Boral Roofing Names New President

Boral Roofing LLC announced that Darren Schulz has been named its new president. A building products and roofing expert with two decades in the business, Schulz will lead strategy and operations nationally for the company’s growing family of clay, concrete, steel, composite and components roofing solution product lines. A former 14-year veteran of Boral Roofing, Darren Schulz re-joined the company to fill the role.

“We are thrilled to re-welcome Darren Schulz back to Boral Roofing,” said Eric Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Boral’s recently completed company acquisitions, we have made a strategic move into new verticals and sit at a critical point in the company’s growth. It is extremely valuable to be able to leverage Darren’s knowledge of the industry and Boral’s brand to expand market share in both the new and retrofit roofing system sectors.”

According to the company, Schulz will lead the combined Boral Roofing divisions with a key focus on the successful integration of the concrete tile business as well as significant growth plans for the company’s steel and composite roofing endeavors.

“This is undoubtedly an exciting time for Boral Roofing and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Schulz. “Boral Roofing has always led the industry in durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency, and the company’s new product lines not only align with that legacy, but provide us with numerous expansion opportunities as we kick off 2018.”

In the past, Schulz enjoyed a lengthy tenure with Boral, serving in numerous positions including Executive General Manager for Boral Building Products (Australia) and Vice President and General Manager positions in Boral Roofing’s Clay and Concrete Tile (North America), as well as the Director of Finance and Business Planning for Boral Industries (Atlanta/North America).

Just prior to his return to Boral, Schulz was President and Group General Manager of the Roof Tile Group for Fletcher Building Limited. In this role, he led Fletcher’s global stone-coated metal roofing business with manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, and California.

Schulz resides in Orange County, California, and will be based in Boral Roofing’s Irvine headquarters. He received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

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Boral Finalizes Acquisition of Headwaters Inc.

Boral Limited announced that it has completed its acquisition of Headwaters Inc., a building products manufacturer and fly ash marketer in North America. The closing of the transaction follows approval by Headwaters’ shareholders and receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

With the closing of the acquisition, effective May 8 in the United States, Headwaters becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Boral Limited and no longer a publicly traded company. Boral’s CEO and managing director, Mike Kane, said the acquisition was a transformative step for Boral, its employees, customers and for shareholders, positioning the Group to deliver more sustainable growth through the market cycles.

“To ensure that we seamlessly realize the benefits of this strategic acquisition for all of our stakeholders, teams from Boral and Headwaters are coming together to implement integration plans that leverage the talents and expertise of both companies,” said Kane.

“I would like to recognize the hard work undertaken over the past year or so by so many people from both Boral and Headwaters and our advisers. Reaching this significant milestone demonstrates the commitment and belief we all have in this value-creating merger of two great businesses.  We are ready and well-positioned to deliver on our promises.”

Boral USA and Headwaters combined will form a new division to be named Boral North America — a $1.8 billion revenue business — which will be headquartered in Atlanta, the location of Boral’s current US headquarters. Boral Limited is an international building and construction materials group headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

New Cool Roof Colors in Concrete Roof Tile Product Line

The Madera 900 Tahoe Blend, which is included in the Boral Concrete Roof Tile product line

The Madera 900 Tahoe Blend, which is included in the Boral Concrete Roof Tile product line

Boral Roofing unveiled its latest offerings in its Cool Roof portfolio during the recent International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

The two Cool Roof colors making their debut at IBS 2014 are the Saxony 900 Slate Charcoal Blend and the Madera 900 Tahoe Blend, both of which are included in the Boral Concrete Roof Tile product line. These new colors have been designed to accommodate the updated California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6. A major revision of the energy code involves new prescriptive Cool Roof requirements in select climate zones for low-rise residential steep-slope roofs. The change has resulted in a sizable increase in the aged Solar Reflective Index (SRI) for all roofing materials: from 10 to 16 or greater.

The new additions to Boral Roofing’s color portfolio ensure that Cool Roof requirements are met without sacrificing beauty or performance. The Saxony 900 Slate Charcoal Blend, which comes from Boral Roofing’s manufacturing plant in Rialto, Calif., perfectly complements the inherent beauty in French and Tudor architectural styles. Saxony Slate emulates the distinctive appearance of natural slate, while delivering the advantages of concrete tile. The Madera 900 Tahoe Blend, which is manufactured in Boral Roofing’s plant in Gilroy, Calif., offers an authentic replication of a hand-split cedar shake roof that is flexible enough to complement any architectural style. The award-winning Madera 900 is the most affordable, authentic hand-split wood shake replacement product available with all the benefits of concrete tile.

Boral Roofing’s latest Cool Roof technology is also being showcased via a rooftop display that demonstrates the real-time thermal performance of Boral Tile compared to other roofing materials. According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an independent testing agency, a family in a typical single-family house could save up to 22 percent per year on heating and cooling costs compared to the standard asphalt shingle roof.* A single family house with a Boral Cool Roof System could save an average of $15 to $20 per month immediately compared to a standard asphalt shingle roof, and, as energy rates rise year over year, savings could increase up to $20,000 over 30 years.**

Boral Roofing is the first clay roof tile manufacturer in the world to receive the prestigious Cradle-to-Cradle Gold Certification for environmentally sustainable products. Boral Clay Roof Tiles have a recycled content of up to 59 percent and come in an array of rich, kiln-fired hues with unrivaled color retention. Boral Concrete Roof Tiles contain no chemical preservatives and are up to 100 percent recyclable.

*Steep-slope Assembly Testing of Clay and Concrete Tile with and without Cool Pigmented Colors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2005. Results vary based on profile of tile installed, location, weather and other factors.

**Results based on a 22 square roof in Southern California with no additional energy efficient upgrades during an average annual weather pattern, annual inflation rate of 3 percent, and annual energy cost increase of 3.5 percent. Savings may vary based on location, weather and other factors. Savings estimates are based on comparison to a similar size asphalt shingle roof.