SPFA Elects and Announces New Board of Directors for 2018-2020

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice of the spray polyurethane foam industry, announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2018 to 2020. Encompassing industry leaders from both the contractor and manufacturer sides of the business, the 16-member Board includes an Executive Committee and 12 additional voting members.

“Our newly elected Board of Directors includes returning experienced members, new individuals offering fresh energy and ideas, as well as the necessary diversity spanning insulation and roofing contracting, SPF materials manufacturing and equipment, and companies of varying size and geographic location, in alignment with our broader SPFA membership priorities,” said Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA). “I welcome each of these leaders and look forward to serving with them over the next two years as we work to continue the growth in the industry.”

The SPFA Executive Committee includes: Tiffiny Flaim, President of SPFA and President of BIOFOAM; Bryan Heldreth, Vice President of SPFA and Vice President of RPC Industries; Richard Spiess, Treasurer of SPFA and President of Innovative Insulation Solutions Ltd.; John Achille, Past President of SPFA and Vice President of Coastal Insulation.

Incoming voting members of the SPFA Board of Directors include: John Cunningham, Owner of AGL Sprayfoam; Nick Laudenbach, Vice President of Fencil Urethane Systems;  Bonnie Strickler, President & Owner of PUFF Inc.; Ron Winkle, President of Roof Asset Management; Teri England, Vice President of SmartChoice Insulation & Roofing; Jack Moore, President & CEO of West Roofing Systems; Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations, Spray Foam of Accella Polyurethane Systems (Carlisle); Todd Wishneski, Technical Service Manager of BASF; Will Lorenz, Vice President of Sales of General Coatings;  Nick Pagano, Business Development Manager of Graco; Tyler Fiske, Territory Manager of Icynene-Lapolla; Mitch Clifton, Director of Sales & Marketing of NCFI Polyurethanes.

“Our new Board of Directors enters at a pivotal time for our industry. Construction sectors continue to grow at a strong pace,” said incoming SPFA President, Tiffiny Flaim. “As the use of spray foam expands to meet consumer energy goals, we are faced with challenges including ongoing labor shortages, increasing regulatory actions and intense competition. I am confident that our new board members are the right team to help our membership navigate today’s marketplace with greater ease. I look forward to the time I serve as President and look forward to highlighting the positive attributes of this great industry.”

Notably Ms. Flaim, President of BIOFOAM, Inc., a Chicago based SPF contractor, is the first female to hold the title of Board President for SPFA. The organization is proud of reflecting the construction industry trends benefitting from womens’ leadership and ownership in the industry.

“I know Tiffiny is going to be great, and we have a great overall management team,” added Riesenberg. “Everything SPFA and this board are working on eventually impacts most sprayfoam companies whether they realize it or not, as well as the industry and ultimately the customer. This board takes the reigns in a strong position to continue efforts that improve the lives and work of our members. The representation on this board includes just about every perspective of the various industry sectors and they’re having the discussions that need to be had. That should excite people as we prepare to take new strides to get our members ready for fast-paced growth.”

The current SPFA Board of Directors will be active from July 2018 through June 2020.

For more information, visit www.sprayfoam.org.

OMG Inc. Restructures to Drive Innovation and Continued Growth

OMG Inc. has announced plans to implement a new corporate structure to position the company for continued growth. As part of this transition, OMG will create several small, more agile business units within two existing divisions. Each business unit will be fully responsible for executing strategy as well as profit and loss. The leaders of the business units will report to senior vice presidents responsible for setting overall strategy for long-term growth.

“The new organizational structure encourages product innovation within each business unit, which we believe will stimulate growth and enable us to better meet the changing needs of our customers and the markets we serve. It also creates opportunities for individual employee development and strengthens our leadership bench, both critical to our continued success,” said Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Within the OMG Roofing Division, the three new business units are Metal Accessories (which includes OMG EdgeSystems), Adhesives/Solar (which includes OlyBond Adhesives and OMG PowerGrip Solar Attachments), and Fasteners (which includes all roofing fasteners, as well as the RhinoBond and AccuTrac systems).

The two new business units in the FastenMaster Division are Decking (which covers all decking and trim fasteners including the Cortex Hidden Fastening and Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Clip systems, and Flex Hot Melt Adhesives) and Structural (which includes the Lok Line of structural fastening solutions as well as the PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System).

As part of the announcement, the company also announced several leadership changes. John Ashe has been promoted to senior vice president for the FastenMaster Division and will manage the new business unit leaders, the executive sales and marketing team, as well as new product development. Ashe’s team will include John McMahon, who has been promoted to vice president of the new Decking Business Unit.

An essential goal of the new structure is to drive innovation. As such, OMG has appointed two experienced business leaders to critical new roles in product development. Josh Kelly was named vice president of new product development and innovation for OMG Roofing Products, and Tim Gillis was named to the same role for FastenMaster. According to the company, both Kelly and Gillis have demonstrated a passion for product innovation throughout their careers, driving growth through new technology development and commercialization in their respective markets. They will be working in tandem with Tad Weiss, who has been named director of research and development and will focus on manufacturing technology and material science. Additionally, on the roofing side, Web Shaffer was named as vice president of the new Fastener Business Unit.

Other key changes announced include Dewey Kolvek’s promotion to senior vice president of operations, and Sarah Corrigan’s promotion to vice president of human resources and environmental, health & safety. Both are taking on additional responsibility for strengthening the shared resources that support each division and its business units.

“We are taking significant steps to make us rethink and improve the way we do business,” said McGovern. “While we continue to meet existing business demand, we will implement change strategies that create long-term value for our customers and the company.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.