Brian Radigan
Tremco Commercial Sealants
& Waterproofing, Inc.

Happy New Year to the members of the ICRI Baltimore-Washington Chapter! I hope the holiday was safe and prosperous for you and your families. This past year presented several challenges where lines of our personal and work lives were constantly blurred. As we turned the corner from 2020 to 2021, I am hopeful that we can begin the slow (but safe) crawl back to a “new normal.”

First and foremost, I want to thank our immediate Past President, Rich Barrett, and our 2020 board members for all their efforts over the last twelve months. This past year was unprecedented in our lifetimes. I am grateful for the Board’s dedication to keeping business going as smoothly as possible.

I also want to express my gratitude to the Chapter Members for their continued support throughout 2020. Our commitment to protecting the health and wellness of our members continues to be paramount. While we are eager to see everyone at the next in-person event, we will be closely monitoring conditions that allow the Chapter to gather safely.

This new year has also seen the addition of several new board members. I would like to welcome Joe Wilcher III (Walker Consultants), Taylor Crampton (Concrete Protection & Restoration), Randall Kratz (Sika Corporation) and Todd Carroll (C.A. Lindman) to the Board. Please be sure to give them a warm welcome at your next meeting or online call with them!

While there is much to be grateful for going into 2021, we also remember the passing our cherished friend, Neil Savitch. He will always be a shining example of a top-notch ICRI Board Member. The success of this Chapter is a direct result of his tireless contributions to the local market (and the Virginia Chapter as well). He will be remembered as a true titan of the Industry and will be sorely missed by his peers.

For now, we are postponing all in-person events for the first two quarters and will be watching for conditions that will allow us to get back into stride later on in the year. The Board will also be examining options for a possible distanced event in the Spring (to be determined).

Please continue to monitor the website (www.icribwchapter.org) on a regular basis for new postings and information. We will continue to actively update this forum to keep our members informed of changing conditions.

I look forward to working with you all this year! Feel free to contact me at BRadigan@tremcoinc.com with any comments and suggestions for the remainder of the year.

Brian