OMG Roofing Products Hires Staff in Europe

Michael “Mick” Steeples of Oxford, England is responsible for sales activities for OMG Roofing Products in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

Michael “Mick” Steeples of Oxford, England is responsible for sales activities for OMG Roofing Products in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

To support its growing international business, OMG Roofing Products has hired Michael Steeples in Europe.

In the newly created position, Michael “Mick” Steeples of Oxford, England is responsible for all sales activities for OMG Roofing in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. He will report to Lennard Spirig, Europe market manager.

Michael comes to OMG with nearly 20 years of relevant experience in the construction and commercial roofing industries. Most recently he was a key account manager with SFS Intec. Earlier he held various sales and technical positions with Solartec Ireland, SFS Intec as well as Profile Cladding Systems. He holds a degree in Supervisory Studies from Leicester Polytechnic.

“As OMG continues to grow and expand outside of North America, it is important that we add the resources necessary to serve our customers in local markets,” says Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for the company. “OMG’s goal is to deliver sales support, and it’s important that we invest in this area as we expand into new geographies. This new position will help us to meet that goal.”

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products is a global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, roof drains, pipe supports, roof repair tape 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.

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.”

S-5! Brings Back Hogan as Business Development Director

Frank Hogan is the new Business Development Director for S-5!.

Frank Hogan is the new Business Development Director for S-5!.

S-5! has brought back Frank Hogan to fill the newly created position of Business Development Director, focusing on deepening relationships with the company’s OEM market to maintain market share and capture additional sales opportunities.

Hogan, who served as a national sales representative and field support manager for S-5! in the United States and Canada from 2007-2012, has held a variety of sales and management positions with several metal roofing manufacturers.

FlashCo Hires Sales and Support Representative

Jenny Aguiar is the new sales and support representative for FlashCo.

Jenny Aguiar is the new sales and support representative for FlashCo.

FlashCo is pleased to announce Jenny Aguiar as the new sales and support representative. Working out of FlashCo’s Southern California location, Jenny will be responsible for driving sales in the Los Angeles area and providing customer support services.

“We are excited to have Jenny on-board,” says Bill Bartell, director of sales at FlashCo. “Jenny brings experience and knowledge about the roofing industry, as well as a wide range of skills to our sales and customer service teams. She will be a resource for our customers as we grow our business in the Southern California area.”

Jenny is an adept customer service and sales professional with over 15 years of experience. In her most recent position with ICS Group, Jenny was responsible for coordinating international sales with roofing contractors throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Jenny has experience with logistics services, including warehouse distribution, ocean and air freight forwarding, origin consolidation, and supply chain management. Jenny’s strong customer service background includes managing and training customer service teams to achieve both domestic and international sales and professional goals.

Jenny is excited to join the team, stating, “I am thrilled about the growth possibilities that are available at FlashCo. I believe that my experience and dedication will help me build a positive relationship with FlashCo’s customers as we help them to achieve ongoing success.”

OMG Roofing Products Announces Regional Sales Manager Promotion

OMG Roofing Products promotes Greg Lord to regional sales manager.

OMG Roofing Products promotes Greg Lord to regional sales manager.

OMG Roofing Products has promoted Greg Lord to the position of regional sales manager, responsible for the Southwest Region.

In his new role, Greg will manage the day-to-day sales activities for the region, including monthly planning, on-going customer support as well as managing the territory managers covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. He will report to Brian Wroblesky, national sales manager.

Greg started with OMG Roofing Products in 2014 as a field sales representative. Since then, he has demonstrated the ability to perform against targets, make adjustments necessary to accomplish goals, maintain good customer service and support various product and customer initiatives. Earlier he held positions with National Reprographic Inc. and Go Big Recruiting.

Firestone Releases Sustainability Report

Firestone Building Products Company LLC has released the “2015 Global Sustainability Report” detailing the company’s progress in achieving its environmental goals and fulfilling its commitment to contributing to an environmentally sustainable society. The report, which provides an overview of the company’s environmental performance measured using criteria set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), demonstrates how Firestone is using metrics to drive performance across its business. 
 
