Vertical Access founder Kent Diebolt was elected to the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter (APTNE) Board of Directors at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the chapter. Kent has had a long involvement with the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI), serving as a Director, Vice President and then President of the APTI board between the years 1998 and 2005. During that time he helped organize conferences and symposia related to historic roofing, Guastavino structures and monitoring of historic buildings. He also co-chaired the APTI committee for the 2007 conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Serving on the APTNE board, Kent hopes to contribute to program planning and outreach to students and emerging professionals. He joins a dedicated group of board members representing preservation architecture, engineering, conservation, planning, materials and contracting.