President's Page

    A Message from Our 2018 Board President... Mr. JIM FADELLIN.

    Presidents Message

    As I assume the role of chapter president here in 2018, I reflect back on how I have watched this chapter grow and change over the past several years. One of the things that impressed me the most, that I almost didn’t believe when I first joined ICRI, is the way that competitors work together as one on goals for the organization and the chapter. I found it very interesting that we can meet as competitors in a pre-bid meeting hours before a board meeting and then work side by side on chapter projects, committees and meetings.

    It’s like ICRI is a neutral ground where information, experience and technology is shared openly for the good of the industry and organization! Having served on the board and committees, I’ve learned firsthand the importance of maintaining “the balance” of specifiers, suppliers and contractors, and the input, opinions and reasoning from all three groups. That mix and that balance is critical to our success

    If I could say one thing to each of the members in this chapter, it would be that you’re welcome here in this organization.  Your ideas, thoughts and opinions about the direction of the industry will be openly received and your involvement is what keeps us moving forward.

    I would like to express my gratitude to the Board of Directors who fulfilled their terms and are passing on the reins to the three new directors. Thank you to the outgoing directors and board members and welcome to the new board members and directors. I look forward to the continuing contributions and involvement of past board members and to working with the new ones.

    I would like to invite any member to sit in on the board and committee meetings and to get involved!!

    The board meetings will all be on the calendar as well as most of the committee meetings. I would also highly recommend attending a National Convention. Several years back, I went as a delegate and I “got hooked”! The networking, knowledge and idea sharing that engaged me so much in the Chicago Chapter is multiplied by” Ten “at the National Convention with members from all over the country. I’ve joined some national committees and have been attending ever since my first one.

    In closing I would like to say that one of my primary goals this year is to increase the involvement of students moving into our industry. I feel we need to reach out to the students and show them all the potential of the restoration industry.

    As we all know, our future is in the youth.


    Jim Fadellin
    ICRI Chicago Chapter President


    ICRI Chicago Chapter Recognizes Our Past Presidents

    Any organization is only as successful as its leadership. This is especially the case with volunteer organizations such as ICRI Chicago Chapter. From very humble beginnings, our chapter has grown in both size of membership and level of activity throughout our history. Here we honor and say thank you to those who have given their time and hard work to further our mission, many of whom are still active in the chapter today!

    2017 - Christopher Kottra

    2016 - Sean Meracle

    2015 - Steve Genovese

    2014 - Alex Szatanek

    2013 - Jeff Zeitler

    2012 - Jeffery Smith

    2011 - Craig Frier

    2010 - Patrick Martin

    2009 - Mike McCluskey

    2008 - Thomas Laird

    2007 - Stephen Niewiadomski

    2006 - William Mahler

    2005 - Mark Nelson

    2004 - Gary Hayes

    2003 - Leland Sizemore

    2002 - Torrey Thompson

    2001 - Joseph Amrein

    2000 - Todd Spindler

    1999 - Kelly M. Page

    1998 - Jim Corbett

    1997 - Marty Sobelman

    1995 - Marty Sobelman

    1994 - Tom Kline

    1993 - Bill Wolski

    1992 - Ron Bartlestein