Join your RFMA peers for our upcoming RFMA-U Webinar: Is It The Roof Or Is It Mechanical? Returning to Preventative Maintenance Best Practices in the midst of a Pandemic
When: Friday, August 14th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM CDT
Speakers: Greg DuChane, Director of Restaurant Vertical Market, Trane and Anthony Vross, Co-owner, Simon Roofing
Attend this webinar to join the discussion! Learn from industry experts about maintenance and repair issues likely occurring on rooftops after months of inactivity during the pandemic and how to mitigate them.
- Understanding the unintended consequences of positive pressure and how it impacts the roof’s wear and performance and methods to mitigate
- Pinpointing the specific location of roof leaks and determining if they were caused by the roofing system or mechanical units
- Understanding the sources and effects of condensation, duct & diffuser sweating, wet insulation and ponding water
- Cleaning grease traps, coils and filters on roof tops with the proper materials
- Extending the life of your roof system through proactive maintenance best practices and preserving your roof warranty
- Fostering collaborative relationships between your roofing and mechanical contractors when installing or replacing mechanical units
- Where to go for COVID guidance (RFMA / ASHRAE)
CEU Credits: 1
Anthony Vross is a Co-Owner of Simon Roofing, one of the largest family-owned commercial roofing manufacturers and installers in the United States. He has more than 40 years of experience in the roofing industry in executive administration, manufacturing, operations, distribution, sales and marketing. He has brought many new concepts and technologies to the industry, and he was a pioneer in developing one of the first online roof management and service programs. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University, where he serves on the Business Advisory Council for the Williamson College of Business Administration, and was recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Business Alumnus. He has authored many articles in national publications, and has also been a speaker for several conventions and tradeshows of national trade organizations, including RFMA.
Greg DuChane joined Trane in 1989 after earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Throughout his 31-year tenure, he has worked with large, national retail and restaurant chains in various capacities—first as an account executive for Trane National Accounts, then as a regional sales manager for Trane’s global business development group. As Director, Restaurant National Accounts. Greg’s primary responsibility is to assure the satisfaction of restaurant customers with Trane products and services. His considerable experience with ventilating the commercial kitchens of large restaurant chains gives him a unique perspective on how such applications affect the HVAC system and is past Chair of ASHREAE TC 5.10 Commercial Kitchen Ventilation and current Handbook chair. Greg is also a member of the Restaurant Facilities Managers Association (RFMA) Education Committee, frequent speaker and a member of SPECS where he served on the Advisory Board.