OMG Roofing Products Football Pick Six Winner Announced

The top three winners of the OMG Roofing Products Fall Football Pick Six Promotion were announced.  Sean Dougherty, a manufacturer’s representative for Johns Manville based in North Carolina, finished in first place with a total of 922 points.  Katie Johnson, a representative for Gulfeagle Supply based in Wisconsin, finished in second place with 916 points. Roger Siewert, a roof consultant with ICE Roofing of Oregon, finished in third place with 910 points. Prizes were $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second and $750 for third.

For the season, nearly 1,100 people from the commercial roofing industry participated in the Pick Six promotion. Participants earned points by correctly picking the winners of six NFL games each week during the regular 17-week season.  Players also earned weekly ‘bonus points’ for answering questions about several new products from OMG Roofing Products.

The competition was open to OMG’s commercial roofing customers, contacts and friends, including contractors, distributors, roof consultants, specifiers, sales representatives, manufacturers, and building owners. There was no cost to participate.

For more information, visit https://omgroofing.com.

Insulated Box Heaters Extend the Season for Temperature-Sensitive Adhesives

OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket foam box heaters to extend the season for using OlyBond500 Canister Adhesives. Insulated Powerblanket foam box heaters are designed to provide uniform heat to minimize waste with temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500 during cold temperature applications. Powerblankets operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot cord.  Each black vinyl foam blanket is 16 inches square, heats 2.37 cubic feet of space and accommodates one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister.

“It’s important that the canisters are stored and the adhesive is dispensed at about 70°F,” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. The Powerblankets do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”

OlyBond Canisters inside Powerblankets foam boxes easily fit into the OMG BeadPro Cart, as well as into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which can be easily moved around on the roof. For additional information, contact your local OMG field service representative, call (800) 633-3800 or visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

OMG Roofing Products to Host NRCA Qualified Trainer Conference

OMG Roofing Products will host a two-day NRCA Qualified Trainer Conference on December 10-11, 2019. This ‘train the trainer’ conference is designed to develop NRCA Qualified Trainers to help new roofing contractor employees to become productive and contributing members of the team as quickly as possible.

It’s clear that there is a huge need in the market for roofing contractors to attract new workers into the industry. However, many coming into the industry have little skill or knowledge about roofing or roof installation. At the Qualified Trainer Conference, NRCA will offer a variety of training techniques, and provide participants with a variety of training tools they can take back to their company and use whenever a new hire walks through the door. 

“OMG Roofing Products is honored to be hosting this important industry conference,” said Josh Kelly, vice president of product development & innovation for OMG, and current president of the Roofing Alliance. “Finding and retaining quality workers continues to be a significant issue for our industry, so we are very pleased that NRCA is driving this important industry initiative.” 

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both December 10 and December 11 in Agawam, Massachusetts. Participants will learn how to:

  • Give interesting and engaging presentations
  • Ask the right type of questions to foster learning
  • Create a simple and effective hands-on training environment on jobsites
  • Conduct positive one-on-one training sessions
  • Implement NRCA’s Training for Roof Application Careers program for onboarding new hires
  • Write training objectives and stick to them
  • Keep trainees engaged
  • Conduct practical training exercises to get a new hire productive quickly

For additional information and to register, please visit: http://nrca.net/education/course-calendar/qt-conference-agawam.

For more information about OMG Roofing Products, visit https://omgroofing.com/.

OMG Roofing Products Names New Director for Key Accounts and International Sales

OMG Roofing Products announced that Kingbill Zhao has been promoted to Director of Key Accounts and International Sales. Kingbill replaces Web Shaffer who was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the company’s FastenMaster Division.

In his new role, Kingbill will manage all sales and marketing activities of the company’s three Key Account Managers, as well as the company’s international sales and its European and Asia Market Managers. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager.

Kingbill joined OMG Roofing Products in January 2010 as the company’s first employee in Asia, and was instrumental in not only building our presence in China, but also in hiring the team in place now in China. Prior to joining OMG, Kingbill worked for the Chinese National Building Waterproof Association as the Manager of the International Liaison Department. Earlier, he worked for North China Power Engineering Company in Nigeria as the Commercial Manager on a sub-station expansion project.

Kingbill holds a bachelor’s degree from Beijing International Study University and is pursuing his MBA from Washington State University. As part of this transition, he has relocated with his wife and daughter to the United States and is based at the company’s Agawam headquarters.

Headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, U.S.A., OMG Roofing Products is a leading global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, engineered edge metal systems, roof drains, solar anchors as well as productivity tools such as RhinoBond. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

For more information, visit https://omgroofing.com/.

OMG Roofing Products Names Solar Business Manager

OMG Roofing Products has hired Kevin Kervick as solar products business manager, reporting to Adam Cincotta, director of the company’s Adhesives/Solar Business Unit.

In his new role, Kevin is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for the company’s solar business, as well as for managing solar sales, product development and profitability.

For the past four years, Kevin has been a sales and marketing consultant, most recently working with the Spencer Brewery, a start-up venture. Earlier he was owner and chief marketing officer for the Bassette Company, a commercial printing and marketing company based in Springfield, Mass. 

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

Josh Kelly of OMG Named New President of the Roofing Alliance

Josh Kelly, vice president of new product development and innovation at OMG Roofing Products in Agawam, Mass., has been named as the 2019-20 president of the Roofing Alliance (formerly the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress).

Established in 1996 under the National Roofing Foundation, the Roofing Alliance is a not-for-profit group of roofing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, service providers and industry professionals working to shape, improve and advance the roofing industry. Through its programs, the Roofing Alliance has committed more than $13 million to help preserve and advance the U.S. roofing industry, and more than $5.5 million for research, education and technical programs and projects.

