2015 Hall of Fame Recipients
Lincoln Moss & Mike Roman
Ramtech Building Systems
Linc has been involved in numerous areas of the commercial modular industry since 1976. Starting out on a drafting board, Linc applied his talents and industry knowledge to estimating, manufacturing plant construction and management, sales management, construction administration, company-wide operational management to finally full company P&L responsibility.
Starting at Cliff Industries, Linc was yet another individual that contributed to Cliff's unparalleled growth in the ‘70's. After leaving Cliff Industries in 1983, Linc teamed with Mike Arnold to form Mark Line Industries of Pennsylvania, Inc., establishing Mark Line as one of the premier wholesale manufacturers in the Northeast. This relationship flourished throughout the ‘80's with ever increasing revenues, new factories, additional employees, more sophisticated projects and greater profits... yet something was missing. That something was control over your own professional destiny.
In 1991, Linc joined Mike Slataper at Ramtech Building Systems, Inc. Ramtech was the first fully integrated company Linc had been involved with. The aspect of developing market strategies to find customers, then working directly with them to fully understand their needs, then designing, manufacturing and installing the building, exactly as envisioned had great appeal to Linc. During his tenure at Ramtech, the company has blossomed into a full design-build construction company specializing in various forms of permanent modular construction. While many MBI members participated in the U.S Army's MILCON build-up of the last decade, Ramtech was the only modular company nationwide to hold a design-build, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract as a Prime Contractor to the Corps of Engineers. Ramtech's organization, personnel and expertise is unique in the industry. Linc often describes Ramtech's capabilities to others as, "We're a full capabilities design-build contractor that just happens to own a modular manufacturing plant."
Throughout Linc's career he has served our industry through participation in the MBI. In 1985, Linc was elected to the Board of Directors of the Mobile Modular Office Association (what later became MBI). In 1987, Linc served the first of his two MBI Presidencies, the latter coming in 1999. In total, Linc has been a Board Member or Officer of the Association for 15 of its 32 year history. In 1997, Linc was presented MBI's Outstanding Achievement Award. Additionally, Linc has acted on behalf of the industry in testifying before Congress, specifically the Veteran's Affairs subcommittee, lobbying for greater use of the design-build project delivery method, paving the way for greater use of modular construction. Four years later, Congress passed HR 3593, known as the VA Construction Assistance Act of 2014, opening the door for greater use of design-build processes.
Constant in Linc's career has been the support of his wife Linda. Just celebrating 40 years of marriage, they have been together through the many good times and the occasional tough ones. Today, Linc and Linda reside in Mansfield, TX, and are blessed to live 20 minutes from their two sons, Craig and Kyle, their beautiful daughter-in-laws, and four "light of our life" grandchildren. Linc is actively involved in the local school system and their church.
Relient Asset Management
As co-founder and Vice President of Reliant Asset Management, LLC (RAM), Michael Roman leads the company's overall operations. Prior to RAM, he was co-founder of Resun Leasing, Inc. (now ModSpace Corporation), a third party finance company for modular building dealers that became one of the largest nationwide financing businesses for modular structures. Michael also led the equipment leasing syndication business at Finalco, Inc. in McLean, VA, and was a tax consultant with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche). Michael is an active member of the Modular Building Institute, serving as President on two occasions (1998 and 2002) and in 2003 received the Institute's Outstanding Achievement Award.
Mike was a key figure in launching both MBI's annual statistical report and its Seals program. He also authored numerous articles for MBI's printed publications and website. Through these efforts, he has helped the industry reach and educate countless end users, code officials, and investors.
Just recently, his company Reliant Asset Management was named one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes. The company was also ranked as one of the “10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America" by Inc. Magazine, while also nabbing the number three spot on the publication's annual “Inc. 5000" list.
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