Firestone had a number of accomplishments that are outlined in the 2015 report. By focusing its efforts on three key areas: people, process and products, Firestone:

     

  • Launched two new products with near zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making it safer for contractors, building occupants and the environment
  • Increased the number of voluntary reporting indicators from 10 to 37 for greater transparency in reporting
  • Decreased wastewater discharge by 23 percent between 2014 and 2015

 
“Firestone has a long-standing commitment to driving the type of innovation that will enable our products to meet global standards throughout their lifecycle – from production to performance,” says Tim Dunn, president, Firestone Building Products. “It is through the dedication and hard work of our employees worldwide that we are able to make environmental improvements in our products and processes, and demonstrate leadership in our industry.
 
Firestone is adhering to the GRI G4 reporting standard to ensure comprehensive sustainability reporting. The company expects certification to the G4 standard later this year.
 
As part of Bridgestone Americas, Firestone is committed to being a good corporate citizen globally, nationally and especially in the communities where it has manufacturing facilities, sales facilities and offices. Bridgestone Americas’ parent company, Bridgestone Corp., was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the first time, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the seventh consecutive year. Firestone’s corporate citizenship commitments extend beyond sustainability. In 2015, Firestone employees gave their time and talents in plant and headquarters communities to organizations that support education, the arts, health and wellness, and work to improve peoples’ lives.
 
To learn more about Firestone Building Products, or to download a copy of the 2015 Firestone Building Products Global Sustainability Report, visit firestonebpco.com.

OMG Roofing Expands Website To Support Sales

OMG Roofing Products has expanded its website to include language specific micro-sites designed to support sales in target markets. The new Dutch, Spanish and British micro-sites join the company’s existing Chinese site with product information, technical data and language specific literature as well as access to the company’s list of videos, calculators and other content. In addition, product information on these micro-sites is presented with metric sizing and weights.

“As OMG continues to expand in Western Europe, we will continue to offer sales support materials in local languages. We are currently working on a German version and hope to have that complete in the next month or so,” says Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products.

All of the language specific micro sites can be accessed from the OMG home page by clicking on the requisite country flag in the upper right corner of the site.

For additional information, please visit OMGRoofing.com or contact OMG Roofing Products at (800)633-3800.

Tropical Roofing Products Announces New Regional, District, Territory Sales Managers

Tropical Roofing Products announces the addition of two new regional sales managers to cover the Central and West Coast regions. Steve Del’ Nero, appointed as West Coast regional sales manager, comes to Tropical Roofing Products with over 15 years of experience in the building and roofing industry, having previously worked as a regional sales manager for InterWrap Inc., and a territory manager for ACH Foam Technologies. Covering the Central Region as new regional sales manager is Christopher Arriaga. Christopher has spent the last decade in the roofing industry as regional and territory manager as well.

In addition, the West Coast Region has brought onboard three new sales managers to cover Southern and Northern California territories. Gabriel Gonzalez, district sales manager for Southern California, comes to Tropical Roofing Products with 14 plus years in the building and roofing industry, several as an outside sales rep for Allied Building Products. Matt DiSantis, district sales manager for Northern California, brings over 10 years of experience in the roofing industry primarily with Roofing Supply Group to Tropical Roofing Products. Jordan Stones, comes to Tropical Roofing Products with several years of experience in the building and roofing industry as well, having previously worked as a contractor sales specialist for InterWrap Inc. is covering Southern California as territory manager.

“We are excited about the new additions of Steve, Christopher, Gabriel, Matt and Jordan who bring a combined 60 plus years of roofing industry experience to allow Tropical Roofing Products to better service these regions,” said Michael King, vice president of sales.

“Tropical Roofing Products views these appointments as a sign of our supplier commitment to the industry. The growth of our Fluid Applied Restoration Systems and the demands of our customers led us to look for additions to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and service.”

For more information on Tropical Roofing Products, or to find your closest representative, call (800)432-2855 or visit the website. Download the Tropical Roofing Products mobile app by texting “ROOFING” to 94502 or visit the app store for your mobile device.

Ashland Reveals New Corporate Identity and Organizational Culture

Ashland took another step in its plan for the future, revealing its “Always Solving” corporate identity and unveiling the organizational culture that will continue to differentiate the company as it continues its mission.

