Scott Black of Interstate Restoration has accepted a position on the Restoration Industry Association’s board of directors, with the expectation of sharing Interstate Restoration’s innovative spirit.

Black is a regional general manager for Interstate, and he is one of fewer than two dozen people in the country to hold all of the following certifications: Certified Restorer (CR), Water Loss Specialist (WLS) and Certified Mold Professional (CMP). He was appointed to the RIA’s board of directors in April, and he also serves as the chair of the association’s Certification Committee.

“I’m excited about the ways that I believe I’ll be able to help the industry, especially in areas that could benefit from some innovation,” he said. “Interstate Restoration prides itself on being transformative in addressing issues within the industry, so my connection with the RIA should help spread some of that intellectual wealth.”

Black received his appointment from the RIA in April. He has been involved with the association for 12 years; and he has 24 years in the business. He started as a carpenter, became an estimator, and now handles the budgeting and staffing for two Michigan offices. He trouble-shoots all projects managed from those offices.

Black is an alumnus of Northern Michigan University. He and his wife live in Livonia, Mich., with their two daughters.