In his full-time position at OMG, Josh is responsible for leading product innovation and for managing OMG’s team of project managers, product engineers, and testing technicians.

Josh has over 25 years of experience in the commercial roofing industry, and was instrumental in commercializing the RhinoBond induction welding system. He has held several positions at OMG including marketing director, vice president of marketing and vice president/general manager.

In addition to being president of the Roofing Alliance, Josh is a member of the Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) and the National Roofing Contractors Assn (NRCA).

For more information, visit https://omgroofing.com.

Enhanced Adhesive Dispenser Helps Increase Rooftop Productivity

OMG’s PaceCart 3, the exclusive equipment for dispensing OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesives, can help enhance rooftop productivity with the capacity to dispense enough OlyBond500 to apply up to 120 squares of insulation per hour – twice as fast as before.  

“Time studies have shown that the PaceCart 3’s dispensing capacity is among the best in the roofing industry.  We designed the PaceCart with the contractor’s time and resource constraints in mind, and since upgrading the equipment with more robust and faster pumps, we’ve seen great productivity improvements,” said Adam Cincotta, business unit leader of OMG’s adhesive business.

PaceCart 3s feature two highly-reliable and robust pumps specifically designed for use with high viscosity liquid such as OlyBond500, which has had a positive impact on the dispensing capacity. In addition, the PaceCart 3 includes several other features that help improve jobsite productivity including an easy-to-use, ergonomically designed, manifold, which is easy to maintain and does not require greasing, so it simplifies start-up and shut-down procedures for additional time savings.

Other PaceCart 3 enhancements include a simplified electrical system with an easy-to-read voltage meter so contractors know when power is insufficient, color-coded adhesive trays to help prevent cross contamination of Part 1 and Part 2 components, and a built-in generator shelf for improved cord-free mobility on large projects (generator not included). 

“The product upgrades, combined with 120 squares of dispensing output per hour, help make the PaceCart 3 the preferred choice of many professional roofers when applying two component adhesives,” said Cincotta. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

OMG Roofing Products Launches New Website

OMG Roofing Products has launched a newly reimagined online destination at www.OMGRoofing.com. According to the company, the new website is easier to navigate, includes an improved search function, provides a closer link between OMG field sales and distributors and offers detailed product information, as well as product calculators, specifications and a video library.  

“Using feedback we gathered from users, we redesigned the website to make it much more intuitive and easier for roofing contractors and specifiers to find the right solution,” said Sam Everett, director of marketing communications for OMG Roofing Products. “Now they are never more than a few clicks away from whatever they need, whether it’s specific product information, detail drawings or locating their nearest OMG representative or distributor.”

The new responsive site adapts the user’s experience regardless of the type of equipment – desktop, laptop, tablet or phone – they are using to view the site. In addition, the site has been translated into Spanish, German, Dutch, and Chinese to support OMG sales efforts in Europe and Asia.

For more information, visit www.omgroofing.com.

OMG Roofing Products Names Two to Product Management Roles

OMG Roofing Products has hired Jim Lavallee as product manager for the Adhesives Business Unit, reporting to Adam Cincotta, director of the business unit. In his new role, Lavallee will manage daily product management activities for OMG’s line of OlyBond Insulation Adhesives, including new product development, voice-of-customer feedback as well as work with the marketing team to develop growth strategies for the adhesives business.

Lavallee comes to OMG Roofing from LoyaltyEdge, an American Express divestiture, where he led strategy, created a new product development process and implemented various process improvements that resulted in significant revenue growth and cost reductions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from New York University.

In addition, Pat O’Connor, who joined OMG Roofing Products in 2017 as the Edge Metal Product Manager for the company’s Metal Accessories Business Unit, has been named as RhinoBond Product Manager in the company’s Fastener Business Unit. He will report to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager for the OMG Roofing Products Division.

In this role, O’Connor will develop and execute marketing and sales strategies for the RhinoBond product line including product development, and product life cycle management. 

Prior to joining OMG in 2017, O’Connor worked in various roles for Tyco Simplex Grinnell. O’Connor holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution and an MBA in marketing, both from Clarkson University.

For more information, visit www.omgroofing.com.

Insulation Adhesive Canisters Enhance Rooftop Productivity

Each OlyBond500 canister set is self-contained, and comes with a 25-foot application hose, gun assembly, six mix tips, three extension tubes as well as a disposable wrench for securing the hoses to the canisters. The unique applicator “gun” includes a locking trigger designed to prevent accidental adhesive discharges on the roof. The 17-inch long extension tubes enable contractors to stand upright during application for better ergonomics and less fatigue.

“On almost a daily basis we’re hearing from contractors from across the country that OlyBond500 Canisters provide a highly labor efficient method of installing insulation adhesives,” said Adam Cincotta, adhesives business unit leader for OMG Roofing Products. “They love the fact that these systems do not require any extra or specialized equipment, rooftop power or highly skilled labor. Just connect the hoses and go!”

When compared to other canister based low-rise foaming adhesives, OlyBond500 Canisters can provide up to 20 percent more coverage and up to 35 squares per set, depending on the conditions and insulation used, according to the manufacturer. In addition, OlyBond500 Canisters enable users to spatter the adhesive for use with fleece backed membranes.

“In addition to productivity gains, canisters do not require highly skilled applicators, so contractors can assign skilled labors to work on other things rather than applying adhesive,” said Cincotta. “I expect to see more contractors adopt this strategy as the labor shortage continues.”

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.