Behlen Building Systems Appoints VP of Business Development and International Marketing

Pat Kern is appointed as vice president of new business development and international marketing.

Pat Kern is appointed as vice president of new business development and international marketing.

Behlen Building Systems has appointed Pat Kern as vice president of new business development and international marketing. In this newly-established position, Kern will lead the commercial sales effort and project coordination for new building system projects in the eastern U.S. region and international sales opportunities.

“This appointment offers our design/build expertise to new customers in an expanded territory,” President and CEO Phil Raimondo says. “Pat brings decades of experience to the position both domestically and in international markets. He understands the entire building process from design, engineering, fabrication and erection. With Kern at the helm of our new market sales and marketing efforts, Behlen can meet the demand for metal building solutions.”

“I’m ready to hit the ground running leading both contractor/builder and international partner sales for Behlen’s eastern U.S. and world-wide international projects,” states Kern. “There is a commitment from the Behlen leadership to expand into new market segments and regions previously not serviced by the Behlen distribution channel. I am confident we can become a stronger player in the steel building systems industry.”

Prior to joining Behlen, Kern served as the VP and general manager at Steel Built Corp. and SBC Building Systems. Throughout the past three decades Kern held positions in virtually all areas of management and business development for metal building companies including SBC Building Systems, American Buildings, and Varco Pruden Buildings. Kern holds a BSIE from General Motors Institute and a MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Mr. Kern is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and is active in multiple local/regional business associations in western PA and eastern Ohio where the Behlen eastern region and international sales office will be initially located.

Malarkey Roofing Products Expands Commercial Sales Team

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its Commercial Sales team. The updates came this summer alongside the growth of the Malarkey low-slope system offerings.

Gary Collins has entered into the new role of Government Accounts Representative with Malarkey Roofing Products. Collins brings 37 years of experience in commercial built-up, SBS modified, APP modified, and single ply roofing. His previous experience includes Vice President positions at the SBA 8a certified Leon Construction and Brahma Engineering Inc. During his time with the aforementioned companies, Collins negotiated major contracts at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Travis Air Force Base, as well as oversaw the Federal Aviation Administration membrane roof repair/replace contract for the western United States. Collins holds certificates from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Quality Management for Contractors, Quality Control Management, and multiple certificates from the Roofing Industry Educational Institute.

Ben Michiels has brought 19 years of commercial roofing experience to his newly promoted position of Regional Commercial Sales Manager, including owning his own commercial roofing business. Michiels has also been a member of the Construction Specifications Institute for seven years. Michiels will oversee commercial sales in the Midwest region.

Greg Maechling has joined the Malarkey team as a Commercial Sales Representative with over 12 years of experience in the roofing industry. Originally from the Los Angeles area, his industry experience includes positions with Elk Building Products, Polyglass, and Soprema. Maechling will be serving Southern California.