Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. Names Managing Director

Bryan Olson has been promoted to managing director of Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., a subsidiary corporation of ABC Supply Co. Inc. In this position, Olson will build on the momentum that former President Jonathan Shepard and his team created before Shepard’s promotion to vice president of ABC Supply’s Southwest Region.

Prior to his promotion, Olson was the director of merchandising and exterior systems for L&W Supply. Olson joined L&W Supply when the company acquired NexGen Building Supply in May 2018. During his time as general manager of NexGen Building Supply, sales tripled, and the company gained significant market share throughout the Midwest. Olson has also held executive leadership positions in the stone and tile industry after graduating from the University of Kansas.

As managing director of Mule-Hide Products, Olson will be responsible for the complete business performance of the company, which offers low-slope roofing products, including membranes, adhesives, sealants and coatings.

“Bryan is going to help take Mule-Hide Products to the next level. He has a proven track record for success in the building products industry and delivering results,” said Brad Money, vice president of ABC Supply’s divisional operations. “Our associates are in great hands under his leadership.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.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

RCMA Selects New Executive Director

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has selected Matt Coffindaffer as its new Executive Director. Matt replaces Jim Kirby, who leaves RCMA to pursue his professional interests in architecture and building science.

“RCMA has a management team supporting its members each and every day to bring a unified voice on issues important to the roof coatings industry,” says Kirby. “It has been an honor serving as Executive Director for RCMA, and I am happy to pass the torch to Matt.”

Coffindaffer is a Certified Association Executive and has several years of experience working in Washington, D.C. in association management. Matt has served as Executive Director of the OpenTravel Alliance and led strategic initiatives for a number of associations including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the National Pest Management Association, and the National Council of Agricultural Employers. He is a 2016 recipient of the Association Forum USAE 40 under 40 and an ASAE NextGen alumni.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the members of RCMA, our constituencies, and our industry,” says Coffindaffer. “I believe in the power of collaboration and in bringing people of all backgrounds and varying levels of experience and expertise to drive consensus, create new opportunities and value, and otherwise further the mission and vision of RCMA and our industry.”

Coffindaffer completed both his undergraduate degree and M.B.A. from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. In his free time, he likes to participate in triathlons and play recreational league soccer.

Gaco Western Promotes Jason Loftus to Director of Sales

Gaco Western promotes Jason Loftus to director of GacoFlex sales.

Gaco Western promotes Jason Loftus to director of GacoFlex sales.

Gaco Western is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Loftus to director of GacoFlex Sales. Jason came to Gaco in 2011 as a distribution manager and later became the national distribution manager leading the distribution sales team. Jason will now provide leadership over the entire GacoFlex Sales organization.
 
Chuck Skalski, president of Gaco Western, is excited about Jason’s new role. “Gaco Western is pleased to elevate Jason to the director of GacoFlex Sales position. Since Jason began his tenure at our company, he has displayed industry knowledge and relationships that have been a major benefit to Gaco Western. Jason has also shown leadership qualities that will help guide the GacoFlex Division to the next level of excellence.”
 
“I am honored to continue my career with Gaco Western as director of GacoFlex Sales,” says Jason. “I look forward to the years ahead, working alongside our group of talented Gaco family members.”