June 18 - 22, 2023

MICA 66th Annual Conference

Cheyenne Mountain Resort - Colorado Springs, CO

MICA 66th Annual Conference
June 18 – 22, 2023

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023  
1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (Closed)
3:00 p.m.  Past Presidents’ Planning Committee Meeting (Closed)
5:30 p.m. Past Presidents’ and Board of Directors’ Dinner (By Invitation)
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2023  
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration and MICA Hospitality Room Open
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Manual Committee Meeting (Closed)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Promotion & Membership Committee Meeting
(Open to All Attendees)
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Young Professionals Committee Meeting
(Open to All Attendees under 40 or with less than 5 years’ experience in the industry)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  First Time Attendee Orientation and Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Associate Sponsored Opening Night Welcome Reception
Evening Open Dinner on Your Own
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Member/Spouse Plated Breakfast and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation
by Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s story is one of finding hope, courage, and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988, he was at the top of his game and his life. Not only did he have a wonderful family, but he was also at the peak of his career, playing the game of his childhood dreams. His opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. You won’t want to miss Dave tell of his life  experiences and how he discovered the value and significance of relationships - relationships with co-workers, family members and anyone else on ‘his team.’

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

It Takes More than a Hard Hat to Keep a Head Safe: The Value of Mental Health Awareness in the Construction Industry
with Mandy McIntyre, Level Up Consultants

When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks are probably at the top of the list - an unprotected fall, an unmarked restricted zone, etc. But what about the dangers you
can’t see? Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession and have the highest suicide rates of all industries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  A 2020 study found that 83% of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue.

This session will provide solid solutions and resources on the value of mental health awareness initiatives to provide safer job sites, a more proļ¬table business, and combating the labor shortage by helping to attract, engage and retain your workforce.

10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Downtown Colorado Springs Food Tour - Spouse/Guest Program
This 3-hour private guided lunch tour will start at the hotel where we will be met by a trained tour leader who will share local history of Colorado Springs on our way downtown to the restaurants. At each of the four stops, guests will be treated to food paired with alcoholic drinks (if over 21) and fun behind-the-scenes information about each location. You won’t want to miss this super fun and memorable experience!

12:00 Noon Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.

The Country Club of Colorado is surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This Pete Dye-designed course was created to challenge golfers of all skill levels.
Afternoon and Evening Open Dinner on Your Own
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023  
7:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.  Safety & Environmental Committee Meeting
(Open to All Attendees)
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Annual Meeting of the Membership and Election of Board of Directors Recognition of “Best Practices in Safety” Participants
with Gary Auman, MICA Legal Counsel
9:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. “Better Together”
with NIA President, Laura Dover of Dover Insulation

NIA’s Education Center for Mechanical Insulation
with Michele Jones, Executive Vice-President/CEO of NIA
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Manpower Shortages, Recruitment Strategies, and Enticing People to Choose Mechanical Insulation as their Career
with Tom Fischer, Executive Director North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund

Tom will share the step-by-step process that has taken place during the New England Carpenters Union Apprenticeship and Training Program’s transition from struggling to recruit and retain apprentices to an organization that is now able to choose the best and brightest to fill the future needs of the New England and New York State construction economy.

Topics of discussion will include defining company and organizational needs, effective outreach, vetting of candidates, the effectiveness of social media, high school internships, diversity needs, and creating a culture of respect that will attract the next generation of craftspeople. In addition, Tom will share the specific tools that have been used over the past five years as well the data that is used to drive decision making.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Open Forum Discussions:
Union Contractors Forum – Ted Nickel, Moderator
Open Shop Contractors Forum – Adam DeGraaf, Moderator
Associate Member Forum – Darrell Peil, Moderator
Afternoon Open Open to Enjoy the Sites of Colorado Springs
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance (Casual Dress)
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2023  
7:30 a.m.  Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Farewell Breakfast Buffet, Sports Awards, and Prizes


DRESS CODE: The dress code for the convention is resort causal for all events including the Wednesday Evening Gala Reception and Dinner.