“We’ve been on a journey since announcing plans to separate Valvoline and Ashland into two standalone companies,” says Bill Wulfsohn, Ashland chairman and chief executive officer. “Today, both companies are positioned for bright futures.”

Along with his leadership team, Wulfsohn developed a strategy which empowers each of Ashland’s chemical businesses to develop its own strategic approach as to where to compete and how to win in their marketplace. Each will employ its own core competencies in problem-solving that brings value to customers. Together as one global team, Ashland will build an organization focused on innovation, operations, and capital deployment. Its foundation will continue to be built on operations. Ashland will continue fostering growth through innovations and sales opportunities, and continue capturing value delivered to customers while driving cost competitiveness.

The most public facing element of the evolution of Ashland, is its new corporate identity – Always Solving – which reflects the company’s positioning and people across diverse industries as broad as pharmaceuticals to automotive, personal care to paints, adhesives to biofunctionals, and more.

“Now is the time for Ashland to communicate the nature of who we are and what sets our employees apart. We’re a company of solvers who develop solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across industries,” states Carolmarie Brown, Ashland director global marketing and business communications.

The positioning illustrates how Ashland acts as a partner to its customers, providing solutions that bring value to its business partners. In particular, the company is focused on innovations for growing market positions in segments such as pharmaceuticals, personal care and paints and coatings.

Today and moving forward, Ashland embodies how its people are distinguished by their ability to apply specialized chemistry with a disciplined approach that increases the efficacy, refines the usability, adds to the allure, ensures the integrity, and improves the profitability of their customers’ products and applications. Each of these qualities are manifested in different ways for different industries, and together, its people around the globe are always solving, to improve customers’ products. “In Ashland we bring together different backgrounds, different disciplines, different points of view, and we operate as one team with a sense of purpose,” said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, senior vice president of Ashland and president of the Chemicals Group.

Along with its strategy and identity is the articulation and implementation of a collective Ashland Way, its corporate culture, which is “to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and the planet we share.”

The Ashland Way will drive business growth and shape an organization of which employees will want to be a part. Values of safety, integrity, partnership and passion will guide behavior each day.

“We have a common understanding of how we operate, think, manage, encourage and act in order to build an organization and improve the world through solutions based on the application of specialty ingredients and materials,” Wulfsohn says.

Ashland has a focus on operations and has been committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and the world. The company has made formal commitments to improve the environmental, health, safety and security performance for facilities, processes and products throughout the entire operating system. Forty-six Ashland sites have received Responsible Care certification, including three facilities earlier this year.

MBCI Appoints Viechnicki President, Green Vice President of Sales

Joel Viechnicki is appointed president of MBCI.

Joel Viechnicki is appointed president of MBCI.

MBCI has announced that Joel Viechnicki will succeed Bill Coleman as president of NCI Building System’s Components group. In this position, Joel will serve as president of MBCI, in addition to overseeing the commercial organizations of American Building Components, DBCI and Metal Depots.

In an effort to further improve collaboration and operations across the NCI family, Bill Coleman has accepted the position of president of NCI Building System’s Buildings group.

Joel has 25 years of experience in the metal building components industry, and most recently served in dual roles as vice president of MBCI and president of American Building Components (ABC). He began his tenure in 1993 and has worked in various progressive positions across both MBCI and ABC since.

“I have worked side-by-side with Joel for many years and have confidence that he will fulfill our brand promise to our customers and drive the organization,” says Bill Coleman.

Bill Coleman accepts the position of president of the NCI Building System's Buildings group.

Bill Coleman accepts the position of president of the NCI Building System’s Buildings group.

Additionally, Bruce Green has been appointed to the position of vice president of sales for MBCI. Bruce began his career with MBCI in 1989. He has grown within the sales organization, most recently serving as general manager of sales for the South Central Region.

“Bruce has demonstrated our values in his leadership, dedication and commitment to providing quality customer experiences,” says Coleman.

He concludes, “MBCI invests in creating relationships with our customers. Our commitment to serving you is in every aspect of our organization. This is our true differentiator, and while our leaders may change over time, that will remain constant.”