SBCA Board & Committees

Meet SBCA's Executive Board & Committee Members

Michael Ruede | SBCA President

SBCA President, Mike Ruede

In October 2019, Michael Ruede began his second term as SBCA President. Mike is currently executive vice president and COO of A-1 Roof Trusses in Fort Pierce, Florida. He also served as president of the association in 2002 when it was still known as the Wood Truss Council of America.

Roles and Responsibilities of SBCA Committees:
  • Bring ideas and focus to the goals and objectives the committee should accomplish for the year.
  • Help develop and prioritize the tasks to be accomplished.
  • From these priorities help define an implementation strategy.
  • From this strategy help define the SBCA budget for the year.
  • Assist and mentor staff in making progress on the committee strategy.

Board of Directors

Michael L Ruede

Michael L Ruede

Executive Vice President & COO, A-1 Roof Trusses (Co)

President

Gene Frogale

Gene Frogale

President, Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems - Chantilly

President-Elect/Treasurer

Jeff Taake

Jeff Taake

VP Manufacturing & Commercial Sales, Regional Mgr, Mead Lumber Co. (Co)

Secretary

Greg Griggs

Greg Griggs

Senior Vice President Manufacturing, Builders FirstSource - Kennesaw

Past President - Immediate

Kent J Pagel

Kent J Pagel

President, Pagel, Davis & Hill, P.C.

Legal Counsel

Roger Helgeson

Roger Helgeson

President, The Truss Company & Building Supply (Co)

Executive Committee Representative

Joseph D Hikel

Joseph D Hikel

President/CEO, Shelter Systems Limited (Co)

Executive Committee Representative

Steve L Stroder

Steve L Stroder

President/CEO, California TrusFrame LLC (Co)

Executive Committee Representative

Scott Ward

Scott Ward

Principal, Southern Components, Inc. (Co)

Executive Committee Representative

April Burt

VP Customer Facing Technology , Simpson Strong-Tie - Boulder

Director - Associate

Jay R Halteman

Jay R Halteman

President, Wood Tech Systems - Muncie

Director - Associate

Michael Schwitter

Director of Sales, Alpine, an ITW Company - Grand Prairie

Director - Associate

Larry G Dix II

Owner, Apex Truss

At-Large Representative

Barry E Dixon

CEO, True House Inc. - Jacksonville, Alta Drive

At-Large Representative

James C Finkenhoefer

Vice President of Operations, True House Inc. - Grayson

At-Large Representative

Jason Hikel

Information Systems, Shelter Systems Limited (Co)

At-Large Representative

Richard P Parrino

General Manager, Plum Building Systems, LLC - Waukee

At-Large Representative

Kenny Shifflett

Owner, Quadd Building Systems LLC (Co)

At-Large Representative

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

President/CEO, Trussway

At-Large Representative

Jason Ward

Jason Ward

Vice President HR/EH&S/Risk/Legal, California TrusFrame LLC (Co)

At-Large Representative

Dallas Austin

Design Manager, Big C Lumber Structural Building Components

Chapter Representative

Greg Dahlstrom

Greg Dahlstrom

IT Manager, Villaume Industries, Inc.

Chapter Representative

Howard E Gauger

Engineering Department Manager, Carpenter Contractors of America - Belvidere

Chapter Representative

David L Green

General Manager, Carolina Structural Systems

Chapter Representative

Josh Hendrickson

Truss Sales Manager, Wilson Lumber - Madison

Chapter Representative

BJ Louws

President, Louws Truss, Inc. - Burlington

Chapter Representative

David J Mitchell

General Manager, Engineered Building Design, L.C.

Chapter Representative

Justin Richardson

Justin Richardson

President of Richardson Industries, Richco Structures

Chapter Representative

Steve Strom

General Manager, The Truss Company & Building Supply - Eugene

Chapter Representative

Javan L Yoder

Exec. VP, Stark Truss Company, Inc. - Canton 1

Chapter Representative

Jess Lohse

Jess Lohse

Structural Building Components Association (Co)

Staff