ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names Chief Operating Officer

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has appointed Mike Jost, vice president of operations as chief operating officer. In his new role, Jost will be responsible for the performance of ABC Supply branches across the country. His operations teams will also support L&W Supply branches, which were acquired by ABC Supply in 2016.

Jost will continue to oversee ABC Supply’s marketing and merchandising groups, as well as its real estate, education, fleet and safety, and national business development teams.

Jost started in the industry in 1998 as a salesperson for Washington Roofing Products in Alexandria, Virginia. He joined ABC Supply in 2002, when it purchased Washington Roofing as part of the Cameron Ashley acquisition. Jost spent several years as a branch manager and managing partner, three years on ABC’s northeast regional team and was the district manager for ABC’s Mid-Atlantic District prior to his promotion to vice president of operations in November of 2013.

“Mike has been an integral part of ABC’s growth over the last several years. He and his teams have worked on initiatives that have further strengthened our position as the distributor of choice in our industry,” said CEO Keith Rozolis. “Mike’s field perspective, marketing and merchandising acumen, and passion for our business, combined with his high energy and ‘people first’ focus, will serve him well in his new role.”

Jost has a master’s degree from the George Washington University School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Tropical Roofing Products Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Tropical Roofing Products announced the appointment of Richard Oliva as Chief Operating Officer. Oliva brings with him over 25 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing, operations management, including senior leadership positions as Vice President of Operations for the Brenntag Group and as Senior Vice President for Roofing Supply Group (RSG) in the chemical and commercial building materials industries, respectively.

Oliva will report to Richard Zegelbone, President & C.E.O., and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.

Richard Zegelbone, President of Tropical Roofing Products, said, “Richard Oliva’s leadership, industry experience and ability to build and foster strong relationships with internal and external customers already make him a key addition to the Tropical Roofing Products family. Richard is the right leader to help us realize our greatest ambitions. And he will play a key role in that capacity along with our accomplished team of senior leaders that reflect our commitment to the industry at large.”

Oliva added, “I am excited to start a new challenge with Tropical Roofing Products, a 60- year old company and a leader in Fluid Applied Roof Restoration Systems. My professional background combined with a personal knowledge of Tropical Roofing Products as a former customer has prepared me for this role where I can add my leadership and relationship building skills to an organization with a great brand identity, culture, history, customer base, and unlimited future potential.”

Richard Oliva will be based in the Tropical Roofing Products corporate headquarters in Hallandale, Florida starting on April 9th, 2018.

For more information, visit www.tropicalroofingproducts.com.