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Curt Barker

Curt Barker

Suncoast Roofers Supply has appointed industry veteran Curt Barker to the position of company president. The company’s previous president and chief executive officer Bill Tamayo, assumed an elevated leadership position of chairman. Barker has taken over responsibility in leading all day-to-day operations of the company, while Tamayo is now directing Suncoast’s new ventures and the strategic direction of the organization after 12 years of growing the company from two small distribution yards to 14 locations statewide. Relocating from Texas to Florida, Barker was previously Vice President of Steep Slope Sales with GAF-Elk, the world’s largest manufacturer of roofing products. Prior to the merger of GAF and Elk, he was an officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ElkCorp. For information, visit www.suncoastrooferssupply.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan

Polyglass USA announced the appointment of Amir Khan as the company’s new vice president of research and development. In this role, Khan will assume responsibility for overseeing Research and Development, Quality Control and Technical Services for Polyglass USA. Khan, who has over 12 years of experience in the roofing and building materials industry, has a strong background in quality assurance and quality control as well as in revolutionary product design. Polyglass operates worldwide with headquarters in Italy and operations in Central and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, the Arabian Gulf, Southeast Asia, North America, Africa, Oceania, and three plants in the United States. For information, call 800-222-9782 or visit www.polyglass.com.

Walter Rossiter Jr.

Walter Rossiter Jr.

RCI Inc., formerly Roofing Consultants Institute, announced the addition of Walter Rossiter Jr., Ph.D., as director of Technical Services. A research chemist with over 35 years of experience with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Rossiter has been NIST’s leading roofing research staff member for the last 25 years. Much of his research has supported the technical basis on which several of the nations roofing-related standards were based. He has published and presented scores of papers extensively throughout the industry, and participated on and chaired numerous ASTM standard development committees.