The Modular Building Institute awarded Ramtech’s Roland Brown with the organization’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the trade association’s 35th annual World of Modular convention and trade show held March 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida.
Roland received the award from Mike Slataper and Linc Moss who were both on hand during the convention’s awards banquet at the conclusion of the conference. In presenting the award, Linc remarked, “During his 37 year career, Roland Brown has created many unique structural designs helping Ramtech to be recognized as an innovator while contributing enormously to the technical evolution of the commercial modular industry.” The MBI’s Outstanding Achievement Award is given annually to one individual honoring their exemplary contribution and service to the commercial modular building industry and to the Modular Building Institute.
Roland began his career in the commercial modular industry with PBS Building Systems in 1981. While at PBS he quickly became known for his ability to analytically solve problems and to develop the structural design solutions required to construct challenging projects. In 1988, he joined Ramtech as the company’s engineering manager, allowing us to confidently pursue more complex projects which help set us apart from our competitors. Roland was promoted to Ramtech’s vice president of design and development in 1998 and remains in that capacity today.
His contributions to the modular construction industry extend to his long history of advocacy in addressing code and compliance issues to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, the state’s governing body for residential and commercial modular buildings. In 2010, former Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Roland to serve on the 12 member Texas IHB council where he is currently the presiding officer leading a group of design professionals, industry representatives, general contractors, and municipal building officials. In 2014, he was selected to be on the board of directors of the Modular Building Institute and in 2017 was appointed to the executive committee where he currently serves as vice president elect for the association. Roland has been a noted speaker and presenter on engineering topics and issues and currently participates on the International Code Council team that is developing code compliance language for commercial buildings created from shipping containers.
Roland became Ramtech’s fourth executive to receive the Outstanding Achievement honor since the MBI began recognizing individuals in 1988. He joins Mike Slataper and Linc Moss along with former president Bob Houchin as the previous winners of the award. Ramtech has a long history of service to the commercial modular building industry, having had three members of the company serve as MBI association presidents. We’re also the only firm in the commercial modular industry that has two MBI Hall Of Fame honorees in both Mike and Linc.