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SSMA Announces New Technical Director

The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA) today announced the appointment of Rahim Zadeh, P.E. as its Technical Director. Zadeh brings more than 30 years experience within the steel framing industry to his new role with the SSMA.

Zadeh began his career as a design engineer immediately following his structural engineering master’sdegree program at the University of Texas at Arlington, designing over 500 commercial, industrial and educational buildings using metal building systems. He later served in the capacities of the Director of Engineering & Technical Department and Vice‐President of Engineering where he operated the engineering departments, developed design and construction procedures, patented several CFS connectors and focused on product development. Zadeh is a current Board member and past‐President of the Cold‐Formed Steel Engineers Institute and actively participates in numerous committees within AISI and ASTM.