Located in one of the largest cities in the world, the ICRI Metro New York chapter provides regional networking opportunities and educational seminars in the New York metropolitan area. Membership includes contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection.
Robertson, who will serve a two-year term as President, said he is extremely humbled by his appointment to the chapter’s leadership position. He has been a member of the ICRI Metro New York chapter for nearly six years, having served on its Board of Directors since 2018.
“The success of the chapter is a direct result of all the hard work they do behind the scenes, and without their support I would not be able to take on this role,” Robertson said. “As we move further into 2022, I am excited to get to see some familiar faces, and hopefully meet some new ones as well. With the help of the chapter’s leadership, I look forward to continuing to push forward with our chapter’s mission to provide education, certification, networking, and leadership to improve the quality of concrete repair, restoration, protection, and preservation.”
Robertson moved from an internship position at Western’s branches in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, to pursue an Assistant Project Manager position in 2015 at Western’s New York Metro branch. In March 2017, he was promoted to Sales/Project Manager at the branch where his duties include identifying new business opportunities and managing project development from sale to completion. Western’s New York Metro branch, opened in 1926, provides FISP repairs, historic restoration and preservation, building cleaning and graffiti removal, sealant replacement, and wall coatings.
Robertson said he endorses ICRI for its invaluable technical programs, networking, and sense of community supported by leaders in the building repair and restoration industries.
“Our chapter is filled with so many incredibly talented, educated, and motivated people who care deeply about what we do," he said. "Together, we’ve created a strong and collective commitment to creating and nurturing our community of industry professionals, promoting education, and providing opportunities for all to network with like-minded individuals. It is an invaluable group to be a part of, and I hope you join as a member, if not already, and get involved in one of our committees."