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Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)

The Center of Excellence for the Air Barrier Industry

Roy Schauffele - Chairman

How long have you been on the Board of Directors and what’s your current position?

I have had the pleasure of being on the ABAA Board going on 4 years and my current position is Chairman of the Board.

What made you want to be a part of ABAA?

I have always enjoyed being involved with innovative and cutting edge technology. While attending an Annual ABBA Meeting in Chicago the then current Chairman Len Anastasi recognized me and remembered my role in the beginning of SPRI (Single Ply Roofing Institute). He then applied that famous Boston schmooze on me and viola, I was “volunteered” and elected to the Board as a Director.

What city do you currently live in & where is the farthest place you’ve travelled to?

I currently, and for the last 27 years, live in the San Antonio, TX area. I have had the good fortune to have travelled 6 of the continents. My bucket list still contains a trip to Antarctica.

What was your favorite TV Show and band while you were growing up?

These are ties: TV Shows, Combat and Twilight Zone, Favorite Bands were Danny and the Juniors from Philly and the Beatles. Long live Rock & Roll.

What is one of the least intelligent things you have done and then wondered “What was I thinking?!”

I have successfully accomplished many a least intelligent act. For instance, I recently I tried out for quarterback for a semi-pro football team at the age of 61. Fulfilling another bucket list item, I surfed in Hurricane Dolly in the Gulf of Mexico as it came on shore in southern Texas. Both activities required vast quantities of ibuprofen and rum for several days afterwards.

What are you most excited about with regards to ABAA’s future?

I am very excited about the way all facets of this air barrier industry are coming together to determine and define their own future successes. I have been pleasantly surprised by the overall vision of all involved as there are many unique and varied disciplines participating but they all share the same goal and vision and that is that the ABAA shall be the voice for all things air barrier.