Kemper System Hosts New York Building Envelope Symposium

Attendees of the N.Y. Building Envelope Symposium witnessed how to turn a roof into a reflective Cool Roof with a new odor-free membrane from Kemper System.

The first New York Building Envelope Symposium sponsored by Kemper System America, Inc. drew about 50 top consultants and specifiers to a one-day educational forum at the 101 Club on Park Avenue in New York, Nov. 16. Sponsored in partnership with ZinCo USA and KEIM Mineral Coatings of America, the symposium featured presentations on: Green Roof technology, Performance standards for air barriers, Blue Roofs & stormwater management, Mineral silicate finishes for masonry and concrete, and Inspections for liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing membranes.

“The roots of our success are here in New York, so we wanted to give back with a co-sponsored event that would allow participants to network and learn from multiple perspectives,” said Richard Doornink, President and Managing Director, Kemper System America. “ZinCo, KEIM and Kemper are all complementary systems.”

Qualified attendees are also eligible for continuing education (CE) credits from the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, and RCI.

“CE credits are helpful, but the main reason I attend is to learn what’s new and to stay up-to-date on materials, systems and code requirements for the building envelope,” said Kevin Bone, Principal of Bone Levine Architects. The New York City-based firm has extensive experience in architectural and structural upgrades, building additions, exterior envelope design and
maintenance, and historic preservation. The firm also has realized numerous award-winning designs for modest residential projects and is well known for its research on the city’s water infrastructure.

Presenter Nicholas Smith, National Account Manager of ZinCo USA, commented: “We received a lot of positive feedback from attendees, including those at various stages of green roof design.” The consulting firm has been involved on several of the same green roof projects as Kemper System in New York and beyond. “High-rise urban environments are especially
challenging for green roofs, so you have to design them properly if you expect long-term performance,” he said.

Presenting for Kemper System was National Design & Specification Manager Brian Kelly, CSI CDT, LEED Green Associate. Presenting for KEIM Mineral Coatings of America were Technical Sales Executive Anthony Truppi and Technical Field Specialist Perri Robinson.

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ATAS Promotes Sales Team Members

ATAS International announced three new District Sales Managers and a new Architectural Business Development Manager. The realignment of the sales team will provide for additional education and communication with its employees and customers.

Steven Minunni is the new Northeast District Sales Manager for ATAS. He has worked for ATAS for 19 years and has been a Product Representative in Upstate New York for his entire tenure. His sales expertise and ATAS product knowledge have earned him the Malan S. Parker Award for Salesman of the Year in 2001, 2007, and 2011.

The new ATAS Southeast District Sales Manager is David Srokose. He has almost 30 years of experience in the construction industry. His first position in construction sales was with ATAS as a Product Representative from 1989 to 1996. Since then, he worked in sales for companies that provide products for different applications within the industry, including low slope roofing, waterproofing and air barriers. Srokose returned to ATAS in 2013, taking the position of Architectural Business Development Manager, which includes managing corporate accounts.

Pat Starr is the new Midwest District Sales Manager for ATAS. He has 23 years of experience in the industry, selling ATAS product the whole time. He was first part of the ATAS family from 1994 to 1998. Starr returned to ATAS in 2014, taking on the Product Representative position in the Pittsburgh area.

ATAS’ new Architectural Business Development Manager is Dave Weidl. Weidl has worked for ATAS for 16 years and has been a Product Representative centrally located in Ohio for his entire tenure. His sales expertise and ATAS product knowledge have earned him the Malan S. Parker Award for Salesman of the Year in 2004. According to the company, he will continue the development of unique solutions that benefit our customers, including corporate accounts.

“As ATAS has continued to grow, we saw the need to add additional employees in district, product, and specific market management roles. Education and training for our customers and our employees is of high importance to ATAS, and these individuals were chosen for their new positions due to their commitment to this key component of our quality policy,” said ATAS National Sales Manager Mark Bus.

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