Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing Names New General Manager

Brett Steinberg was promoted to General Manager of Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing Inc. (CCW). He is responsible for the CCW brand strategy as well as the development of sales and marketing channels for CCW’s traditional waterproofing products, including the rapidly expanding below-grade market, along with both air & vapor barriers and other Building Envelope solutions. In his new position, Steinberg also oversees sales, marketing, technical services and customer service. 

Based in Wylie, Texas, Steinberg joined CCW as Eastern States Sales Manager in July 2018, managing CCW’s Northeast and Southeast regions. Previously, he was with Kemper System America for 10 years, where he served as National Sales Manager since 2012. 

“Brett’s leadership and experience in the high-end waterproofing market in North America and Europe will be invaluable to our growth as we move ahead,” said Mike McAuley, Carlisle Construction Materials, Executive Vice President, Diversified Products.

Steinberg earned a B.A. in Communications from Richard Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey. 

For more information, visit www.carlisleccw.com

OMG, Inc. Names New Vice President of Supply Chain Management

As part of the continued effort to position the company for stronger growth, Brad Bedard has been promoted to vice president of supply chain management for OMG, Inc.

As vice president, Brad is responsible for overall management of the company’s global supply chain and distribution logistics. In this new role, Brad will work with his organization to develop and implement short- and long-term strategies that maximize operational efficiencies, improve supply chain and distribution performance, and manage costs. He reports to Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Brad has been with OMG since August of 2007, most recently as director of supply chain management. Earlier he had been the company’s director of distribution and sales inventory operations planning (SIOP), where he was instrumental in developing and implementing the company’s forecasting and operations planning process. Prior to joining OMG, Inc., Brad held various distribution and logistics roles for Bose Corporation and for Timex Corporation. Brad holds a BA degree in economics from Harvard University.

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.

Carlisle Companies Appoints Nick Shears President of Carlisle Construction Materials

The Board of Directors of Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced the appointment of Nick Shears as President of Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM), effective immediately.

Nick was appointed interim President of CCM in September 2018. Prior to that, Nick held a series of important leadership roles at CCM throughout his 34 years with Carlisle, including Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Nick holds a Chemical Engineering degree and an MBA from Penn State University.

Chris Koch, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “I am extremely pleased Nick will continue as President of CCM. Having worked with Nick for many years at Carlisle, I am confident he is the right person to lead CCM today and as we continue to execute on Vision 2025. Over his long tenure with CCM, Nick has delivered outstanding sales growth, as well as contributed significantly to the development and implementation of CCM’s strategic and operating initiatives. Nick is a highly respected and well-known member of the construction materials industry, and is firmly committed to delivering the Carlisle Experience. I look forward to continuing collaboration with Nick as Carlisle focuses on driving value for our customers and shareholders.”

For more information, visit www.carlisle.com.

Boral Roofing Names Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Operations

Boral Roofing LLC announced the promotion of Hugh Laurie to vice president of finance and the addition of Harvey “Harv” Shelton as vice president of operations. Laurie has been employed with Boral Roofing Australia for almost a decade and Shelton brings almost three decades in the building manufacturing industry to his new role. 

“We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Hugh Laurie to vice president of finance and to welcome Harvey Shelton to the Boral Roofing family as vice president of operations,” said Darren Schulz, president of Boral Roofing. “Hugh’s experience with Boral invaluably spans all the company’s businesses in Australia and the U.S. as well as throughout southeast Asia. Harvey’s vast experience in the building products industry will help us optimize competitiveness through existing and new channels.” 

As vice president of finance, Hugh Laurie is responsible for the strategy and execution of Boral Roofing’s finance operations, focusing on generating value-added and insights-driven reporting to drive growth and operational efficiencies. “I look forward to continuing the strong relationships the finance team has with the sales, operations and support functions of the business,” said Laurie. 

Harvey Shelton, an accomplished executive in the building products and manufacturing industries, will work to optimize all operations and expand the company’s safety culture. “Safety is something we need to accomplish before we do anything else,” said Shelton. “I am also committed to connecting the dots between customer needs and manufacturing capability to position the business for growth now and in the future.” 

Laurie resides in Orange County, California and is based in Boral Roofing’s Irvine headquarters. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and Management from The Australian National University. 

Shelton resides in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and is based in Boral Roofing’s Charlotte offices. He obtained his Civil Engineering Degree from Rice University and his MBA from William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business. 

