S-5! Appoints New Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

S-5! Metal Roof Innovations Ltd. (MRIL) announced the addition of Joel Mandel in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. A Colorado native, Mandel grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Adams State University. His experience includes CFO roles at service and manufacturing organizations in Boulder and Denver, as well as most recently leading finance operations for a division of a $68 billion company.

“S-5! is pleased to welcome Joel to the team,” said Rob Haddock, CEO of S-5!. “His extensive financial experience, combined with his knowledge of global growth strategies will be an asset to the company – boosting S-5!’s position as a leader in the industry.”

Mandel was intrigued by the opportunity to be part of such a trailblazing organization. “There are imitators and then there are innovators,” Mandel said. “And S-5! already dominates the market domestically, because they are indeed innovators. After reading about S-5! and what they’ve accomplished so far today, and where they want to take the company, I am very excited to be a part of this organization and to help strengthen their continued role as industry authority.”

For more information, visit http://www.S-5.com.

Everest Systems Moves to New Manufacturing Facility in Houston

Due to its exceptional growth in the U.S. roofing market, Everest Systems has outgrown its current facility and is moving to a newly constructed 38,000-square-foot manufacturing facility just west of the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas. 

Everest Systems offers high-performance commercial roofing systems featuring cost-effective, lightweight seamless membranes that waterproof and offer reflective properties that increase occupant comfort and save energy. Everest fluid applied membranes, based on their acrylic or GE Enduris silicone roof coatings, are designed to last for warranty periods of up to 20 years. These membranes are engineered for optimal performance with the specific substrate and building owner needs in mind. Once installed, an Everest roof system will be a seamless protective layer that is energy efficient, long lasting and renewable, according to the company. 

For more information, call 800-575-8966 or visit https://www.EverestSystemsCo.com.

Western Colloid Announces New President

Western Colloid announced Greg Hlavaty as president. With a long history in the roofing industry focused on roof coatings, Hlavaty brings not only experience and knowledge to the position of president but also a commitment of excellence to the employees and customers of Western Colloid. In his previous position as general manager, he built the Western Colloid mission of helping contractors build their business through exceptional support and training. 

Western Colloid operates the largest fleet of tankers servicing the roofing and coating industry in the United States. This footing in bulk transportation service allows contractors to keep installation costs low and helps the environment by reducing the use of barrels and pails. They pride themselves on offering free field inspections, prompt delivery, and exceptional service overall.

Hlavaty, a licensed contractor since the early 1980s, served as president of the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA) over the last year. His industry knowledge and leadership are well respected. As president of Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA), he serves on the Board of Directors and contributes his industry expertise to RCMA’s committees and task forces. Hlavaty also received the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award in 2016. The award was presented by fellow RCMA Board member Helene Hardy Pierce, GAF, who recognized Hlavaty’s efforts in facilitating RCMA’s merger with the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI).

Hlavaty’s commitment to helping contractors is well known. For contractors who have worked with Western Colloid over the years, it is clear that the company is focused on its contractors. The quality of the products combined with excellent training programs and customer support continues to create outstanding opportunities for roofing contractors.  

“We are focused on three very important areas, consultation, field support and training, Western Colloid’s employees work closely with contractors to provide exemplary support and training,” stated Hlavaty. “We send qualified agents to inspect the roof and prepare a specification designed to address the needs of that roof at no cost. The Western Colloid representatives assist the contractor while providing ongoing advice, hands-on training, bidding support and/or on-site demonstrations.  We have an amazing team that delivers world-class roofing systems. I am grateful to be able to help lead a company like Western Colloid.”

 For more information, visit www.WesternColloid.com

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Adds New Location in Florida

ABC Supply Co. Inc.,opened a branch at 155 Dyson Road in Haines City, Florida. The location’s grand opening will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m.

Brenton Binns will manage the branch. Binns joined ABC Supply in 2017. Before managing the Haines City branch, he worked as an outside sales representative at the Lakeland, Florida, location.

ABC Supply now has 45 locations throughout Florida with the opening of the Haines City branch.

“Brenton grew up with family in the roofing industry and has worked professionally with contractors for a while now, so he understands what they need to be successful,” said Frank Marcoccio, vice president of ABC Supply’s Southeast Region. “At every ABC Supply location our goal is to provide solutions that make our customers’ jobs easier.” 

At the Haines City branch and in locations across the country, ABC Supply associates are dedicated to making contractors’ jobs easier. Not only do ABC Supply associates have the expertise to provide building material recommendations, but ABC Supply also offers time-saving services to contractors. ABC Connect provides contractors with online tools to help visualize, estimate and order products from the jobsite. ABC Supply’s Freedom Programs provide value-added products and services, including marketing materials, logo creation and website design. Solution Centers located at every ABC Supply branch provide extensive product samples and meeting spaces to help contractors and their customers make product decisions.

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (863) 419-8206.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

OMG Inc. Named Company of the Year by SmartDollar

The statistics are alarming: 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. At work, stress over finances can take a toll on employee performance and impact productivity. Almost ten years ago, OMG, Inc. saw this as a factor limiting employee success and took action. 

OMG used SmartDollar, the financial wellness program created by money expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey, to teach employees how to take better care of themselves financially. “This has been a game-changer for us,” said Sarah Corrigan, Vice President of Human Resources. “More than 300 employees have taken advantage of the tools we offer for free to create a financial plan for themselves and their families.”