Adair Jeff and Diane KW Specialty Services, LLC
Aelker Jake Owens Corning
Antle Ben Iowa-Illinois Taylor Insulation
Artelt Keith Specialty Products and Insulation
Arwood Morgan MICA Membership Director
Asher Tyler Performance Contracting, Inc.
Auman Gary and Rachel Auman, Mahan & Furry
Ball Jennifer Integrated Marketing-Group
Bartelt Matt and Kathryn Maas Bartelt Insulation Supply, Inc.
Bartelt Michael Bartelt Insulation Supply, Inc.
Barton Doug and Diane Midwest Insulation Services, Inc.
Bauer Joshua Johns Manville - Performance Materials
Behm Ronald (RT) Johns Manville - Industrial
Bennetts Lisa Colorado Mechanical Insulation
Bertram Tristan Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC)
Blundell Jack ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation 
Brasel Calvin Fit Tight Covers
Brink Nate Polyguard Products, Inc.
Brown Jerry and Karen Ludeman Insulation & Supply, Inc.
Brueggeman Chad and Jen L & C Insulation, Inc.
Camden Dave and Julie Brauer Supply Co.
Chamblin Tim and Melissa AT Industries
Clark Brian   Distribution International
Coyle Kathrine Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company
Crow Brad McGill Asbestos Abatement
DeGraaf Adam Industrial Construction & Engineering
DeGraaf Jeff Industrial Construction & Engineering - Retired
Donnay Brandon ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation 
Dover Laura Dover Insulation Inc. / NIA President
Dravecky Dave  Keynote Speaker
English Rob Owens Corning - Foamglas
Enochs Steve   Distribution International
Felstead Bill  InsulReps USA
Fischer Tom  North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund
Forehand Gavin Owens Corning 
Friemel Joedy Aeroflex USA
Gauchel Peter and Brenda L & C Insulation, Inc.
Gleeson Chris and Ashleigh  F & H Insulation Sales & Services, Inc.
Gleeson Jack (child) F & H Insulation Sales & Services, Inc.
Gleeson Remington (child) F & H Insulation Sales & Services, Inc.
Gomez Amy and Victor Specialty Products and Insulation
Goranson Alex   Allied Insulation Supply Co., Inc.
Green Jessica F &H Insulation
Guest Joe and Jamie Scoles 4-State Supply
Hedgers Matt and Becky Bay Insulation Supply Co.
Hensley Brian and Teresa Cook Brothers Insulation
Hiatt Andrew Buckaroos, Inc.
Hubbard Justin Armacell, LLC
Hughes II Carl and Elissa Cascade Insulation Co. 
Hughey Tim Colorado Mechanical Insulation
Huseman Rich and Judy Gagnon Inc
James DIllon 4-State Supply
Johnson Wendy Specialty Products and Insulation
Jones Michele  NIA Executive Vice-President/CEO 
Kendrick Dale and Tina RPR Products, Inc.
Kennedy Kevin Iowa-Illinois Taylor Insulation
Koehler Kevin Armacell, LLC
Lile J.D. Vimasco Corporation
Lillig Matt  Cornerstone Services Group
Loula Chad H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc.
Low James Ideal Products
McIntyre Mandy  Level Up Consultants 
Meyer Chad Johns Manville - Industrial
Miller Alex and Samantha The Miller Group, Inc.
Nelson Pat InsulReps USA
Nickel Ted and Jackie Mavo Systems
Nisleit Charlotte KW Specialty Services, LLC
Ortiz Marcos Colorado Mechanical Insulation
Paskonis Kristina  Avery Dennison 
Peil Darrell Knauf Insulation
Petersen Carl Delta Thermal Services
Peterson Mike Johns Manville - Performance Materials
Pfister Ben and Mandy Ludeman Insulation & Supply, Inc.
Pfister Charlotte (child) Ludeman Insulation & Supply, Inc.
Pfister Jay (child) Ludeman Insulation & Supply, Inc.
Pickerign Lance and Renee Gagnon Inc
Pinkus Rachel  MICA Executive Director
Popalisky Tommy Building Service Industrial Supply, Inc.
Pope Megan  MICA Managing Director
Prieto Christian Specialty Products and Insulation
Rambo Kevin F & H Insulation Sales & Services, Inc.
Rebholz Chad InsulReps USA
Rhoutsong Pete Hybroco Sales, Inc.
Rossillon Mark F &H Insulation
Sack Kevin Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc.
Sack Steve and Megan Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc.
Sack Bryn (child) Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc.
Sack Claire (child) Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc.
Sack Ryan (child) Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc.
Sawatzke Paul and Laurie ENERVATION, INC.
Schelberger Jeff and Rachel Ten Point Marketing
Scheller Kris Extol of Ohio, Inc.
Schlichting  Karl (Kager) Johns Manville
Sease Adam and Wendy Gagnon Inc
Shimada George and Angela Gagnon Inc
Shimerda Tom and Cindy MICA of NE
Sielken Terry  Specialty Products and Insulation
Smith Phillip and Vickie PIC Plastics
Stearns Casey and Jacinta Bay Insulation Supply Co.
Stuckenschmidt Lee and Debi  Systems Undercover, Inc.
Stuckenschmidt Ray Systems Undercover, Inc.
Sylvester Mark Aeroflex USA
Trujillo Jubal Specialty Products and Insulation
Vacula  Ben K-Flex USA
Vierck Gordon and Audra Luse Thermal Technologies
Walton Louis Proto Corporation
Wojtiuk Mark RHH Foam Systems, Inc. 
Zielnicki Ed H.B. Fuller Construction Products - Foster-Childers
Zwieg Jason Tenet Solutions

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