Serving on the executive committee are:

Scott Stamper, CR
Regency DKI FL, NC & MI
Clinton Township, MI

1st Vice President
Chuck Violand
Violand Management Associates
North Canton, OH

Vice President
Mark Springer, CR
Dayspring Cleaning & Restoration
Missoula, MT

Jack White, CR, WLS
Rainbow International
Waco, TX

Larry Holder, CR
Denver, CO

Immediate Past President
Samuel J. Bergman, CR
Rolyn Companies, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Serving as at-large directors are:

Duncan Bennett, WLS
Network Restorers
Helensvale, QLD/Australia

Michael Goldberg, CR
RestoreCore, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA

Scott Jones, CR
G.S. Jones
Pittsburgh, PA

Bill Loveland
Orem, UT

John Rybski, CR
BELFOR Property Restoration
Ypsilanti, MI

Dale Sharp, CR
Sharp & Robbins Construction, LLC
Bartlett, TN

Representing individual professionals is:
Les Cunningham
Business Networks
Walterville, OR

Serving as Council representatives on the board are:

Canadian Council
Art Johnson, CR, WLS
Johnson Training, Inc.
Port Coquitlam, BC/Canada

Environmental Council
Tom Peter, CIH
Insurance Restoration Specialists
Monroe Township, NJ

Vendor Council
Ken Rothmel
Sunbelt Rentals
Fort Mill, SC

Representatives to the Board from the RIA Contents and Restoration Councils will be named pending confirmation.

“There are a number of critical issues impacting our industry and organization, and we are fortunate to have such an outstanding team to lead RIA over the next year,” said Scott Stamper, CR. “Invalidating the patent held by ThermaPure that has resulted in a series of lawsuits in against our members will be one of our major priorities in the coming months.”

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The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with member firms worldwide. RIA serves and represents the interests of its members by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members. More information is available on the RIA website: