NAIMA is a powerful advocate for insulation and its valuable contribution to energy and environmental efficiency in construction and manufacturing. We are recognized for our leadership in policy, regulatory, codes and standards, technical performance and environmental issues.

Julian Francis

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Julian Francis serves as Chairman of the Board of NAIMA.

Julian Francis is the president of the Insulation business at Owens Corning. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Francis was appointed to his current role in 2014. He had most recently served as vice president and general manager for the Residential Insulation business, a position he held since 2012.

Upon joining the company in 2010, Francis served as commercial and business director within the Composite Solutions Business with responsibility for sales and business development in the Americas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in joint pure and applied mathematics and his doctorate in materials engineering at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He also earned his master’s degree in business administration at DePaul University.

Curt Rich

President and CEO

Curt Rich brings more than 20 years of energy policy experience to NAIMA. As President and CEO, he is responsible for charting the strategic direction of the organization as it leverages the significant role of insulation in achieving energy efficiency. Curt was most recently Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), responsible for directing government affairs objectives for UTC’s building and industrial systems businesses.

Angus Crane

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Mr. Crane is Executive Vice President, General Counsel to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association.

Prior to joining NAIMA, Mr. Crane was an environmental lawyer with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin.

Mr. Crane was appointed to an attorney position for the Appellate Section of the United States Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division through the Attorney General’s Honor Law Graduate Program (1987-90). Before his service with the Department of Justice, he served as a law clerk for the Idaho Supreme Court (1986-87). Angus is a Truman Scholar and graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Mr. Crane is an author of numerous articles.

Charlie Haack

Director, Technical Services

Mr. Haack is the Director of Technical Services for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association.

In this role, he supports the development and adoption of building codes and standards, the creation of training programs, and advocacy efforts with green certification programs.

Prior to joining NAIMA, Mr. Haack was a Manager at the consulting firm ICF where he directed a team of engineers and energy analysts performing energy policy analysis for the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program and international energy efficiency studies. While at Penn State, Charlie interned with ASHRAE in their Washington, DC office as well as several architectural and engineering design firms.

Mr. Haack graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with both a Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering and is a LEED accredited professional.

Charles Cottrell

Vice President, Technical Services

Mr. Cottrell is the Vice President of Technical Services for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, the association that represents the fiberglass, rock and slag wool manufacturers.

He is responsible for identifying opportunities which improve building energy efficiency, creating regional networks, and implementing activities in the areas of building energy codes for new and existing homes.

Prior to joining NAIMA in 1998, Mr. Cottrell worked for the National Association of Home Builders and a mechanical contracting firm where he designed and oversaw the installation of commercial HVAC systems. He has owned a construction company that did residential construction and commercial building maintenance. Upon graduating from Virginia Tech where he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot for eight years.

Michelle Bunch

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Ms. Bunch is responsible for managing the financial records, administrative operations and administrative staff of the Association and provides advice to NAIMA Canada regarding the management of financial and administrative activities of the Association. She also manages and coordinates the communication of Board of Governors between NAIMA, NAIMA Canada, and member companies.

During her more than two decades with NAIMA, Michelle has held various managerial positions including Manager of Administration and Director of Administration where she provided complete support to the Association, overseeing the administrative and financial operations.

She holds a degree in business administration and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Director, Marketing and Communications

Ms. Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd supports the development and implementation on NAIMA’s marketing and communications initiatives to support fiberglass, rock and slag wool insulation products and specifically to expand NAIMA’s communication outreach to residential and commercial builders, specifiers of institutional and industrial processes, engineers, architects and consumers.

Ms. Fitzgerald-Redd was most recently with the USA Rice Federation, where she spent six years developing and implementing communications strategies, writing and editing reports, publications and newsletters, managing social media outreach and serving as a media spokesperson. She also worked in employee and customer communications at AMTRAK and spent 13 years working in research, communications and education for the Food Marketing Institute, the international trade association of the supermarket industry.

Ms. Fitzgerald-Redd earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Virginia State University.

Patrick Kiker

Patrick KikerVP Marketing & Communications

Mr. Kiker is Vice President, Marketing and Communications for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. In this capacity, Mr. Kiker develops and implements marketing and communications strategies to support fiberglass, rock and slag wool insulation products for NAIMA’s core audiences of residential and commercial builders, specifiers of institutional and industrial processes, engineers, architects and consumers.

Prior to joining NAIMA, Mr. Kiker was Communications Manager for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), where he developed marketing strategy and managed media relations, social media outreach and other communications. Mr. Kiker also previously held a variety of communications positions, including a stint as an associate producer for CBS’s Face the Nation.