Former Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) president Wayne T. Day passed away June 17 at the age of 70.

Day, the former president of John J. Kirlin Inc., Rockville, Maryland, served as MCAA president in 1997.

A graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in chemical engineering, Day was president of the Kirlin Group, 1984-2006. Under his leadership, the company grew substantially, opening offices in Florida and the Carolinas, developing a fire sprinkler company, and establishing a construction management business unit that contracts with the federal government on projects throughout the U.S.

Day was actively involved with the industry through the MCA of Metropolitan Washington and the MCAA. He was involved with MCAA’s industry education initiatives, was a member of MCAA’s board of directors, and served as MCAA president from 1997-1998. He was also active in the community and gave generously to many causes, especially those that support educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Day’s memory to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and designated for the Wayne T. Day Foundation for Alzheimer’s Prevention Research Fund II (550 N. Broadway, Suite 916, Baltimore, MD 21205).

Publication date: 7/21/2014