The Rubb Team

Each member of our Team at Rubb has in-depth knowledge and experience in all market sectors. Contact us today with your building requirements, specifications or questions.

With over 50 years of worldwide experience designing, engineering and installing tensioned fabric structures, Rubb has a proven reputation as a leader in innovative, practical and cost-effective building solutions. Rubb is widely known for providing rugged and reliable structures in the aviation, port, cargo, military and recreational markets. Rubb has no tolerance for shortcuts and we always do it right.



David Nickerson Rubb USA President

David Nickerson




An engineering graduate of Cornell University, Dave has been with Rubb since its inception. He has worked in all areas of the operation from manufacturing to installation. A part-owner of Rubb, Dave focuses on company strategic development and customer relations. He is active in local affairs, serving on the boards of a bank, hospital and nonprofits.



Joe Hyatt HR Manager

Joe Hyatt




Joe joined Rubb in early 2018. His background is as diverse as anyone you will ever meet with careers in computer programming, firefighting and fire investigation, business ownership, corporate safety and training, and multi-state human resource compliance and worker’s compensation. A native New Yorker, Joe holds a BA in business and has served on a number of non-profits as both a board member and group facilitator. When asked about his passions you are likely to hear about his love of listening to others, problem-solving, family, fitness, gardening, and sports and landscape photography. But deep down inside, Joe is still a firefighter at heart.



Gary Sutryn Rubb USA Chief Engineer

Gary Sutryn PE

Chief Engineer




Gary started on the original Rubb team in 1983 as a structural engineer and is now the chief engineer for Rubb. He is responsible for all aspects of design of Rubb’s structures, and he has garnered a worldwide reputation for his knowledge of fabric structures. Gary earned an MS in structural engineering from UNH.



Jim Chadbourne Sales Manager

Jim Chadbourne

Sales Manager



With over 30 years of professional sales experience, Jim brings a customer first approach to the Rubb sales team. As Sales Manager and Business Development Manager Jim is looking forward to expanding the Rubb brand to new markets.  A graduate of UNH, Jim is an avid outdoorsman, native Mainer and has a pilot’s and captain’s license.



Marc Boutet

Marc Boutet

Key Account Manager



Marc spent his early career as Field Superintendent and Project Manager for a general contractor. When he assumed control of Rubb’s field operations, he was involved in the installation of Rubb structures around the world. Currently in sales, he draws on his know-how to help customers identify exactly what they need in a building. Marc specializes in the energy, aviation and military markets.



Sean Hickey Rubb USA Sales Consultant

Sean Hickey

Sales Consultant



Sean has decades of fabric building industry experience. His dedication to his clients, attention to detail, and passion for fabric buildings comes through in every project he works on. His creative yet methodical approach to building projects has produced some very unique structures and satisfied many customers. His experience with a wide variety of projects, from large aircraft hangars to warehouses to custom structures, means he can keep projects on budget and on schedule. Sean was integral to Rubb’s successful Rockford, Ill MRO hangar project, Rubb’s largest project to date.



Joe Kane Rubb USA Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Kane

Chief Financial Officer



Joe holds a business degree and began his career in public accounting. He joined Rubb in 1988 as a corporate controller. His position has grown over the years to include oversight of manufacturing operations as well as Rubb’s bookkeeping, accounting and risk management functions.