About Us

Who We Are

CIMA is a trade association made up of cellulose insulation producers and affiliated members in the United States and Canada dedicated to ensuring the highest quality cellulose insulation products and standards. The association also provides timely and useful information about cellulose insulation and other valuable information to its members, regulatory officials, industry professionals, and homeowners.

CIMA was founded on July 1, 1992, when the Cellulose Industry Standards Enforcement Program (established in 1982) adopted new bylaws, restructuring itself as a trade association. All CIMA members who manufacture cellulose insulation have been certified by a recognized independent laboratory as conforming with all applicable codes, regulations, and standards, including compliance with the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s regulations for cellulose insulation and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) industry standards in the United States and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) for manufacturers who produce and/or sell cellulose in Canada.

Members

Producer Members

Associate Members

Interested in becoming a CIMA member? Contact Rachel Stern at rachel@cellulose.org

Affiliations

CIMA is proud to be a member of the following organizations dedicated to energy efficiency and responsible building codes:

Staff & Board of Directors

Rachel Stern, Executive Director


Rachel joined CIMA as Executive Director in February 2022. In her role, she is responsible for expanding the membership base of the organization and promoting awareness of the benefits of cellulose insulation. She also works with partners on expanding policies favorable to the sustainable building materials industry, such as improving building codes to support energy efficiency and save homeowners money. Rachel obtained her BA, JD, and MBA from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Rachel enjoys trying new restaurants around Washington, DC and supporting the Buffalo Bills.

Rachel Stern, Executive Director

Rachel joined CIMA as Executive Director in February 2022. In her role, she is responsible for expanding the membership base of the organization and promoting awareness of the benefits of cellulose insulation. She also works with partners on expanding policies favorable to the sustainable building materials industry, such as improving building codes to support energy efficiency and save homeowners money. Rachel obtained her BA, JD, and MBA from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Rachel enjoys trying new restaurants around Washington, DC and supporting the Buffalo Bills.

Alyson Burroughs, Board Member

Chief Commercial Officer at Applegate – Greenfiber

Jean-François Cote, Board Member

Director of Standards and Scientific Affairs at Soprema

Steve Gerber, President

VP & GM Eastern US at Applegate – Greenfiber

Matt Henderson, Vice President

Vice President / COO at Cellulose Material Solutions & Nu-Wool Co., Inc.

Doug Leuthold, Treasurer

President at Advanced Fiber Technology

Andrew Molcar, Board Member

Owner/CEO at Climatizer Insulation

Karl Tiemstra, Vice President

Vice President at Can-Cell Industries

Adam Weiser, Board Member

Branch Manager, Advanced Fiber Technologies Inc.

Joe Witt, Board Member

Vice President, Field Services at International Cellulose Corporation

Nicholas Yardy, Secretary

Chief Technology Officer at CleanFiber

Joe Witt, Board Member

Vice President, Field Services at International Cellulose Corporation

Nicholas Yardy, Secretary

Chief Technology Officer at CleanFiber