Oakland, CA, USA June 23, 2017

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Marty Hastings Award is Mike Ennis of the Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI). Mr. Ennis accepted the award at the CRRC’s annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Ennis has been an outstanding volunteer and invaluable leader to the CRRC for the past decade. First elected to the Board of Directors in 2007, Mr. Ennis served as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2010, and then as Chair from 2010 through the end of 2016. Mr. Ennis continues to serve on the Board today. Mr. Ennis’s leadership of the organization was characterized by his unfailing, consistently pleasant demeanor through even the most challenging issues. He encouraged his colleagues to speak up and provide input, and worked hard to make all CRRC members feel welcome and valued. Through his example, Mr. Ennis has provided a template for the role of Board Chair that results in an engaged membership and actively involved Board of Directors.

Mr. Ennis also regularly attended Technical Committee meetings and often volunteered to serve on working groups, providing his technical insight. The CRRC is greatly appreciative of Mr. Ennis’s many contributions to the organization.

As part of the award, the CRRC made a donation in Mr. Ennis’s name to a charitable organization of his choice. A life-long collie owner, Mr. Ennis chose to support the Tri-State Collie Rescue. This volunteer-based organization provides veterinary care and temporary homes for owner-surrendered, stray, neglected or abused collies. These collies are eventually paired up with permanent, loving owners.

In 2011, the CRRC Board of Directors created the Marty Hastings Award in honor of its longtime Board member, Treasurer, and Technical Committee member who passed away from cancer. Mr. Hastings contributed greatly to the CRRC and is fondly remembered for his upbeat attitude, enthusiasm, and sense of humor. To commemorate Mr. Hastings’ contributions to the organization, the CRRC created an annual award presented to a volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to the CRRC. Nominations for the award are solicited from the CRRC membership, and the recipient is selected by a Board-appointed committee. The award includes a $500 donation made in the recipient’s name to a charitable organization of his/her choice as well as complimentary Membership Meeting registration and travel costs.

The CRRC is a non-profit educational organization formed in 1998 to develop accurate, credible methods for evaluating and labeling the radiative properties of roofing products, and to disseminate the information to all interested parties. Please contact the CRRC at [email protected] or (866) 465-2523 for more information on its programs and the ANSI/CRRC S100 Standard.