Name: Rick Gruye
ICRI Committee Position: Communications Committee.
Professional Accreditations: None
Education: UW-Madison 2000-2004 – English
Years of Industry Experience: 20 Years
MN ICRI Relevant Experience: 5 Years
Other industry organization memberships/experience: (MCC) Minnesota Concrete Council, (MNSEA) Minnesota Structural Engineers Association.
Rick Gruye is the Business Segment Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie's Composite Strengthening Systems for the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets. Rick's primary responsibilities include working with Simpson's technical sales representatives, field engineers and product specialist in working with Simpson;s technical sales representatives, field engineers and product specialist in educating, training, and supporting design professionals along with installation contractors with the specification, design, proper installation, and field inspection of composite strengthening and repair products for concrete and masonry.
How long have you been involved with ICRI?
I've been involved with ICRI for about 5 years now.
Why are you a member of ICRI?
ICRI has afforded me the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn more about the concrete repair industry.
What do you do when you are not working?
I like spending time with my family. I enjoy running, art, music, and hanging out with creative people. When not doing those things, I enjoy sipping a craft beer or two - my life is dope.