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John Gooding is awarded roofing industry"s highest honor Time:2017/01/19 14:43:45 Hit:1670

NRCA named former NRCA Chairman of the Board John Gooding, chairman of the board for GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa., recipient of its 69th annual J.A. Piper Award at the association's 129th Annual Convention held Feb. 15-19 in Orlando, Fla. Presented each year at NRCA's annual convention, the J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to the association and roofing industry.


In addition to serving as NRCA's Chairman of the Board in 2003-04, Gooding served as NRCA chairman of the board¡ªelect from 2002-03; vice chairman from 1997-1999; and as a director from 1989-92, 1994-96 and 1999-2002. He has been a member of many committees, serving as chairman of the Affiliate Relations Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Convention Committee, Exhibitor Advisory Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Industry Advisory Board, Insurance Board of Governors, International Relations Committee, Long-Range Convention Planning Committee and NRCA/SPRI Liaison Committee, among other committees.


GSM Roofing is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.


"He had roofing in his blood," said fellow former NRCA Chairman of the Board and 2015 J.A. Piper Award winner Don McCrory, president of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., as he presented the award. "He's transformed the business his father started into one of the largest and most successful roofing companies today. He leads by example with grace and character."


First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA Chairman of the Board Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.