For information, visit www.BoralRoof.com

Firestone Building Products Opens First Facility in Germany

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone), announced the opening of its first greenfield plant in Heinsberg, Germany. The facility, which broke ground in March 2017, employs a workforce of approximately twenty and is located in the Dremmen District of Heinsberg, Germany.

The new facility represents an opportunity to supplement Firestone insulation production in North America in order to meet growing demand for complete roofing solutions in a global market. Firestone currently operates fifteen manufacturing plants worldwide and sells approximately 90 million square meters of insulation materials per year all over the world.

“Investing in global production capabilities allows us to better serve our customers in key locations around the world,” said Philip Moors, managing director of Europe and Asia for Firestone. “Demand for building products continues to grow in Germany and throughout Europe, and we look forward to partnering with our customers in the local market and beyond to provide industry-leading roofing solutions.”

The facility’s location in Germany now allows contractors to purchase Firestone RESISTA insulation that can be used in conjunction with EPDM and TPO membranes to install a complete Firestone roofing system in every Firestone market in Europe. The production and sales of Firestone polyiso (PIR) insulation boards started first week of May.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome,” said Wolfgang Dieder, the mayor of Heinsberg, “The establishment of a production facility that manufactures high performance insulation materials is a big win for our town. We’re thrilled that ‘Made in Heinsberg’ Firestone products are soon to be used all over Europe. Our collaboration with all of those responsible at Firestone was perfect from day one.”

Panattoni Europe, a leading project developer specializing in industrial and logistics-related real estate, was responsible for the planning and implementation of the project. Goldbeck International acted as the prime contractor during construction. 

For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Expands Military Recruitment Efforts

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, ABC Supply is announcing expanded veteran recruitment efforts to help make the transition to civilian life easier for those who have served. The exterior building products distributor has hired over 800 military veterans since 2017 and is working with organizations such as RecruitMilitary and Military.com to employ more veterans in the future.

“American Pride is one of our Core Values, and we bring that to life by inviting veterans to join the ABC Supply family,” said Mike Jost, ABC Supply chief operating officer. “When their service is done, they deserve the chance to achieve the American dream that they helped protect. We’re doing our part to give them that opportunity.”

The essential skills veterans learn while serving—including leadership, problem solving, attention to detail and communication—are a great fit for the projects that ABC Supply associates execute on a daily basis. For veterans interested in driver positions, they may be eligible for the Military Skills Test Waiver that allows them to bypass the skills-testing portion of a commercial driver’s license. 

Veterans can find a welcoming home at ABC Supply, as the company hired nearly 400 veterans last year and has veterans in leading roles throughout the company.

“When I got out of the military, I knew I was losing the camaraderie I had with the soldiers I worked with,” said Todd David, ABC Supply managing partner and Army veteran. “I found that at ABC Supply the camaraderie we have is very similar, and it’s a company that values the talents you have.”

It’s often difficult for veterans to find their fit with a company after their service ends, which is why ABC Supply has taken the “veteran hiring pledge” with Military.com and been active at RecruitMilitary career fairs. These events allow veterans to get one-on-one professional advice from ABC Supply associates and discuss which roles are the best fit for their unique skillsets.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com/careers.

Winner of CertainTeed’s Oh Hail No Sweepstakes Wins Trip to Florida Resort

At the 2019 International Roofing Expo, CertainTeed held its Get Me The Hail Outta Here!contractor contest. The contest helped promote CertainTeed’s NorthGate shingles, a line of SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene)-modified shingles that offer Class 4 impact resistance and enhanced weatherability. Tyler Seipp of Seipp Construction & Remodeling from Manchester, Maryland, was the lucky winner. Seipp and a guest received a weekend getaway to the famous Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida, as well as round-trip airfare and a $500 gift card for expenses.

At IRE 2019, attendees could enter the contest by coming to the CertainTeed booth, watching the new animated Oh Hail No! NorthGate video and receiving a special contest shirt. Any attendees who came back to the booth wearing the shirt were entered into a random drawing for the Florida getaway.

