Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Announces New Officers and Members of Board of Directors

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WASHINGTON - April 25, 2016 - PRLog -- The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is proud to announce the new officers and members of its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Board positions are effective March 21, 2016 through April 5, 2017.

Chuck Violand will serve as President; Mark Springer, CR will serve as First Vice President; and Jaclyn Carpenter, CMP, WLS will assume the title of Vice President. Larry Holder of BELFOR USA Group remains Treasurer and Jack White, CR of Rainbow International remains Secretary. They will be joined by four new board members: Craig Powers, newly elected as Director; Dave Robbins, elected as Director; Glenn Woolfrey, elected as Director; and Steve Lowry, elected as Restoration Council.

"I am excited for the continued opportunity to work with the many talented and dedicated professionals and leaders who not only make up the RIA Board of Directors, but the association, itself," said Violand. "As president, I hope to work collaboratively with those within the restoration industry and profession to promote the industry, advance the profession and to also educate and empower restoration industry professionals as they begin and continue their careers."

The new Board of Directors was announced and recognized onsite last month at RIA's International Convention and Industry Expo in Orlando, Florida.

2017 Board of Directors
Chuck Violand,
Violand Management Associates, LLC

Mark Springer, CR, First Vice President
Dayspring Cleaning and Restoration

Jaclyn Carpenter, CMP, WLS, Vice President
Ideal Restoration

Larry Holder, CR, Treasurer

Jack White, CR, WLS, Secretary
Rainbow International

Scott Stamper, CR, Immediate Past President
Regency DKI - MI, FL & NC

Duncan Bennett, WLS, Director
Network Restorers

Trent Darden, Director
Rolyn Companies

Lee King, CR, CRT, NIDR, Director

Craig Powers, Director
COIT Services, Inc.

Dave Robbins, Director
Sharp, Robbins & Popwell, LLC

Katie Smith, CR, Director
PHC Restoration

Glenn Woolfrey, Director
WINMAR Franchise Corp

New Officers
Steve Whittick, CR,
Canadian Council
Service Master of Markham

Lori Young, CR, Contents Council
Bartwood Construction

Michael Pinto, CMP, CSP, Environmental Council
Wonder Makers Environmental

Steve Lowry, Restoration Council
Jenkins Restorations

Ken Rothmel, Vendor Council
Sunbelt Rentals

Visit the RIA website ( to learn more about the officers of the RIA Board of Directors.

About RIA

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with over 1,100 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.

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