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The Foundation for Mechanical Insulation Education, Training, and Industry Advancement

Our Mission & Leadership

The Foundation for Mechanical Insulation Education, Training, and Industry Advancement (Foundation) is now a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to develop and implement strategies and recommend processes to advance and expand the commercial and industrial insulation industry through objectives such as introducing the National Insulation Association (NIA) to the commercial/industrial construction community; promoting the value of insulation to audiences including specifiers, architects, engineers, plant owners, facility managers, building owners, government bodies, and allied associations; and establishing NIA as the industry resource for information on mechanical, commercial, and industrial insulation systems.

The Foundation is managed by the professional staff of the National Insulation Association, overseen by its Board of Directors, and governed by its bylaws.

Read more about the Foundation's activities in 2021.

Mission

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to:

  • Develop and implement strategies and recommend processes to advance and expand the commercial and industrial insulation industry through objectives such as introducing NIA to the commercial/industrial construction community;
  • Promote the value of insulation to audiences such as specifiers, architects, engineers, plant owners, facility managers, building owners, government bodies, and allied associations; and
  • Establish NIA as the industry resource for information on mechanical, commercial, and industrial insulation systems.

Board of Directors

Foundation President
David J. Cox
Owens Corning 

Foundation Treasurer
John Lamberton
Irex Contracting Group

Note: A Foundation Secretary will be elected by the Board in Fall 2022.

Board Member
Jack Bittner
Johns Manville

Board Member
Wally Blewitt
Knauf Insulation

Board Member
R. Dean Burows
DKB, Inc.

Board Member
Matt Hymer
Midwest Materials Co.

Board Member
Joseph P. Leo
Atlantic Contracting & Specialties

Board Member
Marc Napolitano
Insulation Materials Corporation

Board Member
Jon Perry
Specialty Products & Insulation