Following up on this past summer’s board-adopted strategic plan, the EIFS Industry Members Association held its inaugural Fall Board and Working Group Conference in Atlanta on Nov. 2-3.

With more than 50 industry professionals and leaders participating, these meetings linked the new program working groups with the goals of the strategic plan. The new governance structure consists of four working groups that are aligned with the industry’s strategic initiatives.

Each working group includes participants from member manufacturers, and each group is co-chaired by an EIMA Board member. This level of involvement gives each working group Board oversight and ensures a direct line of communication to the Board of Directors.

Additionally, the Board approved the 2022-2024 slate of directors as well as a revamped dues structure for every member class—something that hasn’t happened in decades—in order to attract new members and bring more resources to bear.

The EIMA staff would like to thank the following companies for taking the time and effort to participate in these highly interactive, productive and focused meetings: Dryvit Systems, Inc.; Master Builders Solutions; Master Wall Inc.; PAREX USA, Inc.; Sto Corp.; Gypsum Management and Supply; L&W Supply; Dow; Saint-Gobain North America; James River Exteriors; National Gypsum; Wind-lock Corporation; Applied Restoration Inc; Architectural Building Systems; Manning Materials, Inc.; Ronzani, Inc. dba RONPARCO; Robert A. Aird, Inc.; Reitter Stucco & Supply Co. Inc.; Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry; and Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ International Association - OPCMIA.

The working groups will meet via teleconference in the first quarter of the new year in anticipation of reaching consensus on short-term deliverables and presenting a multi-year roadmap at the 2023 EIMA Annual Meeting. For more information, please contact Laurie Joseph at or Stephen Sears at