“The contest was a great draw to our booth and gave us plenty of opportunity to talk with folks about NorthGate. We feel that it’s the best-looking and highest-performing impact resistant shingle in the industry, and installers love it because it handles so well in cold temperatures,” said Jay Butch, director of contractor programs for CertainTeed Roofing. “It is important to have major industry events like IRE because they allow us to meet face to face with contractors like Tyler, talk about the latest products, topics and trends, and show them appreciation for their hard work and support.”

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/roofing.

Duro-Last Inc. Promotes New Regional Sales Manager

Duro-Last, Inc. announced the recent promotion of Brandon Schember to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. In this role, Brandon will oversee sales and business development, carrying out strategies and tactics that meet the overall business objectives of the territory.

Prior to this promotion, Brandon served as the Sales Development Coordinator for the same region, and was instrumental in the success of the territory by providing exceptional support and coordination of resources to authorized Duro-Last contractors and sales representatives in the field.

“Brandon has become a familiar face to not only the contractors that we work with, but throughout the industry as well,” said Duro-Last National Sales Manager Jason Dark. “His extensive customer service experience will no doubt enhance his ability to work with both internal and external customers, and grow the Duro-Last brand throughout the region.”

Brandon graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management, and has been a valuable member of the Duro-Last Sales Department since June 2014.

For more information, visit www.duro-last.com.

Kingspan Light & Air Acquires Skyco Skylights


Skyco Skylights Inc. announced that the company has been acquired by Kingspan Light & Air LLC. 

Ryan Marshall, chief executive officer of Skyco, said, “I’m pleased to announce that after a successful five years, Skyco Skylights Inc. is joining forces with Kingspan Light & Air LLC. Kingspan’s acquisition of Skyco will enable us to continue our mission of utilizing innovation and value-added technology to develop better quality, longer lasting skylights. Kingspan offers Skyco a wealth of resources and the ability to reach beyond our current scope, while Skyco brings to Kingspan proprietary design and engineering expertise, as well as cutting edge manufacturing capabilities.” 

According to Marshall, Skyco will begin doing business under the Kingspan Light & Air brand once the acquisition is completed. 

For more information, visit https://www.kingspan.com/us/en-us/kla

TAMKO Used 1.1 Billion Pounds of Recycled Material Since 2013

In honor of TAMKO Building Products’ 75th anniversary in business, the company is celebrating its sustainability accomplishments over the last five years, which includes using more than 1 billion pounds of recycled materials in manufacturing its products. For 75 years, TAMKO has taken a proactive approach to continuous improvement, including sustainable practices that are both good for the environment and make great business sense.

Since 2013, TAMKO has used 1.1 billion pounds of recycled paper, cardboard, sawdust, plastic and other materials to manufacture its products. At TAMKO’s Knoxville, Tennessee facility alone, more than 89 million pounds of recycled cardboard was used to manufacture products in 2018, which averages to more than 244,000 pounds every day that year.

As part of using recycled materials, TAMKO reused 54 million pounds of material during this time period, reintroducing it back into its production processes. Additionally, 549 million pounds of materials that could not be reused were sent to other recyclers rather than to a landfill.

“We are proud to use recycled materials and incorporate sustainable practices that benefit our business, customers, employees and communities,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “We care about the health and safety of our communities because our people live and work here too.”

In addition to its recycling efforts, TAMKO also continued its focus on reducing consumption of natural resources and promoting healthy environments for its employees and surrounding communities. Specifically, improvements at TAMKO’s Phillipsburg, Kansas facility, reduced potential air emissions by 70 million cubic feet per year. Other process improvements reduced parked idling truck traffic on the street outside TAMKO’s Dallas, Texas facility by 100 percent and reduced total loading time, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in potential idling truck emissions.

TAMKO also looks for ways to reduce its use of natural resources. A rainwater capture and recycling system reduced TAMKO’s Frederick, Maryland facility’s water consumption by approximately 100,000 gallons a year. A project at TAMKO’s High Street facility in Joplin, Missouri recycled water from within its own processes, resulting in a 74 percent savings in overall water use at the facility.

“We strive to protect the environment, and the health and safety of the public, our customers and employees through the goal of 100 percent compliance, 100 percent of the time by 100 percent of the people,” Humphreys said.

Since implementing a Zero Incident Safety Culture (ZISC) in 2005, TAMKO has reduced its number of OSHA recordable injuries by 74 percent. Through all its efforts, TAMKO continuously strives to work safely, produce quality products and protect the environment of the communities where the company operates.

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.