WRI is committed to providing the concrete industry with research-based technical resources that maintain their accuracy with up-to-date codes, standards, specifications and regulatory requirements. We fulfill this knowledge-based commitment by funding the creation and updating of these resources that are offered at no cost to our professional community.
Meet Our Members
Meet the Officers of the Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI)
Rafael Abascal has been with Deacero USA for seven years and is currently responsible for all Construction Related Products/ Divisions for the USA/Canada. He has been in the construction industry since the ‘90s and has over 25 years of experience in sales, management, and business development. Rafael has served on the WRI Board for 8 years and served as Vice-Chair for last 2 years.
Brett has been Vice President of Sales with Wire Mesh Corporation for 3 years. An experienced Commercial Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Skilled in Value Selling, Sales Management, Pricing Strategy, Six Sigma, and Purchasing. Brett has a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Communications from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Nicholas has been with Keysteel for 17 years. Currently, a Director, Nicholas has been involved in various aspects of manufacturing welded wire reinforcement products. He attended Tecnologico de Monterrey - Industrial & Systems Engineering.
WRI Board Members
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|Wire Mesh Corp.
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