SBCA Staff Spotlight: Greg Greenlee

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Originally Published by: SBCA Magazine — May 21, 2024
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Greg Greenlee

Greg Greenlee is one of SBCA’s newer hires; Greg is SBCA’s Technical Director and is a registered professional engineer. In his role as Technical Director, Greg is responsible for developing and implementing technical plans and reports, overseeing technical operations and issues, reviewing and updating publications, staying up to date with codes, standards, and industry issues, and being a valuable resource to staff and association members.  

With almost 30 years of experience, Greg’s background covers a wide variety of applications including structural, foundation, temporary shoring, demolition, and structural component design (for which he holds two patents). He has extensive experience on projects ranging from residential and commercial buildings, industrial applications, and civil structures. He also has experience with quality programs, process development, and process improvements in manufacturing and production environments. 

As SBCA’s Technical Director, one of many exciting projects Greg is partaking in is updating the Building Component Safety Information Booklet (BCSI) with the E&T Committee, TPI, and NFC. It is a large endeavor, but well worth the effort and is progressing well thus far. The committee continues to meet and work through the edits one chapter at a time, working towards a goal of completing the edits this year. In addition to his various projects, Greg is looking forward to providing a proactive approach to technical issues our industry faces. He will work with industry partners to facilitate improvements to the model building codes, write new research reports, and help with a multitude of educational opportunities in order to provide a better understanding and more widespread use of the BCSI book and the accompanying summary sheets; Greg is passionate about and driven to achieve these goals.  

“The association has wanted to hire on a technical director for some time, but it had to be the right person for the role. We put a lot of time and effort into finding that person and we are glad to have found Greg,” says Jess Lohse, SBCA’s Executive Director. “Greg is hard-working, very knowledgeable, and has made a huge impact in his short time with us already with his insight into and experience within the technical side of the industry. We are excited to have him on the team and as a resource for the industry.”  

Greg works with several other organizations such as ALSC, ICC, and TPI to grow our outreach and understanding within the industry. “TPI is thrilled to welcome Greg to TPI's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC); Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will greatly benefit the industry,” says Jay Jones, Executive Director of the Truss Plate Institute (TPI). “Collaborating with Greg in recent months has been a very positive experience, and I am confident that his addition to the SBCA staff will lead to significant advancements in TPI/SBCA technical initiatives.”  

Greg earned his BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, which is where he met his wife, Stacey. He and Stacey reside in Minnesota, where Greg was born and raised. Greg and his wife have two adult children: one of which lives in California and the other is in their senior year at the University of Minnesota. As empty nesters, they like to spend time together at their Minnesota home and their lake place in northern Wisconsin with their two dogs, a mini-goldendoodle and a golden retriever. In Greg’s free time, he enjoys music, listening to vinyl records, and exploring new bourbons. You can often find him outside running, downhill skiing, or out by the lake in Wisconsin. Greg can be reached at