b'ORCA Founding Member Passes AwayCharles Bechtel, former president of Harold J. Becker Co. Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away June 7. He was 83.Bechtel was a contractor in the commercial roofing and sheet metal business. He began work at Harold J. Becker Company as a journeyman roofing worker after high school. Bechtel attended The University of Dayton, and in 1970, he assumed control of Harold J. Becker Co. as president. During his tenure and through his efforts, the company became a complete Section 7 moisture protection contractor with expertise in roofing, sheet metal, caulking and masonry restoration.All of us that knew Chuck know that he was dedicated to the roofing industry and generously gave back in his time and resources to improve the industry and share knowledge with his fellow roofing contractors. Chuck was active in his industry associations as well. Chuck was a founding member of the Ohio Roofing Contractors Association serving as its first president and he was a former president and charter member of the Miami Valley Roofing and Sheet Metal Association. Chuck was also active in the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and NRCA, serving as NRCA president from 1994-95. He traveled internationally representing NRCA for many years and received the industry?s most prestigious award? the J.A. Piper Award? in 2005.www.ohioroofing.com 9'