Home Innovation News

July 28, 2020 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Deanna Seale, P.E., Named Director of Laboratory Services at Home Innovation Research Labs

Deanna Seale, P.E.

Home Innovation is pleased to announce the promotion of Deanna Seale, P.E., to Director of Laboratory Services. A licensed Civil Engineer with dual degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, her appointment to the top spot in the lab follows a tenure of distinguished service as Home Innovation’s assistant director.

In spearheading the reorganization of our existing certification programs, Deanna has already demonstrated a strong commitment to quality and efficiency,” said Michael Luzier, CEO of Home Innovation Research Labs. “We’re confident that her insights and leadership will elevate the testing lab to new levels of success.”

When Deanna joined Home Innovation as a Building Science Engineer, she brought more than a decade of engineering experience, with particular expertise in structural design, third-party product testing, and forensic investigation of structural failures. She quickly distinguished herself as a leader, earning a promotion to Assistant Director of Laboratory Services in 2017. Since then, she has revamped the company’s certification programs and staffing, upgraded its responsiveness to clients, and elevated the lab’s overall testing efficiency.

In her new role, Deanna is responsible for the overall operation of the lab, including client procurement, test plan development, testing execution, product certification programs, and the issuance and maintenance of all lab accreditations. She will also continue to serve as NAHB’s representative and a voting member on the ASCE 7-22 Subcommittee on Seismic Loads.

Building product manufacturers looking to discuss product testing or certification needs can contact Deanna today.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be "Home Innovation Research Labs." In subsequent mentions, "Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.