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 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.





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.






Pete Donovan

Project Manager



Pete joined Rubb in the winter of 2019.  He has over 25 years experience  in construction management, facilities management and project leadership. With significant experience as an electrical contractor, Pete has become Rubb’s internal electrical accessory specialist.





 Scott Dyer Rubb USA Site and Installation Manager


Scott Dyer

Site and Installation Manager



Scott has erected hundreds of Rubb structures throughout the world during his 25+ years’ tenure. He took over management of Site Operations in 2015, using his experience and knowledge installing Rubb structures to train the next generation.





Chuck Auger Rubb USA Marketing Manager 

Chuck Auger

Marketing Manager



Chuck joined Rubb in 2014 after a long career in hospitality management.  His business background has benefitted Rubb by bringing a stronger customer focus to the organization.  Besides marketing Chuck is involved with business development, Rubb service and facilities management.  He has a BA from Colgate and a graduate degree in business from UMASS/Amherst.



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.





Bob Normandeau Rubb USA Key Account Manager


Bob Normandeau

Key Account Manager



Bob has over 35 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. He has been with Rubb for over 25 years and has worked in all areas of production including quality control and oversight of Rubb’s ISO standards. Now in sales, Bob has become an invaluable asset to our clients by offering wise advice alongside his many years of experience. Bob specializes in bulk storage buildings and salt sheds.





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 Hyatt HR Manager


Joe Hyatt

Human Resources Manager