Helping employees succeed financially is part of OMG’s overall wellness strategy. “Reducing the worry over money allows employees to focus on their work and, more importantly, on themselves and their future,” said Corrigan. Using SmartDollar, the average OMG participant pays off more than $8,000 in debt and saves more than $5,000. Collectively, participants have achieved a positive swing of almost a million dollars through debt reduction and savings contributions.  

SmartDollar has recognized OMG as its 2018 Company of the Year.  “Our team absolutely loved hearing about what’s happening at OMG,” said Brian Hamilton, vice president of SmartDollar. “They did it.  They made the kind of behavior change it takes to change their lives and their family’s futures.” 

“We’re very proud of what our employees have accomplished,” said Hubert McGovern, OMG President and CEO. “There’s nothing more satisfying for us as a business than to help our employees succeed not only professionally, but personally as well.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com

SOPREMA Renews Scholarship Offer for Building Envelope Students in 2019

SOPREMA announced the renewal of the company’s annual scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or another field related to the building envelope. Since the 2016–2017 school year, SOPREMA has awarded 19 students with financial backing, and the company once again intends to offer up to four grants of $5,000 to students for the 2019–2020 academic year. 

The program is open to high school seniors and graduates, as well as current post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2019–2020 academic year. The deadline for application submissions will be March 29, 2019.

“Our company is known for the value we place on education and a relentless pursuit of technological advancement, so we are pleased to once again do our part to help empower bright minds to enter and shine within our field,” said Sara Jonas, marketing manager, SOPREMA. “We are committed to the continual success of our industry, and that starts by encouraging sharp students to become the building envelope innovators of tomorrow.”

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. For more information on the SOPREMA scholarship program, please reach out to soprema@scholarshipamerica.org.

For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

Icynene-Lapolla Names New Chief Executive Officer

Icynene-Lapolla announced it has named Doug Kramer its Chief Executive Officer. Kramer will also retain the title of President. Former CEO Mark Sarvary will become Executive Chairman and will remain actively involved in ensuring the company’s continued success. These changes are effective immediately.

“This shift in leadership is a natural progression for Icynene-Lapolla,” said Mark Sarvary, Executive Chairman of Icynene-Lapolla. “We have now successfully completed the merger of the two legacy spray foam companies, integrating the best of each entity into one extremely powerful organization.”

Icynene-Lapolla has combined all operations and the best practices of both legacy companies while retaining its two industry leading brands – Icynene and Lapolla – and their respective product lines, serving existing and new customers domestically and globally with the high performance, energy efficient building envelope solutions they are accustomed to.

For more information, visit www.Icynene.com and www.lapolla.com.

GAF Names New Commercial Systems Sales Lead

GAF announced that Pete Vollmar has been appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Systems Sales, responsible for strategic leadership, management, and development of the commercial sales organization.  

Vollmar joined GAF in 1994 and brings extensive leadership experience to the role, having served as the head of commercial sales in the Northeast and most recently as the head of field sales operations and special channels. Prior to these sales leadership roles, Pete held senior roles in logistics, customer service, warranty claims and inside sales. 

“Pete’s broad experience and intimate knowledge of the market position him very well to deliver an outstanding experience for our commercial customers and accelerate our growth in the commercial roofing market,” said Jim Schnepper, president of GAF. “Pete’s expertise and vision are well-matched for the opportunity in front of us and we are incredibly excited to name him to this important leadership role.”

For more information, visit www.gaf.com

ATAS Names New Director of Interior Business Development

ATAS International promoted Kevin Cox, CSI, CDT, to the position of Director of Interior Business Development.  Prior to this new position, Cox was the Product Representative for ATAS covering the territory of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Southern Virginia since 2016.

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, including positions within operations and in sales and estimating for a large commercial interior contractor.  He has held positions in architectural business development and ran his own commercial contracting company for half a decade. Kevin has extensive knowledge of exterior and interior wall construction, as well as interior ceilings and room acoustics.  He is a board member of the Construction Specifications Institute’s Raleigh-Durham chapter and has obtained CSI’s Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) accreditation.

To complement this new market focus, an interior applications brochure was created to highlight the many ways in which ATAS metal panels can be used within a building.  From a functional and aesthetically pleasing linear ceiling system, to a wide variety of attractive wall panel options, a building’s interior can benefit from the beauty and durability of metal.  Curved, tapered, texture, color and custom capabilities expand options and bring design ideas to life.  Acoustical sound control systems are available for ceilings and walls, and perforated panels are often used in sound dampening applications.  ATAS Gaten Series perforated panels are available in six standard hole size patterns, as well as in custom patterns and hole sizes, to add visual appeal as well as acoustical functionality.

For more information, visit www.atas.com

Metl-Span Creates Video Library for Installation Assistance

Metl-Span has developed an online video library that includes several installation instructional videos as well as videos featuring specifiers discussing their success stories with Metl-Span products.

“We’ve put together three installation videos to help contractors and installers get it right the first time,” says Paul Collyer, Vice President of Business Development at Metl-Span. “The videos are on our website, so they can be accessed in the office or in the field.”

The installation videos cover Commercial-Industrial Roof Installation, Roof Installation and Commercial-Industrial Wall Installation. The library also includes testimonial videos featuring customers who have completed successful projects with insulated metal panels from Metl-Span. There are also videos explaining the benefits of using insulated metal panels. 

The Metl-Span Video Library can be viewed at: http://www.metlspan.com/resources/videos/

For more information, visit www.metlspan.com.