FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. —The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) announced that three of its member organizations were awarded top honors at 2017 METALCON, the largest international event dedicated to metal construction industry.
Metal Roofing Alliance members received a total of six Triumph Awards honoring “metal industry professionals whose accomplishment demonstrate outstanding commitment to advancing the metal construction and building industries.”
2017 MRA MEMBER TRIUMPH AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:
ATAS International based in Allentown, Pa. Winner of three Triumph Awards
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR INDUSTRY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR: Dick Bus, President of ATAS International and Vice President of BRIGHTSMITH Coaters
Throughout his long career in the metal industry, Bus has helped further the use of metal in commercial and residential construction. He serves as president of the Metal Roofing Alliance and ATAS International was one of the first members of the MRA. Bus also has been very involved in the Metal Construction Association over the past 20 years, and is a past president of the organization. He has represented the metal industry on the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Industry Advisory Board and supported a wide variety of industry associations, including CSI, AIA, USGBC, RCI, SARA, SCIP, MBCEA, among others.
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR CORPORATE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: ATAS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
ATAS International is committed to bettering the world through involvement and dedication to several causes and charities, including but not limited to: helping provide food and clothing for the needy; supporting education programs, youth sports and activities and the arts; participating in community clean up events, blood drives and much more. The company and its employees continually participate in and support a wide variety of charitable events throughout the year, in both ATAS’s local community and beyond.
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR INDUSTRY SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR: Chris Kroeter, ATAS International
Kroeter, CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate, MCA Certified Installer, is an Architectural Product Representative for ATAS International. During his career, Kroeter has been honored with multiple awards for superior skills in his consultative approach to assisting architects, contractors and owners.
Drexel Metals based in Louisville, Ky. Winner of two Triumph Awards
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR CORPORATE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Drexel Metals has made a major commitment to community involvement, including helping inner city kids of Louisville. The company has assisted several charitable organizations, including donating roofing materials to Amazing Grace Ministries in South Jersey, an organization that provides homes for veterans, and supporting women’s shelters, Ronald McDonald House charities and Habitat for Humanity projects. Drexel recently became a B-Corp, using the power of business to help solve social and environmental projects.
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR INDUSTRY SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR: Ken McLauchlan
With more than 25 years of experience, Drexel’s Director of Sales Ken McLauchlan has vast experience as an installer, project, and operations manager in the architectural sheet metal industry. He is a recognized sales leader and expert in the portable onsite roll forming process, sheet metal fabrication process, shop layout and equipment procurement.
Metal Roof Specialties, Inc. based in Tacoma, Wash. Winner of one Triumph Award
TRIUMPH AWARD WINNER FOR INDUSTRY YOUNG MOVERS & SHAKERS: Haley Dee Iselin
As Vice President of Metal Roof Specialties, Iselin is rapidly building her legacy as a young leader in the industry. While promoting the benefits of metal through education and involvement, she also focuses on community service, including serving on the board for Rebuilding Together South Sound. Iselin has been recognized by the Girl Scouts as a “Woman of Distinction” and was named as a Pierce County “Forty under Forty” business leader.