Steel Framing Alliance names interim president
The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) announced that
Mark Nowak will serve as the association’s acting
president while its board of directors continues
a formal search for a permanent replacement. Nowak,
who has worked closely with the SFA for several
years and has been leading its technology and codes
program since 2007, will be responsible for managing
the SFA’s day-to-day operations as well as strategic
initiatives that support its mission to facilitate
the growth of steel framing in the construction
marketplace. Larry Williams, the SFA’s president
for the past five years, has taken a market development
position with the International Iron and Steel Institute
(IISI) in Brussels, Belgium.
Nowak brings to the SFA more than 20 years of experience
in working with the manufacturing sector to evaluate
new technologies for adoption by the building industry.
In his role with the SFA’s Technology and Codes
program, he has provided strategic direction and
technical support and has also helped build strategic
alliances with other industry groups.
He has been a senior member of Newport Partners
LLC, a building technology and market research company
in Davidsonville, Maryland. At Newport, Nowak has
worked extensively to support contractors building
military housing and service buildings throughout
the United States with an emphasis on improving
efficiencies such as energy use, water conservation
and the use of steel framing.
Previously, Nowak was vice president of contract
research for the National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) Research Center, where he was employed for
more than 16 years.