RCI Foundation Board of Directors 
Left to right: (Back row) Walt Rossiter, Rick Gardner, Albert Duywn, Sid Hankins, III, Andre Desjarlias, Ralph Paroli, Marc Allaire, Mike DuCharme, James Mollenhoff (retired), David Hawn, Tara Wilson
(Front Row): Robert Elsdon, Helene Hardy Pierce, Joe Hale, Lionel van der Walt, Mike Blanchette


The RCI Foundation directors represent construction professionals engaged in consulting, design, education, manufacturing, research, and industry standards. The RCI Foundation board is responsible for raising and allocating funds for programs and projects that meet the RCI Foundation mission as well as identifying educational and research opportunities.


Joe Hale, FRCI – Chairman
HDH Associates

Helene Hardy Pierce, FRCI - Secretary
GAF Materials Corporation

Mike Blanchette, FRCI, RRC, RR
O – Emeritus Member
Amtech Building Sciences, Inc.

Andre Desjarlais
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Michael DuCharme
Carlisle SynTec
Albert J. Duwyn, FRCI, RRC
IRC Building Sciences Group

Robert J. Elsdon, FRCI, RRO
Elsdon Consulting

David R. Hawn, FRCI, RRC, CEM
Dedicated Roof & Hydro-Solutions LLC

Ralph Paroli
National Research Council of Canada, Measurement Science and Standards

Walter Rossiter Jr.
WJ Rossiter & Associates

Sid Hankins, III, FRCI, RRC, AIA
Roof Design and Consulting Services, Inc.

Marc Allaire
North 49 Sales Agency, Inc.

Lionel van der Walt – Chief Executive Officer
RCI, Inc.
1500 Sunday Dr., Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27607
E-mail: lvanderwalt@iibec.org